Schools Ranked by Enrollment Rate

Of those accepted into a college, colleges with a better history and reputation for offering strong programs will see a higher rate of enrollment. The acceptance rate figures are provided by the IPEDS database from the U.S. Department of Education. The most recently available data is for the winter 2013-14 entering undergraduate class.

The IPEDS database did not have retention 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.

RankSchoolStudent to
Faculty Ratio
Graduation
Rate
Retention
Rate
Acceptance
Rate
Enrollment
Rate
Institutional
Aid Rate
Default
Rate
1

Hodges University

14 to 130%49%83%93%25%14%
2

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

12 to 156%77%54%93%35%3%
3

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

9 to 169%N/A31%91%20%1%
4

Bryan College of Health Sciences

10 to 156%83%72%86%20%4%
5

Missouri Valley College

14 to 125%44%22%86%99%10%
6

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

12 to 157%74%93%85%67%N/A
7

University of West Alabama

16 to 132%58%100%83%56%10%
8

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

17 to 131%59%60%82%87%16%
9

University of Missouri-Kansas City

13 to 151%73%33%75%74%N/A
10

Minot State University

13 to 137%68%57%73%72%7%
11

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

12 to 168%79%33%72%81%2%
12

Brandman University

14 to 1N/AN/A100%71%N/A4%
13

Trine University

8 to 10%75%30%70%25%N/A
14

Herzing University-Madison

15 to 136%43%81%68%26%N/A
15

Monroe College

15 to 157%74%44%68%69%11%
16

Herzing University-Kenosha

16 to 1N/A65%77%67%21%N/A
17

Georgia Southern University

21 to 150%80%52%66%8%9%
18

Oral Roberts University

15 to 153%81%44%65%95%11%
19

Tiffin University

18 to 146%65%39%65%61%19%
20

AIB College of Business

20 to 161%N/A69%63%93%N/A
21

Kennesaw State University

21 to 137%72%78%61%1%6%
22

Lindenwood University

17 to 145%71%66%61%90%4%
23

University of North Dakota

19 to 155%75%74%59%48%4%
24

Cumberland University

14 to 137%64%47%56%98%8%
25

University of Mary

17 to 149%71%83%56%100%5%
26

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

20 to 153%76%93%55%8%8%
27

Ottawa University-Ottawa

11 to 134%62%99%55%100%N/A
28

Valdosta State University

20 to 140%69%55%55%4%10%
29

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

12 to 139%74%46%54%64%6%
30

University of Nebraska at Omaha

17 to 142%75%71%54%52%N/A
31

ECPI University

21 to 137%63%81%52%72%12%
32

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

20 to 137%72%84%52%67%N/A
33

Rasmussen College-Florida

16 to 128%71%74%52%16%N/A
34

University of Memphis

14 to 143%76%68%52%34%N/A
35

Troy University

17 to 135%74%68%51%38%13%
36

University of Florida

21 to 187%96%47%51%32%4%
37

University of Northern Iowa

16 to 166%83%83%51%59%5%
38

Cairn University-Langhorne

13 to 170%75%51%50%100%N/A
39

University of Louisiana at Monroe

23 to 140%67%77%50%42%11%
40

Valley Forge Christian College

14 to 142%74%66%50%91%11%
41

Dakota State University

18 to 147%69%83%49%58%9%
42

North Greenville University

14 to 155%73%58%49%100%7%
43

Midway College

13 to 152%83%54%48%99%10%
44

Northwest University

13 to 143%78%97%48%93%5%
45

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

18 to 132%67%35%48%76%12%
46

University of Georgia

17 to 183%94%56%48%18%4%
47

William Carey University

13 to 162%77%49%48%71%8%
48

Simpson University

11 to 147%81%55%47%99%6%
49

Texas A & M University-College Station

23 to 179%91%69%47%58%N/A
50

Davenport University

17 to 139%79%92%46%83%12%
51

Eastern New Mexico University

18 to 129%58%63%46%44%N/A
52

LeTourneau University

13 to 153%77%41%46%96%7%
53

Mississippi College

15 to 153%68%67%46%97%6%
54

Missouri University of Science and Technology

17 to 163%83%82%46%91%4%
55

Southeast Missouri State University

24 to 149%73%85%46%71%12%
56

Tarleton State University

20 to 143%68%57%46%31%9%
57

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

18 to 166%84%80%46%57%N/A
58

Liberty University

18 to 150%69%22%45%80%8%
59

Alliant International University

13 to 1N/A75%49%44%50%3%
60

Dallas Baptist University

14 to 155%70%42%44%91%7%
61

Indiana Wesleyan University

15 to 165%78%95%44%42%6%
62

Mississippi State University

19 to 161%79%65%44%66%8%
63

Trinity International University-Illinois

14 to 145%69%94%44%100%N/A
64

University of Louisville

11 to 153%78%71%44%58%10%
65

Bryan College-Dayton

15 to 162%71%38%43%87%N/A
66

Lawrence Technological University

11 to 149%82%44%43%80%9%
67

Missouri State University-Springfield

20 to 153%75%85%43%48%N/A
68

Oklahoma Christian University

16 to 149%85%63%43%97%6%
69

Palm Beach Atlantic University

13 to 147%73%84%43%100%6%
70

University of Hawaii-West Oahu

20 to 125%68%76%43%38%N/A
71

University of Southern Mississippi

17 to 145%72%66%43%72%12%
72

Mount Mercy University

14 to 173%82%68%42%85%6%
73

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

17 to 143%74%85%42%39%N/A
74

Post University

23 to 136%39%83%42%41%14%
75

University of Mobile

13 to 149%77%71%42%92%4%
76

Arizona State University

23 to 159%84%80%41%85%N/A
77

California University of Pennsylvania

22 to 150%80%93%41%25%8%
78

Central Washington University

19 to 151%74%82%41%59%8%
79

Hope International University

14 to 145%73%47%41%96%6%
80

Ohio State University-Main Campus

19 to 183%92%56%41%72%N/A
81

Truman State University

17 to 172%87%72%41%98%4%
82

Webster University

15 to 159%81%58%41%93%6%
83

Concordia University-Saint Paul

16 to 146%73%52%40%99%N/A
84

Keystone College

11 to 142%71%72%40%97%10%
85

University of Minnesota-Crookston

19 to 144%69%69%40%86%N/A
86

Ursuline College

7 to 150%65%58%40%100%6%
87

Appalachian State University

16 to 169%87%63%39%34%5%
88

Central Christian College of Kansas

14 to 150%63%50%39%68%10%
89

Colorado Christian University

14 to 137%69%98%39%95%6%
90

Eastern Kentucky University

17 to 139%71%60%39%43%13%
91

Eastern University

13 to 155%80%64%39%100%9%
92

Florida Gulf Coast University

22 to 144%77%66%39%17%6%
93

Judson University

10 to 150%72%71%39%99%6%
94

University of Central Florida

31 to 167%87%49%39%45%5%
95

Grand Canyon University

21 to 130%59%55%38%95%16%
96

John Brown University

15 to 165%82%70%38%95%5%
97

McKendree University

14 to 148%75%63%38%100%8%
98

Minnesota State University-Mankato

24 to 149%74%66%38%23%N/A
99

Old Dominion University

20 to 151%80%77%38%33%7%
100

The University of Findlay

14 to 156%76%68%38%100%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