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:
$18,745 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
534
Setting:
suburban
#55 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

A private institution, Columbia International University was founded in 1923.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,536 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,608 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,947
Setting:
rural
#55 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Eastern Kentucky University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,947, with a gender distribution of 44.5 percent male students and 55.5 percent female students. 70 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$19,610 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,167
Setting:
rural
#55 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

St. Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

A private Catholic school in Florida, St. Leo University offers more than 50 clubs, about 10 fraternities and sororities, and varsity athletics. Notable alumni include Desi Arnaz, a musician who also starred as Ricky in the television show I Love Lucy.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,692 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,274 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,851
Setting:
suburban
#55 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Located in Dahlonega, the University of North Georgia offers more than 50 academic majors. The town of Dahlonega was the first site of the gold rush in 1828, and today it’s home to restaurants and shops that are within walking distance of the University North Georgia campus.

Tuition and fees:
$19,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,551
Setting:
city
#59 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

Belhaven University

Jackson, MS

Belhaven University was established in 1883 as a private institution. Belhaven University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,498 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,746 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,725
Setting:
rural
#59 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

A public institution, Morehead State University was founded in 1922. Morehead State University offers a Greek system, where 7 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 9 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,510 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,120 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,168
Setting:
city
#61 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

Arkansas State University

State University, AR

Arkansas State University offers 40 degree programs in nearly 150 fields of study. At Arkansas State, students can get help with difficult classes through the Structured Learning Assistance program.0

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,840 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,850 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,746
Setting:
suburban
#62 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Founded in 1954, Coastal Carolina University is a public institution. Coastal Carolina University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,900 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,319
Setting:
suburban
#62 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville University is a private institution that was founded in 1934. The school has 65.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Jacksonville University is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$26,370 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,111
Setting:
urban
#62 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, FL

St. Thomas University was established in 1961 as a private institution. St. Thomas University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,941 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,091 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
5,245
Setting:
city
#62 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC

A public institution, Winston-Salem State University was founded in 1892.

Tuition and fees:
$19,460 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,851
Setting:
rural
#66 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Lincoln Memorial University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,851, with a gender distribution of 29 percent male students and 71 percent female students.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,595 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,340 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,604
Setting:
suburban
#66 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Founded in 1907, University of Central Arkansas is a public institution. University of Central Arkansas follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,525 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,098 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,658
Setting:
city
#68 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

North Carolina Central University is a historically black college in Durham. The NCCU Eagles are Division I sports teams that compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,158 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$23,490 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,735
Setting:
city
#69 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Austin Peay State University was established in 1927 as a public institution. Austin Peay State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$22,196 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,132
Setting:
rural
#69 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, KY

A private institution, Campbellsville University was founded in 1906.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,807 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,390 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,684
Setting:
suburban
#69 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Kennesaw State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,684, with a gender distribution of 41.9 percent male students and 58.1 percent female students. At this school, 14 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 86 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,884 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,466 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,290
Setting:
city
#69 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

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

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,724 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,820 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,756
Setting:
rural
#73 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

Delta State University is a public institution that was founded in 1924. The school has 68.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Delta State University is 19:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,386 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,364 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,780
Setting:
rural
#73 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Francis Marion University was established in 1970 as a public institution. Francis Marion University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$24,960 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,963
Setting:
city
#73 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

King University

Bristol, TN

A private institution, King University was founded in 1867.

Tuition and fees:
$24,150 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
961
Setting:
rural
#73 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, NC

Pfeiffer University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 961, with a gender distribution of 38 percent male students and 62 percent female students. At this school, 48 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,096 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,096 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,208
Setting:
rural
#77 Overall Score: 40 out of 100.

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS

Founded in 1871, Alcorn State University is a public institution. Alcorn State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,376 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,464 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,318
Setting:
suburban
#77 Overall Score: 40 out of 100.

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University is a public institution that was founded in 1968. The school has 28.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Northern Kentucky University is 18:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,068 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,112 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
12,155
Setting:
suburban
#79 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Florida Gulf Coast University was established in 1991 as a public institution. Florida Gulf Coast University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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