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Best Regional Colleges – South
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2018

Top Colleges Consensus Ranked

The Consensus Best Regional Colleges-South brings the College Consensus method to a ranking of colleges that provide top-tier undergraduate education in the South. College Consensus uses a combination of officially published rankings and verified student reviews to generate an aggregate rankings of the best the South has to offer. Prospective Southern college students need look no further for the full picture of the south’s college opportunities.

How Do We Rank the Best Regional Colleges in the South?

College Consensus takes the long view, aggregating rankings and reviews from across the internet for a total ranking. Published reviews from influential commentators like U.S. News & World Report, Times Higher Education, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities comes first, forming the Publisher Rating. Then, legitimate student reviews from sites like Niche and Unigo come together to set the Student Review Rating. These two average together to set the College Consensus. Read more about our rankings methodology and sources at our about page.

The Best Regional Colleges-South ranking puts the spotlight on the smaller regional colleges that provide the grassroots foundations of higher education. Regional colleges offer associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, usually in career and professional fields, and usually at affordable rates. That means regional colleges do the grunt work of educating a middle-class workforce, and in the South, that often means helping rehabilitate rural and industrial areas. From nursing and healthcare to computer science and technology, regional colleges get people working.

What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

The College Consensus takes a higher perspective on the college ranking landscape, and in the Consensus, the playing field is leveled. Every ranking has its focus, and every student review has its bias, but in the Consensus, every voice gets its due. That means that the much-loved but less prominent regional colleges has as much opportunity to shine as the most famous research university. For the Best Regional Colleges in the South, it means the schools that make a difference in students’ lives get the recognition they deserve.

The Consensus Best Regional Colleges-South are listed in descending order by their Consensus score. In the event of ties, schools are ranked in alphabetical order with the same rank number.

1

University of Mobile

68.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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2

Flagler College-St Augustine

68.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
71
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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3

Huntingdon College

68
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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4

University of South Carolina-Aiken

67.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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5

Kentucky Wesleyan College

67.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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6

Lander University

66.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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7

High Point University

66.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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8

Barton College

65.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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8

University of South Carolina-Upstate

65.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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10

Newberry College

64.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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11

Tennessee Wesleyan University

64.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Alice Lloyd College

64.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
62
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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13

Brescia University

63.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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14

Coker College

63.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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14

University of the Ozarks

63.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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16

Reinhardt University

63
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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17

University of Mount Olive

62.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

Belmont Abbey College

62.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

Alderson Broaddus University

62.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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20

Shorter University

61.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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21

Point University

61.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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22

Catawba College

61
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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22

Averett University

61
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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24

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

60.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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25

Toccoa Falls College

60.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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25

Truett McConnell University

60.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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27

Warner University

60.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

Oakwood University

60.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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29

Kentucky Christian University

59.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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30

Glenville State College

59.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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31

Central Baptist College

58.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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32

Bluefield College

58.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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32

West Liberty University

58.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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34

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

57.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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35

Ferrum College

57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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36

Mars Hill University

56.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
61.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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37

Greensboro College

56.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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38

North Carolina Wesleyan College

55.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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39

Limestone College

55.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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40

Kentucky State University

55.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
59.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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41

Bluefield State College

54.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

Chowan University

54.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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43

Saint Augustine's University

52
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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43

Webber International University

52
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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