Schools Ranked by Full-Time to Part-Time Faculty RatioPage 7

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  
601

467 Franklin St
Bloomfield, New Jersey 7003
(973) 748-9000

0.45 to 1 95% 55% 64% 37% 54 13% 50%  
601

Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
(412) 365-1100

0.45 to 1 100% 60% 76% 59% 90 2% N/A  
601

3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, New York 14424-8395
(585) 394-3500

0.45 to 1 3% N/A N/A 27% 37 0% N/A  
601

1600 Maple Street
Longview, Washington 98632-0310
(360) 442-2311

0.45 to 1 3% N/A 53% 25% 66 13% N/A  
601

36600 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5300

0.45 to 1 68% 70% 83% 39% 55 2% N/A  
601

444 Green St
Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000
(978) 632-6600

0.45 to 1 10% N/A 54% 14% 46 10% N/A  
601

55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, California 92626
(714) 556-3610

0.45 to 1 99% 67% 73% 54% 50 3% N/A  
608

470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
(859) 246-6200

0.44 to 1 1% N/A N/A 19% 9 0% N/A  
608

525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
(505) 224-3000

0.44 to 1 20% N/A 58% 10% 36 6% 53%  
608

1300 Eagle Rd
Saint Davids, Pennsylvania 19087-3696
(610) 341-5800

0.44 to 1 91% 67% 80% 60% 60 3% N/A  
608

40 University Drive
Rindge, New Hampshire 03461-0060
(603) 899-4000

0.44 to 1 89% 85% 63% 50% 46 4% 72%  
608

143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-3295
(616) 234-4722

0.44 to 1 6% N/A 55% 15% 97 10% N/A  
608

10775 N Saint Helen Road
Roscommon, Michigan 48653
(989) 275-5000

0.44 to 1 16% N/A N/A 15% 38 11% N/A  
608

9000 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237-5898
(412) 367-9300

0.44 to 1 72% 52% 66% 53% 41 3% N/A  
608

100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, Illinois 62656-2111
(217) 732-3168

0.44 to 1 75% 67% 75% 47% 60 5% N/A  
608

1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, Iowa 52132-0400
(563) 562-3263

0.44 to 1 14% N/A 50% 30% 37 0% 48%  
608

100 College Blvd
Niceville, Florida 32578-1295
(850) 678-5111

0.44 to 1 7% N/A N/A 44% 47 9% 90%  
618

607 N Kingman
Haviland, Kansas 67059-0288
(620) 862-5252

0.43 to 1 100% 100% 71% 53% 39 5% 90%  
618

1964 Prairie Dell Rd
Union, Missouri 63084
(636) 583-5193

0.43 to 1 7% N/A 61% 19% 38 10% 79%  
618

10400 N. 25th Avenue, Suite 190
Phoenix, Arizona 85021-1641
(602) 942-4141

0.43 to 1 0% N/A 62% 36% 17 20% 86%  
618

100 Training Hill Rd
Middletown, Connecticut 06457-4829
(860) 343-5701

0.43 to 1 25% N/A 54% 14% 41 12% N/A  
618

801 E Benjamin
Norfolk, Nebraska 68702-0469
(402) 371-2020

0.43 to 1 30% N/A 65% 47% 35 10% N/A  
618

201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984
(412) 391-4100

0.43 to 1 97% 76% 74% 50% 46 5% 36%  
618

1000 Regent University Dr
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
(757) 352-4127

0.43 to 1 84% 82% 78% 36% 30 3% 65%  
618

173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, Illinois 61021-9112
(815) 288-5511

0.43 to 1 16% N/A N/A 31% 42 19% N/A  
618

3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
Spokane, Washington 99224-5288
(509) 533-3500

0.43 to 1 10% N/A N/A 23% 47 9% N/A  
618

7000 Dandini Blvd
Reno, Nevada 89512-3999
(775) 673-7000

0.43 to 1 7% N/A 62% 16% 34 10% N/A  
618

470 E Lockwood Ave.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63119-3194
(314) 961-2660

0.43 to 1 86% 59% 79% 64% 89 3% 72%  
629

275 Swamp Rd
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-4106
(215) 968-8000

0.42 to 1 13% N/A N/A 11% 46 5% N/A  
629

163 S. Willard St
Burlington, Vermont 5401
(802) 860-2700

0.42 to 1 85% 74% 79% 66% 24 4% 97%  
629

105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, North Dakota 58318-1198
(701) 228-2277

0.42 to 1 25% N/A N/A 36% 43 6% N/A  
629

6800 Wydown Blvd
Saint Louis, Missouri 63105-3098
(314) 862-3456

0.42 to 1 87% 63% 70% 34% 88 4% N/A  
629

2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197
(336) 723-0371

0.42 to 1 2% N/A N/A 22% 46 0% N/A  
629

201 E Greene St
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061-3398
(478) 387-4900

0.42 to 1 14% N/A 55% 23% 74 14% N/A  
629

1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania 19437-0901
(215) 646-7300

0.42 to 1 99% 66% 81% 62% 56 2% 92%  
629

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, Florida 32504-8998
(850) 484-1000

0.42 to 1 21% N/A N/A 31% 58 9% N/A  
629

907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, South Carolina 29630-1020
(864) 644-5000

0.42 to 1 88% 96% 70% 57% 41 6% N/A  
629

323 Erie Street
Port Huron, Michigan 48061-5015
(810) 984-3881

0.42 to 1 15% N/A 60% 16% 84 0% N/A  
639

411 North Front Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910
(910) 362-7000

0.41 to 1 5% N/A N/A 20% 43 3% 95%  
639

One College Drive
East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001
(309) 694-5422

0.41 to 1 13% N/A 59% 21% 42 15% N/A  
639

2200 College Drive
Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863
(618) 393-2982

0.41 to 1 80% N/A N/A 41% 53 0% N/A  
639

18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, New York 14214-2695
(716) 880-2000

0.41 to 1 98% 60% N/A 46% 63 6% N/A  
639

9600 College Way North
Seattle, Washington 98103-3599
(206) 934-3600

0.41 to 1 9% N/A N/A 21% 41 0% N/A  
644

417 Schepps Blvd
Clovis, New Mexico 88101-8381
(800) 769-2811

0.40 to 1 5% N/A 43% 8% 27 12% 55%  
644

9050 Viscount Blvd
El Paso, Texas 79925
(915) 831-2000

0.40 to 1 2% N/A N/A 11% 36 12% 81%  
644

21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48075-1058
(248) 204-4000

0.40 to 1 82% 51% 74% 52% 47 3% 85%  
644

603 W Park St
Sheldon, Iowa 51201
(712) 324-5061

0.40 to 1 35% N/A 93% 56% 34 6% 94%  
644

4545 College Rd
Cleveland, Ohio 44121-4293
(216) 381-1680

0.40 to 1 99% 51% 65% 36% 83 0% 80%  
644

900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601-8804
(608) 796-3000

0.40 to 1 98% 69% 76% 52% 60 2% N/A  
650

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, California 91754-6099
(323) 265-8650

0.39 to 1 0% N/A N/A 21% 62 6% N/A  
650

One College Green
La Plume, Pennsylvania 18440-0200
(570) 945-8000

0.39 to 1 81% 91% 61% 41% 78 7% 77%  
650

1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, New York 13501-5394
(315) 792-5400

0.39 to 1 0% N/A N/A 23% 54 0% N/A  
650

1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, Missouri 65802
(417) 447-7500

0.39 to 1 3% N/A 59% 16% 18 10% N/A  
654

1000 State Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 1109
(413) 737-7000

0.38 to 1 100% 74% 60% 39% 81 5% 84%  
654

801 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75202-3604
(214) 860-2037

0.38 to 1 9% N/A 39% 5% 46 8% N/A  
654

231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, North Carolina 28502-0188
(252) 527-6223

0.38 to 1 16% N/A N/A 14% 46 4% N/A  
654

300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
(305) 237-8888

0.38 to 1 24% N/A N/A 31% 49 10% N/A  
654

5301 South Highway 16
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3692
(605) 394-4800

0.38 to 1 3% N/A 52% 31% 29 0% 90%  
654

6415 Spellman Road
Camden, Arkansas 71701-1906
(870) 574-4500

0.38 to 1 15% N/A N/A 47% 34 11% N/A  
654

51 W College St
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370-1257
(724) 627-8191

0.38 to 1 96% 76% 83% 60% 64 3% 83%  
654

1100 E Sheldon St
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(928) 445-7300

0.38 to 1 18% N/A N/A 16% 39 16% 70%  
662

20 University Dr
Nashua, New Hampshire 03063-1300
(603) 577-6000

0.37 to 1 11% 64% 58% 47% 42 4% 61%  
662

1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, California 93702-4709
(559) 453-2000

0.37 to 1 98% 73% 78% 59% 53 4% N/A  
662

401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, Maryland 21015-1698
(443) 412-2000

0.37 to 1 13% N/A N/A 19% 47 4% N/A  
665

1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, North Carolina 27253-8000
(336) 578-2002

0.36 to 1 25% N/A N/A 15% 45 0% 95%  
665

1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801
(775) 738-8493

0.36 to 1 13% N/A 77% 27% 40 12% N/A  
665

29 Everett St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790
(617) 868-9600

0.36 to 1 93% 64% 79% 46% 62 2% N/A  
665

4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, New York 13215-4585
(315) 498-2622

0.36 to 1 7% N/A N/A 18% 42 13% N/A  
669

2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, Arizona 85365-8834
(928) 317-6000

0.35 to 1 15% N/A N/A 17% 46 16% N/A  
669

3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223-2690
(513) 569-1500

0.35 to 1 7% N/A 51% 15% 38 0% 96%  
669

3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596
(772) 462-4772

0.35 to 1 15% N/A N/A 41% 49 13% N/A  
669

One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
(515) 576-7201

0.35 to 1 48% N/A N/A 41% 40 14% 80%  
669

1066 Front St
Manchester, New Hampshire 03102-8518
(603) 206-8000

0.35 to 1 0% N/A N/A 20% 12 8% N/A  
669

800 Country Club Rd
Waterbury, Connecticut 6723
(800) 345-2562

0.35 to 1 48% 58% 58% 25% 42 10% 69%  
675

4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, Oregon 97305
(503) 399-5000

0.34 to 1 12% N/A 61% 17% 42 11% N/A  
675

209 S Kingshighway
Saint Charles, Missouri 63301-1695
(636) 949-2000

0.34 to 1 93% 66% 72% 41% 93 2% 61%  
677

671 Winyah Drive
Orlando, Florida 32803
(407) 303-7742

0.33 to 1 8% 96% N/A 29% 18 0% 90%  
677

4190 W Highway 80
Douglas, Arizona 85607-9724
(520) 515-0500

0.33 to 1 23% N/A 55% 22% 45 20% N/A  
677

550 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2611
(317) 447-6200

0.33 to 1 6% 99% 39% 29% 34 0% N/A  
677

8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761
(815) 455-3700

0.33 to 1 8% N/A N/A 27% 38 14% N/A  
677

2800 College Dr
Sidney, Michigan 48885-9723
(989) 328-2111

0.33 to 1 8% N/A N/A 11% 40 6% N/A  
677

340 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-0796
(215) 641-6300

0.33 to 1 2% N/A 61% 14% 44 8% N/A  
677

5251 College Drive
Dublin, Virginia 24084-1127
(540) 674-3600

0.33 to 1 12% N/A N/A 25% 42 12% N/A  
677

1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-4699
(888) 467-3472

0.33 to 1 33% N/A N/A 45% 43 7% N/A  
677

118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey 8876
(908) 526-1200

0.33 to 1 3% N/A N/A 20% 42 11% N/A  
677

902 Herring Ave
Wilson, North Carolina 27893-3310
(252) 291-1195

0.33 to 1 6% N/A N/A 28% 45 0% N/A  
687

6801 N Yates Rd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217-3985
(414) 410-4000

0.32 to 1 97% 42% N/A 38% 61 3% 21%  
687

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599
(630) 942-2800

0.32 to 1 8% N/A 60% 13% 82 0% 59%  
687

8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, Maryland 20646-0910
(301) 934-2251

0.32 to 1 4% N/A N/A 11% 45 9% N/A  
687

303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, Massachusetts 1040
(413) 552-2000

0.32 to 1 21% N/A N/A 18% 44 10% N/A  
687

One College Park Dr
Saint Louis, Missouri 63141-8698
(877) 434-1115

0.32 to 1 96% 58% 60% 39% 36 4% 75%  
687

2501 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, New York 10468
(718) 933-6700

0.32 to 1 68% 59% 70% 51% 24 0% 95%  
687

188 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 6854
(203) 857-7060

0.32 to 1 26% N/A N/A 8% 41 18% N/A  
687

574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, Connecticut 6360
(860) 886-0177

0.32 to 1 18% N/A N/A 11% 41 5% N/A  
695

50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198
(508) 849-3300

0.31 to 1 97% 68% N/A 47% 59 6% N/A  
695

One College Rd
Batavia, New York 14020
(585) 343-0055

0.31 to 1 16% N/A N/A 24% 43 12% 66%  
695

1145 King Rd
Immaculata, Pennsylvania 19345-0702
(610) 647-4400

0.31 to 1 96% 80% 80% 53% 86 4% N/A  
695

450 North Ave
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-3397
(269) 965-3931

0.31 to 1 3% N/A N/A 21% 49 8% N/A  
695

1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899
(570) 740-0200

0.31 to 1 3% N/A 55% 19% 39 8% N/A  
695

One Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996
(508) 588-9100

0.31 to 1 6% N/A N/A 14% 43 12% 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