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

A private institution, High Point University was founded in 1924. High Point University offers a Greek system, where 45 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 17 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

John Brown University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,004, with a gender distribution of 44 percent male students and 56 percent female students. At this school, 74 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 26 percent of students live off campus.

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

Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

Founded in 1891, Meredith College is a private institution. Meredith College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1890. The school has 63.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Asbury University is 13:1.

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

Florida Southern College was established in 1883 as a private institution. Florida Southern College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

A private institution, University of the Ozarks was founded in 1834.

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

Wheeling Jesuit University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,173, with a gender distribution of 41.6 percent male students and 58.4 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:
$16,180 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,847
Setting:
suburban
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100.

Flagler College

St. Augustine, FL

Founded in 1968, Flagler College is a private institution. Flagler College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1866. The school has 70.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Milligan College is 13:1.

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

LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

LaGrange College was established in 1831 as a private institution. LaGrange College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

A private institution, Covenant College was founded in 1955.

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

Carson-Newman University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,646, with a gender distribution of 46.7 percent male students and 53.3 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 38 percent of students live off campus.

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

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Founded in 1881, Tuskegee University is a private institution. Tuskegee University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private institution that was founded in 1890. The school has 59.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 12:1.

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

Lenoir-Rhyne University was established in 1891 as a private institution. Lenoir-Rhyne University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Coker College

Hartsville, SC

A private institution, Coker College was founded in 1908.

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

Catawba College

Salisbury, NC

Catawba College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,279, with a gender distribution of 48.3 percent male students and 51.7 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:
$21,200 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
678
Setting:
city
#18 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

Founded in 1858, Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private institution. Kentucky Wesleyan College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1888. The school has 44.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Charleston is 15:1.

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

Anderson University

Anderson, SC

Anderson University was established in 1911 as a private institution. Anderson University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A public institution, Elizabeth City State University was founded in 1891. Elizabeth City State University 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:
$21,150 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,572
Setting:
rural
#22 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Bryan College

Dayton, TN

Bryan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,572, with a gender distribution of 48.1 percent male students and 51.9 percent female students. At this school, 82 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 18 percent of students live off campus.

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

Averett University

Danville, VA

Founded in 1859, Averett University is a private institution. Averett University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1873. The school has 67.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Blue Mountain College is 13:1.

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.

University of South Carolina--Aiken was established in 1961 as a public institution. University of South Carolina--Aiken follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$23,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,118
Setting:
city
#26 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

A private institution, Huntingdon College was founded in 1854. Huntingdon College offers a Greek system, where 31 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 22 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$18,750 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
436
Setting:
city
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Ohio Valley University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 436, with a gender distribution of 53.7 percent male students and 46.3 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:
$18,540 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,552
Setting:
suburban
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is a private institution. University of Mobile follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,198 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,226 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,427
Setting:
city
#29 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

University of South Carolina--Upstate is a public institution that was founded in 1967. The school has 60.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of South Carolina--Upstate is 16:1.

Tuition and fees:
$19,800 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
553
Setting:
city
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Aquinas College

Nashville, TN

Aquinas College was established in 1961 as a private institution. Aquinas College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$24,180 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,110
Setting:
city
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Barton College

Wilson, NC

A private institution, Barton College was founded in 1902. Barton College offers a Greek system, where 11 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$25,636 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,351
Setting:
rural
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC

Mars Hill University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,351, with a gender distribution of 51.3 percent male students and 48.7 percent female students. At this school, 64 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$14,772 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,215
Setting:
rural
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Founded in 1892, North Greenville University is a private institution. North Greenville University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$19,790 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,895
Setting:
rural
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Southern Adventist University is a private institution that was founded in 1892. The school has 56.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Southern Adventist University is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$23,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,042
Setting:
city
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Newberry College

Newberry, SC

Newberry College was established in 1856 as a private institution. Newberry College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$19,440 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
854
Setting:
city
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Brescia University

Owensboro, KY

A private institution, Brescia University was founded in 1950.

Tuition and fees:
$19,986 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,448
Setting:
suburban
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Southeastern University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,448, with a gender distribution of 44.1 percent male students and 55.9 percent female students. At this school, 51 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 49 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$19,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
804
Setting:
rural
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, GA

Founded in 1907, Toccoa Falls College is a private institution. Toccoa Falls College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$18,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,706
Setting:
suburban
#39 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

Belmont Abbey College is a private institution that was founded in 1876. The school has 61.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Belmont Abbey College is 16:1.

Tuition and fees:
$10,620 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
608
Setting:
rural
#40 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, KY

Alice Lloyd College was established in 1923 as a private institution. Alice Lloyd College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$14,410 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
3,486
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Bethune-Cookman University

Daytona Beach, FL

A private institution, Bethune-Cookman University was founded in 1904.

Tuition and fees:
$20,700 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Midway College

Midway, KY

Founded in 1847, Midway College is a private institution. Midway College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$21,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,106
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Tennessee Wesleyan College is a private institution that was founded in 1857. The school has 62.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Tennessee Wesleyan College is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$23,820 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Davis and Elkins College was established in 1904 as a private institution. Davis and Elkins College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,585 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,510
Setting:
rural
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

A private institution, Ferrum College was founded in 1913.

Tuition and fees:
$22,740 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
826
Setting:
rural
#46 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Alderson Broaddus University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 826, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students. At this school, 76 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,002 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,332 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,652
Setting:
rural
#47 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Concord University

Athens, WV

Founded in 1872, Concord University is a public institution. Concord University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$18,230 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,763
Setting:
city
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL

Faulkner University is a private institution that was founded in 1942. The school has 71.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Faulkner University is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$27,122 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Methodist University

Fayetteville, NC

Methodist University was established in 1956 as a private institution. Methodist University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$15,412 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,966
Setting:
city
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL

A private institution, Oakwood University was founded in 1896.

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