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 was established in 1924 as a private institution. High Point University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, John Brown University was founded in 1919.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,665, with a gender distribution of 0.3 percent male students and 99.7 percent female students. At this school, 58 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 42 percent of students live off campus.

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

Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

Founded in 1890, Asbury University is 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.

Florida Southern College is a private institution that was founded in 1883. The school has 58.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Florida Southern College is 13:1.

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 was established in 1834 as a private institution. University of the Ozarks follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, Wheeling Jesuit University was founded in 1954.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,847, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66 percent of students live off campus.

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

Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

Founded in 1866, Milligan College is 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

LaGrange College is a private institution that was founded in 1831. The school has 84.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at LaGrange College is 10:1.

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 was established in 1955 as a private institution. Covenant College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, Carson-Newman University was founded in 1851.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,606, with a gender distribution of 43.3 percent male students and 56.7 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:
$26,794 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,315
Setting:
rural
#14 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan College is 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.

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a private institution that was founded in 1891. The school has 66.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Lenoir-Rhyne University is 12:1.

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 was established in 1908 as a private institution. Coker College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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

Catawba College

Salisbury, NC

A private institution, Catawba College was founded in 1851.

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

Kentucky Wesleyan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 678, with a gender distribution of 50.9 percent male students and 49.1 percent female students. At this school, 45 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 55 percent of students live off campus.

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

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV

Founded in 1888, University of Charleston is 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

Anderson University is a private institution that was founded in 1911. The school has 47.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Anderson University is 19:1.

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 was established in 1891 as a public institution. Elizabeth City State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

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

Bryan College

Dayton, TN

A private institution, Bryan College was founded in 1930.

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

Averett University

Danville, VA

Averett University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 892, with a gender distribution of 52.2 percent male students and 47.8 percent female students. At this school, 57 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 43 percent of students live off campus.

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

Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

Founded in 1873, Blue Mountain College is 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.

University of South Carolina--Aiken is a public institution that was founded in 1961. The school has 52.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of South Carolina--Aiken is 16:1.

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 was established in 1854 as a private institution. Huntingdon College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, Ohio Valley University was founded in 1958. Ohio Valley University offers a Greek system, where 57 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 57 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

University of Mobile has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,552, with a gender distribution of 31.1 percent male students and 68.9 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1967, University of South Carolina--Upstate is a public institution. University of South Carolina--Upstate follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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

Aquinas College

Nashville, TN

Aquinas College is a private institution that was founded in 1961.

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 was established in 1902 as a private institution. Barton College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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

A private institution, Mars Hill University was founded in 1856. Mars Hill University offers a Greek system, where 15 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 9 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

North Greenville University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,215, with a gender distribution of 49.1 percent male students and 50.9 percent female students. At this school, 68 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 32 percent of students live off campus.

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

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

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1856. The school has 64 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Newberry College is 12:1.

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

Brescia University

Owensboro, KY

Brescia University was established in 1950 as a private institution. Brescia University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, Southeastern University was founded in 1935.

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

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, GA

Toccoa Falls College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 804, with a gender distribution of 48.8 percent male students and 51.2 percent female students. At this school, 75 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40 percent of students live off campus.

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

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

Founded in 1876, Belmont Abbey College is a private institution. Belmont Abbey College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1923. The school has 48.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Alice Lloyd College is 18:1.

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 was established in 1904 as a private institution. Bethune-Cookman University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

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

Midway College

Midway, KY

A private institution, Midway College was founded in 1847.

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

Tennessee Wesleyan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,106, with a gender distribution of 36.3 percent male students and 63.7 percent female students. At this school, 30 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 70 percent of students live off campus.

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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