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
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. American Public University System

Charles Town, WV

$8,000 58,115 N/A 93% N/A
#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. Union University

Jackson, TN

$26,880 3,996 75.0% 91% 67%
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Elon University

Elon, NC

$30,149 6,029 51.7% 90% 83%
#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%
#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%
#3 Overall Score: 90 out of 100. Samford University

Birmingham, AL

$26,328 4,758 75.5% 85% 71%
#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%
#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%
#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%
#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

in-state: $6,353, out-of-state: $20,071 16,201 52.0% 83% 48%
#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%
#8 Overall Score: 82 out of 100. Mercer University

Macon, GA

$33,120 8,329 63.1% 83% 63%
#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%
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Rollins College

Winter Park, FL

$41,460 2,459 55.8% 82% 72%
#7 Overall Score: 83 out of 100. Belmont University

Nashville, TN

$27,380 6,665 84.1% 81% 67%
#55 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Columbia International University

Columbia, SC

$18,745 953 64.4% 81% 69%
#22 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Harding University

Searcy, AR

$16,120 6,713 74.7% 81% 61%
#16 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

$34,890 3,602 86.1% 80% 62%
#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%
#9 Overall Score: 79 out of 100. Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

$36,610 4,933 65.6% 78% 58%
#62 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Winston-​Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC

in-state: $4,941, out-of-state: $14,091 5,689 55.7% 78% 37% 6
#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%
#5 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Stetson University

DeLand, FL

$38,330 3,961 60.4% 78% 64%
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

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