Smaller Private Colleges in the Southeast

More than half of all college freshmen are enrolled at a college within 100 miles of their permanent home. Only a small fraction venture further than 500 miles from home for college.

But knowing which colleges are in your region is important for several reasons. First, because of their location, these colleges provide you a good opportunity to visit the campus. Even if you move far away for college, seeing what is available nearby will help you decide which type of college fits you best. Also, colleges nearby may have state-funded merit aid programs that extend across state lines. So you may be able to pay in-state tuition for a college that is located across state lines.

These are the private colleges and universities with fewer than 1,250 full-time undergrads located in the Southeast: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Tuition listed is for one full academic year, based on 2007 data.

Smaller private colleges in the Southeast

College City State Full-time undergrads Tuition
Judson College Marion AL 353 $11,120
Talladega College Talladega AL 447 $7,128
Huntingdon College Montgomery AL 813 $18,270
Stillman College Tuscaloosa AL 813 $12,186
Birmingham Southern College Birmingham AL 1,198 $24,300
Central Baptist College Conway AR 456 $9,040
Lyon College Batesville AR 461 $15,960
Arkansas Baptist College Little Rock AR 503 $5,500
Philander Smith College Little Rock AR 507 $8,402
Williams Baptist College Walnut Ridge AR 541 $10,370
University of the Ozarks Clarksville AR 597 $16,110
Hendrix College Conway AR 1,089 $24,498
Beacon College Leesburg FL 116 $26,950
Trinity International University Davie FL 150 $9,095
Clearwater Christian College Clearwater FL 595 $13,160
Everglades University Boca Raton FL 675 $11,720
Edward Waters College Jacksonville FL 772 $9,176
Thomas University Thomasville GA 236 $10,570
Atlanta Christian College East Point GA 376 $14,120
Toccoa Falls College Toccoa Falls GA 454 $13,825
Wesleyan College Macon GA 459 $16,500
Life University Marietta GA 500 $7,605
Emmanuel College Franklin Springs GA 618 $11,466
Paine College Augusta GA 896 $10,694
Agnes Scott College Decatur GA 923 $27,387
Oglethorpe University Atlanta GA 946 $24,442
Reinhardt College Waleska GA 988 $14,870
Piedmont College Demorest GA 990 $16,500
LaGrange College LaGrange GA 1,000 $18,500
Brewton-Parker College Mount Vernon GA 1,041 $14,050
Shorter College Rome GA 1,067 $15,160
Covenant College Lookout Mountain GA 1,202 $22,840
Brescia University Owensboro KY 425 $14,220
Union College Barbourville KY 612 $16,020
Alice Lloyd College Pippa Passes KY 621 $8,250
Pikeville College Pikeville KY 749 $13,750
Spalding University Louisville KY 825 $16,950
Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro KY 931 $14,550
Transylvania University Lexington KY 1,125 $22,300
Centre College Danville KY 1,131 $28,000
Midway College Midway KY 1,132 $15,775
Asbury College Wilmore KY 1,156 $21,286
Louisiana College Pineville LA 882 $11,490
Our Lady of Holy Cross College New Orleans LA 895 $7,350
Centenary College of Louisiana Shreveport LA 934 $20,950
Dillard University New Orleans LA 1,103 $12,240
Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain MS 374 $8,100
Rust College Holly Springs MS 808 $6,600
Tougaloo College Tougaloo MS 946 $9,710
Millsaps College Jackson MS 1,102 $23,352
Bennett College for Women Greensboro NC 598 $14,648
Brevard College Brevard NC 648 $18,750
Peace College Raleigh NC 665 $21,628
St Andrews Presbyterian College Laurinburg NC 758 $18,192
Chowan University Murfreesboro NC 812 $17,030
Warren Wilson College Swannanoa NC 837 $21,384
Montreat College Montreat NC 845 $18,056
Lees-McRae College Banner Elk NC 861 $19,500
Salem College Winston Salem NC 864 $19,190
Livingstone College Salisbury NC 888 $12,174
Barton College Wilson NC 1,056 $18,886
Greensboro College Greensboro NC 1,081 $20,810
Pfeiffer University Misenheimer NC 1,098 $17,520
Catawba College Salisbury NC 1,148 $20,836
Saint Augustines College Raleigh NC 1,243 $13,206
Allen University Columbia SC 506 $9,884
Erskine College and Seminary Due West SC 621 $21,680
Voorhees College Denmark SC 723 $7,460
Converse College Spartanburg SC 788 $23,344
Newberry College Newberry SC 889 $20,891
Morris College Sumter SC 894 $9,250
Coker College Hartsville SC 1,027 $18,602
Columbia College Columbia SC 1,082 $21,650
Anderson University Anderson SC 1,215 $17,850
Presbyterian College Clinton SC 1,219 $26,320
Le Moyne-Owen College Memphis TN 561 $10,298
Lambuth University Jackson TN 741 $17,400
Milligan College Milligan College TN 745 $19,510
Martin Methodist College Pulaski TN 767 $16,554
Tennessee Wesleyan College Athens TN 845 $15,550
Fisk University Nashville TN 888 $15,620
Bryan College Dayton TN 920 $16,320
Cumberland University Lebanon TN 955 $15,550
Crichton College Memphis TN 956 $11,136
Maryville College Maryville TN 1,137 $25,350
King College Bristol TN 1,138 $19,262
Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville TN 1,161 $15,512
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate TN 1,185 $14,400