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.

Tuition and fees:
$26,240 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,589
Setting:
rural
#27 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC

Campbell University was established in 1887 as a private institution. Campbell University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$14,868 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,042
Setting:
suburban
#27 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

A private institution, Mississippi College was founded in 1826. Mississippi College offers a Greek system, where 10 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,790 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$26,690 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,568
Setting:
city
#29 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Georgia College & State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,568, with a gender distribution of 39.8 percent male students and 60.2 percent female students. At this school, 37 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 63 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,722 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,248 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,101
Setting:
city
#30 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University is a public institution. Western Kentucky University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$11,340 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$23,520 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,355
Setting:
rural
#31 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Longwood University

Farmville, VA

Located in Farmville, Va., Longwood University offers more than 125 student organizations and Division I sports. Four national sororities were founded at Longwood University, which now has more than 20 Greek chapters.

Tuition and fees:
$33,565 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,211
Setting:
city
#32 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA

Lynchburg College is a small, residential school in southern Virginia. About 60 percent of students are female.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,026 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,745 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,610
Setting:
city
#32 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Radford University

Radford, VA

At Radford University (RU) in Virginia, students can get involved in more than 200 clubs, media outlets, and Division I sports. Off campus, RU students can go bicycling, kayaking, or fishing in the nearby New River and Blue Ridge Mountains.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,500 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,100 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,957
Setting:
rural
#32 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Tennessee Technological University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,957, with a gender distribution of 54.8 percent male students and 45.2 percent female students. At this school, 26 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 74 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$20,468 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,449
Setting:
rural
#35 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Founded in 1869, Freed-Hardeman University is a private institution. Freed-Hardeman University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,610 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,526
Setting:
city
#36 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA

Mary Baldwin College is a private institution that was founded in 1842. The school has 60.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Mary Baldwin College is 12:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,000 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,690 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,598
Setting:
rural
#36 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL

University of Montevallo was established in 1896 as a public institution. University of Montevallo follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$10,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,327
Setting:
city
#36 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

A private institution, William Carey University was founded in 1892.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,216 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,446 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,885
Setting:
city
#39 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

Marshall University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,885, with a gender distribution of 44.1 percent male students and 55.9 percent female students.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,479 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,076 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,979
Setting:
rural
#39 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Founded in 1889, Western Carolina University is a public institution. Western Carolina University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,830 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,677
Setting:
rural
#41 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC

Gardner-Webb University is a private institution that was founded in 1905. The school has 69.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Gardner-Webb University is 13:1.

Tuition and fees:
$27,220 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,652
Setting:
suburban
#41 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, KY

Thomas More College was established in 1921 as a private institution. Thomas More College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,040 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,773
Setting:
suburban
#41 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Wingate University

Wingate, NC

A private institution, Wingate University was founded in 1896. Wingate University offers a Greek system, where 10 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$25,532 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,751
Setting:
city
#44 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL

Palm Beach Atlantic University is situated along the coast in West Palm Beach, Fla. The university is an interdenominational Christian institution.

Tuition and fees:
$28,648 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,402
Setting:
city
#44 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

Founded in 1875, Shenandoah University is a private institution. Shenandoah University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,088
Setting:
urban
#46 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Columbia College

Columbia, SC

Columbia College is a private institution. The school has 67.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Columbia College is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$26,430 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,470
Setting:
suburban
#46 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Marymount University

Arlington, VA

Located near Washington, D.C., Marymount University is a private, Catholic school in Arlington, Va. Many Marymount students like to show their school spirit by cheering with the Blue Crew at athletic events and participating in the Campus Wars to raise money for charity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,500 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,910 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,326
Setting:
rural
#46 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

A public institution, University of Tennessee--Martin was founded in 1900. University of Tennessee--Martin offers a Greek system, where 15 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 15 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$23,350 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
745
Setting:
suburban
#49 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Brenau University

Gainesville, GA

Brenau University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 745, with 100 percent female students. At this school, 51 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,554 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,760 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,159
Setting:
city
#49 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Founded in 1886, University of Tennessee--Chattanooga is a public institution. University of Tennessee--Chattanooga follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$13,750 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,565
Setting:
city
#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Lee University

Cleveland, TN

Lee University is a private institution that was founded in 1918. The school has 50.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Lee University is 18:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,316 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,484 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,503
Setting:
rural
#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Mississippi University for Women was established in 1884 as a public institution. Mississippi University for Women follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$20,730 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,294
Setting:
rural
#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Piedmont College

Demorest, GA

A private institution, Piedmont College was founded in 1897.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,353 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,071 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,398
Setting:
urban
#51 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

Located in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida offers many opportunities for students to explore campus media via the school’s own radio and television stations, and its weekly newspaper. Students can also join more than 100 campus clubs, pledge with dozens of fraternities and sororities, and play Division I sports.

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