• For our "2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region" web feature, we salute 649 colleges in four regions of the country—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West—that we consider academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search.

    Please note that these lists are not ranked. These lists appear in alphabetical order. Schools marked "featured" have paid a fee for this designation.

    Rhodes College

    Rhodes College

    Memphis, TN
    • 1,999 Enrolled
    From the School: Rhodes College is a national, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in historic Memphis, ...

    Roanoke College

    Salem, VA
    • 1,992 Enrolled
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    Rollins College

    Winter Park, FL
    • 1,942 Enrolled
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    Samford University

    Birmingham, AL
    • 3,341 Enrolled
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    Sewanee--The University of the South

    Sewanee, TN
    • 1,731 Enrolled
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    Shepherd University

    Shepherdstown, WV
    • 3,436 Enrolled
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    Shorter College

    Rome, GA
    • 1,642 Enrolled
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    Southern Adventist University

    Collegedale, TN
    • 2,732 Enrolled
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    Spelman College

    Atlanta, GA
    • 2,125 Enrolled
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    Stetson University

    DeLand, FL
    • 3,089 Enrolled
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    Sweet Briar College

    Sweet Briar, VA
    • 365 Enrolled
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    Tennessee Technological University

    Cookeville, TN
    • 9,975 Enrolled
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    The University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

    Tuscaloosa, AL
    • 32,563 Enrolled
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    The University of North Carolina at Asheville

    Asheville, NC
    • 3,806 Enrolled
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    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

    Pembroke, NC
    • 5,680 Enrolled
    From the School: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke believes that there are many ways to learn. Our approach makes UNCP ...
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    Toccoa Falls College

    Toccoa Falls, GA
    • 1,254 Enrolled
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    Transylvania University

    Lexington, KY
    • 963 Enrolled
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    Troy University--Troy (formerly Troy State University)

    Troy University--Troy (formerly Troy State University)

    Troy, AL
    • 14,243 Enrolled
    From the School: Troy University, based in Alabama, is a public university founded in 1887. Through a network of locations and ...

    Tulane University

    New Orleans, LA
    • 6,377 Enrolled
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    Tuskegee University

    Tuskegee, AL
    • 2,480 Enrolled
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