Schools Ranked by Acceptance Rate

A college’s overall quality and prestige is in part determined by its selectivity, of which acceptance rate is an indicator. The acceptance rate figures are provided by the IPEDS database, a tool offered by the U.S. Department of Education. The data is for the fall 2012 entering undergraduate class.

IPEDS did not have acceptance rate figures for all of the colleges on our list. We did not, however, want to penalize those colleges without data. To that end, we simply excluded those schools from the rankings in this category.

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Rank School FT to PT
Faculty Ratio
Institution
Fin. Aid Rate
Acceptance Rate Retention Rate Graduation Rate Accred.
Years
Default
Rate
Job Place. Rate  
N/A

7200 NW 86th St
Kansas City, Missouri 64153
(800) 955-2527

N/A 100% N/A N/A 0% 53 0% N/A  
N/A

1620 Edward P Smith Drive
Aberdeen, Washington 98520-7599
(360) 532-9020

0.86 to 1 9% N/A 57% 38% 66 12% N/A  
N/A

6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020-8299
(903) 465-6030

N/A 17% N/A N/A 22% 47 0% N/A  
N/A

1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801
(775) 738-8493

0.36 to 1 13% N/A 77% 27% 40 12% N/A  
N/A

2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls, Montana 59405
(406) 771-4300

0.46 to 1 10% N/A N/A 19% 35 0% N/A  
N/A

One College Dr
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739
(413) 775-1000

0.51 to 1 14% N/A 60% 25% 48 10% N/A  
N/A

738 S Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, South Carolina 29607-2418
(864) 250-8000

N/A 19% N/A N/A 8% 46 6% N/A  
N/A

601 High Point Rd.
Jamestown, North Carolina 27282
(336) 334-4822

0.61 to 1 5% N/A 52% 12% 45 13% N/A  
N/A

5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, Florida 32401
(850) 769-1551

0.60 to 1 7% N/A N/A 38% 52 0% N/A  
N/A

100 College Drive
Weldon, North Carolina 27890
(252) 536-7242

N/A 6% N/A N/A 20% 39 3% N/A  
N/A

401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, Maryland 21015-1698
(443) 412-2000

0.37 to 1 13% N/A N/A 19% 47 4% N/A  
N/A

1 HACC Dr.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999
(717) 780-2300

0.50 to 1 10% N/A N/A 10% 47 0% N/A  
N/A

200 W. Kawili Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091
(808) 934-2500

N/A 26% N/A N/A 18% 41 15% N/A  
N/A

185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, North Carolina 28721-9901
(828) 627-2821

N/A 5% N/A N/A 28% 41 0% N/A  
N/A

9000 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445
(952) 995-1300

N/A 6% N/A N/A 26% 15 7% N/A  
N/A

100 Reservoir Rd
Herkimer, New York 13350-1598
(315) 866-0300

N/A 5% N/A N/A 30% 42 0% 46%  
N/A

606 W Main
Highland, Kansas 66035-4165
(785) 442-6000

N/A 51% N/A N/A 34% 37 18% N/A  
N/A

2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800
(206) 878-3710

0.67 to 1 19% N/A 57% 31% 49 8% N/A  
N/A

505 East Main Street
Raymond, Mississippi 39154
(601) 857-5261

1.26 to 1 25% N/A 60% 15% 86 14% N/A  
N/A

11298 SE Gomez
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455-1065
(772) 546-5534

N/A 22% N/A 75% 43% 28 0% N/A  
N/A

303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, Massachusetts 1040
(413) 552-2000

0.32 to 1 21% N/A N/A 18% 44 10% N/A  
N/A

874 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817-4598
(808) 845-9211

1.70 to 1 23% N/A 55% 14% 44 13% N/A  
N/A

720 North Dr.
Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240
(270) 707-3700

0.66 to 1 10% N/A 55% 23% 43 12% N/A  
N/A

2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, South Carolina 29526
(843) 347-3186

0.47 to 1 1% N/A 54% 14% 42 0% 97%  
N/A

1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, Texas 79720
(432) 264-5000

1.45 to 1 27% N/A 54% 26% 59 14% N/A  
N/A

80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy, New York 12180
(518) 629-4822

N/A 7% N/A N/A 25% 45 6% N/A  
N/A

6650 Inglewood Ave
Stockton, California 95207-3896
(209) 478-0800

N/A 7% N/A N/A 84% 22 0% 60%  
N/A

900 Fifth Ave
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
(304) 697-7550

N/A 9% N/A N/A 32% 17 0% N/A  
N/A

921 S 8th Ave
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
(208) 282-2700

2.99 to 1 40% N/A 62% 35% 96 5% N/A  
N/A

One College Drive
East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001
(309) 694-5422

0.41 to 1 13% N/A 59% 21% 42 15% N/A  
N/A

2200 College Drive
Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863
(618) 393-2982

0.41 to 1 80% N/A N/A 41% 53 0% N/A  
N/A

815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, Illinois 61348-9692
(815) 224-2720

0.51 to 1 7% N/A 52% 35% 85 8% N/A  
N/A

4021 S 700 E Ste 400
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
(800) 972-5149

N/A 1% N/A N/A 0% 33 0% N/A  
N/A

525 Grandview Ave
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
(641) 683-5111

N/A 18% N/A N/A 24% 34 10% N/A  
N/A

3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596
(772) 462-4772

0.35 to 1 15% N/A N/A 41% 49 13% N/A  
N/A

5104 Eisenhower Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33634
(813) 881-0007

N/A 14% N/A N/A 0% 5 0% N/A  
N/A

One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
(515) 576-7201

0.35 to 1 48% N/A N/A 41% 40 14% 80%  
N/A

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-1057
(712) 325-3200

N/A 21% N/A N/A 19% 39 12% N/A  
N/A

1851 Hwy 169 East
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744-3397
(218) 322-2300

1.26 to 1 14% N/A 53% 31% 17 13% N/A  
N/A

50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N. Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-5752
(317) 921-4800

0.28 to 1 7% N/A 46% 8% 45 0% N/A  
N/A

1651 E Parham Road
Richmond, Virginia 23228-2327
(804) 371-3000

N/A 5% N/A N/A 13% 40 10% N/A  
N/A

2111 Emmons Rd
Jackson, Michigan 49201-8399
(517) 787-0800

0.22 to 1 14% N/A N/A 13% 81 10% N/A  
N/A

4240 Campus Dr
Lima, Ohio 45804
(419) 221-1112

0.72 to 1 12% N/A 55% 18% 35 0% N/A  
N/A

133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville, North Carolina 28349
(910) 296-2400

0.88 to 1 9% N/A N/A 12% 41 5% N/A  
N/A

525 Falconer St
Jamestown, New York 14701
(716) 338-1000

0.27 to 1 13% N/A N/A 30% 58 10% 14%  
N/A

109 E Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2005
(502) 213-4000

0.81 to 1 0% N/A N/A 15% 9 17% N/A  
N/A

1220 Coffeen St
Watertown, New York 13601-1897
(315) 786-2200

0.53 to 1 9% N/A N/A 27% 45 10% N/A  
N/A

220 Alco Dr
Brewton, Alabama 36426
(251) 867-4832

N/A 55% N/A N/A 27% 20 0% N/A  
N/A

2601 Carson Rd
Birmingham, Alabama 35215-3098
(205) 853-1200

0.46 to 1 15% N/A N/A 12% 46 6% N/A  
N/A

1 Mid America Plaza, Suite #130
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
(630) 560-6300

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, Virginia 23831-5316
(804) 796-4000

0.28 to 1 2% N/A 51% 12% 45 7% N/A  
N/A

1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, Illinois 62305-8736
(217) 224-6500

0.28 to 1 25% N/A N/A 31% 34 8% N/A  
N/A

12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, Kansas 66210-1299
(913) 469-8500

N/A 12% N/A N/A 13% 39 9% N/A  
N/A

245 College Road
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577-2350
(919) 934-3051

0.60 to 1 5% N/A N/A 29% 37 3% N/A  
N/A

1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938
(815) 729-9020

N/A 7% N/A N/A 11% 97 11% N/A  
N/A

5353 Arlington Expy
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
(904) 743-1122

0.14 to 1 0% N/A N/A 38% 57 0% N/A  
N/A

9697 East Mineral Avenue
Centennial, Colorado 80112
(800) 811-5663

0.12 to 1 0% N/A N/A 0% 15 2% N/A  
N/A

933 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
(412) 338-4770

N/A 4% N/A N/A 38% 47 0% N/A  
N/A

9055 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, California 92123
(858) 279-4500

N/A 1% N/A N/A 86% 33 0% N/A  
N/A

1801 E Kimberly Rd Ste 1
Davenport, Iowa 52807
(563) 355-3500

N/A 32% N/A N/A 11% 17 0% N/A  
N/A

450 North Ave
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-3397
(269) 965-3931

0.31 to 1 3% N/A N/A 21% 49 8% N/A  
N/A

92 Western Ave
Fairfield, Maine 04937-1367
(207) 453-5000

N/A 30% N/A N/A 34% 11 6% 63%  
N/A

3300 Lake Road West
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
(440) 964-3322

0.73 to 1 7% N/A 49% 16% 56 0% N/A  
N/A

300 E. 6th Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103-7020
(605) 221-3100

0.17 to 1 13% N/A N/A 4% 28 9% N/A  
N/A

10775 N Saint Helen Road
Roscommon, Michigan 48653
(989) 275-5000

0.44 to 1 16% N/A N/A 15% 38 11% N/A  
N/A

7390 South Sixth Street
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603-7121
(541) 882-3521

0.28 to 1 8% N/A 58% 2% 10 11% N/A  
N/A

5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
(217) 234-5253

1.55 to 1 23% N/A 56% 34% 41 10% 96%  
N/A

1801 College Dr N
Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301-1598
(701) 662-1600

0.30 to 1 56% N/A 45% 40% 40 9% 75%  
N/A

2101 Trinity Rd
Duluth, Minnesota 55811-3399
(800) 432-2884

0.79 to 1 0% N/A 48% 31% 16 7% N/A  
N/A

1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015-1414
(920) 693-1000

0.76 to 1 15% N/A N/A 40% 37 5% 77%  
N/A

410 Front St
Orange, Texas 77630
(409) 883-7750

1.09 to 1 9% N/A 45% 22% 25 0% N/A  
N/A

2990 Landrum Education Dr
Oakwood, Georgia 30566
(770) 531-6300

N/A 2% N/A 70% 35% 42 0% N/A  
N/A

419 N Capitol Ave
Lansing, Michigan 48901-7210
(517) 483-1957

0.12 to 1 7% N/A N/A 9% 50 12% N/A  
N/A

1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007-3299
(307) 778-5222

0.47 to 1 48% N/A 58% 17% 39 9% N/A  
N/A

96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-3393
(808) 455-0011

1.70 to 1 28% N/A 65% 11% 43 12% N/A  
N/A

4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598
(610) 799-2121

0.29 to 1 2% N/A N/A 14% 42 9% 47%  
N/A

231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, North Carolina 28502-0188
(252) 527-6223

0.38 to 1 16% N/A N/A 14% 46 4% N/A  
N/A

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
(434) 582-2000

5.48 to 1 75% N/A 81% 46% 34 4% N/A  
N/A

5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256
(217) 786-2200

0.51 to 1 7% N/A 50% 23% 41 11% N/A  
N/A

900 SE Baker Street
McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894
(800) 452-4176

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

2255 NW Northrup St
Portland, Oregon 97210-2932
(503) 413-8481

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 10 0% N/A  
N/A

5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77381-4399
(832) 813-6500

N/A 7% N/A N/A 12% 38 0% N/A  
N/A

173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, Virginia 22645
(540) 868-7000

N/A 10% N/A 60% 25% 42 0% N/A  
N/A

2048 Johnson Hwy
Eunice, Louisiana 70535
(337) 457-7311

N/A 9% N/A N/A 7% 47 0% N/A  
N/A

1600 Maple Street
Longview, Washington 98632-0310
(360) 442-2311

0.45 to 1 3% N/A 53% 25% 66 13% N/A  
N/A

Hot Springs Blvd
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
(505) 454-2500

N/A 27% N/A 38% 19% 32 7% 60%  
N/A

1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899
(570) 740-0200

0.31 to 1 3% N/A 55% 19% 39 8% N/A  
N/A

3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-5598
(561) 237-7000

1.06 to 1 78% N/A 69% 40% 47 5% N/A  
N/A

14500 E Twelve Mile Rd
Warren, Michigan 48088-3896
(586) 445-7999

0.26 to 1 9% N/A 56% 12% 44 8% N/A  
N/A

1701 Wright St
Madison, Wisconsin 53704-2599
(608) 246-6100

0.26 to 1 11% N/A N/A 22% 45 4% 38%  
N/A

1066 Front St
Manchester, New Hampshire 03102-8518
(603) 206-8000

0.35 to 1 0% N/A N/A 20% 12 8% N/A  
N/A

3700 S Center St
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
(641) 752-7106

N/A 35% N/A N/A 27% 48 13% N/A  
N/A

One Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996
(508) 588-9100

0.31 to 1 6% N/A N/A 14% 43 12% N/A  
N/A

330 Third Street NE
Mayville, North Dakota 58257-1299
(701) 788-2301

1.03 to 1 84% N/A 53% 39% 54 6% 90%  
N/A

8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761
(815) 455-3700

0.33 to 1 8% N/A N/A 27% 38 14% N/A  
N/A

1400 College Dr
Waco, Texas 76708
(254) 299-8622

N/A 21% N/A N/A 14% 46 11% N/A  
N/A

1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, New Jersey 08550-3407
(609) 586-4800

0.29 to 1 1% N/A 68% 14% 47 8% N/A  
N/A

7020 Professional Pkwy E
Sarasota, Florida 34240
(941) 377-4880

N/A 5% N/A N/A 82% 31 14% N/A  
N/A

1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa, Arizona 85202
(480) 461-7000

N/A 23% N/A N/A 13% 47 13% N/A  
N/A

30 & Fort Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68111-1610
(402) 457-2400

0.29 to 1 16% N/A 50% 12% 35 0% N/A  

Methodology

For each college, we gathered data for nine different metrics: the number of full-time faculty per part-time faculty member; institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention, graduation, job placement, and default rates; years accredited; and undergraduate tuition. Learn more