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

Lee University

Cleveland, TN

Lee University was established in 1918 as a private institution. Lee University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

A public institution, Mississippi University for Women was founded in 1884. Mississippi University for Women offers a Greek system, where 12 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 9 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Piedmont College

Demorest, GA

Piedmont College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,294, with a gender distribution of 31.7 percent male students and 68.3 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46 percent of students live off campus.

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.

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

Columbia International University is a private institution that was founded in 1923. The school has 62.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Columbia International University is 14:1.

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 was established in 1906 as a public institution. Eastern Kentucky University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University is 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.

Morehead State University is a public institution that was founded in 1922. The school has 52.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Morehead State University is 17:1.

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.

A public institution, Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954. Coastal Carolina University offers a Greek system, where 9 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 8 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,319, with a gender distribution of 38.8 percent male students and 61.2 percent female students. At this school, 42 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1961, St. Thomas University is 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

Winston-Salem State University is a public institution that was founded in 1892. The school has 47.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Winston-Salem State University is 13:1.

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

Lincoln Memorial University was established in 1897 as a private institution. Lincoln Memorial University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

A public institution, University of Central Arkansas was founded in 1907. University of Central Arkansas offers a Greek system, where 10 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 10 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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.

Founded in 1927, Austin Peay State University is 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

Campbellsville University is a private institution that was founded in 1906. The school has 68.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Campbellsville University is 13:1.

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 was established in 1963 as a public institution. Kennesaw State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

A public institution, Valdosta State University was founded in 1906. Valdosta State University offers a Greek system, where 14 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 12 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,756, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1970, Francis Marion University is 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

King University is a private institution that was founded in 1867. The school has 69.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at King University is 16:1.

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

Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, NC

Pfeiffer University was established in 1885 as a private institution. Pfeiffer University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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

A public institution, Alcorn State University was founded in 1871.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,318, with a gender distribution of 45.2 percent male students and 54.8 percent female students. At this school, 14 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 87 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1991, Florida Gulf Coast University is a public institution. Florida Gulf Coast University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,416 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,336 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,915
Setting:
rural
#80 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

Troy University

Troy, AL

Troy University is a public institution that was founded in 1887. The school has 55.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Troy University is 19:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,614 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,604 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,082
Setting:
city
#80 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

University of North Alabama was established in 1830 as a public institution. University of North Alabama follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,144 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,351 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,504
Setting:
rural
#80 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

A public institution, University of North Carolina--Pembroke was founded in 1887. University of North Carolina--Pembroke offers a Greek system, where 5.7 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 6 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,716 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,638 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,170
Setting:
city
#80 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

University of South Florida--St. Petersburg has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,170, with a gender distribution of 40.1 percent male students and 59.9 percent female students. 15 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,912 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,816 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
3,803
Setting:
city
#84 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Albany State University is a historically black school in Albany, Ga. Freshmen are required to live on campus, unless they commute from a nearby home.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,750 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,950 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,252
Setting:
suburban
#84 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Auburn University--Montgomery is a public institution that was founded in 1967. The school has 54.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Auburn University--Montgomery is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$21,025 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
781
Setting:
rural
#84 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Union College

Barbourville, KY

Union College was established in 1879 as a private institution. Union College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$20,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,864
Setting:
rural
#84 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

A private institution, University of the Cumberlands was founded in 1888.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,784 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,662 (2013-14)
Setting:
suburban
#84 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA

Founded in 1882, Virginia State University is a public institution. Virginia State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

Tuition and fees:
$20,892 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
46,133
Setting:
city
#89 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University is a private institution that was founded in 1971. The school has 42.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Liberty University is 25:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,810 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,594 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,402
Setting:
suburban
#89 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) is located in Marietta, Ga., about 20 minutes northwest of Atlanta. Each year, SPSU hosts on-campus interviews with employers such as G.E. Power Systems and Turner Construction Co.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,832 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,414 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,963
Setting:
rural
#89 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

A public institution, University of West Georgia was founded in 1906. University of West Georgia offers a Greek system, where 3 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,774 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,356 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,025
Setting:
city
#92 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Columbus State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,025, with a gender distribution of 41.4 percent male students and 58.6 percent female students. At this school, 21 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,284 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,404 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,363
Setting:
rural
#92 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR

Founded in 1890, Henderson State University is a public institution. Henderson State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,088 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,170 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
7,711
Setting:
city
#92 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

McNeese State University is a public institution that was founded in 1939. The school has 38.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at McNeese State University is 21:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,246 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,366 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,312
Setting:
rural
#92 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana was established in 1884 as a public institution. Northwestern State University of Louisiana follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,586 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,576 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,093
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

A public institution, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded in 1875. Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University offers a Greek system, where 3 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,720 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,656 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,130
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, was founded in 1867 by freed slaves. Notable alumni from ASU include Fred Gray, the attorney who defended Rosa Parks during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,918 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,888 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,089
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech University is a public institution. Arkansas Tech University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,734 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,348 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,731
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Armstrong Atlantic State University is a public institution that was founded in 1935. The school has 37.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Armstrong Atlantic State University is 19:1.

Tuition and fees:
$14,520 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Bethel University

McKenzie, TN

Bethel University was established in 1842 as a private institution. Bethel University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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