Regional University South Rankings

Regional University South Methodology

Regional Universities offer a full range of undergrad programs and some master's programs but few doctoral programs. Regional Universities include Providence College, Elon University, Creighton University and Santa Clara University.

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

U.S. News rank School Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Fall 2012 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Elon University

Elon, NC

$30,149 6,029 51.7% 90% 83%
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

in-state: $9,176, out-of-state: $23,654 19,927 63.6% 91% 80%
#13 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

in-state: $9,660, out-of-state: $22,530 5,093 76.8% 84% 76%
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Rollins College

Winter Park, FL

$41,460 2,459 55.8% 82% 72%
#3 Overall Score: 90 out of 100. Samford University

Birmingham, AL

$26,328 4,758 75.5% 85% 71%
#12 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

in-state: $10,670, out-of-state: $27,134 11,723 67.7% 83% 69%
#55 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Columbia International University

Columbia, SC

$18,745 953 64.4% 81% 69%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Sullivan University 1

Louisville, KY

$17,970 N/A N/A N/A 69% 6
#15 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. University of North Carolina—​Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

in-state: $6,199, out-of-state: $18,301 13,733 54.2% 86% 68%
#9 Overall Score: 79 out of 100. Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

in-state: $6,462, out-of-state: $18,670 17,589 63.2% 87% 67%
#7 Overall Score: 83 out of 100. Belmont University

Nashville, TN

$27,380 6,665 84.1% 81% 67%
#18 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

in-state: $11,092, out-of-state: $20,596 5,186 64.6% 83% 67%
#13 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Union University

Jackson, TN

$26,880 3,996 75.0% 91% 67%
#4 Overall Score: 88 out of 100. The Citadel

Charleston, SC

in-state: $12,237, out-of-state: $31,038 3,499 80.4% 82% 66%
#5 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Stetson University

DeLand, FL

$38,330 3,961 60.4% 78% 64%
#8 Overall Score: 82 out of 100. Mercer University

Macon, GA

$33,120 8,329 63.1% 83% 63%
#16 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

$34,890 3,602 86.1% 80% 62%
#27 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

$14,868 5,070 58.1% 72% 62%
#16 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Spring Hill College

Mobile, AL

$30,924 1,328 47.5% 76% 62%
#22 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Harding University

Searcy, AR

$16,120 6,713 74.7% 81% 61%
#31 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Longwood University

Farmville, VA

in-state: $11,340, out-of-state: $23,520 4,834 77.6% 79% 61%
#24 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Christian Brothers University

Memphis, TN

$28,210 1,598 48.3% 75% 60%
#32 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Radford University

Radford, VA

in-state: $9,026, out-of-state: $20,745 9,573 76.4% 76% 60%
#11 Overall Score: 78 out of 100. Embry-​Riddle Aeronautical University

Daytona Beach, FL

$31,334 5,120 71.6% 73% 58%
#9 Overall Score: 79 out of 100. Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

$36,610 4,933 65.6% 78% 58%
#36 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

$10,800 4,008 39.7% 76% 58%
#29 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, GA

in-state: $8,790, out-of-state: $26,690 6,444 66.3% 85% 57%
#32 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA

$33,565 2,756 67.3% 73% 57%
#22 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. University of Tampa

Tampa, FL

$25,772 6,912 59.0% 73% 57%
#20 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

$26,094 4,254 52.2% 75% 56%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Hampton University

Hampton, VA

$20,724 4,754 36.4% 77% 55% 6
#20 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Converse College

Spartanburg, SC

$29,124 1,221 51.3% 69% 8 54%
#35 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Freed-​Hardeman University

Henderson, TN

$20,468 1,904 43.7% 72% 54%
#25 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Murray State University

Murray, KY

in-state: $6,840, out-of-state: $18,600 10,832 82.2% 71% 54%
#55 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, GA

in-state: $6,692, out-of-state: $19,274 6,413 56.3% 78% 54%
#25 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

in-state: $13,430, out-of-state: $26,000 6,170 70.7% 70% 53%
#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Piedmont College

Demorest, GA

$20,730 2,464 56.5% 74% 52%
#18 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

$29,750 2,386 52.7% 72% 52%
#32 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN

in-state: $7,500, out-of-state: $22,100 11,469 97.4% 73% 52%
#27 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC

$26,240 6,326 65.8% 73% 51%
#44 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL

$25,532 3,579 95.9% 68% 51%
#73 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. King University

Bristol, TN

$24,960 2,342 72.2% 70% 50%
#36 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA

$28,610 1,804 54.0% 66% 50%
#46 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Marymount University

Arlington, VA

$26,430 3,702 80.3% 70% 50%
#30 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

in-state: $8,722, out-of-state: $22,248 21,110 92.3% 73% 50%
#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Lee University

Cleveland, TN

$13,750 4,954 89.1% 72% 49%
#41 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, KY

$27,220 1,761 88.3% 68% 49%
#46 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. University of Tennessee—​Martin

Martin, TN

in-state: $7,500, out-of-state: $19,910 7,751 75.6% 73% 49%
#46 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Columbia College

Columbia, SC

$26,800 1,263 62.5% 60% 8 48%
#41 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Gardner-​Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC

$25,830 4,882 54.7% 71% 48%

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