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Directory of Bachelor's Universities & Colleges in Southern U.S. - U.S. News University Directory

Bachelor's colleges of the southern U.S., ranked by U.S. News & World Report as Regional Colleges - South, can confer associate's and bachelor's programs on their graduates. Fewer than half of the degrees awarded at these institutions are in a liberal arts field.

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Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

Founded in 1890, Asbury University is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Wilmore, Kentucky. The campus sits on 65 acres just 15 miles south of Lexington. The school prides itself on being leader in preparing students in the fields of education, media communication, and Christian ministries.

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High Point University

High Point, NC

High Point University was founded in 1924 as a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist church in High Point, North Carolina. The 300-acre campus is located about 30 minutes from both Greensboro and Winston-Salem. The university's Panther athletes complete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. Among the most popular majors at High Point University are business/commerce, communication, organizational behavior studies, elementary education and teaching, and psychology.

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John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

A private Christian college located in Siloam Spring, Ark., John Brown University was founded in 1919. Some of the most popular majors at JBU include business, management, marketing, education, theology, and communication. The school prides itself on educating students in academic excellence, spiritual development, and professional preparation. This is expressed in the school's "Head, Heart, Hand" motto.

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University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

Founded in 1834, the University of the Ozarks is a private school affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The 30-acre campus is located in Clarksville, Ark. The school offers a liberal arts education as well as practical career preparation, all of it grounded in a Christian environment. Among the school's most popular undergraduate majors are business, management, marketing, communicatons and journalism.

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Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

Founded in 1883 as a private college, Florida Southern College is located between Orlando and Tampa, in the city of Lakeland, Fla. If you are looking for sunshine, the campus area boasts an average 330 sunny days per year. The campus has also been designated a National Historic Landmark complete with buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and stunning views of Lake Hollingsworth. The college offers more than 50 majors including nursing, fine arts, business, psychology, biological sciences, and chemistry, just to name a few.

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Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

Founded in 1955, Covenant College is a private institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in Amerca. The 350-acre campus is located in Lookout Mountain, Ga. The school emphasizes a liberal arts education and the school motto is "In all things Christ preeminent." Students can choose to participate in more than 50 student organizations and are required to live on campus for the first three years of school.

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Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

Founded in 1891, Meredith College is a private women's college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The college's academic program emphasizes liberal arts with a focus on cultural understanding. Students have a opportunity to choose from over 45 available majors. Some of the most popular of these majors among the students include business administration, psychology, child development, interior design and biology/biological sciences.

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Flagler College

St. Augustine, FL

Founded in 1968, Flagler College is a private school located in St. Augustine, Fla. The 42-acre campus is situated near St. Augustine's historic town center, about four miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The school's central building, Ponce De Leon Hall, is a National Historic Landmark. Students can choose to participate in more than 30 student clubs and organizations. Among the school's most popular majors are business, management, marketing, communications and journalism.

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Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

Founded in 1866, Milligan College is a private school affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The 181-acre campus is located in the city of Milligan College, Tenn. Students can choose from about 25 undergraduate majors and also can participate in more than 40 student clubs and organizations. Students are required to participate in the college's Spiritual Formation Program, which involves attending 150 spiritual development events.

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Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Founded in 1881, Tuskegee University is a private school located in Tuskegee, Ala. The 5,000-acre campus is located in a rural area and is a historically black university. The school houses one of the oldest nursing programs in the United States and is the only historically black college with a fully accredited College of Veterinary Medicine program that offers a doctoral degree. The university campus is a National Historic Site.

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Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV

Founded in 1954, Wheeling Jesuit University is a private school affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The 65-acre campus is located in Wheeling, W. Vir. The school's mission is to educate students in academic rigor, written and verbal communications, spiritual discernment, the care of others and social justice. Among the most popular majors at Wheeling are health professions, business, management, marketing and psychology.

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West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV

Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private school affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The 110-acre campus is in a rural setting in Buckhannon, W. Vir. Students can choose from more than 40 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, education and nursing. The school also offers athletic programs and more than 70 campus organizations to join.

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LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

A private school founded in 1831, LaGrange College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The 120-acre campus is located in LaGrange, Ga. The oldest private college in Georgia, LaGrange was an all-women's school until 1953. Students can choose to participate in 40 different school organizations and there also is an active Greek community. Notable alumni include "Blondie" cartoonist Dean Young.

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Aquinas College

Nashville, TN

Founded in 1961, Aquinas College is a private Catholic institution rooted in the Dominican tradition.  The school occupies 83 urban acres in Nashville, Tennessee and offers degree programs in business, education, the liberal arts and nursing.  Students participate in a rich spiritual life and activities like the Fall Festival, Mardi Gras Celebration and Spring Fling.

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Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman College is a private school affiliated with the Baptist Church. The 90-acre campus is in Jefferson City, Tenn. The school offers a Christian liberal arts education and received a Presidential Award in General Community Service in 2012. Among the most popular undergraduate majors at the school are education, health professions, business, management and marketing.

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Catawba College

Salisbury, NC

Founded in 1851, Catawba College is a private school affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The 276-acre campus is located in a suburban area of Salisbury, N.C., which is about midway between Charlotte and Winston-Salem. The school mission is to blend a liberal arts education with professional studies. The most popular undergraduate majors include business, management and marketing, as well as education and communications.

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Coker College

Hartsville, SC

Founded in 1908, Coker College is a private institution located in Hartsville, S.C. The 37-acre campus is in a rural setting. The school mission statement emphasizes providing an education that emphasizes the "practical application" of a liberal arts education as well as a focus on hands-on learning. Some of the more popular majors at Coker College are business administration, sociology, elementary education and teaching.

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University of South Carolina--Aiken

Aiken, SC

The University of South Carolina Aiken was founded in 1961 as a public institution. As a member of the University of South Carolina system USCA provides its students with the advantages of the small institution and the resources of a major university system. The most popular majors at the university include business, marketing, management, education, and social sciences.

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University of Charleston

Charleston, WV

Founded in 1888, the University of Charleston is a private school located in Charleston, W.Vir. The 40-acre campus sits on the banks of the Kanawha River, across from the state Capitol. The most popular undergraduate majors are business, management and marketing, health professions, biomedical sciences and education. The campus, in the heart of the capitol city, is the location for many community events, concerts and festivals.

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Lenoir-Rhyne University

Hickory, NC

Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Ryne University is a private school affiliated with the Lutheran Church. The 100-acre campus is in Hickory, N.C. The school emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences and encourages faith development. Among the most popular majors are health professions, business, management, marketing, education, and parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies.

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Anderson University

Anderson, SC

Founded in 1911, Anderson University is a private school affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The 271-acre campus is located in Anderson, S.C. and promotes a Christian enviornment. Students can choose from more than 50 majors and concentrations, as well as MBA, Masters of Education and Masters of Ministry programs. The university is also known for its School of Interior Design.

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Bryan College

Dayton, TN

Bryan College, founded in 1930, is a private school located in rural Dayton, Tenn. The school mission is simple and straightforward: "Educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today's world." Among the most popular majors at Bryan College are busines, management, communication, education and psychology.

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Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

Blue Mountain College, founded in 1873, is a private college affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The 44-acre campus is located in rural Blue Mountain, Miss. The school offers a liberal arts education and, while not a Bible college, the school requires Bible classes for each student. The most popular majors at Blue Mountain are education, psychology, Bible studies and social sciences.

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Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

Founded in 1854, Huntingdon College is affiliated with the Methodist Church. The 71-acre campus is located in the Old Cloverdale neighborhood of Montgomery, Ala. The school offers a liberal arts education "committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom and service." Students can choose from more than 20 majors. The school offers a free laptop to every full-time student. The school also encourages service in the community, including working with the Montgomery Food Bank.

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Averett University

Danville, VA

Averett University, founded in 1859, is a private school associated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. The school is located in Danville, Vir., on a 250-acre campus. Combining a liberal arts education with professional education, Averett offers undergraduate degrees in more than two dozen majors. There are satellite campuses for adult learners across Virginia, including locations Abingdon, Martinsville, South Boston, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, Quantico, Petersburg, Chesapeake and Newport News.

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