College Values - Business AdministrationCVO Staff
Posted July 2015

In this article, we highlight the 50 most affordable competitive small colleges for business administration based on undergrad enrollment, percent of students admitted, SAT score threshold (particularly Critical Reading and Math), and net price.

Affordability plays a critical role when selecting a college or university. Competitive business schools can be expensive. However, none of the schools in our list of 50 report average net price of more than $20,000 per year; in fact, the most expensive school we list offers a net price of $19,211. Interestingly, the most affordable school on our list even eliminates tuition charges and reports a net price of just over $2,300 annually. This means that some may be able to earn a bachelor’s degree for less than $10,000.

Below are the criteria we used to select our information set based on data published by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Science National Center for Education Statistics (College Navigator).

Level of Award/Major – Schools that offer a bachelor’s degree in business administration
Maximum Enrollment – 3,000 or fewer undergraduate students
Maximum Percent of Applicants Admitted – Schools that admit 60% of applicants or fewer
SAT Scores – Minimum SAT Critical Reading of 420 and Minimum SAT Math of 420

From among the 105 schools in this selection, we chose the 50 with the lowest net price*, and we present them here in descending order of net price.

*College Navigator indicates that the average net price is for full-time undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship money at the federal, state, or local level, or from the institution itself. A beginning student is one who is entering higher education for the first time, not a returning student. Of note, the net price may not reflect particular program costs; therefore, it is important to contact the college or university directly to obtain the most recent tuition rate.

Ranking the 50 Most Affordable Competitive Small Colleges for Business Administration 2015

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#50 – Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, Virginia

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Net Price: $19,211
Admitted: 55%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 460
Min SAT Math: 470

Bridgewater College’s Economic and Business Administration Department offers a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a variety of concentration options. Students may major in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance, International Commerce, Marketing, or Organization Management. U.S. News and World Report ranks Bridgewater College 178th among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the country. The school dates back to 1880 and today operates as a private, liberal arts college, offering small class sizes and competitive admission. The school is affiliated with the Church of the Brethren and became the first private, co-educational liberal arts institution in Virginia. It was also one of the few accredited colleges of its kind in the South.

#49 – Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia

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Net Price: $19,147
Admitted: 18%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 650
Min SAT Math: 660

The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University offers a comprehensive business education from the highly esteemed and ranked Washington and Lee University. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business since 1927, The Williams School at Washington and Lee offers a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Business Administration. U.S. News and World Report ranks the University 14th among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States and the 9th Best Value School. Its business program is also named as among the Best Undergraduate Business Programs in the nation.

#48 – Capitol Technology University

Laurel, Maryland

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Net Price: $19,034
Admitted: 59%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 460
Min SAT Math: 470

Capitol Technology University offers several pathways to earn degrees in business administration. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration may be completed as a 2+2 Program or a 2+2+1 Program. The former allows students to arrive at Capitol Tech with a two-year associate’s degree and complete their bachelor’s in business administration in two more years. The latter program allows students to work toward their Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree while working on the BS in Business Administration. The college’s engineering programs are among the top tier undergraduate and online graduate programs of their kind, according to U.S. News and World Report.

#47 – Florida College

Temple Terrace, Florida

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Net Price: $19,016
Admitted: 59%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 470
Min SAT Math: 460

Florida College offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration through a program that stresses theoretical and analytical practice accompanied with ethical leadership training. Ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report, the school offers a distinctly Christian atmosphere geared toward training leaders and servants of God and man. The campus is located in the suburban area of Temple Terrace, Florida, sprawling across twenty acres. Florida College maintains a small campus setting to offer low student to faculty ratios and better learning environments.

#46 – St. Mary’s University

San Antonio, Texas

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Net Price: $18,828
Admitted: 58%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 470
Min SAT Math: 480

St. Mary’s University offers a comprehensive business administration program through their Greehey School of Business. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accredits this highly esteemed business program. Forbes magazine ranks St. Mary’s as the 86th Best College of its kind in the South, and in 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked St. Mary’s University the 5th in the West region among Great Schools at Great Prices. The Greehey School of Business’ nationally ranked programs in Business Administration include bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Management, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance and Risk Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing. A Master of Business Administration degree option is also available.

#45 – LaGrange College

Lagrange, Georgia

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Net Price: $18,666
Admitted: 58%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 460
Min SAT Math: 450

The business administration program at LaGrange College allows students to major in business and concentrate studies in a particular area of focus – from Sports Management to Entrepreneurship. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree from LaGrange provides the core principles needed to succeed in the world of business, combining leadership and business acumen. In 2014 and 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranked LaGrange College 13th among the Best Regional Colleges in the South. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks the school as a Best Value School. In 2013, the school received its 10th consecutive annual ranking among the top ten colleges for Best Value.

#44 – Converse College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Net Price: $18,663
Admitted: 52%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 480
Min SAT Math: 480

Converse College is a private women’s college founded in 1889. The school offers two types of business administration degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentration in Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, or Sports Management. The second business degree type is the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Economics or Finance. U.S. News and World Report ranks Converse College 23rd among the Best Regional Universities in the South for 2014-2015. Converse College is also ranked as the 5th Best Value School by U.S. News and World Report based on the net cost of attendance.

#43 – Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, Florida

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Net Price: $18,632
Admitted: 60%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 460
Min SAT Math: 470

Ave Maria University is a private Catholic university located in Ave Maria, Florida. The school’s history is mixed with the former Ave Maria College in Michigan. The Catholic philanthropist and former owner of Domino’s Pizza founded the college in 1998. The school offers a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration that emphasizes broad studies in marketing, management, finance, accounting, and business law. U.S. News and World Report ranks Ave Maria University among the tier 2 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the country. The school ranks 217th among the Best High School Counselor Rankings. The school is set in the suburban area of southwestern Florida.

#42 – Midway College

Midway, Kentucky

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Net Price: $18,624
Admitted: 54%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 490
Min SAT Math: 430

Midway College offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. The program is dedicated to training students for careers in areas of business, including marketing, accounting, and finance. Midway’s School of Business also offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration that covers business law, quantitative analysis, and project management. U.S. News and World Report ranks Midway College 61st among the Best Regional Colleges in the South. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits the school to award various degrees. Low student to faculty ratio of 14:1, accompanied with the small campus environment, promotes learning and growth among students.

#41 – Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, Texas

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Net Price: $18,588
Admitted: 51%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 450
Min SAT Math: 480

Business administration programs at Texas Lutheran University prepare students with the professional leadership skills necessary to work in all areas of business. Texas Lutheran University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, as well as a Master of Accountancy degree that may be earned at the same time as the bachelor’s in business administration. Minors in Business Administration, Business Methods for Historians, Business of the Arts, and Business of Science are also available. Texas Lutheran University has earned the number two spot on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges list as the 2nd Best Regional College in the West.

#40 – McMurry University

Abilene, Texas

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Net Price: $18,342
Admitted: 59%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 420
Min SAT Math: 440

The McMurry University School of Business offers a General Business Degree that provides students with broad, generalized, and practical approaches to the study of business. Business courses include business administration, economics, and finance, as well as other areas of concentration. Students earn a bachelor’s degree in General Business. McMurry University is a private higher learning institution founded in 1923. U.S. News and World Report ranks McMurry University 18th among the Best Regional Colleges in the West. U.S. News and World Report also ranks McMurry the 8th Best College for Veterans. McMurry offers a small campus student body population, with ninety-five percent of its students from Texas.

#39 – Concordia University- Chicago

River Forest, Illinois

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Net Price: $18,326
Admitted: 54%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 440
Min SAT Math: 450

Concordia University – Chicago branch, offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in a variety of concentrations. Students may also pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a variety of concentrations. Concordia is a Christian university ranked as the 80th Best Regional University in the West, the 27th Best College for Veterans, and the 107th Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report for 2014-2015. The Illinois State Board of Education approves all of Concordia’s degree programs and the Higher Learning Commission accredits the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Concordia is the first school to offer a combined certificate and MBA program for business managers.

#38 – Cairn University

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

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Net Price: $18,158
Admitted: 51%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 443
Min SAT Math: 430

Cairn University at Langhorne offers a Business Administration program that combines biblical studies, liberal arts, and business. Students graduating from the program earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Cairn University is a Christian school located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, ranked 111th among the Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. Total student enrollment is less than 1,000 students, offering small class sizes and intimate learning environments. The School of Business offers an online Master in Business Administration (MBA) that caters to working professionals and non-traditional students. Dual degrees are also available.

#37 – Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Texas

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Net Price: $18,048
Admitted: 54%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 420
Min SAT Math: 440

Howard Payne University’s School of Business offers business majors at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students may earn a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, as well as a Master of Business Administration. Programs are in alignment with the school’s Christian worldview. U.S. News and World Report ranks Howard Payne University 15th among the Best Regional Colleges in the West in its 2015 edition of Best Colleges. Howard Payne is also ranked as the 4th Best Value School and the 7th Best College for Veterans. Affordability combined with education quality set Howard Payne apart from similar schools. The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) accredits the business programs at Howard Payne.

#36 – Simpson University

Redding, California

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Net Price: $17,895
Admitted: 55%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 460
Min SAT Math: 450

Simpson University is a private, liberal arts college located in Redding, California. Founded in 1921, the school was established as a bible institute. Today, the school admits a diverse population of students and offers a broad degree-awarding program. The business program offers a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a minor in Business Administration. The BBA degree prepares students with a working knowledge of best business practices and core leadership skills within the context of a Christian worldview. U.S. News and World Report ranks Simpson University in Tier 2 among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. U.S. News and World Report ranks the school 153rd among the Best High School Counselor Rankings.

#35 – Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Net Price: $17,829
Admitted: 54%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 440
Min SAT Math: 420

The Division of Business at Xavier University of Louisiana offers the opportunity to pursue Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Business. Students may also minor in Business Administration or related fields of study. Students choosing Business as their concentration may emphasize studies in three distinct areas: Finance, Management, or Sales and Marketing. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Xavier University is a private school founded in 1915. The school is Catholic and historically Black, but today is rich in diversity among its student body. U.S. News and World Report ranks Xavier 178th among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation and 6th among the Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

#34 – University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Net Price: $17,757
Admitted: 54%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 440
Min SAT Math: 450

The University of Saint Francis at Fort Wayne is a liberal arts university that challenges and engages a diverse student body focused on achieving success in their studies. With Roman Catholic roots, the college adheres to the Catholic religion and nurture of bringing students up in their faith. U.S. News ranks University of Saint Francis 69h in the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest. The school offers a comprehensive business program through the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Undergraduate programs include EPIC Signature Program and Internship-Based Programs. Students may earn a Bachelor of Business Administration or EPIC Business Administration. Graduate programs include the Master of Business Administration or the Master of Business Administration in Sustainability.

#33 – Northland College

Ashland, Wisconsin

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Net Price: $17,245
Admitted: 59%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 485
Min SAT Math: 485

Located in the rural area of Ashland, Wisconsin, Northland College is a liberal arts institution and descendant of the United Church of Christ and Congregational Church. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities accredits the college. The business program consists of two major options: Business Management or Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Students may earn a Bachelor of Business Science in Business Management through program participation and Cooperative Education Internship. U.S. News and World Report ranks Northland College 172nd among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation. The Princeton Review ranks Northland College as one of the Top Green Schools and Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges in the United States and Canada.

#32 – Cumberland University

Lebanon, Tennessee

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Net Price: $17,147
Admitted: 47%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 420
Min SAT Math: 430

Cumberland University is a private university rich with history dating back to 1842. The school is located in Lebanon, Tennessee and offers a General Business program for students who want to pursue management and leadership roles in business. Upon satisfying requirements, graduates may earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business. Students have the option of emphasizing their business studies on management and graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. The Master of Business Administration in Service degree is also available as an on-site or online program. U.S. News and World Report ranks Cumberland among the best Regional Universities in the South. The ranking is not published.

#31 – Point University

West Point, Georgia

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Net Price: $17,078
Admitted: 54%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 420
Min SAT Math: 420

Point University is a private, liberal arts Christian school located approximately 60 miles southwest of Atlanta in the suburban city of West Point. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the school to award associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. The Department of Business provides students with the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Students may also minor in Business Administration. The minor is designed for non-business majors. U.S. News and World Report ranks Point University 74th among the Best Regional Colleges in the South and the 26th Best College for Veterans.

#30 – Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina

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Net Price: $16,994
Admitted: 53%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 430
Min SAT Math: 440

The Department of Business Administration at Coker College offers Business Administration degrees in Management, Marketing, and Sport Management. Students may specialize studies in areas of interest. The most popular business degree is the Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA). U.S. News and World Report ranks Coker College the 16th Best Regional College in the South in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges, and the 5th Best College for Veterans. According to Princeton Review and the school’s website, Coker College has been named a Best College in the Southeast for the tenth consecutive year. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the school.

#29 – Newman University

Wichita, Kansas

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Net Price: $16,943
Admitted: 45%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 460
Min SAT Math: 420

Newman University, a coeducational Catholic and liberal arts university located in Wichita, Kansas, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Newman’s Business department offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a concentration in management. The school also offers a Bachelor of Business Studies Online and a Minor in Business Communication. A joint MSW and MBA program is offered at the graduate level. U.S. News and World Report ranks Newman University 153rd among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and 112th among the Best Online Graduate Programs. Low tuition costs combined with small class sizes makes the school a cost-effective choice in higher education.

#28 – Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, Georgia

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Net Price: $16,922
Admitted: 49%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 450
Min SAT Math: 450

Toccoa Falls College is a Christian liberal arts college located in the rural area of Toccoa, Georgia. The scenic campus has been recognized as one of the most beautiful among small colleges, sitting at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Piedmont region. Founded in 1907, the school offers a variety of undergraduate programs, including Business Administration. Students wanting to pursue careers in business have the option of majoring in Business Administration to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BBA). Minors in Business Administration, International Business, Management, and Marketing are also available. U.S. News and World Report ranks Toccoa Falls College the 35th Best Regional College in the South, 12th Best College for Veterans, and 111th among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

#27 – Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, Oklahoma

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Net Price: $16,617
Admitted: 56%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 460
Min SAT Math: 470

Founded in 1910, Oklahoma Baptist University is a private Christian liberal arts university owned by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. The campus sprawls over 210 acres of land in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The school has obtained numerous rankings and accolades. U.S. News and World Report ranked the school 4th among the Best Regional Colleges in the West in its 2014-2015 edition of Best Colleges. The school ranks 10th among the Best Value Schools by U.S. News and World Report and was named among the state’s top-ranked universities by Forbes’ 2013 listing of America’s Best Colleges. The school’s College of Business awards bachelor’s degrees in Management, Marketing, and Accounting. Graduate degree programs include a Master of Business Administration in Energy Management, Leadership, or International Business.

#26 – University of Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota

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Net Price: $16,568
Admitted: 57%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 430
Min SAT Math: 430

University of Jamestown is a liberal arts college with Presbyterian affiliation, founded in 1883 and located in Jamestown, North Dakota. The school offers a comprehensive business program, accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. The school offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Business Communication, or Marketing. Other concentrations are available. U.S. News and World Report ranks University of Jamestown the 37th Best Regional College in the Midwest and the 12th Best College for Veterans.

#25 – Alderson Broaddus University

Phillippi, West Virginia

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Net Price: $16,551
Admitted: 43%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 420
Min SAT Math: 450

Alderson Broaddus University is a private, liberal arts university, formed and founded in 1932 by the union of two Baptist schools, with roots traced back to 1871. Today, the college offers a variety of undergraduate degree programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. U.S. News ranks the school 37th among the Best Regional Colleges in the South. The Commission on Institutions for Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the college.

#24 – Saint Xavier University

Chicago, Illinois

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Net Price: $16,465
Admitted: 51%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 455
Min SAT Math: 440

Founded in 1846, as a women’s college by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University operates today as a coeducational private institution in Chicago, Illinois. The Graham School of Management offers an undergraduate business program that awards Bachelor of Business Administration degrees and Business Certifications. Students may focus their studies on particular areas of concentration, such as finance, general business, or management. Graduate business programs include the MBA and MS in Business Analytics. U.S. News and World Report ranks Saint Xavier 49th in the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest. U.S. News also ranks several of the school’s graduate degree programs.

#23 – Wesleyan College

Macon, Georgia

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Net Price: $16,353
Admitted: 43%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 450
Min SAT Math: 430

Wesleyan College is a private, all-women’s liberal arts college located in the suburban area of Macon, Georgia. The school is the oldest member of the Seven Sisters of the South, chartered in 1836 and opened in 1839. The business program awards bachelor’s degrees in all areas of business, including Business Administration, International Business, and Economics. Certificate programs in Business Management are also available. U.S. News and World Report ranks Wesleyan College 133rd among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in its 2015 edition of Best Colleges, as well as the 6th Best College for Veterans.

#22 – Salem College

Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Net Price: $16,068
Admitted: 58%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 510
Min SAT Math: 490

Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Salem College is a liberal arts and all-women’s college established in 1772. While the school is classified as a women’s college, men who are 23 years of age and older may be admitted via the Continuing Education and graduate degree programs. The Department of Business and Economics at Salem College offers Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration. The four-year program prepares students for various careers in the field of business. U.S. News and World Report ranks Salem College the 148th Best National Liberal Arts College in the country in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges.

#21 – Dominican University

River Forest, Illinois

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Net Price: $15,882
Admitted: 60%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 490
Min SAT Math: 480

Dominican University is a coeducational, private Catholic school located in River Forest, Illinois. The school was founded in 1901 and today is well-known for academics and research, offering a wide variety of degree programs including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The Brennan School of Business awards degrees and certificates, including the Bachelor in Business Administration and the Master of Business Administration. MBA dual degree options are available. U.S. News and World Report ranks Dominican as the 19th Best Regional University in the Midwest and the 8th Best Value School, according to the 2015 edition of Best Colleges.

#20 – Culver-Stockton College

Canton, Missouri

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Net Price: $15,803
Admitted: 59%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 450
Min SAT Math: 450

Culver-Stockton College is a private liberal arts institution founded in 1853 as Christian University. The school is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was the first of its kind west of the Mississippi River that admitted both men and women. Today the college promotes an active learning environment that combines faith and the resiliency of the human spirit. U.S. News and World Report ranks Culver-Stockton College as the 34th Best Regional College in the Midwest and the 10th Best Value School. The college awards a variety of undergraduate degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Business with specializations in Accounting, Finance, Leadership, and Marketing.

#19 – Young Harris College

Young Harris, Georgia

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Net Price: $15,803
Admitted: 54%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 440
Min SAT Math: 430

Young Harris College is a private, liberal arts, and United Methodist-affiliated institution of higher learning, located in Young Harris, Georgia, a rural area found in the mountains of the northeast portion of the state. The school was founded in 1886, and today serves a student body population of just over 1,000. The school offers various undergraduate degree programs, including the Business and Public Policy major. Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Business and Public Policy, and non-business majors may also minor in Business and Public Policy. Small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratios promote favorable learning environments on campus.

#18 – Bryan College

Dayton, Tennessee

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Net Price: $15,258
Admitted: 38%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 450
Min SAT Math: 470

Located in the small town of Dayton, Tennessee, Bryan College is a Christian liberal arts institution established in 1930, following the 1925 Scopes Trial that allowed schools to teach from a biblical perspective. Today the college emphasizes Christian education through its studies and the lens of scripture. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, intended for students who wish to work in leadership roles in business. U.S. News and World Report ranks Bryan College 22nd among the Best Regional Colleges in the South. In the 2015 edition of Best Colleges, U.S. News ranked Bryan College 7th in Best Value Schools.

#17 – Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Manitowoc, Wisconsin

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Net Price: $15,189
Admitted: 60%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 438
Min SAT Math: 455

Located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college that operates under the Diocese of Green Bay. Holding to its Catholic roots, the college incorporates faith and knowledge in its program designs and curricula. The Math, Science, and Business Department at Silver Lake offers undergraduate programs in Business Management. Students may earn a Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Management. The school received a Tier 2 ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. The ranking number is not published.

#16 – North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina

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Net Price: $14,954
Admitted: 58%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 450
Min SAT Math: 470

North Greenville University is a small, comprehensive university located in the rural area of Tigerville, South Carolina. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the university. The school’s Business and Sports Management Department awards Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration. The department is a member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. U.S. News and World Report ranks North Greenville University as the 25th Best Regional College in the South in its 2015 edition of Best Colleges. The school has also received accolades for its online bachelor’s programs from U.S. News and Princeton Review.

#15 – Ursuline College

Pepper Pike, Ohio

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Net Price: $14,815
Admitted: 58%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 430
Min SAT Math: 480

Ursuline College is a small private college for women located in Pepper Pike, Ohio. The school has Roman Catholic ties and is one of the oldest institutions for women in the United States. The campus sits approximately ten miles from Cleveland, amid lush landscape and meticulously groomed lawns. The school offers various undergraduate degrees and graduate programs. The Business Administration Department awards Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degrees upon completion of the program. U.S. News and World Report ranks Ursuline College the 54th Best Regional University in the Midwest. The school’s online MBA program also ranks among the best in its class.

#14 – University of Minnesota – Morris

Morris, Minnesota

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Net Price: $14,536
Admitted: 58%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 530
Min SAT Math: 530

University of Minnesota Morris is a public, liberal arts college founded in 1960. The school is set in the rural area of Morris, Minnesota and offers Bachelor of Arts degrees to qualifying students. The five most popular majors at University of Minnesota Morris, as listed by U.S. News and World Report, are biology, business administration, economics and management, English, and history. The school offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Management, which combine business administration studies. U.S. News and World Report ranks the university 139th among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the country, and 7th Top Public School.

#13 – Lyon College

Batesville, Arkansas

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Net Price: $14,307
Admitted: 59%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 470
Min SAT Math: 540

Founded in 1872, Lyon College is a co-ed, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The school is the oldest of its kind in the state of Arkansas. Lyon College offers various undergraduate degrees, including the Bachelor in Business Administration. The major prepares students with business core courses in four specialized areas of study – Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, and Management. U.S. News and World Report ranks Lyon College the 165th Best National Liberal Arts College in its 2015 edition of Best Colleges. Princeton Review has recognized the school for ten consecutive years as a Best College in the Southeast.

#12 – Mount Mary University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Net Price: $13,711
Admitted: 54%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 468
Min SAT Math: 473

Mount Mary University is a private, Catholic, and liberal arts college founded in 1913 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. The school is the state of Wisconsin’s first four-year Catholic institution that granted degrees to women. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the school. Mount Mary awards Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degrees, as well as post-baccalaureate certificates in business administration. U.S. News and World Report ranks Mount Mary University the 91st Best Regional University in the Midwest and the 33rd Best College for Veterans.

#11 – SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome

Utica, New York

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Net Price: $12,810
Admitted: 48%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 450
Min SAT Math: 500

The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, known as SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome is a public university that offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The school offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. AACSB accredits the programs. At the graduate level, MBA programs in Technology Management and Health Services Management are also offered. U.S. News and World Report ranks SUNY 106th among the Best Regional Universities in the North and the 33rd Top Public School in its 2015 edition of Best Colleges. The school also made the ranking of the 38th Best College for Veterans.

#10 – College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, Missouri

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Net Price: $12,073
Admitted: 13%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 510
Min SAT Math: 450

The College of the Ozarks is a Christian liberal arts school, situated in the rural area of Point Lookout, Missouri. The college offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Students may earn a bachelor degree in Business Administration with specific areas of concentration, including General Business Emphasis, Marketing Emphasis, or Management Emphasis. Students may also minor in Business Administration. U.S. News and World Report ranks College of the Ozarks 4th among the Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest. The school is ranked #1 as the Best Value School in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report, with nearly 94% of students receiving need-based grants.

#9 – Central Baptist College

Conway, Arkansas

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Net Price: $11,574
Admitted: 54%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 430
Min SAT Math: 470

Central Baptist College was founded in 1952 as Conway Baptist College and is affiliated with the Baptist Missionary Association of Arkansas. The private, four-year college awards associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in a variety of programs. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the institution. Central Baptist’s Business Department awards the associate’s degree in Business and the bachelor’s in Business Administration. U.S. News and World Report ranks Central Baptist College the 69th Best Regional College in the South and the 23rd Best College for Veterans in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges.

#8 – Adams State University

Alamosa, Colorado

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Net Price: $11,293
Admitted: 53%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 440
Min SAT Math: 450

Adams State University is a small, affordable, and state-supported university that focuses on liberal arts education. The school is located in Alamosa, Colorado and was originally founded as a teacher’s college in 1921. Both undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered at the institution. Adams State University’s School of Business awards Bachelor of Arts degrees and Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration. Online and distance degree programs are available. A graduate MBA with online curricula is a popular choice for adult learners. The school is small, offering low student-to-faculty ratios and intimate learning environments. U.S. News and World Report ranks the school among the Best Regional Universities in the West.

#7 – New Mexico Tech

Socorro, New Mexico

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Net Price: $10,735
Admitted: 41%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 550
Min SAT Math: 570

New Mexico Tech, located in Socorro, New Mexico, offers over thirty Bachelor of Science degree programs in the sciences and engineering, management, and technology. For those interested in business and business management, Bachelor of Science degrees in Management and Management of Technology are available. The programs combine technology with business management to offer a different perspective in the area of business. USA Today ranks New Mexico Tech as the 2nd Best Value College. In U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges, New Mexico Tech ranks 3rd as the Top Public School and Regional University in the West.

#6 – Brigham Young University – Hawaii

Laie, Hawaii

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Net Price: $10,660
Admitted: 36%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 470
Min SAT Math: 480

Brigham Young University in Hawaii is a private university owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Approximately 97 percent of the school’s student body are members of the LDS church. The College of Business, Computing and Government offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management. Students learn the value and application of business administration while focusing studies on leadership and management. U.S. News and World Report ranks BYU-Hawaii the 16th Best Regional College in the West in its 2015 edition of Best Colleges.

#5 – Concord University

Athens, West Virginia

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Net Price: $10,275
Admitted: 46%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 430
Min SAT Math: 420

Founded by veterans in 1872, Concord University is a public and liberal arts college located in the rural area of Athens, West Virginia. The school is recognized for its picturesque campus and small class sizes. U.S. News and World Report ranks the college 50th among the Best Regional Colleges in the South. The school has also earned the 5th place ranking among Top Public Schools by U.S. News and World Report. The college’s Division of Business offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration with areas of emphasis in Accounting, Finance, and Management, to name a few. The Military Times EDGE Magazine named Concord the nation’s 3rd best 4-year college for veterans in 2014.

#4 – Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, Mississippi

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Net Price: $9,766
Admitted: 43%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 440
Min SAT Math: 550

Mississippi University for Women, often referred to as MUW or the “W”, is a co-educational institution that is open to the public, both men and women. The school has offered admission to men since 1982. MUW offers a Bachelor of Science in Business, which is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs. Qualifying students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with specific areas of concentration, such as General Business or Management. U.S. News and World Report ranks Mississippi University for Women the 47th Best Regional University in the South, the 18th Top Public School, and the 14th Best College for Veterans.

#3 – Texas A&M University – Texarkana

Texarkana, Texas

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Net Price: $9,288
Admitted: 37%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 430
Min SAT Math: 460

Texas A&M University in Texarkana, Texas is among the newest members of the Texas A&M University System. The school is a public university that awards all levels of degrees. The school’s College of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with options to concentrate studies in areas of Finance, Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, or Marketing. Students may also earn their Master of Business Administration (MBA). The school holds the distinction of offering one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Texas. Over 65 percent of students are eligible for some form of financial aid.

#2 – Southern University at New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Net Price: $8,528
Admitted: 49%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 420
Min SAT Math: 420

Southern University at New Orleans, also known as SUNO, is a historically black university, which remains a member of the Southern University System and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Located in the heart of New Orleans, the school maintains a small size in order to offer a low student-to-faculty ratio. SUNO’s College of Business and Public Administration awards a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Entrepreneurship and Business Management.

#1 – Berea College

Berea, Kentucky

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Net Price: $2,323
Admitted: 34%
Min SAT Critical Reading: 510
Min SAT Math: 513

Berea College is a Christian liberal arts college located in the rural area of Berea, Kentucky. The school is said to be among the first of its kind in the South to integrate co-educational studies in a racially diverse environment. Berea College does not charge tuition and admits each student with an award scholarship valued at approximately $20,900 per year. The school’s Economics and Business Program awards the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. U.S. News and World Report ranks Berea College the 69th Best National Liberal Arts College in the country.

SOURCES

• Forbes Magazine, America’s Top Colleges and Top 25 Best Value Colleges
• Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator
• Princeton Review, College Rankings
• U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges Rankings and Lists

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