A national nod for a local university. 'US News and World Report' has given high honors to the University of Charleston. The school is number 14 out of 119 of the top regional colleges in the south. "Regional College" are schools that focus on undergraduate degrees, but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts. The University of Charleston is home to more than 1,400 students from more than 30 countries and 31 states.