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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  
500

701 N Clinton
Defiance, Ohio 43512
(419) 784-4010

0.62 to 1 100% 62% 59% 50% 53 4% 82%  
500

3100 McCormick Ave
Wichita, Kansas 67213-2097
(316) 942-4291

0.62 to 1 95% 45% 69% 47% 47 4% N/A  
500

100 Alumni Dr
Cleveland, Georgia 30528
(706) 865-2134

0.62 to 1 97% 86% 74% 24% 48 0% N/A  
504

316 Boulevard
Anderson, South Carolina 29621-4035
(864) 231-2000

0.61 to 1 99% 71% 77% 48% 55 4% 38%  
504

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

0.61 to 1 5% N/A 52% 12% 45 13% N/A  
504

2325 Chester Blvd
Richmond, Indiana 47374-1289
(765) 973-8200

0.61 to 1 36% 60% 67% 27% 43 0% N/A  
504

720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, New York 11548-1300
(516) 299-2900

0.61 to 1 94% 79% 68% 42% 59 0% N/A  
504

4200 E University Blvd
Middletown, Ohio 45042
(513) 727-3200

0.61 to 1 13% N/A 71% 27% 48 0% N/A  
504

98 Bridge St
Henniker, New Hampshire 3242
(603) 428-2211

0.61 to 1 97% 72% 63% 43% 47 5% 73%  
504

1701 W Will Rogers Blvd
Claremore, Oklahoma 74017-3252
(918) 343-7777

0.61 to 1 10% 55% 61% 16% 64 12% N/A  
504

1301 Twentieth St S
Great Falls, Montana 59405-4996
(406) 761-8210

0.61 to 1 95% N/A 66% 21% 79 4% N/A  
504

1600 Burrstone Rd
Utica, New York 13502-4892
(315) 792-3111

0.61 to 1 95% 81% 67% 47% 68 3% N/A  
513

3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin, Texas 77511-4898
(281) 756-3500

0.60 to 1 6% N/A N/A 12% 55 13% N/A  
513

1700 Eastgate Dr
Garland, Texas 75041-5595
(972) 279-6511

0.60 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 33 0% N/A  
513

1 Academic Dr
Corning, New York 14830
(607) 962-9011

0.60 to 1 5% N/A 56% 26% 50 0% N/A  
513

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  
513

1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 544-0200

0.60 to 1 91% 72% 69% 40% 41 3% 49%  
513

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  
513

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696
(206) 546-4101

0.60 to 1 11% N/A N/A 27% 48 4% N/A  
513

7000 Rivers Avenue
Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067
(843) 574-6111

0.60 to 1 1% N/A N/A 8% 13 6% N/A  
521

2805 State Hwy 67
Johnstown, New York 12095-3790
(518) 762-4651

0.59 to 1 4% N/A 56% 28% 45 0% N/A  
521

1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401-2999
(207) 941-7000

0.59 to 1 80% 77% 72% 42% 40 6% 55%  
521

437 Pequot Avenue
New London, Connecticut 6320
(860) 701-5000

0.59 to 1 94% 60% 56% 39% 58 6% N/A  
521

1540 Northway Drive
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240
(320) 308-5000

0.59 to 1 5% N/A 49% 30% 29 4% 96%  
525

3535 Adkisson Drive
Cleveland, Tennessee 37312
(423) 472-7141

0.58 to 1 19% 100% N/A 17% 45 11% 77%  
525

7000 Mercy Rd.
Omaha, Nebraska 68106
(402) 399-2400

0.58 to 1 99% 52% 69% 36% 56 8% 82%  
525

1250 Homer Rd
Winona, Minnesota 55987
(507) 453-2700

0.58 to 1 0% N/A N/A 36% 19 0% N/A  
525

800 Mickelson Dr
Rapid City, South Dakota 57703-4018
(605) 394-4034

0.58 to 1 0% N/A 67% 41% 31 5% 83%  
529

2100 W. University Ave.
Wichita, Kansas 67213
(316) 295-5000

0.57 to 1 91% 58% 60% 32% 63 4% N/A  
529

1001 College Rd
Lyndonville, Vermont 05851-0919
(802) 626-6200

0.57 to 1 87% 98% 59% 31% 49 7% 87%  
529

1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road
Montclair, New Jersey 07043-1624
(973) 655-4000

0.57 to 1 15% 55% 82% 63% 77 3% N/A  
529

7373 Admiral Peary Hwy
Cresson, Pennsylvania 16630-1999
(814) 886-4131

0.57 to 1 100% 76% 66% 49% 71 3% N/A  
533

1000 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, New York 14623
(585) 292-2000

0.56 to 1 6% N/A 61% 23% 49 8% N/A  
533

46 University Dr
Augusta, Maine 04330-9410
(207) 621-3000

0.56 to 1 25% N/A 54% 12% 41 0% N/A  
533

500 N Wilcox St
Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188
(815) 740-3360

0.56 to 1 100% 52% 79% 56% 76 0% N/A  
536

800 N 6th St
Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076-0002
(701) 671-2403

0.55 to 1 24% N/A N/A 51% 43 4% 99%  
536

2301 Westside Dr
Rochester, New York 14624
(585) 594-6000

0.55 to 1 98% 47% 80% 59% 51 4% 79%  
536

3395 Airport Rd
Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374
(910) 692-6185

0.55 to 1 12% N/A N/A 20% 46 4% N/A  
539

400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799
(610) 796-8200

0.54 to 1 98% 80% 75% 51% 47 3% N/A  
539

1000 E Victoria St
Carson, California 90747-0005
(310) 243-3300

0.54 to 1 65% 53% 77% 28% 50 0% N/A  
539

1105 Kelly Dr
Sanford, North Carolina 27330-9840
(919) 775-5401

0.54 to 1 1% N/A N/A 33% 42 0% N/A  
539

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
(386) 506-3000

0.54 to 1 14% N/A N/A 28% 51 13% N/A  
539

1 Pace Plaza
New York, New York 10038-1598
(212) 346-1200

0.54 to 1 98% 84% 76% 56% 57 0% 76%  
539

301 Largo Rd
Largo, Maryland 20774-2199
(301) 336-6000

0.54 to 1 4% N/A 58% 7% 45 8% N/A  
539

1501 W. Townline Street
Creston, Iowa 50801
(828) 339-4000

0.54 to 1 39% N/A 57% 43% 39 8% 47%  
546

3000 College Dr
Bluefield, Virginia 24605
(276) 326-3682

0.53 to 1 99% 53% 61% 34% 65 3% N/A  
546

121 Ellicott St
Buffalo, New York 14203-2698
(716) 842-2770

0.53 to 1 1% N/A N/A 18% 33 13% 23%  
546

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  
546

1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11201-5372
(718) 488-1013

0.53 to 1 95% 83% 65% 35% 59 0% N/A  
546

51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, Maryland 20850
(240) 567-5000

0.53 to 1 16% N/A N/A 17% 46 7% N/A  
546

1500 Houston St
Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6524
(817) 515-5100

0.53 to 1 11% N/A N/A 9% 45 10% N/A  
546

116 O'Brien Ave
Machias, Maine 04654-1397
(207) 255-1200

0.53 to 1 92% 83% 67% 30% 44 0% N/A  
553

2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034-9568
(610) 282-1100

0.52 to 1 99% 72% 83% 68% 44 2% 60%  
553

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-7777

0.52 to 1 6% N/A N/A 56% 55 10% N/A  
553

301 Lake St
Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612-1098
(570) 674-6400

0.52 to 1 100% 59% 86% 68% 79 0% 70%  
553

201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, New Jersey 8028
(856) 256-4000

0.52 to 1 38% 56% 85% 71% 56 4% N/A  
553

441 Country Club Rd
York, Pennsylvania 17403-3651
(717) 846-7788

0.52 to 1 98% 74% 73% 60% 55 0% N/A  
558

2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50321-1799
(515) 244-4221

0.51 to 1 79% 73% 73% 59% 28 0% 85%  
558

400 Jefferson St
Hackettstown, New Jersey 7840
(908) 852-1400

0.51 to 1 96% 89% 76% 49% 82 5% N/A  
558

501 W State St
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 359-5433

0.51 to 1 16% N/A 36% 33% 45 12% N/A  
558

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

0.51 to 1 14% N/A 60% 25% 48 10% N/A  
558

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  
558

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

0.51 to 1 7% N/A 50% 23% 41 11% N/A  
558

700 New Scotland Ave
Albany, New York 12208
(518) 438-3111

0.51 to 1 0% 16% 54% 29% 41 0% 96%  
558

120 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, Tennessee 37209-4515
(615) 353-3333

0.51 to 1 2% N/A N/A 10% 42 13% 87%  
558

430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394
(312) 341-3500

0.51 to 1 87% 76% 58% 42% 68 3% 68%  
558

2211 College View Drive
Redding, California 96003-8606
(530) 224-5600

0.51 to 1 99% 60% 63% 41% 45 4% N/A  
558

4100 S 4th St Trafficway
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048-5082
(913) 682-5151

0.51 to 1 100% 46% 64% 37% 86 3% N/A  
569

5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley, Colorado 80632
(970) 330-8008

0.50 to 1 23% N/A 80% 22% 37 12% 88%  
569

10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, California 92131-1799
(866) 825-5426

0.50 to 1 N/A 44% 66% 0% 37 3% N/A  
569

245 NE 30th Road
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
(620) 792-2701

0.50 to 1 76% N/A N/A 28% 40 11% N/A  
569

325 Cherry Ave
McKenzie, Tennessee 38201
(731) 352-4000

0.50 to 1 53% 55% 64% 29% 62 1% 48%  
569

1603 Edwards Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5587
(701) 224-5400

0.50 to 1 23% N/A N/A 41% 48 3% N/A  
569

5345 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, Alabama 36109-3378
(334) 272-5820

0.50 to 1 96% N/A 54% 33% 43 8% 60%  
569

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

0.50 to 1 10% N/A N/A 10% 47 0% N/A  
569

828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97401-3745
(541) 343-1641

0.50 to 1 100% 66% 71% 48% 52 7% N/A  
569

2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899
(217) 351-2200

0.50 to 1 9% N/A N/A 17% 42 10% N/A  
569

10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, Florida 34654-5199
(727) 847-2727

0.50 to 1 7% N/A 60% 33% 40 0% N/A  
569

630 S. Main St.
Dobson, North Carolina 27017-8432
(336) 386-8121

0.50 to 1 15% N/A N/A 19% 45 0% N/A  
569

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, Washington 98907-2520
(509) 574-4600

0.50 to 1 4% N/A N/A 22% 66 9% N/A  
581

1800 College Ave
Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699
(217) 222-8020

0.49 to 1 100% 91% 70% 56% 60 5% 61%  
581

721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394
(805) 965-0581

0.49 to 1 5% N/A N/A 35% 62 10% N/A  
583

South Ave
Garden City, New York 11530-0701
(516) 877-3000

0.48 to 1 92% 66% 82% 66% 93 3% 88%  
583

2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, Wyoming 82501
(800) 735-8418

0.48 to 1 53% N/A 52% 30% 38 17% N/A  
583

One Education Dr
Garden City, New York 11530-6793
(516) 572-7501

0.48 to 1 0% N/A 32% 18% 47 7% 52%  
583

1701 E Front St
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
(231) 995-1000

0.48 to 1 12% N/A 61% 17% 53 7% 63%  
583

629 Industrial Pk Ave
Asheboro, North Carolina 27205
(336) 633-0200

0.48 to 1 3% N/A 56% 23% 40 0% N/A  
583

505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500
(907) 474-7211

0.48 to 1 40% N/A 74% 31% 80 7% N/A  
583

6610 North Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
(575) 392-6561

0.48 to 1 94% N/A 45% 22% 34 10% N/A  
583

2500 College Dr
Rock Springs, Wyoming 82902-0428
(307) 382-1600

0.48 to 1 40% N/A N/A 46% 38 11% N/A  
591

300 Jay St
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 260-5500

0.47 to 1 0% 87% 77% 14% 57 0% N/A  
591

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

0.47 to 1 1% N/A 54% 14% 42 0% 97%  
591

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

0.47 to 1 48% N/A 58% 17% 39 9% N/A  
591

2406 S Alverno Rd
Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220-9319
(920) 684-6691

0.47 to 1 91% 53% 63% 42% 55 2% 69%  
595

347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892
(630) 892-6431

0.46 to 1 99% 75% 70% 52% 76 4% N/A  
595

500 Technology Way
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(859) 441-4500

0.46 to 1 3% N/A N/A 33% 41 15% N/A  
595

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  
595

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

0.46 to 1 15% N/A N/A 12% 46 6% N/A  
595

701 College Rd
Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291
(618) 537-4481

0.46 to 1 99% 66% 81% 49% 44 8% 97%  
595

330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, New York 12550
(845) 561-0800

0.46 to 1 99% 81% 70% 56% 46 3% 60%  

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