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
201

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

19 to 153%83%63%21%52%N/A
202

Salem College

11 to 160%83%62%21%95%7%
203

Malone University

12 to 157%70%69%21%86%5%
204

Ohio University-Main Campus

18 to 167%79%74%21%53%N/A
205

George Fox University

14 to 170%81%77%21%90%3%
206

James Madison University

16 to 183%91%73%21%34%3%
207

Concordia University-Wisconsin

12 to 158%76%67%21%75%6%
208

The University of Alabama

24 to 167%86%54%20%57%N/A
209

Azusa Pacific University

11 to 168%88%81%20%92%4%
210

University of Colorado Boulder

18 to 171%86%80%20%43%4%
211

Florida International University

25 to 158%88%50%20%69%10%
212

Florida State University

25 to 179%93%56%20%81%N/A
213

Toccoa Falls College

13 to 147%66%45%20%93%N/A
214

University of Iowa

15 to 172%85%81%20%58%N/A
215

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

12 to 158%86%78%20%56%N/A
216

Endicott College

14 to 171%86%73%20%77%N/A
217

Plymouth State University

17 to 158%76%74%20%61%5%
218

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

16 to 175%85%52%20%76%N/A
219

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

15 to 175%93%50%20%54%N/A
220

Otterbein University

10 to 161%81%75%20%81%6%
221

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

11 to 163%86%84%20%96%3%
222

Duquesne University

13 to 174%85%76%20%92%3%
223

Geneva College

15 to 164%83%73%20%75%6%
224

Anderson University

16 to 149%73%55%20%87%9%
225

University of South Carolina-Columbia

19 to 172%87%65%20%71%N/A
226

Lipscomb University

12 to 155%84%61%20%73%5%
227

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

14 to 141%74%28%20%87%N/A
228

Gonzaga University

12 to 183%95%73%20%96%N/A
229

Viterbo University

11 to 151%78%66%20%85%N/A
230

The University of West Florida

22 to 147%72%42%19%63%N/A
231

Agnes Scott College

9 to 168%87%62%19%95%7%
232

McKendree University

14 to 156%71%63%19%75%9%
233

Asbury University

11 to 163%81%57%19%77%6%
234

Loyola University New Orleans

12 to 166%77%90%19%92%5%
235

Central Michigan University

20 to 159%79%69%19%74%6%
236

Madonna University

10 to 161%82%60%19%62%N/A
237

Spring Arbor University

11 to 152%79%69%19%88%N/A
238

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

18 to 161%80%78%19%69%N/A
239

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

12 to 173%81%34%19%72%N/A
240

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

15 to 180%93%58%19%51%N/A
241

The New School

10 to 165%81%67%19%83%6%
242

Piedmont International University

7 to 141%74%24%19%68%N/A
243

Ashland University

14 to 158%75%77%19%59%5%
244

John Carroll University

13 to 173%85%82%19%97%4%
245

Ohio Northern University

11 to 169%86%69%19%75%3%
246

University of Oregon

19 to 171%88%74%19%60%N/A
247

Moravian College

12 to 169%80%75%19%91%4%
248

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

19 to 171%88%59%19%43%N/A
249

Union University

10 to 164%84%69%19%74%N/A
250

California State University-Fresno

25 to 158%83%52%18%75%7%
251

University of Delaware

16 to 179%92%67%18%62%N/A
252

University of Central Florida

30 to 170%89%49%18%69%N/A
253

Mercer University

13 to 161%87%67%18%85%5%
254

Olivet Nazarene University

14 to 161%77%77%18%89%N/A
255

University of Illinois at Springfield

14 to 148%77%63%18%65%N/A
256

Midway University

15 to 156%78%46%18%86%N/A
257

Framingham State University

15 to 156%74%71%18%57%7%
258

Kettering University

14 to 154%93%70%18%93%N/A
259

Hope College

11 to 176%88%72%18%87%3%
260

University of Michigan-Dearborn

15 to 153%80%62%18%63%N/A
261

Daniel Webster College

16 to 149%68%62%18%70%8%
262

Rowan University

18 to 167%86%71%18%43%N/A
263

Roberts Wesleyan College

13 to 162%78%66%18%79%6%
264

University of North Carolina Wilmington

17 to 171%85%61%18%53%N/A
265

Baldwin Wallace University

13 to 167%83%60%18%84%3%
266

Muskingum University

14 to 152%74%74%18%83%6%
267

Oral Roberts University

16 to 158%80%64%18%87%10%
268

Wilkes University

15 to 159%77%82%18%84%N/A
269

The University of Texas at Austin

18 to 180%95%39%18%45%N/A
270

Norwich University

12 to 156%74%57%18%93%N/A
271

University of Mary Washington

14 to 170%82%83%18%41%2%
272

Pacific Lutheran University

11 to 168%83%76%18%96%3%
273

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

20 to 184%94%53%18%43%N/A
274

Northern Arizona University

18 to 152%74%77%17%64%9%
275

Saint Leo University

15 to 145%71%73%17%65%10%
276

Northwest Nazarene University

15 to 149%77%56%17%80%N/A
277

Wartburg College

11 to 170%80%74%17%94%N/A
278

Siena Heights University

12 to 137%72%77%17%71%6%
279

William Jewell College

10 to 162%82%49%17%94%N/A
280

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

19 to 179%85%79%17%58%N/A
281

Ohio State University-Main Campus

19 to 183%94%49%17%65%N/A
282

Oklahoma Christian University

13 to 149%79%59%17%96%8%
283

Temple University

14 to 171%90%56%17%72%N/A
284

Columbia International University

14 to 162%73%34%17%91%N/A
285

King University

16 to 145%73%44%17%71%8%
286

Dallas Baptist University

13 to 158%72%42%17%86%8%
287

Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs

7 to 1100%N/A55%17%34%11%
288

Anderson University

11 to 154%75%60%16%89%5%
289

Ball State University

14 to 160%82%61%16%65%7%
290

Buena Vista University

9 to 151%78%68%16%85%7%
291

Luther College

12 to 177%85%67%16%97%3%
292

Bay Path University

12 to 157%80%77%16%76%9%
293

MCPHS University

16 to 172%84%87%16%87%N/A
294

Lawrence Technological University

12 to 156%81%55%16%51%7%
295

Northwood University-Michigan

14 to 157%78%69%16%83%N/A
296

Augsburg College

12 to 156%79%59%16%82%5%
297

Stephens College

10 to 155%72%68%16%100%9%
298

Rochester Institute of Technology

13 to 168%89%57%16%82%N/A
299

Saint Joseph's College-New York

11 to 168%86%68%16%82%N/A
300

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi

16 to 143%75%54%16%65%13%

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