Regional College South Rankings

Regional College South Methodology

These colleges focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. Regional Colleges include Messiah College, High Point University, Taylor University and the California Maritime Academy.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

Tuition and fees:
$17,300 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,714
Setting:
rural
#51 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

Mount Olive College

Mount Olive, NC

A private institution, Mount Olive College was founded in 1951.

Tuition and fees:
$13,750 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
566
Setting:
rural
#51 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, AR

Williams Baptist College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 566, with a gender distribution of 39 percent male students and 61 percent female students. At this school, 67 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 33 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$22,390 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
828
Setting:
rural
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA

Founded in 1922, Bluefield College is a private institution. Bluefield College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$14,930 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,359
Setting:
urban
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

Virginia Union University is a private institution that was founded in 1865. The school has 49.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Virginia Union University is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$15,806 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
315
Setting:
urban
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

Welch College

Nashville, TN

Welch College was established in 1942 as a private institution. Welch College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$22,080 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
902
Setting:
suburban
#56 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Limestone College

Gaffney, SC

A private institution, Limestone College was founded in 1845.

Tuition and fees:
$16,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
806
Setting:
rural
#57 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Emmanuel College

Franklin Springs, GA

Emmanuel College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 806, with a gender distribution of 49 percent male students and 51 percent female students. At this school, 56 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,406 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,864 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,397
Setting:
suburban
#57 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Georgia Gwinnett College

Lawrenceville, GA

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College is a public institution. Georgia Gwinnett College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

Tuition and fees:
$15,664 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
15,842
Setting:
city
#57 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Keiser University

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Keiser University is a private institution that was founded in 1977. The school has 89.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Keiser University is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$25,600 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

Greensboro College

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro College was established in 1838 as a private institution. Greensboro College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$14,520 (2013-14)
Setting:
suburban
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

Louisiana College

Pineville, LA

A private institution, Louisiana College was founded in 1906.

Tuition and fees:
$22,172 (2013-14)
Setting:
rural
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

Founded in 1870, Martin Methodist College is a private institution. Martin Methodist College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$18,840 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,224
Setting:
rural
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

Reinhardt University

Waleska, GA

Reinhardt University is a private institution. The school has 76.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,724 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,124 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,724
Setting:
city
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

University of Arkansas--Pine Bluff was established in 1873 as a public institution. University of Arkansas--Pine Bluff follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,530 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,140 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,718
Setting:
rural
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV

A public institution, West Liberty University was founded in 1837. West Liberty University offers a Greek system, where 4 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,078 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,280 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,808
Setting:
suburban
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Clayton State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,808, with a gender distribution of 29.8 percent male students and 70.2 percent female students. At this school, 13 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 87 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$17,418 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
574
Setting:
rural
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Founded in 1919, Kentucky Christian University is a private institution. Kentucky Christian University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,792 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,552 (2012-13)
Setting:
suburban
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Lander University

Greenwood, SC

Lander University is a public institution that was founded in 1872.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,558 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,956 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,828
Setting:
suburban
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

University of South Carolina--Beaufort was established as a public institution. University of South Carolina--Beaufort follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$24,150 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
837
Setting:
rural
#70 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

A private institution, Lees-McRae College was founded in 1900.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,384 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,898
Setting:
rural
#71 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Glenville State College

Glenville, WV

Glenville State College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,898, with a gender distribution of 58.9 percent male students and 41.1 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$9,500 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
666
Setting:
urban
#72 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

Founded in 1877, Philander Smith College is a private institution. Philander Smith College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$17,890 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,442
Setting:
urban
#73 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

St. Augustine's University is a private institution that was founded in 1867. The student-faculty ratio at St. Augustine's University is 12:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$2,764 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$10,201 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
17,806
Setting:
suburban
#74 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL

Indian River State College was established as a public institution. Indian River State College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,981 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,522
Setting:
suburban
#74 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

A private institution, North Carolina Wesleyan College was founded in 1956. North Carolina Wesleyan College offers a Greek system, where 1 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 1 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$12,502 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
837
Setting:
urban
#74 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Paine College

Augusta, GA

Paine College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 837, with a gender distribution of 38.2 percent male students and 61.8 percent female students. At this school, 48 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52 percent of students live off campus.

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