America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015 – Southeast

About the Rankings:

We rate schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

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College Guide Rankings 2015 – Baccalaureate Colleges
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America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015 – Northeast
America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015 – Midwest
America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015 – South
America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015 – West

  Institution   ACT/SAT
    Overall Score Student loan default rate Graduation rate Graduation rate performance Student receiving Pell grant Net price (all students) Net price (annual family income $0-$30,000) Net price (annual family income $30,000-$75,000) Net price (annual family income above $75,000) Percent of applicants admitted ACT/SAT 25th percentile score ACT/SAT 25th percentile score
1 East Carolina University (NC)* 12 3% 57.7% 8.8% 31% $9,609 $6,601 $10,221 $16,739 65.7% 963 1107
2 North Carolina State Univ.–Raleigh (NC)* 12 2.4% 71.7% 4.4% 22% $9,957 $4,846 $8,748 $16,304 53.9% 1087 1240
3 University of Georgia (GA)* 12 2.6% 82.3% 8.7% 22.7% $10,561 $5,376 $9,079 $11,956 58.7% 1123 1313
4 University of Florida (FL)* 12 2.4% 84.3% 8.9% 30% $11,891 $4,710 $5,290 $12,215 43.5% 1167 1340
5 Coker College (SC) 12 4.9% 53% 7.2% 61% $12,907 $12,705 54.1% 883 1080
6 Columbia International University (SC) 12 3.2% 64% 9.9% 50.7% $14,291 $10,262 $11,727 $15,711 63.7% 1000 1267
7 Univ. of NC–Pembroke (NC)* 11 7.1% 35.3% 10.6% 53.3% $7,424 $5,646 $8,020 $13,396 74.5% 837 987
8 University of NC–Greensboro (NC)* 11 3.7% 53.3% 1.3% 39% $7,868 $5,154 $8,672 $15,169 65.5% 923 1120
9 Appalachian State University (NC)* 11 2.5% 65.7% 1.4% 24.7% $8,681 $5,339 $8,571 $14,768 64.2% 1053 1227
10 Univ. of North Carolina–Charlotte (NC)* 11 3% 53.7% -1.1% 38% $9,325 $6,615 $9,446 $15,459 72.5% 973 1120
11 University of NC–Chapel Hill (NC)* 11 0.9% 88.7% 8% 19.7% $10,378 $4,247 $8,762 $17,673 32.8% 1203 1400
12 Radford University (VA)* 11 3% 57.7% 6.3% 26% $10,753 $8,393 $11,906 $18,012 77.2% 920 1100
13 University of Virginia–Main (VA)* 11 1.8% 93.3% 6.7% 12% $12,005 $4,195 $11,862 $21,600 31.8% 1240 1433
14 James Madison University (VA)* 11 1.9% 81% 11.3% 13.3% $13,030 $9,057 $13,024 $19,551 60.9% 1063 1247
15 Florida State University (FL)* 11 4.5% 74.3% 8.5% 28.7% $13,090 $8,938 $12,958 $16,311 57.2% 25 28
16 University of Mary Washington (VA)* 11 1.5% 74% 7.8% 14.3% $13,289 $9,135 $13,476 $19,064 75.6% 1040 1280
17 Elizabeth City State University (NC)* 10 14% 43% 16.4% 70% $1,225 $416 $1,874 $6,990 66.8% 760 907
18 Fayetteville State University (NC)* 10 11.6% 32% 5.2% 64.7% $4,985 $3,837 $5,453 $11,188 64.8% 767 900
19 North Carolina Central Univ. (NC)* 10 12% 39.7% 6.3% 62.7% $7,123 $6,114 $8,433 $14,614 64.4% 773 920
20 Georgia Institute of Technology–Main (GA)* 10 1.8% 79.3% -3.9% 17.7% $8,643 $2,149 $7,758 $11,006 53.9% 1243 1373
21 Voorhees College (SC) 10 11.5% 30.3% 6.3% 81.7% $9,687 $8,945 $10,486 $15,031 65.3%
22 Albany State University (GA)* 10 11.4% 41.7% 10.5% 76.7% $9,715 $9,381 $11,141 $13,901 41.8% 793 927
23 Gallaudet University (DC) 10 5.7% 36.3% 7.7% 48.7% $11,032 $7,647 $8,358 $14,907 61.7% 15 20
24 Claflin University (SC) 10 7.8% 43.3% 8.7% 77.7% $11,682 $12,905 $12,489 $12,306 36.1% 778 987
25 College of William and Mary (VA)* 10 0.8% 90.3% 4.6% 12% $12,356 $4,207 $10,826 $21,618 32.8% 1250 1467
26 Virginia Military Institute (VA)* 10 3.5% 70% 6.5% 17% $12,409 $5,153 $9,830 $18,216 49.6% 1047 1233
27 Citadel: The Military College of SC (SC)* 10 3.2% 69.3% 17.1% 22.7% $13,800 $8,926 $14,015 $17,948 71.1% 977 1160
28 Presbyterian College (SC) 10 1.8% 67.3% 8.4% 22% $15,047 $9,488 $11,926 $16,749 64.2% 988 1189
29 Salem College (NC) 10 4.8% 57.7% 3.5% 58.3% $15,348 $23,848 $24,640 $23,643 62.4% 940 1213
30 Mount Olive College (NC) 10 4.7% 40.7% 9.6% 50% $15,663 $14,808 $13,837 $16,717 55.3% 827 987
31 Univ. of South Carolina–Columbia (SC)* 10 2.3% 70% 0.5% 23% $15,691 $9,438 $14,385 $18,035 65.5% 1093 1273
32 Erskine College and Seminary (SC) 10 2% 61% 8.6% 30% $16,402 $11,874 $13,440 $15,092 69.1% 913 1157
33 Clemson University (SC)* 10 1.9% 79.3% 6.4% 17% $16,929 $9,931 $13,552 $15,753 61.2% 1137 1293
34 VA Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ. (VA)* 10 1.7% 81.7% 6.9% 17% $16,981 $9,765 $15,028 $21,303 68% 1113 1280
35 Saint Thomas University (FL) 10 5.8% 37% 5.1% 52.3% $17,426 $11,933 $17,271 $19,396 53.8% 784 958
36 Howard University (DC) 10 6.8% 72.3% 10.2% 43% $19,125 $17,628 $22,922 $24,249 54.1% 940 1213
37 Carlos Albizu University–Miami (FL) 10 0% 43.7% 12.9% 62% $23,195 $22,919 57.6%
38 North Carolina A&T State University (NC)* 9 11.4% 40.7% 4.7% 57.3% $6,139 $4,940 $7,210 $13,125 64.4% 803 960
39 Winston-Salem State University (NC)* 9 10% 39% 2.9% 58% $6,977 $6,056 $8,340 $13,885 58.4% 817 947
40 Savannah State University (GA)* 9 14.3% 32.3% 1.1% 74% $8,504 $7,930 $9,770 $13,056 79.5% 800 940
41 Univ. of North Carolina–Asheville (NC)* 9 4.5% 57% -4.7% 29.3% $9,187 $6,207 $8,554 $14,351 73.9% 1067 1287
42 Univ. of NC–Wilmington (NC)* 9 3.9% 67.3% 0.7% 26% $10,053 $5,565 $9,549 $15,540 55.9% 1087 1240
43 Univ. of Virginia's College–Wise (VA)* 9 8.9% 43% 6.8% 40.3% $10,411 $8,485 $11,070 $14,564 79.1% 833 1053
44 Florida Memorial University (FL) 9 14.5% 40.7% 9.4% 83.3% $11,522 $14,921 $15,170 $15,750 54.9%
45 Virginia State University (VA)* 9 12.4% 40.3% 6.5% 66.3% $11,745 $10,027 $12,034 $15,518 69.4% 783 933
46 University of South Carolina–Upstate (SC)* 9 4.7% 38.7% 0.7% 43% $12,078 $9,268 $12,476 $15,264 67.7% 877 1047
47 George Mason University (VA)* 9 1.5% 64.3% -1.1% 26.7% $12,543 $9,484 $12,754 $18,040 53.1% 1050 1240
48 University of Central Florida (FL)* 9 4.6% 64% 2.3% 31% $12,691 $7,323 $10,952 $14,815 45.9% 1083 1260
49 Southern Wesleyan University (SC) 9 7.9% 44.7% 7.4% 47.7% $14,797 $13,386 $14,885 $16,744 95.8% 857 1040
50 Longwood University (VA)* 9 2.9% 60% 4.6% 21% $16,299 $11,908 $15,377 $20,293 75% 943 1120
51 Toccoa Falls College (GA) 9 3.4% 49.3% 3.6% 54% $16,482 $14,760 $15,675 $18,757 48.6% 863 1153
52 Converse College (SC) 9 3% 57% -1.5% 42.3% $16,556 $14,986 $16,409 $18,418 60.4% 937 1187
53 Everglades University (FL) 9 9.7% 67% 24.4% 64.7% $17,587 $16,596 $19,729 $20,076 83.9%
54 Catawba College (NC) 9 6.2% 53.7% 8.3% 43.7% $17,942 $15,625 $19,833 $27,251 47.1% 850 1073
55 Averett U.–Non-Traditional Progs. (VA) 9 8% 71% 30% 28.7% $18,551 $18,717 $19,972 81.3%
56 Emory and Henry College (VA) 9 6.7% 51.7% 5.2% 43% $18,638 $13,907 $16,593 $21,970 71.1% 886 1102
57 Bethany College (WV) 9 8.3% 51.3% 10.7% 47.7% $18,817 $19,544 $18,733 $24,705 56.2% 773 1007
58 Washington and Lee University (VA) 9 1.3% 91.3% 4% 7.7% $19,401 $14,177 $16,696 $31,255 18.9% 1307 1473
59 Digital Media Arts College (FL)° 9 6.4% 44.7% 16.5% 64.3% $19,419 $18,899 64.1%
60 Agnes Scott College (GA) 9 5.3% 65.7% 1.7% 40% $19,616 $14,792 $15,807 $22,995 51.3%
61 University of Richmond (VA) 9 1.7% 84.3% 4.6% 17.3% $19,751 $7,432 $11,522 $29,505 32% 1190 1380
62 Meredith College (NC) 9 2.6% 59.3% 2.1% 33% $19,951 $16,434 $18,522 $23,983 62.7% 913 1127
63 Wofford College (SC) 9 0.5% 82% 13.2% 19.3% $20,161 $20,525 $22,556 $28,174 63.2% 1087 1300
64 Davidson College (NC) 9 1.5% 91.7% 9.1% 11.7% $24,113 $8,204 $11,135 $27,707 26.6% 1263 1447
65 Roanoke College (VA) 9 2.8% 68.3% 6.7% 23% $25,472 $18,036 $20,415 $25,316 68.4% 980 1187
66 Furman University (SC) 9 0.7% 84.7% 9.7% 14% $27,394 $19,486 $19,356 $30,514 71.6% 1150 1353
67 Spelman College (GA) 9 8.6% 74.3% 16% 47.7% $27,871 $25,570 $29,736 $33,516 38.1% 945 1132
68 Elon University (NC) 9 1.3% 82% 6.4% 9.7% $28,406 $19,012 $23,265 $32,481 52.7% 1123 1313
69 Beacon College (FL) 9 1.4% 78% 7% 19.3% $33,298 $30,675 56.3%
70 West Virginia University (WV)* 8 6.6% 57.7% -1.3% 26.7% $8,304 $6,229 $8,871 $11,380 86.6% 21 26
71 Alabama A&M University (AL)* 8 9.9% 32.3% -1.5% 67.3% $8,698 $8,471 $10,710 $13,660 51.9% 16 19
72 North GA College & State Univ. (GA)* 8 4.4% 51% -6.3% 29.3% $9,119 $5,506 $8,123 $10,937 55.2% 1010 1193
73 Western Carolina University (NC)* 8 5.1% 49.7% -0.6% 34.7% $9,359 $5,637 $9,138 $14,775 40.5% 945 1113
74 University of West Florida (FL)* 8 6.6% 46.7% -1.8% 37.3% $9,376 $5,552 $8,560 $11,466 65.3% 21 26
75 FL Agricultural & Mechanical Univ. (FL)* 8 12.3% 40.3% -1.1% 66.7% $9,393 $8,368 $11,298 $14,341 52.7% 18 22
76 Columbus State University (GA)* 8 8.2% 32.7% -3.8% 42.7% $9,458 $8,364 $10,450 $13,372 54.2% 860 1100
77 Norfolk State University (VA)* 8 13.4% 34% 0.6% 64% $10,442 $10,356 $11,354 $14,099 65.4% 793 947
78 Emmanuel College (GA) 8 11% 41% 3.2% 56% $11,182 $9,608 $11,143 $13,502 51.6% 840 1027
79 Fort Valley State University (GA)* 8 14.4% 31.7% 2.1% 74.7% $12,160 $11,689 $13,788 $17,170 41% 741 941
80 Georgia State University (GA)* 8 5.1% 48.7% -3.9% 46.3% $12,729 $10,319 $12,722 $16,676 51.6% 997 1180
81 Warner University (FL) 8 11.2% 43.7% 4.5% 59.7% $13,877 $14,342 $16,541 $19,169 50.5% 16 22
82 Auburn University (AL)* 8 4.6% 66.7% 0.1% 17% $14,074 $9,701 $14,454 $17,945 75.3% 24 30
83 Livingstone College (NC) 8 19.6% 28.7% 11.3% 89.3% $14,283 $14,508 $14,769 $17,176 53% 658 813
84 Shorter University (GA) 8 8.9% 48.3% 4.3% 42.7% $14,690 $12,702 $14,726 $17,879 63.9% 850 1093
85 Brenau University (GA) 8 4.1% 45% -1.4% 47% $14,762 $11,123 $15,514 $16,631 28.4% 883 1100
86 Winthrop University (SC)* 8 6.1% 55% -1.8% 38% $14,803 $10,968 $14,183 $16,956 68.1% 943 1160
87 Columbia College (SC) 8 6.2% 50% -1.5% 62.7% $15,380 $15,067 $13,350 $13,623 70.1% 907 1140
88 Piedmont College (GA) 8 3.3% 46.7% -3.8% 52% $15,408 $13,582 $15,104 $16,514 60.7% 917 1133
89 Trinity Washington University (DC) 8 9.4% 36.7% 9.2% 64.7% $15,551 $13,571 $16,132 $21,893 69.7%
90 Francis Marion University (SC)* 8 5.1% 41.7% -1.8% 50.3% $15,615 $11,684 $13,882 59% 846 1067
91 Wingate University (NC) 8 4.2% 50.3% -1.7% 36.3% $15,697 $12,159 $14,036 $18,524 83% 903 1087
92 South Carolina State University (SC)* 8 13.7% 36% 7.6% 72% $16,109 $15,655 $21,017 90.4% 758 913
93 West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV) 8 7.2% 57% 5.6% 34.3% $16,425 $13,950 $15,415 $19,290 77.8% 20 25
94 Bethune-Cookman University (FL) 8 13.5% 38% 8.7% 78.3% $16,554 $16,066 $17,444 $19,462 69.7% 15 19
95 Johnson C. Smith University (NC) 8 17.9% 39.3% 6.1% 70.7% $16,866 $16,808 $20,161 $21,260 30.7% 757 940
96 Mid-Atlantic Christian University (NC) 8 9.6% 46.7% 9% 61.3% $17,012 $15,824 $17,737 $19,057 41.5% 817 1083
97 Saint Leo University (FL) 8 6.8% 44.7% 2.3% 50.3% $17,451 $16,191 $19,161 $21,640 85.1% 873 1053
98 Wheeling Jesuit University (WV) 8 4.1% 61% 2.2% 28% $18,090 $15,177 $16,873 $20,994 69.8% 20 25
99 Mary Baldwin College (VA) 8 3.4% 48.3% 2.4% 49.7% $18,292 $15,102 $16,671 $20,297 50.3% 837 1113
100 Polytech. Univ. Puerto Rico–Orlando (FL) 8 0% 12.7% -0.8% 64.3% $19,093 $18,483 100%
101 Spring Hill College (AL) 8 5.3% 62.3% -1.1% 35.7% $19,268 $13,368 $16,328 $21,916 49.7% 21 26
102 Barry University (FL) 8 3.8% 37% -2.4% 50% $19,444 $14,967 58.1% 837 1027
103 Life University (GA) 8 6.3% 42.3% 9.6% 45% $19,994 $18,258 $21,338 $24,035 66.7% 800 955
104 Eastern Mennonite University (VA) 8 1.9% 60.7% 2.8% 28.3% $20,457 $18,263 $17,974 $20,969 69.7% 903 1193
105 Herzing University–Atlanta (GA)° 8 0% 20% 4.7% 72.7% $21,508 $21,263 $23,845 86.7%
106 Samford University (AL) 8 1.2% 71.3% 1.7% 15.7% $22,955 $15,640 $21,419 $25,873 81.6% 23 29
107 Everest University–Brandon (FL)° 8 0% 22% 1.5% 79.3% $24,050 $24,254 $24,564 $28,085 31.8%
108 Clark Atlanta University (GA) 8 8.4% 41% 5.1% 69.7% $24,076 $25,242 $28,220 $30,822 69.8% 790 953
109 Sweet Briar College (VA) 8 2.8% 63.7% 1.1% 21.7% $25,085 $19,345 $20,389 $27,836 81.6% 940 1227
110 Emory University (GA) 8 1.4% 88.3% -3.8% 21.3% $25,461 $14,715 $19,274 $36,338 28.4% 1283 1427
111 Shorter U. Coll. Adult/Prof. Progs. (GA) 8 8.9% 40.7% 5.9% 57.7% $25,877 $14,769 $15,299 90%
112 Georgetown University (DC) 8 0.6% 93.7% 2.6% 12.7% $26,531 $9,966 $15,148 $36,580 19.3% 1293 1493
113 Rollins College (FL) 8 3.1% 70.3% 0.8% 28.7% $27,673 $18,704 $21,575 $32,337 55.1% 1102 1287
114 University of Miami (FL) 8 1.8% 79.7% -2.3% 20.3% $27,836 $20,953 $24,249 $34,710 39.1% 1223 1380
115 Full Sail University (FL)° 8 10.6% 79.7% 33.4% 47.7% $34,951 $35,323 $36,823 $39,054 77%
116 Columbia Southern University (AL)° 7 5% 46% -0.9% 16.7% $7,744 $6,267 $8,161 $11,726 52.3%
117 Marshall University (WV)* 7 9.1% 45% -4.2% 42% $7,952 $5,749 $7,800 $11,874 81.3% 19 24
118 University of South Alabama (AL)* 7 4.8% 37% -8.1% 34.3% $8,790 $7,580 $10,079 $12,152 87% 19 25
119 Fairmont State University (WV)* 7 11.3% 34.7% -4.4% 48.3% $8,895 $7,716 $9,764 $12,856 57.7% 18 23
120 Southern Polytechnic State Univ. (GA)* 7 6.1% 33% -13.9% 37.3% $9,002 $6,930 $9,345 $12,562 75.8% 1033 1190
121 West Liberty University (WV)* 7 11.9% 42.3% -3.3% 42.3% $9,131 $6,789 $9,620 $11,521 73.8% 18 23
122 Alabama State University (AL)* 7 13.1% 25.3% -0.5% 75% $9,395 $6,169 $8,111 $10,213 46.9% 14 18
123 University of West Georgia (GA)* 7 6.1% 37% -7.1% 45% $9,901 $8,246 $10,820 $13,836 55% 883 1060
124 University of South Carolina–Aiken (SC)* 7 3.7% 40.7% -6.3% 39.3% $10,038 $7,083 $10,757 $13,754 50.9% 883 1087
125 Amridge University (AL) 7 6.8% 16% -0.7% 70% $10,231 71.4%
126 Glenville State College (WV)* 7 12.9% 33.7% 0.5% 42.7% $10,527 $10,384 $11,834 $14,694 81.3% 16 22
127 Florida International University (FL)* 7 6.6% 46% -6.2% 52% $10,627 $9,563 $13,081 $16,202 47.4% 1010 1180
128 New College of Florida (FL)* 7 3.4% 68.3% -9.9% 28% $10,766 $5,616 $8,989 $12,379 56.3% 1203 1480
129 Old Dominion University (VA)* 7 4.1% 49.7% -3.2% 31.3% $11,197 $8,251 $11,522 $16,396 72.8% 937 1120
130 University of West Alabama (AL)* 7 7% 31.7% -10.3% 61.3% $11,457 $10,177 $11,796 $13,367 52.2% 18 23
131 Morris College (SC) 7 19.8% 29.7% 3.2% 89.3% $11,788 $11,545 $13,158 $16,546 44.3%
132 Thomas University (GA) 7 6% 15% -5.1% 57.7% $11,988 $10,704 $13,433 $15,906 66.5%
133 University of South Florida–Main (FL)* 7 6.2% 53.3% -5.4% 38.3% $12,533 $6,580 $10,693 $16,062 41.9% 1053 1240
134 Lander University (SC)* 7 4.3% 39.7% -6.5% 48% $12,859 $10,203 $12,863 $13,694 45.8% 850 1053
135 Wesleyan College (GA) 7 7.7% 49.7% -1.9% 36.3% $12,914 $9,531 $11,520 $16,493 53.4% 873 1223
136 Georgia College & State Univ. (GA)* 7 3.5% 57% -8% 22.7% $13,057 $8,882 $12,019 $14,661 71.7% 1053 1227
137 Georgia Southern University (GA)* 7 6% 47.3% -12.6% 36% $13,269 $10,793 $13,511 $16,501 53.8% 1023 1167
138 Coastal Carolina University (SC)* 7 5% 45.3% -5.2% 35% $13,317 $10,832 $13,805 $17,022 74.3% 917 1080
139 Alderson Broaddus College (WV) 7 7.6% 48% -4.4% 49% $14,168 $11,952 $13,643 $14,696 60.4% 19 24
140 Paine College (GA) 7 14.4% 25% 0.8% 78% $14,752 $14,510 $15,624 $16,582 60% 670 853
141 College of Charleston (SC)* 7 4.2% 66% -3.2% 21% $15,412 $10,287 $14,316 $17,492 71% 1107 1293
142 Ohio Valley University (WV) 7 4.3% 42.3% -6.8% 50.7% $15,445 $15,677 $15,455 $18,004 47.8% 18 26
143 Davis & Elkins College (WV) 7 10.5% 48.7% 7.6% 44.3% $15,574 $11,660 $13,710 $17,033 65.2% 17 23
144 Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)* 7 3.8% 53% -3.3% 26.7% $15,696 $12,609 $16,317 $21,350 68.8% 983 1213
145 Pfeiffer University (NC) 7 5.5% 42% -0.9% 47.3% $17,008 $18,950 $21,041 $23,404 58.4% 853 973
146 University of Alabama (AL)* 7 5% 66.7% -1.1% 22.3% $17,095 $13,960 $16,452 $18,116 50.1% 22 29
147 University of Mobile (AL) 7 3.4% 42.3% -12% 52.3% $17,144 $15,278 $16,568 $19,604 78.5% 20 26
148 Clearwater Christian College (FL) 7 3.6% 47% -0.5% 48% $17,348 $13,732 $15,426 $21,290 73.1% 19 25
149 Mercer University (GA) 7 3.5% 61% -8.2% 37.7% $17,937 $15,884 $17,581 $19,732 69.9% 1070 1267
150 Virginia Union University (VA) 7 15.9% 30.3% 3.9% 66.7% $17,993 $17,482 $20,294 $22,410 92.8% 690 860
151 Amer. InterCont. Univ.–Atlanta (GA)° 7 18.7% 18.3% 13.2% 81% $18,017 $17,983 $19,264 96.4%
152 LaGrange College (GA) 7 6.5% 50.7% -0.8% 41.7% $18,526 $14,844 $17,314 $20,527 55.3% 907 1113
153 Mars Hill College (NC) 7 12.6% 39.7% 0.1% 60% $18,698 $17,521 $17,895 64.9% 837 1040
154 Flagler College–St. Augustine (FL) 7 3.3% 63% -0.1% 28.7% $18,770 $13,996 $16,986 $22,453 45.9% 1040 1193
155 Bennett College for Women (NC) 7 10.2% 41% 1.4% 67.3% $18,994 $17,650 $20,288 $25,305 63.6%
156 Gardner-Webb University (NC) 7 6.6% 50.3% 2.3% 24.7% $19,032 $18,004 $20,174 $24,829 67% 883 1140
157 Amer. InterContinental Univ.–Florida (FL)° 7 18.7% 24.3% 5.5% 65% $19,705 $19,109 $21,789 78.9%
158 Stetson University (FL) 7 3.5% 63% -1.7% 34% $19,933 $15,957 $18,433 $22,688 59.1% 1018 1247
159 Bridgewater College (VA) 7 3.7% 60% 1.5% 27.3% $20,124 $16,773 $18,629 $21,445 53.3% 930 1147
160 Virginia College–Birmingham (AL)° 7 14.9% 32.7% 16.5% 70% $21,159 $21,348 76.9%
161 Marymount University (VA) 7 2.2% 51.7% -3.4% 24.3% $21,358 $18,417 $21,281 $22,552 80.3% 884 1120
162 Westwood College–Atlanta Midtown (GA)° 7 12.8% 30.3% 9.9% 78.7% $21,436 $22,007 $22,711 45.1%
163 Palm Bch. Atl. Univ.–W. Palm Bch. (FL) 7 6.2% 54% 2.2% 36.3% $21,552 $17,188 $19,472 $24,200 86.3% 922 1162
164 Tuskegee University (AL) 7 8.7% 45% 4.6% 56.7% $21,558 $22,728 $23,934 62.8% 17 22
165 Johns. & Wales Univ.–N. Miami (FL) 7 7.9% 41.3% 0.4% 56% $22,265 $19,762 $21,390 $25,482 61.9%
166 Westwood College–Northlake (GA)° 7 14.1% 39.7% 16.4% 80.3% $22,311 $22,308 $23,690 $26,356 56.1%
167 Hollins University (VA) 7 3.9% 60.7% -3.9% 40.3% $22,383 $18,635 $21,122 $24,820 79.2% 957 1280
168 Duke University (NC) 7 0.7% 94.3% -4.6% 13.3% $22,619 $6,486 $9,657 $35,495 16.4% 1347 1500
169 Lynchburg College (VA) 7 3.6% 55.3% 2.6% 29% $22,845 $16,804 $18,756 $24,547 67.4% 897 1109
170 Guilford College (NC) 7 6.4% 58.3% 2.9% 45.3% $23,467 $14,604 $18,408 $26,846 65.8% 953 1240
171 Westwood Coll.–Arlington Ballston (VA)° 7 14% 33% 11.6% 73.7% $23,528 $23,520 $24,787 61.9%
172 Hampden-Sydney College (VA) 7 3.7% 67.7% 11.5% 18% $23,761 $14,742 $17,784 $24,684 54.8% 1003 1220
173 DeVry University–Florida (FL)° 7 14.6% 33.7% 12.1% 62.7% $24,193 $23,811 $24,493 $27,781 76.4%
174 Morehouse College (GA) 7 19.9% 55.7% 7.6% 47.7% $24,280 $24,387 $28,246 $30,298 64.2% 923 1160
175 Stratford University (VA)° 7 10.2% 37.3% 12% 59.7% $26,005 $25,756 63.7%
176 George Washington University (DC) 7 1% 80.7% -3.5% 13% $28,777 $16,249 $15,874 $32,885 33.8% 1207 1380
177 Eckerd College (FL) 7 6% 64% 1.1% 24% $28,875 $20,906 $24,084 $31,081 69.5% 1008 1240
178 American University (DC) 7 2.4% 77.7% -3.3% 14.3% $30,810 $23,377 $26,183 $36,601 43.1% 1167 1400
179 Wake Forest University (NC) 7 0.7% 88% -1.6% 11.7% $31,313 $21,521 $28,086 $36,318 38%
180 Catholic University of America (DC) 7 1.3% 68% 1.5% 13% $34,471 $31,178 $32,538 $35,226 78.6% 1007 1220
181 West Virginia Univ. Inst. of Tech. (WV)* 6 6.6% 28.7% -6.1% 41.3% $7,987 $6,496 $9,074 $11,111 52.2% 18 23
182 University of North Alabama (AL)* 6 10.2% 30.7% -11.4% 37% $8,233 $8,978 $9,450 $9,733 87.7% 18 24
183 Troy University (AL)* 6 9.6% 33% -10.1% 45.7% $9,673 $10,542 $12,002 67.8% 18 24
184 Clayton State University (GA)* 6 7.3% 25.3% -9.4% 56.3% $10,523 $9,712 $11,629 $14,961 38.7% 870 1040
185 University of North Florida (FL)* 6 5.8% 48.3% -5.4% 30.7% $10,955 $4,123 $8,710 $14,074 50.8% 1063 1240
186 Florida Atlantic University (FL)* 6 5.2% 42% -5.9% 34.7% $11,164 $6,383 $9,736 42.6% 980 1140
187 University of Montevallo (AL)* 6 8.2% 43.7% -11% 38.3% $11,291 $9,314 $12,387 $14,700 75.2% 20 26
188 Jacksonville State University (AL)* 6 8.4% 31.3% -14.1% 45% $11,355 $12,235 $15,598 $17,594 83.3% 18 25
189 Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)* 6 4.7% 45.7% -5.9% 28.3% $11,416 $8,545 $12,180 $15,920 68.5% 937 1100
190 Bluefield State College (WV)* 6 16% 27% -4.3% 69.3% $11,912 $10,960 $11,186 $11,595 62.6% 17 21
191 Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. (GA)* 6 6.8% 31.3% -7.5% 44% $12,014 $10,416 $12,776 $15,599 62.1% 907 1107
192 Kennesaw State University (GA)* 6 6.6% 41.3% -7.6% 35% $12,666 $10,434 $12,809 $15,920 63.3% 993 1160
193 University of Alabama–Huntsville (AL)* 6 5.5% 45.3% -11.9% 31% $12,849 $6,721 $10,039 $11,975 69.2% 22 29
194 Valdosta State University (GA)* 6 6.4% 41.7% -7.2% 42.7% $13,091 $11,167 $14,082 $16,662 62.8% 937 1100
195 University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)* 6 4.5% 44.7% -8.3% 33.3% $13,113 $11,151 $14,366 $17,427 75.6% 21 27
196 Miles College (AL) 6 16.6% 19.7% -2.9% 82.7% $13,687 $13,326 $14,550 $17,922 48.9%
197 University of Charleston (WV) 6 8.9% 45% -11% 38% $13,922 $11,981 $13,252 $15,615 56% 20 26
198 Edward Waters College (FL) 6 15.3% 18.7% -3.4% 84.3% $14,112 $13,724 $15,030 $18,563 24.7% 14 18
199 Charleston Southern University (SC) 6 4.6% 36.7% -10.7% 46% $15,151 $14,637 $16,303 $20,079 68.4% 867 1107
200 Saint Pauls College (VA) 6 16.3% 0.3% 80.7% $15,628 $14,672 $17,075 $17,151 99.8% 617 807
201 Anderson University (SC) 6 5.1% 46.7% -8.6% 35.7% $15,955 $14,331 $16,005 $18,449 71.6% 937 1172
202 Chowan University (NC) 6 11.6% 27.7% 0.3% 64.3% $16,011 $15,530 $16,345 $17,926 58.8% 717 887
203 Shaw University (NC) 6 16.3% 28% 1.3% 77% $16,148 $16,551 $18,390 $21,907 46.6%
204 Benedict College (SC) 6 21.5% 27.3% 1.3% 89.3% $16,325 $15,579 $18,647 44.5%
205 North Greenville University (SC) 6 3.6% 49% -6.7% 40% $17,299 $18,205 $17,516 $18,138 59.3% 913 1347
206 Stillman College (AL) 6 8.2% 27.7% -1.2% 81% $17,424 $17,070 $19,910 $21,153 45.3% 16 19
207 Southeastern University (FL) 6 6% 42.7% -5.2% 40% $17,450 $15,100 $16,229 $19,483 68.3%
208 Huntingdon College (AL) 6 9.6% 48.7% 0.3% 39.3% $17,463 $14,044 $17,420 $19,391 61.6% 19 24
209 Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC) 6 6.3% 47% -4.4% 42% $17,528 $15,226 $15,761 $20,714 71.2% 887 1080
210 Ferrum College (VA) 6 11.5% 31.7% -4.4% 57% $17,597 $14,122 $17,434 $26,172 76.8% 797 1000
211 Florida Southern College (FL) 6 7.7% 54% -2.3% 30% $17,735 $21,361 $23,532 $22,419 62.7% 977 1167
212 Ave Maria University (FL) 6 9.6% 64% 4.4% 34% $17,902 $14,004 $16,159 $21,439 52.4% 21 27
213 Southern Virginia University (VA) 6 3.8% 27.3% -22.3% 51.7% $17,940 $14,499 $15,735 $19,527 98.8% 20 26
214 Bluefield College (VA) 6 5.8% 34.7% -6% 46% $18,401 $16,840 $17,870 $19,855 49.6% 817 1047
215 Averett University (VA) 6 8% 38.3% -3.2% 46% $18,428 $15,087 $17,235 $19,110 66% 843 1033
216 Montreat College (NC) 6 5.8% 38.3% -8.4% 44.7% $18,438 $17,902 $16,168 51.5% 863 1093
217 Christopher Newport Univ. (VA)* 6 2.3% 63.3% -6.1% 16.3% $18,569 $13,410 $16,643 $21,155 61.1% 1077 1267
218 Oglethorpe University (GA) 6 6.4% 53.7% -11% 40.3% $18,901 $14,951 $16,376 $21,583 71.3% 1047 1260
219 Barton College (NC) 6 7% 44% 0% 49.7% $19,073 $19,093 $20,303 $24,925 48.5% 833 1080
220 Brevard College (NC) 6 5.5% 33.7% -7.8% 39% $19,131 $15,845 $17,492 $21,707 54.2% 840 1027
221 Faulkner University (AL) 6 9% 34.3% -6.3% 70.7% $19,529 $18,062 $17,962 $19,222 55.7% 17 26
222 William Peace University (NC) 6 4.5% 34% -7.5% 45.3% $19,931 $16,435 $17,268 $25,149 57.6% 857 1020
223 Everest Univ.–Pompano Beach (FL)° 6 12.9% 25.3% 9.2% 75.3% $20,097 $20,116 96.8%
224 Point University (GA) 6 5.1% 33% -5.3% 77% $20,108 $20,955 $22,185 $22,633 49.7% 833 1053
225 Hampton University (VA) 6 8.4% 56% -2.5% 38% $20,383 $21,060 $23,628 36.8% 963 1097
226 Campbell University (NC) 6 3.3% 51.3% -4.9% 34% $20,739 $20,416 $24,139 $23,998 52.8% 848 1311
227 Queens University of Charlotte (NC) 6 4.6% 54.7% -0.7% 32.7% $21,050 $18,172 $18,546 $23,400 60.3% 933 1167
228 Limestone College (SC) 6 9% 41.3% 2.9% 53% $21,151 $20,521 $20,365 $22,785 50.2% 830 1000
229 Nova Southeastern University (FL) 6 2.3% 42% -8.9% 42% $22,844 $21,259 $22,531 $26,049 55.5% 933 1147
230 Randolph College (VA) 6 3.6% 60% -4.7% 31.7% $23,104 $17,809 $20,356 $24,339 76.4% 978 1220
231 Randolph-Macon College (VA) 6 4.6% 60% -4.6% 23.7% $23,809 $18,567 $20,771 $25,493 55.1% 987 1180
232 University of Tampa (FL) 6 4.9% 57.7% -1.8% 24% $24,213 $19,058 $21,727 $25,848 51% 977 1140
233 DeVry University–Georgia (GA)° 6 14.6% 26.3% 9.6% 70% $25,469 $25,128 $26,363 $28,490 83.4%
234 Embry-Riddle Aero. U.–Dayt. Beach (FL) 6 4.5% 55.7% -0.2% 28% $34,398 $29,409 $32,121 $35,496 79% 977 1173
235 Macon State College (GA)* 5 12% -13.4% 49.7% $2,864 $1,941 $3,552 $7,235 46.9% 823 1053
236 West Virginia State University (WV)* 5 9.8% 25.7% -10.1% 43.7% $7,951 $6,918 $9,221 $9,517 89.6% 17 22
237 Augusta State University (GA)*? 5 23% -14.5% 43.3% $8,130 $7,016 $9,416 $12,985 59.1% 873 1087
238 Auburn Univ. at Montgomery (AL)* 5 9.2% 29.3% -12.5% 39.3% $9,550 $9,145 $10,673 $12,275 82.6% 19 23
239 GA Southwestern State Univ. (GA)* 5 6.1% 29.7% -12.6% 47% $10,086 $8,586 $10,664 $13,820 67.6% 890 1073
240 Shepherd University (WV)* 5 6.6% 43.3% -8% 31.7% $10,276 $9,059 $10,914 $14,451 89.6% 19 24
241 Concord University (WV)* 5 12.5% 37% -11.6% 46.7% $11,355 $7,764 $9,789 $12,884 53.6% 17 26
242 Univ. of S. Florida–St. Petersburg (FL)* 5 6.2% 30.7% -16.5% 34.7% $11,473 $5,965 $10,350 $14,168 49.8% 987 1153
243 Talladega College (AL) 5 22.2% 21.3% -5.7% 82.3% $12,367 $12,359 $14,042 51.9%
244 Allen University (SC) 5 18.4% 12.7% -9% 90.3% $12,561 $12,959 $14,001 54.1%
245 Univ. of South Carolina–Beaufort (SC)* 5 6.5% 21.3% -12.2% 36% $13,278 $11,183 $14,299 $16,768 73.6% 840 1020
246 Univ. of the District of Columbia (DC)* 5 9.8% 14.7% -4.1% 45.3% $14,760 $14,629 $16,387 58%
247 Judson College (AL) 5 8% 38% -14.9% 44.3% $16,019 $13,597 $15,523 $17,893 79.1% 19 24
248 Newberry College (SC) 5 8.3% 41% -5.2% 45.7% $17,067 $13,312 $19,284 $20,100 51.9% 863 1053
249 Hodges University (FL) 5 8.6% 19.3% -25.5% 65.7% $17,931 $17,788 $18,886 $20,300 70% 19 25
250 Webber International University (FL) 5 11.7% 34.7% -1.1% 43% $18,954 $16,143 $19,170 $20,082 58.2% 17 22
251 Berry College (GA) 5 3.5% 59.7% -8.5% 28.3% $20,430 $15,160 $17,208 $22,026 64.1% 1053 1273
252 Covenant College (GA) 5 3.6% 55.7% -11.1% 30.7% $20,948 $15,819 $17,528 $22,610 59.2% 1060 1327
253 Regent University (VA) 5 4% 36% -8.8% 48.7% $21,100 $17,959 $21,130 $24,548 82.4% 947 1220
254 Liberty University (VA) 5 4.7% 47.7% -5.7% 46% $21,270 $20,700 $20,523 $22,734 74.9%
255 Saint Augustines College (NC) 5 22.9% 27% 3.4% 71.7% $23,165 $22,997 $23,645 $26,370 47.9% 670 860
256 Westwood College–Annandale (VA)° 5 14% 27% 0.1% 63.7% $24,247 $24,344 $26,022 $27,601 56.9%
257 Warren Wilson College (NC) 5 3.5% 50.3% -14% 28% $25,078 $16,203 $21,240 $29,251 87.9% 1023 1320
258 Methodist University (NC) 5 7.3% 39.7% -3.6% 40% $25,936 $28,499 $31,289 62.5% 877 1060
259 Florida Institute of Technology (FL) 5 7.7% 56% -2.7% 34.3% $29,302 $22,113 $25,706 $31,365 58.4% 1040 1213
260 American Public Univ. System (WV)° 4 6.8% 19% -22.7% 19% $8,988 $9,214 $10,476 $13,252 66.1%
261 Brewton-Parker College (GA) 4 11.4% 22% -9.7% 45% $12,775 $15,565 $16,662 79% 801 1007
262 Salem International University (WV)° 4 16.4% 26.3% -5.1% 73% $16,136 $17,318 $18,070 $20,256 65.3%
263 Lees-McRae College (NC) 4 6.6% 27% -14.7% 47.3% $19,563 $14,135 $18,796 $19,915 64.8% 781 1132
264 North Carolina Wesleyan College (NC) 4 13.1% 21.3% -8.4% 64.7% $19,895 $23,916 $22,088 $24,426 59.6% 777 953
265 Reinhardt University (GA) 4 6.6% 38% -6.5% 35.3% $20,361 $17,852 $19,011 $15,885 56.3% 842 1106
266 Greensboro College (NC) 4 9.1% 39.3% -3.4% 35.7% $20,409 $20,098 $21,514 $26,173 46.4% 807 1096
267 Birmingham Southern College (AL) 4 6.1% 64% -7.2% 22.3% $20,905 $17,492 $18,495 $22,629 65.3% 23 29
268 Univ. of Phoenix–Columbus Georgia (GA)° 4 17% 13.7% -3.9% 76.3% $22,111 $22,083 $22,907 61.2%
269 Virginia Wesleyan College (VA) 4 7.8% 47% -3% 33.3% $22,559 $18,696 $19,944 $24,633 82.1% 880 1100
270 South University–West Palm Beach (FL)° 4 14.3% 22.3% -1.1% 70.3% $22,705 $23,281 $24,879 76.7%
271 South University–Columbia (SC)° 4 14.3% 17.3% -2.9% 74.7% $24,642 $24,464 $27,269 56.3%
272 DeVry University–Virginia (VA)° 4 14.6% 21% 0.6% 47.3% $25,119 $23,998 $26,112 $27,204 80.1%
273 South University–Savannah (GA)° 4 14.3% 20.3% -1.6% 72.7% $25,157 $25,710 $27,303 72.6%
274 Shenandoah University (VA) 4 4.6% 43.3% -10.6% 24.3% $25,680 $21,474 $23,220 $27,133 80.9% 893 1133
275 High Point University (NC) 4 7% 59.3% -4.2% 18% $29,121 $23,366 $27,381 $31,746 64.6% 991 1173
276 Strayer University–DC (DC)° 4 9.7% 28.7% 2.7% 37.7% $29,589 $28,252 51.2%
277 Lynn University (FL) 4 5.1% 41.7% -16.4% 20% $30,996 $24,402 $27,192 $35,166 60.6%
278 Truett-McConnell College (GA) 3 10.1% 25.3% -9.9% 36.3% $15,532 $13,734 $14,747 $17,552 82.1% 827 1080
279 Jacksonville University (FL) 3 7.3% 40.3% -12.4% 34.3% $20,178 $20,412 $20,969 $24,480 42.8% 933 1113
280 Univ. of Phoenix–Atlanta (GA)° 3 17% 13.7% -9.6% 62% $21,596 $21,542 60.6%
281 Belmont Abbey College (NC) 3 9.7% 39.3% -8.4% 48% $21,812 $21,492 $20,435 $23,036 66.7% 880 1120
282 Univ. of Phoenix–South Florida (FL)° 3 17% 18.7% -11.1% 52% $22,300 $22,043 $24,175 66.8%
283 Univ. of Phoenix–Central Florida (FL)° 3 17% 17.3% -8.5% 57.3% $22,487 $22,504 $23,877 69.5%
284 St. Andrews University (NC) 3 11.7% 42.3% -8.5% 37.7% $23,141 $17,100 $20,541 $23,883 60.9%
285 South University–Tampa (FL)° 3 14.3% 0% -21.9% 62% $24,920 $25,194 $26,531 63.3%
286 Oakwood University (AL) 3 12.4% 37.7% -7.2% 47.3% $25,184 $24,478 $24,853 $26,828 42.1% 17 22
287 Univ. of Phoenix–North Florida (FL)° 2 17% 15.3% -13.6% 48.3% $22,304 $22,109 $24,176 69.9%
288 Univ. of Phoenix–West Florida (FL)° 2 17% 17% -11.8% 48% $22,316 $22,266 68.2%