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:
$30,715 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,070
Setting:
suburban
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100.

High Point University

High Point, NC

High Point University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,070, with a gender distribution of 41.1 percent male students and 58.9 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$22,734 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,004
Setting:
rural
#2 Overall Score: 95 out of 100.

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

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

Tuition and fees:
$30,642 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,665
Setting:
city
#2 Overall Score: 95 out of 100.

Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

Meredith College is a private institution that was founded in 1891. The student-faculty ratio at Meredith College is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$25,311 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,529
Setting:
suburban
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100.

Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

Asbury University was established in 1890 as a private institution. Asbury University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,580 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,040
Setting:
suburban
#5 Overall Score: 90 out of 100.

A private institution, Florida Southern College was founded in 1883. Florida Southern College offers a Greek system, where 27 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 31 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$24,350 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
576
Setting:
rural
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100.

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

University of the Ozarks has a total undergraduate enrollment of 576, with a gender distribution of 48.6 percent male students and 51.4 percent female students.

Tuition and fees:
$27,830 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,173
Setting:
suburban
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100.

Founded in 1954, Wheeling Jesuit University is a private institution. Wheeling Jesuit University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$16,180 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,847
Setting:
suburban
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100.

Flagler College

St. Augustine, FL

Flagler College is a private institution that was founded in 1968. The school has 48.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Flagler College is 18:1.

Tuition and fees:
$27,915 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
957
Setting:
suburban
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100.

Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

Milligan College was established in 1866 as a private institution. Milligan College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,600 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
834
Setting:
city
#10 Overall Score: 85 out of 100.

LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

A private institution, LaGrange College was founded in 1831. LaGrange College offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$29,100 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,065
Setting:
suburban
#11 Overall Score: 84 out of 100.

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

Covenant College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,065, with a gender distribution of 42.8 percent male students and 57.2 percent female students. At this school, 83 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$22,652 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,646
Setting:
rural
#12 Overall Score: 81 out of 100.

Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman University is a private institution. Carson-Newman University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$19,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,606
Setting:
rural
#13 Overall Score: 78 out of 100.

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee University is a private institution that was founded in 1881. The school has 55 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Tuskegee University is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$26,794 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,315
Setting:
rural
#14 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

West Virginia Wesleyan College was established in 1890 as a private institution. West Virginia Wesleyan College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,310 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,544
Setting:
city
#15 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

A private institution, Lenoir-Rhyne University was founded in 1891. Lenoir-Rhyne University offers a Greek system, where 17 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 7 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$24,576 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,155
Setting:
rural
#16 Overall Score: 75 out of 100.

Coker College

Hartsville, SC

Coker College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,155, with a gender distribution of 33.2 percent male students and 66.8 percent female students. At this school, 46 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$26,820 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,279
Setting:
suburban
#17 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Catawba College

Salisbury, NC

Founded in 1851, Catawba College is a private institution. Catawba College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$21,200 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
678
Setting:
city
#18 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private institution that was founded in 1858. The school has 82.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Kentucky Wesleyan College is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$19,700 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,026
Setting:
city
#19 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV

University of Charleston was established in 1888 as a private institution. University of Charleston follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$22,840 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,630
Setting:
city
#20 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

Anderson University

Anderson, SC

A private institution, Anderson University was founded in 1911.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,428 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,285 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,760
Setting:
rural
#21 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, NC

Elizabeth City State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,760, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$21,150 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,572
Setting:
rural
#22 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Bryan College

Dayton, TN

Founded in 1930, Bryan College is a private institution. Bryan College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
892
Setting:
suburban
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Averett University

Danville, VA

Averett University is a private institution that was founded in 1859. The school has 75.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Averett University is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$9,230 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
502
Setting:
rural
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

Blue Mountain College was established in 1873 as a private institution. Blue Mountain College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,308 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,340 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,123
Setting:
suburban
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

A public institution, University of South Carolina--Aiken was founded in 1961. University of South Carolina--Aiken offers a Greek system, where 7 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 9 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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