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
#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Lee University

Cleveland, TN

$13,750 4,954 89.1% 72% 49%
#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS

in-state: $5,316, out-of-state: $14,484 2,650 44.0% 73% 39%
#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Piedmont College

Demorest, GA

$20,730 2,464 56.5% 74% 52%
#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%
#55 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Columbia International University

Columbia, SC

$18,745 953 64.4% 81% 69%
#55 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

in-state: $7,536, out-of-state: $16,608 15,968 60.0% 66% 38%
#55 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. St. Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

$19,610 5,383 84.8% 69% 43%
#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%
#59 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Belhaven University

Jackson, MS

$19,970 3,531 46.6% 69% 46%
#59 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

in-state: $7,498, out-of-state: $18,746 11,172 84.5% 69% 43%
#61 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Arkansas State University

State University, AR

in-state: $7,510, out-of-state: $13,120 13,877 70.6% 70% 39%
#62 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC

in-state: $9,840, out-of-state: $22,850 9,335 74.0% 64% 47%
#62 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL

$29,900 3,936 45.3% 61% 37%
#62 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, FL

$26,370 2,458 45.7% 69% 32%
#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
#66 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, TN

$19,460 4,338 65.2% 67% 45%
#66 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

in-state: $7,595, out-of-state: $13,340 11,107 90.0% 71% 41%
#68 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

in-state: $5,525, out-of-state: $16,098 8,604 50.3% 72% 43%
#69 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

in-state: $7,158, out-of-state: $23,490 10,597 85.7% 69% 38%
#69 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, KY

$22,196 3,664 66.7% 67% 8 42%
#69 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

in-state: $6,807, out-of-state: $19,390 24,604 56.5% 76% 42%
#69 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA

in-state: $6,884, out-of-state: $19,466 12,515 59.2% 69% 41%
#73 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

in-state: $5,724, out-of-state: $14,820 4,763 89.2% 62% 37%
#73 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Francis Marion University

Florence, SC

in-state: $9,386, out-of-state: $18,364 4,093 58.9% 67% 43%
#73 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. King University

Bristol, TN

$24,960 2,342 72.2% 70% 50%
#73 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, NC

$24,150 2,025 96.1% 67% 8 41%
#77 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS

in-state: $6,096, out-of-state: $15,096 3,950 47.1% 69% 32%
#77 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

in-state: $8,376, out-of-state: $16,464 15,634 46.7% 67% 37%
#79 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL

in-state: $6,068, out-of-state: $25,112 13,471 67.6% 75% 8 46% 6
#80 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Troy University

Troy, AL

in-state: $9,416, out-of-state: $17,336 22,554 68.2% 70% 35%
#80 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. University of North Alabama

Florence, AL

in-state: $8,614, out-of-state: $15,604 7,016 78.5% 69% 32%
#80 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. University of North Carolina—​Pembroke

Pembroke, NC

in-state: $5,144, out-of-state: $14,351 6,269 72.0% 67% 34%
#80 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. University of South Florida—​St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, FL

in-state: $5,716, out-of-state: $15,638 4,689 45.8% 67% 33%
#84 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Albany State University

Albany, GA

in-state: $5,912, out-of-state: $17,816 4,275 19.5% 70% 39%
#84 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Auburn University—​Montgomery

Montgomery, AL

in-state: $8,750, out-of-state: $24,950 5,016 72.2% 56% 29%
#84 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Union College

Barbourville, KY

$21,025 1,194 76.6% 56% 34%
#84 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

$20,000 4,297 69.0% 61% 45%
#84 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Virginia State University 1

Petersburg, VA

in-state: $7,784, out-of-state: $16,662 N/A 70.7% 4 71% 8 42% 6
#89 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

$20,892 74,372 22.8% 77% 46%
#89 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Southern Polytechnic State University

Marietta, GA

in-state: $6,810, out-of-state: $20,594 6,202 79.0% 75% 37%
#89 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

in-state: $6,832, out-of-state: $19,414 11,769 55.8% 72% 36%
#92 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

in-state: $6,774, out-of-state: $19,356 8,237 52.6% 68% 34%
#92 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR

in-state: $7,284, out-of-state: $13,404 3,771 61.1% 60% 36%
#92 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

in-state: $5,088, out-of-state: $15,170 8,588 60.7% 68% 38%
#92 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

in-state: $6,246, out-of-state: $16,366 9,447 84.9% 69% 40%
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Normal, AL

in-state: $8,586, out-of-state: $15,576 4,853 54.4% 69% 32%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

in-state: $8,720, out-of-state: $15,656 5,816 51.8% 62% 8 26%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

in-state: $6,918, out-of-state: $12,888 10,950 88.0% 70% 42%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Armstrong Atlantic State University

Savannah, GA

in-state: $5,734, out-of-state: $17,348 7,439 70.4% 69% 31%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Bethel University 1

McKenzie, TN

$14,520 N/A 55.3% 62% 8 39% 6

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