Schools Ranked by Acceptance RatePage 4

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 winter 2013-14 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.

  1. RankSchoolStudent to
    Faculty Ratio
    Graduation
    Rate
    Retention
    Rate
    Acceptance
    Rate
    Enrollment
    Rate
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    Default
    Rate
  2. Rank
    301
    School

    Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    19 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    20%
    Retention
    Rate
    40%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    26%
    Default
    Rate
    20%
  3. Rank
    302
    School

    Minnesota School of Business-Richfield

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    33%
    Retention
    Rate
    62%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    56%
    Default
    Rate
    16%
  4. Rank
    303
    School

    National American University-Rapid City

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    17%
    Retention
    Rate
    83%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    10%
    Default
    Rate
    21%
  5. Rank
    304
    School

    National University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    22 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    31%
    Retention
    Rate
    77%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    7%
  6. Rank
    305
    School

    Navajo Technical University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    43%
    Retention
    Rate
    44%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    1%
    Default
    Rate
    0%
  7. Rank
    306
    School

    New England Institute of Technology

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    13 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    51%
    Retention
    Rate
    N/A
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    45%
    Default
    Rate
    2%
  8. Rank
    307
    School

    Pacific College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    15 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    71%
    Retention
    Rate
    100%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    4%
  9. Rank
    308
    School

    Peirce College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    15 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    22%
    Retention
    Rate
    63%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    35%
    Default
    Rate
    14%
  10. Rank
    309
    School

    Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    7 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    49%
    Retention
    Rate
    66%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    98%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  11. Rank
    310
    School

    Stevens-Henager College-Murray

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    20 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    57%
    Retention
    Rate
    64%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  12. Rank
    311
    School

    Stevens-Henager College-Ogden

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    75%
    Retention
    Rate
    62%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    68%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  13. Rank
    312
    School

    Sullivan University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    19 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    48%
    Retention
    Rate
    N/A
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    76%
    Default
    Rate
    24%
  14. Rank
    313
    School

    The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    16 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    39%
    Retention
    Rate
    54%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    78%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  15. Rank
    314
    School

    Trident University International

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    18 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    58%
    Retention
    Rate
    33%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    3%
  16. Rank
    315
    School

    University of Advancing Technology

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    24 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    24%
    Retention
    Rate
    64%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    46%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  17. Rank
    316
    School

    University of Maryland-University College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    17 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    3%
    Retention
    Rate
    36%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    11%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  18. Rank
    317
    School

    University of Phoenix-Online Campus

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    38 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    20%
    Retention
    Rate
    35%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    19%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  19. Rank
    318
    School

    University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    21 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    16%
    Retention
    Rate
    46%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    28%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  20. Rank
    319
    School

    Virginia College-Birmingham

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    11 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    57%
    Retention
    Rate
    27%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    7%
    Default
    Rate
    22%
  21. Rank
    320
    School

    Western Governors University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    41 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    24%
    Retention
    Rate
    75%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    7%
  22. Rank
    321
    School

    Westwood College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    22 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    33%
    Retention
    Rate
    67%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    35%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  23. Rank
    322
    School

    Westwood College-Anaheim

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    18 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    46%
    Retention
    Rate
    61%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    61%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  24. Rank
    323
    School

    Westwood College-Denver North

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    22 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    32%
    Retention
    Rate
    75%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    10%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  25. Rank
    324
    School

    Westwood College-Los Angeles

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    15 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    35%
    Retention
    Rate
    50%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    12%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  26. Rank
    325
    School

    Wilmington University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    39%
    Retention
    Rate
    64%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    14%
    Default
    Rate
    8%

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