Schools Ranked by Institution Financial Aid RatePage 2

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 2013 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.

RankSchoolStudent to
Faculty Ratio
Graduation
Rate
Retention
Rate
Acceptance
Rate
Enrollment
Rate
Institutional
Aid Rate
Default
Rate
101

Vanguard University of Southern California

15 to 152%76%70%38%97%5%
102

Anderson University

11 to 157%73%55%29%96%4%
103

Brenau University

12 to 146%67%78%12%96%5%
104

Caldwell College

11 to 153%73%64%17%96%7%
105

Hope International University

14 to 145%73%47%41%96%6%
106

Lesley University

11 to 146%79%67%18%96%4%
107

LeTourneau University

13 to 153%77%41%46%96%7%
108

Robert Morris University

15 to 156%81%81%22%96%5%
109

Saint Anselm College

11 to 174%85%74%18%96%2%
110

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

12 to 155%72%78%24%96%N/A
111

University of Great Falls

12 to 130%69%73%17%96%9%
112

Colorado Christian University

14 to 137%69%98%39%95%6%
113

Crown College

17 to 156%70%55%36%95%6%
114

Florida Institute of Technology

9 to 154%80%60%17%95%15%
115

Gardner-Webb University

13 to 157%72%48%16%95%N/A
116

Grand Canyon University

21 to 130%59%55%38%95%16%
117

John Brown University

15 to 165%82%70%38%95%5%
118

Loyola University Chicago

14 to 171%85%91%19%95%5%
119

Oral Roberts University

15 to 153%81%44%65%95%11%
120

Savannah College of Art and Design

18 to 168%81%65%31%95%9%
121

Baylor University

15 to 175%88%57%19%94%5%
122

DePaul University

16 to 170%85%60%20%94%6%
123

Franciscan University of Steubenville

15 to 173%86%76%32%94%2%
124

AIB College of Business

20 to 161%N/A69%63%93%N/A
125

California Baptist University

18 to 158%77%79%33%93%7%
126

Northwest University

13 to 143%78%97%48%93%5%
127

Saint Leo University

15 to 146%69%77%26%93%12%
128

Texas Wesleyan University

15 to 141%71%30%27%93%8%
129

Webster University

15 to 159%81%58%41%93%6%
130

Champlain College

14 to 158%79%71%17%92%6%
131

Drexel University

10 to 170%86%81%8%92%4%
132

Limestone College

19 to 136%58%53%35%92%13%
133

Molloy College

10 to 166%89%73%21%92%4%
134

University of Mobile

13 to 149%77%71%42%92%4%
135

University of Scranton

11 to 182%90%75%13%92%4%
136

Berkeley College

24 to 131%58%N/AN/A91%N/A
137

Dallas Baptist University

14 to 155%70%42%44%91%7%
138

Missouri University of Science and Technology

17 to 163%83%82%46%91%4%
139

Valley Forge Christian College

14 to 142%74%66%50%91%11%
140

Dowling College

15 to 134%62%78%19%90%7%
141

Lindenwood University

17 to 145%71%66%61%90%4%
142

Northwest Missouri State University

23 to 150%66%72%31%90%10%
143

Roger Williams University

14 to 163%83%81%15%90%3%
144

University of Houston-Victoria

17 to 1N/A48%51%19%90%N/A
145

University of the Incarnate Word

14 to 140%69%93%28%90%9%
146

Endicott College

14 to 171%81%72%24%89%3%
147

Rochester Institute of Technology

14 to 164%87%60%28%89%5%
148

Elmhurst College

13 to 174%78%72%26%88%2%
149

Franklin Pierce University

12 to 144%67%85%18%88%7%
150

Saint Louis University

12 to 170%87%64%19%88%5%
151

Azusa Pacific University

14 to 165%82%80%29%87%4%
152

Bryan College-Dayton

15 to 162%71%38%43%87%N/A
153

Mercy College

18 to 133%70%57%22%87%6%
154

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

17 to 131%59%60%82%87%16%
155

Quinnipiac University

12 to 176%85%67%13%86%1%
156

University of Illinois at Springfield

13 to 143%74%60%36%86%7%
157

University of Minnesota-Crookston

19 to 144%69%69%40%86%N/A
158

University of Toledo

21 to 145%68%91%34%86%14%
159

Arizona State University

23 to 159%84%80%41%85%N/A
160

Marist College

16 to 180%90%37%30%85%2%
161

Mount Mercy University

14 to 173%82%68%42%85%6%
162

Saint Edward's University

13 to 170%83%79%27%85%N/A
163

Albertus Magnus College

14 to 161%93%68%28%83%7%
164

Davenport University

17 to 139%79%92%46%83%12%
165

Mississippi University for Women

13 to 137%79%43%33%82%12%
166

King University

12 to 152%69%64%35%81%6%
167

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

12 to 168%79%33%72%81%2%
168

SUNY College of Technology at Canton

19 to 130%76%78%29%81%17%
169

Lawrence Technological University

11 to 149%82%44%43%80%9%
170

Liberty University

18 to 150%69%22%45%80%8%
171

Upper Iowa University

17 to 140%72%58%30%80%8%
172

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

16 to 139%54%N/AN/A78%N/A
173

California College San Diego

8 to 1N/A50%N/AN/A77%26%
174

La Roche College

13 to 146%72%56%28%77%7%
175

New England College

14 to 140%62%90%8%77%8%
176

College America-Denver

12 to 134%42%N/AN/A76%N/A
177

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

18 to 132%67%35%48%76%12%
178

Sullivan University

19 to 141%N/AN/AN/A76%20%
179

University of Missouri-Kansas City

13 to 151%73%33%75%74%N/A
180

Temple University

14 to 166%89%64%37%73%6%
181

ECPI University

21 to 137%63%81%52%72%12%
182

Indiana State University

20 to 142%64%83%29%72%11%
183

Minot State University

13 to 137%68%57%73%72%7%
184

Ohio State University-Main Campus

19 to 183%92%56%41%72%N/A
185

University of Southern Mississippi

17 to 145%72%66%43%72%12%
186

American University

12 to 180%88%43%22%71%N/A
187

Northeastern University

13 to 183%96%32%19%71%4%
188

Southeast Missouri State University

24 to 149%73%85%46%71%12%
189

William Carey University

13 to 162%77%49%48%71%8%
190

Baker College of Flint

16 to 111%51%N/AN/A70%N/A
191

Southern New Hampshire University

26 to 154%69%79%24%70%7%
192

University of Miami

12 to 182%91%40%18%70%3%
193

Western Carolina University

16 to 151%79%38%27%70%8%
194

Belmont University

13 to 168%83%80%31%69%2%
195

Monroe College

15 to 157%74%44%68%69%11%
196

Buffalo State SUNY

15 to 149%75%49%24%68%N/A
197

Central Christian College of Kansas

14 to 150%63%50%39%68%10%
198

Stevens-Henager College-Ogden

14 to 175%62%N/AN/A68%N/A
199

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

12 to 157%74%93%85%67%N/A
200

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

20 to 137%72%84%52%67%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