Schools Ranked by Institution Financial Aid Rate

Financial aid is a top priority for most prospective college students. The higher the percentage of students who receive financial aid directly from the school, the more desirable the college should be to attend. This data refers to the percentage of undergraduate students receiving financial aid for the 2012 academic year directly from the institution they attend. The financial aid figures are provided by the IPEDS database from the U.S. Department of Education.

IPEDS did not have financial aid 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  
N/A

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

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

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  
N/A

300 N Beaty St
Athens, Alabama 35611
(256) 233-8100

0.68 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 59 2% N/A  
N/A

4483 Duncan Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
(314) 454-7055

6.14 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 19 0% 100%  
N/A

Broadway at 11th Street
Quincy, Illinois 62305-7005
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N/A N/A N/A N/A 55% 20 0% 100%  
N/A

16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 341-9800

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 58 0% N/A  
N/A

411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, Missouri 65248-1198
(660) 248-6272

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

3005 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-5683
(888) 556-8226

0.24 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

55 Paul Manafort Drive
New Britain, Connecticut 6053
(860) 515-3800

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 33 9% N/A  
N/A

8000 East Maplewood Avenue
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111-0000
(800) 920-6723

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 3 0% N/A  
N/A

7 Columbia Cir
Albany, New York 12203-5159
(518) 464-8500

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 37 0% N/A  
N/A

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94105-2968
(415) 442-7800

0.07 to 1 N/A N/A 80% 0% 55 0% N/A  
N/A

3 Point Place
Madison, Wisconsin 53719-2848
(608) 620-2200

N/A N/A 69% N/A 0% 3 11% N/A  
N/A

1 Mid America Plaza, Suite #130
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
(630) 560-6300

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

900 SE Baker Street
McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894
(800) 452-4176

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

2255 NW Northrup St
Portland, Oregon 97210-2932
(503) 413-8481

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 10 0% N/A  
N/A

10000 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903-1706
(301) 431-6400

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 10 0% N/A  
N/A

10000 E. University Dr
Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
(888) 327-2877

0.10 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 1 0% N/A  
N/A

287 Quarter Master Court
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130
(812) 280-7271

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 12 0% N/A  
N/A

4370 W. 109th Street Suite 200
Overland Park, Kansas 66211
(913) 451-1431

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 40 0% N/A  
N/A

245 South Executive Drive, Suite 110
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
(262) 879-0200

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 22 0% N/A  
N/A

1001 South Cedar
Ottawa, Kansas 66067
(785) 242-5200

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 100 0% N/A  
N/A

10020 North 25th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 371-1188

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 37 0% N/A  
N/A

55 Eureka Street
Pasadena, California 91103
(626) 529-8500

0.28 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 55 2% N/A  
N/A

2525 E. Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64132-1199
(816) 995-2800

8.67 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 11 0% 95%  
N/A

11 Sunset Way
Henderson, Nevada 89014
(702) 990-4433

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 6 0% N/A  
N/A

5658 E State St
Rockford, Illinois 61108-2468
(815) 395-5091

4.00 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 20 0% 85%  
N/A

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  
N/A

720 Heber Ave
Calexico, California 92231
(760) 768-5500

N/A N/A 44% N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

7700 W Palmer Ln Bldg A Ste A100
Austin, Texas 78729
(512) 516-8800

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

4743 Richmond Rd
Cleveland, Ohio 44128
(855) 398-9280

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702-2694
(217) 525-1420

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

729 E. Carpenter St
Springfield, Illinois 62702
(217) 525-5628

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 19 0% N/A  
N/A

805 Rudder Tower
College Station, Texas 77843-1244
(979) 845-3211

22.71 to 1 52% 63% 92% 81% 88 5% N/A  
N/A

8441 State Hwy 47, Clinical Building 1 - Suite 3100
Bryan, Texas 77807
(979) 436-9100

1.16 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 15 0% N/A  
N/A

3601 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79430
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N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 10 1% N/A  
N/A

301 University Blvd
Galveston, Texas 77555-0129
(409) 772-1011

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 41 0% N/A  
N/A

101 W State St
Trenton, New Jersey 08608-1176
(609) 984-1100

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 37 0% N/A  
N/A

1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
(215) 955-6000

N/A N/A N/A N/A 86% 38 1% N/A  
N/A

830 Bay Boulevard
Chula Vista, California 91911
() -

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 5 11% N/A  
N/A

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, Texas 77058-1098
(281) 283-7600

1.04 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 38 0% N/A  
N/A

601 E John Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

2.3 to 1 40% 68% 93% 82% 99 3% N/A  
N/A

1950 Third St
La Verne, California 91750-4401
(909) 593-3511

0.51 to 1 95% 59% 86% 58% 57 5% N/A  
N/A

620 West Lexington St
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1627
(410) 706-3100

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 93 0% N/A  
N/A

100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213
(612) 625-5000

3.39 to 1 59% 47% 90% 70% 99 3% N/A  
N/A

987815 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-7815
(402) 559-4000

4.89 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 101 1% N/A  
N/A

14th and R StLincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588
(402) 472-7211

3.87 to 1 57% 59% 84% 67% 99 4% N/A  
N/A

103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
(919) 962-2211

6.25 to 1 46% 34% 97% 89% 112 1% N/A  
N/A

800 Linden Street
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4629
(570) 941-7400

1.75 to 1 91% 72% 88% 77% 85 3% N/A  
N/A

8350 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34243-2049
(941) 359-4200

0.89 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 3 0% N/A  
N/A

3838 Livernois
Troy, Michigan 48083-5066
(248) 689-8282

0.11 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 39 0% 85%  
1

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

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

1200 Taylor Rd
Montgomery, Alabama 36117-3553
() -

N/A 100% N/A 75% 0% 25 6% N/A  
1

420 W Main St
Danville, Virginia 24541
(434) 791-5600

1.07 to 1 100% 58% 62% 40% 86 6% N/A  
1

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

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

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

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

2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40205-0671
(502) 272-8263

0.71 to 1 100% 86% 81% 62% 58 2% N/A  
1

610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
(712) 749-2400

2.84 to 1 100% 71% 77% 51% 62 3% N/A  
1

450 Leslie Campbell Ave
Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506
() -

1.80 to 1 100% 29% 71% 51% 73 2% 79%  
1

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-3389
(888) 227-3552

N/A 100% N/A N/A 0% 17 3% N/A  
1

100 College Drive
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104-6196
(610) 606-4666

0.90 to 1 100% 61% 70% 61% 70 2% 34%  
1

1200 S Main
McPherson, Kansas 67460-5740
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0.70 to 1 100% N/A 72% 45% 39 6% 87%  
1

411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, Missouri 65248-1198
(660) 248-3391

1.05 to 1 100% 67% 72% 50% 99 0% N/A  
1

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

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

8787 West Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80226
(303) 963-3000

N/A 100% 83% 94% 41% 33 3% N/A  
1

12800 N Lake Shore Dr
Mequon, Wisconsin 53097-2402
(262) 243-5700

0.74 to 1 100% 70% 74% 59% 50 0% N/A  
1

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

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

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

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

101 Branigin Blvd
Franklin, Indiana 46131-2623
(317) 738-8000

2.55 to 1 100% 65% 77% 60% 99 0% 68%  
1

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

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

7200 NW 86th St
Kansas City, Missouri 64153
(800) 955-2527

N/A 100% N/A N/A 0% 53 0% N/A  
1

1101 W College Ave
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2299
(217) 245-3000

3.33 to 1 100% 58% 72% 62% 101 2% N/A  
1

608 6th St NE
Jamestown, North Dakota 58405
(701) 252-3467

3.00 to 1 100% 56% 68% 52% 94 1% N/A  
1

900 N. Clarkson
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
(800) 642-8382

2.00 to 1 100% 98% 80% 47% 51 10% 95%  
1

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

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

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

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

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

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

158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, Vermont 05663-1035
(802) 485-2000

0.97 to 1 100% 65% 85% 53% 81 4% 79%  
1

1425 Newark Rd
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
(740) 453-0762

0.31 to 1 100% N/A 55% 33% 68 0% N/A  
1

411 SW 24th St
San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689
(210) 434-6711

0.68 to 1 100% 65% 60% 27% 91 0% N/A  
1

901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 803-2000

0.99 to 1 100% 96% 68% 51% 42 6% 64%  
1

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

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

3690 East Ave
Rochester, New York 14618-3597
(585) 385-8000

1.16 to 1 100% 64% 84% 75% 57 3% N/A  
1

278 Whites Bridge Rd
Standish, Maine 04084-5236
(207) 892-6766

1.17 to 1 100% 80% 76% 51% 53 0% 89%  
1

1 St Mary of Woods Coll
Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana 47876-1099
(812) 535-5151

63.00 to 1 100% 64% 74% 62% 95 0% N/A  
1

2800 Main St
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606-4201
(203) 576-5235

N/A 100% 82% 100% 60% 20 0% N/A  
1

125 W. Cooper
Sterling, Kansas 67579
(620) 278-2173

1.74 to 1 100% 46% 55% 34% 57 17% 67%  
1

204 East College Street
Athens, Tennessee 37303
(423) 745-7504

1.08 to 1 100% 76% 62% 45% 88 7% N/A  
1

2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, West Virginia 25304
(304) 357-4800

1.93 to 1 100% 56% 70% 42% 56 12% N/A  
1

7500 University Dr
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
(701) 255-7500

0.65 to 1 100% 75% 72% 50% 45 2% 70%  
1

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

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

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

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

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

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

100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
(800) 925-3368

0.11 to 1 100% N/A N/A 0% 24 2% N/A  
1

106 S Sixth St
Forest City, Iowa 50436-1713
(641) 585-2450

12.67 to 1 100% 48% 47% 43% 66 5% 87%  
1

15 E Peace St
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604-1194
(919) 508-2000

0.31 to 1 100% 59% 65% 31% 67 0% N/A  
1

3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-1092
(513) 745-3000

1.02 to 1 100% 68% 80% 78% 79 1% 67%  
107

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

0.31 to 1 97% 68% N/A 47% 59 6% N/A  
107

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

1.61 to 1 97% 30% 69% 45% 67 5% N/A  
107

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

0.32 to 1 97% 42% N/A 38% 61 3% 21%  

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