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Using the full-time and part-time faculty figures from the Peterson’s database, we calculated how many full-time faculty members each school had per part-time faculty member. Accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, such as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE), acknowledge that a bigger number of full-time faculty members typically indicates a higher chance of high-quality instruction. In fact, the CIHE states that one of the factors it considers when evaluating a school is that the school “avoids undue dependence on part-time faculty, adjuncts, temporary appointments, and graduate assistants to conduct instruction.”

The Peterson’s database did not have these 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.

Rank School FT to PT
Faculty Ratio
Institution
Fin. Aid Rate
Acceptance Rate Retention Rate Graduation Rate Accred.
Years
Default
Rate
Job Place. Rate  
201

601 South College Road
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5963
(910) 962-3000

1.65 to 1 44% 53% 86% 69% 62 0% 59%  
202

200 ACC Drive NE
Wilson, North Carolina 27893-7000
(252) 399-6300

1.64 to 1 100% 44% 71% 48% 59 5% N/A  
202

Belknap & Catlin
Superior, Wisconsin 54880-4500
(715) 394-8101

1.64 to 1 26% 89% 72% 35% 98 0% N/A  
204

1601 Jefferson Streeet
Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
(320) 762-0221

1.63 to 1 30% N/A N/A 52% 34 0% 92%  
204

202 Welch Hall
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
(734) 487-1849

1.63 to 1 76% 60% 75% 37% 99 3% N/A  
204

801 East Main Street
Radford, Virginia 24141-0672
(540) 831-5000

1.63 to 1 22% 76% 74% 60% 86 3% 68%  
204

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085-1699
(610) 519-4500

1.63 to 1 55% 46% 94% 88% 93 0% 70%  
208

500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, Georgia 30501-3668
(770) 534-6299

1.61 to 1 97% 30% 69% 45% 67 5% N/A  
208

South Rd and Ellis Ave
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
(507) 389-1866

1.61 to 1 22% 66% 70% 52% 74 0% N/A  
208

One College Ave
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799
(570) 326-3761

1.61 to 1 5% N/A 66% 48% 44 7% N/A  
208

307 N University Blvd
Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002
(251) 460-6101

1.61 to 1 51% 87% 66% 37% 46 5% 65%  
212

250 University Ave
California, Pennsylvania 15419-1394
(724) 938-4400

1.59 to 1 11% 59% 78% 51% 63 4% N/A  
213

2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, Georgia 30260-0285
(678) 466-4000

1.57 to 1 11% 40% 68% 27% 43 7% 55%  
213

521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102
(859) 622-1000

1.57 to 1 31% 66% 62% 37% 86 9% N/A  
213

2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
(501) 569-3000

1.57 to 1 40% 99% 67% 20% 85 9% N/A  
216

2139 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219-2989
(513) 585-2401

1.56 to 1 68% 48% N/A 69% 5 0% N/A  
217

11935 Abercorn St
Savannah, Georgia 31419-1997
(912) 344-2806

1.55 to 1 3% 74% 69% 33% 74 0% 31%  
217

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

1.55 to 1 23% N/A 56% 34% 41 10% 96%  
217

1100 College Street
Columbus, Mississippi 39701
(662) 329-4750

1.55 to 1 82% 44% 74% 37% 93 5% N/A  
217

1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001
(931) 372-3223

1.55 to 1 31% 93% 76% 52% 75 3% 66%  
217

Highway 86, Mile Post 115.5 N
Sells, Arizona 85634-3129
(520) 383-8401

1.55 to 1 0% N/A 100% 17% 9 0% N/A  
217

1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, Massachusetts 01119-2684
(413) 782-3111

1.55 to 1 98% 79% 73% 62% 49 2% N/A  
223

15800 NW 42 Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054-6199
(305) 626-3600

1.54 to 1 39% 90% 70% 41% 63 13% N/A  
223

4425 West. Jose Regueiro (20th) Avenue
Hialeah, Florida 33012
(305) 821-3333

1.54 to 1 0% N/A 78% 55% 17 0% 75%  
225

7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171
(918) 495-6161

1.53 to 1 99% 59% N/A 51% 43 4% N/A  
225

351 West University Blvd
Cedar City, Utah 84720
(435) 586-7700

1.53 to 1 52% 57% 66% 45% 81 2% N/A  
225

701 S. Nedderman Dr.
Arlington, Texas 76013
(817) 272-2011

1.53 to 1 43% 69% 76% 40% 50 0% N/A  
225

107 North Chapel Drive
Toccoa Falls, Georgia 30598-7062
(706) 886-6831

1.53 to 1 98% 41% 60% 46% 57 3% N/A  
229

3007 N. Ben Wilson
Victoria, Texas 77901
(877) 970-4848

1.52 to 1 74% 51% 55% 0% 36 0% N/A  
230

5049 Hwy 306 South
Grantsboro, North Carolina 28529
(252) 249-1851

1.50 to 1 6% N/A N/A 75% 37 0% N/A  
230

208 University Drive
West Liberty, West Virginia 26074
(304) 336-5000

1.50 to 1 49% 70% 71% 41% 72 6% N/A  
232

600 Park St
Hays, Kansas 67601-4099
(785) 628-4000

1.49 to 1 74% 81% N/A 42% 99 4% N/A  
233

3900 Bethel Dr
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112
(651) 638-6400

1.47 to 1 99% 71% 83% 71% 55 0% N/A  
233

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991
(561) 297-3000

1.47 to 1 33% 42% 78% 41% 47 4% N/A  
233

1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, Oregon 97520
(541) 552-7672

1.47 to 1 67% 75% 68% 32% 86 3% N/A  
236

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

1.45 to 1 27% N/A 54% 26% 59 14% N/A  
236

80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, Texas 78520-4991
(956) 882-8200

1.45 to 1 83% N/A 57% 25% 19 0% N/A  
238

1500 Birchmont Dr
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
(800) 475-2001

1.43 to 1 27% 42% 69% 46% 71 0% N/A  
238

5500 University Pky
San Bernardino, California 92407-2397
(909) 537-5000

1.43 to 1 62% 58% 88% 44% 50 0% N/A  
240

2655 Northbrooke Drive
Naples, Florida 34119-7932
(239) 513-1122

1.42 to 1 17% 71% N/A 20% 16 7% 72%  
241

1201 S State St
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2251
(231) 591-2000

1.41 to 1 62% 71% 70% 44% 55 3% N/A  
241

Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4132
(928) 523-9011

1.41 to 1 64% 76% 76% 49% 84 4% N/A  
241

5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
(757) 683-3000

1.41 to 1 23% 74% 80% 49% 53 3% N/A  
241

33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, Florida 33574-6665
(352) 588-8200

1.41 to 1 96% 85% 73% 43% 47 5% N/A  
245

615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598
(423) 425-4111

1.40 to 1 34% 76% 67% 38% 104 0% N/A  
246

618 Eighth Street
Baldwin City, Kansas 66006-0065
(800) 873-4282

1.39 to 1 93% 84% 75% 55% 101 3% N/A  
246

1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, Washington 99217-5399
(509) 533-8020

1.39 to 1 16% N/A N/A 22% 47 9% 55%  
248

4901 E University
Odessa, Texas 79762-0001
(432) 552-2020

1.38 to 1 92% 82% 66% 37% 39 0% 61%  
248

1125 E 8th St
York, Nebraska 68467-2699
(402) 363-5600

1.38 to 1 96% 56% 58% 31% 44 7% 70%  
250

3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
(651) 770-3200

1.37 to 1 0% N/A N/A 18% 18 7% N/A  
250

9200 University Blvd
Charleston, South Carolina 29406-9121
(843) 863-7000

1.37 to 1 99% 82% 57% 38% 44 3% 69%  
250

6191 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769
(606) 549-2200

1.37 to 1 100% 69% 63% 45% 50 10% 90%  
253

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, Iowa 51104
(515) 419-2656

1.36 to 1 94% N/A 69% 43% 69 6% 45%  
253

11600 Columbia College Dr
Sonora, California 95370
(209) 588-5100

1.36 to 1 0% N/A 67% 15% 42 0% 86%  
253

500 W. University Ave
El Paso, Texas 79968-0691
(915) 747-5000

1.36 to 1 42% 100% 72% 38% 78 0% N/A  
253

1 University Ave
Angola, Indiana 46703-1764
(260) 665-4100

1.36 to 1 97% 72% 69% 52% 48 9% 92%  
253

1 University Plz
Platteville, Wisconsin 53818-3001
(608) 342-1421

1.36 to 1 20% 97% 77% 52% 63 0% N/A  
253

316 Washington Ave
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
(304) 243-2000

1.36 to 1 98% 66% 72% 61% 52 3% 70%  
259

14800 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, California 91405-2233
(818) 779-8040

1.35 to 1 36% 100% 78% 12% 13 0% 46%  
260

One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
(217) 206-6600

1.34 to 1 82% 56% 72% 47% 39 6% N/A  
261

1227 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105
(318) 629-2889

1.33 to 1 0% N/A 90% 43% 25 0% N/A  
262

601 College St
Clarksville, Tennessee 37044
(931) 221-7011

1.32 to 1 17% 83% 67% 36% 67 8% N/A  
262

717 Frederica St
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301-3023
(270) 685-3131

1.32 to 1 95% 16% 57% 46% 57 4% N/A  
262

125 College Dr
Casper, Wyoming 82601-4699
(307) 268-2110

1.32 to 1 37% N/A 61% 30% 54 12% N/A  
262

2 Main Street
Delhi, New York 13753-1100
(607) 746-4000

1.32 to 1 71% 51% 72% 39% 62 10% N/A  
262

285 Old Westport Rd
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-2300
(508) 999-8000

1.32 to 1 64% 70% 74% 50% 50 0% 63%  
262

Southern Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
(901) 678-2000

1.32 to 1 26% 62% 76% 40% 87 0% N/A  
268

1 University Place
Lamoni, Iowa 50140
(641) 784-5000

1.31 to 1 100% 48% 68% 50% 94 4% 63%  
269

511 NE Greenleaf St
Peoria, Illinois 61603-3783
(309) 655-2201

1.30 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 23 0% N/A  
269

140 Seventh Ave S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-9807
(727) 873-4873

1.30 to 1 34% 51% 68% 33% 7 0% N/A  
271

1845 N. Fairmount
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0124
(316) 978-3456

1.29 to 1 62% 95% 70% 41% 80 5% N/A  
272

600 N Grand
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464-2399
(918) 456-5511

1.27 to 1 43% 76% 65% 30% 65 8% N/A  
272

3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601-8801
(541) 885-1000

1.27 to 1 63% 64% 73% 49% 52 2% N/A  
272

1111 McKee Road
Oakdale, Pennsylvania 15071
(412) 809-5100

1.27 to 1 58% N/A 63% 54% 12 10% 83%  
275

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

1.26 to 1 25% N/A 60% 15% 86 14% N/A  
275

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  
275

2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7001
(920) 465-2000

1.26 to 1 17% 86% 74% 51% 42 0% 97%  
278

3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E.
Rome, Georgia 30161-3897
(800) 332-2406

1.25 to 1 0% N/A 56% 10% 42 9% N/A  
278

255 N Highland
Memphis, Tennessee 38111-1375
(901) 320-9700

1.25 to 1 26% 31% 70% 13% 28 4% N/A  
280

700 Prospect St
New Haven, Connecticut 06511-1189
(203) 773-8550

1.24 to 1 79% 81% 76% 53% 82 6% 59%  
281

1003 Monroe Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
(901) 572-2468

1.23 to 1 57% 25% 83% 60% 15 7% N/A  
281

2800 West Gore Blvd
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505-6377
(580) 581-2200

1.23 to 1 39% N/A 57% 19% 41 10% N/A  
281

One College Hill
Canton, Missouri 63435-1299
(573) 288-6000

1.23 to 1 100% 62% 68% 50% 90 6% 79%  
281

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591
(770) 423-6000

1.23 to 1 4% 62% 76% 42% 46 5% N/A  
281

One Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103-2097
(314) 977-2222

1.23 to 1 90% 64% 88% 70% 98 0% 57%  
281

5201 University Blvd
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
(956) 326-2001

1.23 to 1 31% 47% 72% 39% 44 0% 47%  
287

101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901-2681
(518) 564-2000

1.22 to 1 80% 46% 78% 61% 62 0% 45%  
288

4225 University Ave
Columbus, Georgia 31907-5645
(706) 507-8800

1.21 to 1 9% 52% 67% 34% 51 6% N/A  
288

4201 S Washington St
Marion, Indiana 46953-4974
(765) 674-6901

1.21 to 1 50% 73% 74% 64% 48 3% N/A  
288

5210 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913-3649
(479) 788-7000

1.21 to 1 57% 54% 64% 23% 41 0% 58%  
291

11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, Florida 33199
(305) 348-2000

1.19 to 1 38% 40% 82% 49% 40 5% N/A  
291

2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394
(904) 256-8000

1.19 to 1 98% 45% 61% 41% 64 6% N/A  
291

724 SW Harrison
Portland, Oregon 97201
(503) 725-3511

1.19 to 1 45% 66% 74% 42% 58 4% N/A  
294

1101 Hwy One East
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
(218) 683-8800

1.18 to 1 0% N/A N/A 29% 38 5% 88%  
294

8700 NW River Park Dr
Parkville, Missouri 64152-3795
(816) 741-2000

1.18 to 1 66% 69% 61% 41% 101 4% 86%  
294

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, Texas 75751
(903) 675-6200

1.18 to 1 29% N/A N/A 21% 62 11% N/A  
297

1646 S Russell Ave
Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760
(865) 471-2000

1.17 to 1 99% 66% 60% 55% 87 0% N/A  
297

101 Elm Avenue SE
Roanoke, Virginia 24013
(888) 985-8483

1.17 to 1 99% 42% 71% 52% 28 3% 92%  
297

2000 W University St
Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761
(479) 524-9500

1.17 to 1 96% 65% 84% 68% 52 2% 98%  
297

9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431
(952) 358-8200

1.17 to 1 3% N/A 53% 17% 41 4% 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