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 is a private institution that was founded in 1924. The school has 57.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at High Point University is 15:1.

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 was established in 1919 as 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

A private institution, Meredith College was founded in 1891.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,529, with a gender distribution of 39.1 percent male students and 60.9 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is 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

University of the Ozarks is a private institution that was founded in 1834. The school has 88.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of the Ozarks is 11:1.

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

Wheeling Jesuit University was established in 1954 as 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

A private institution, Flagler College was founded in 1968.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 957, with a gender distribution of 37.3 percent male students and 62.7 percent female students. At this school, 73 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27 percent of students live off campus.

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

LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

Founded in 1831, LaGrange College is 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

Covenant College is a private institution that was founded in 1955. The school has 59.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Covenant College is 13:1.

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 was established in 1851 as 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

A private institution, Tuskegee University was founded in 1881. Tuskegee University offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 6 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

West Virginia Wesleyan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,315, with a gender distribution of 46.2 percent male students and 53.8 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.

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

Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is 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

Coker College is a private institution that was founded in 1908. The school has 77.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Coker College is 14:1.

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 was established in 1851 as 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.

A private institution, Kentucky Wesleyan College was founded in 1858. Kentucky Wesleyan College offers a Greek system, where 15 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 8 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,026, with a gender distribution of 40.3 percent male students and 59.7 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39 percent of students live off campus.

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

Anderson University

Anderson, SC

Founded in 1911, Anderson University is 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

Elizabeth City State University is a public institution that was founded in 1891. The school has 54.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Elizabeth City State University is 19:1.

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 was established in 1930 as 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

A private institution, Averett University was founded in 1859.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 502, with a gender distribution of 40.2 percent male students and 59.8 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.

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.

Founded in 1961, University of South Carolina--Aiken is 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

Huntingdon College is a private institution that was founded in 1854. The school has 64.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Huntingdon College is 13:1.

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

Ohio Valley University was established in 1958 as a private institution. Ohio Valley University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$18,540 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,552
Setting:
suburban
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

A private institution, University of Mobile was founded in 1961.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,427, with a gender distribution of 34.8 percent male students and 65.2 percent female students. At this school, 17 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 83 percent of students live off campus.

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

Aquinas College

Nashville, TN

Founded in 1961, Aquinas College is 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

Barton College is a private institution that was founded in 1902. The school has 71.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Barton College is 12:1.

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

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

A private institution, North Greenville University was founded in 1892.

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

Southern Adventist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,895, with a gender distribution of 45 percent male students and 55 percent female students. At this school, 42.6 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 57.4 percent of students live off campus.

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

Newberry College

Newberry, SC

Founded in 1856, Newberry College is 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

Brescia University is a private institution that was founded in 1950. The school has 90.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Brescia University is 16:1.

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

Southeastern University was established in 1935 as a private institution. Southeastern University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, GA

A private institution, Toccoa Falls College was founded in 1907.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,706, with a gender distribution of 40.8 percent male students and 59.2 percent female students. At this school, 43 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 57 percent of students live off campus.

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

Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, KY

Founded in 1923, Alice Lloyd College is 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

Bethune-Cookman University is a private institution that was founded in 1904. The school has 48.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bethune-Cookman University is 17:1.

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

Midway College

Midway, KY

Midway College was established in 1847 as 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.

A private institution, Tennessee Wesleyan College was founded in 1857. Tennessee Wesleyan College offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 2 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Founded in 1904, Davis and Elkins College is 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

Ferrum College is a private institution that was founded in 1913. The school has 57.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Ferrum College is 16:1.

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

Alderson Broaddus University was established in 1871 as a private institution. Alderson Broaddus University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A public institution, Concord University was founded in 1872. Concord University offers a Greek system, where 25 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 20 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,763, with a gender distribution of 37.5 percent male students and 62.5 percent female students. At this school, 19 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81 percent of students live off campus.

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

Methodist University

Fayetteville, NC

Founded in 1956, Methodist University is 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

Oakwood University is a private institution that was founded in 1896.

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