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  
196

Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall
Rochester, New York 14627-0011
(888) 822-2256

2.91 to 1 87% 35% 96% 85% 93 1% 26%  
202

6191 Kraft Avenue S.E.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512-9396
(616) 698-7111

0.19 to 1 86% 95% 69% 35% 38 7% N/A  
202

1115 College Drive
Gaffney, South Carolina 29340-3799
(864) 489-7151

2.96 to 1 86% 53% 53% 43% 86 8% N/A  
202

3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796
(954) 262-7300

0.90 to 1 86% 56% 72% 42% 43 2% N/A  
202

1500 N Main
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-1280
(605) 225-1634

1.70 to 1 86% 74% 49% 44% 43 4% N/A  
202

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

0.43 to 1 86% 59% 79% 64% 89 3% 72%  
207

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

0.42 to 1 85% 74% 79% 66% 24 4% 97%  
207

1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301-4298
(910) 672-1111

4.76 to 1 85% 64% 76% 31% 67 15% N/A  
207

100 W Hillcrest
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 645-3921

2.00 to 1 85% N/A 61% 29% 56 7% 65%  
210

330 Third Street NE
Mayville, North Dakota 58257-1299
(701) 788-2301

1.03 to 1 84% N/A 53% 39% 54 6% 90%  
210

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

0.43 to 1 84% 82% 78% 36% 30 3% 65%  
210

85 S Prospect St
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0160
(802) 656-3131

4.07 to 1 84% 77% 85% 76% 85 0% 60%  
213

555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522
(800) 637-2969

0.27 to 1 83% 64% 69% 29% 46 6% N/A  
213

709 Oklahoma Blvd
Alva, Oklahoma 73717-2799
(580) 327-1700

0.80 to 1 83% 73% 65% 31% 65 9% N/A  
213

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

1.45 to 1 83% N/A 57% 25% 19 0% N/A  
213

2900 University Ave
Crookston, Minnesota 56716-5001
(800) 862-6466

4.29 to 1 83% 73% 73% 47% 43 0% 86%  
217

2700 Christian Pkwy.
Dallas, Texas 75234-7299
(972) 241-3371

0.17 to 1 82% 40% 67% 25% 36 8% N/A  
217

900 N. North Branch St.
Chicago, Illinois 60642
(312) 752-2000

0.27 to 1 82% 93% 52% 58% 52 6% N/A  
217

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

0.40 to 1 82% 51% 74% 52% 47 3% 85%  
217

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

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

2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, Colorado 80208
(303) 871-2000

0.99 to 1 82% 68% 86% 76% 100 2% 93%  
217

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

1.34 to 1 82% 56% 72% 47% 39 6% N/A  
217

1900 W 7th St.
Plainview, Texas 79072
(806) 291-1000

1.94 to 1 82% 95% 48% 36% 58 6% N/A  
217

9215 N Black Canyon Hwy.
Phoenix, Arizona 85021-2718
(602) 943-2311

0.01 to 1 82% N/A N/A 4% 30 11% N/A  
225

118 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 2116
(617) 236-8800

0.23 to 1 81% 64% 65% 40% 44 10% N/A  
225

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

0.39 to 1 81% 91% 61% 41% 78 7% 77%  
225

490 Piya Wiconi Road
Kyle, South Dakota 57752-0490
(605) 455-6000

N/A 81% N/A N/A 12% 31 0% N/A  
225

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, California 92106-2899
(619) 849-2200

0.65 to 1 81% 56% 83% 75% 65 1% N/A  
225

348 NE SR 61
Pratt, Kansas 67124
(620) 672-5641

N/A 81% N/A 60% 32% 38 6% N/A  
225

2500 North River Road
Manchester, New Hampshire 03106-1045
(603) 668-2211

0.12 to 1 81% 83% 73% 58% 41 3% N/A  
225

34 Cornell Drive
Canton, New York 13617-1098
(315) 386-7011

1.16 to 1 81% 67% 75% 32% 62 6% N/A  
232

3601 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105-2659
(800) 686-1883

N/A 80% 76% 75% 23% 26 3% N/A  
232

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

0.59 to 1 80% 77% 72% 42% 40 6% 55%  
232

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

0.41 to 1 80% N/A N/A 41% 53 0% N/A  
232

1600 E Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803-1228
(800) 937-2448

0.15 to 1 80% 64% 73% 30% 52 6% N/A  
232

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

1.22 to 1 80% 46% 78% 61% 62 0% 45%  
232

1 College Avenue
Wise, Virginia 24293-4400
(276) 328-0100

0.85 to 1 80% 83% 70% 42% 44 0% N/A  
238

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

0.51 to 1 79% 73% 73% 59% 28 0% 85%  
238

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

1.24 to 1 79% 81% 76% 53% 82 6% 59%  
238

2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309-4401
(248) 370-2100

N/A 79% 62% 70% 43% 48 3% 82%  
238

223 W Main St
Salem, West Virginia 26426
(304) 326-1109

0.76 to 1 79% N/A 43% 11% 51 11% N/A  
238

1400 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-4332
(877) 872-8869

N/A 79% 76% N/A 11% N/A 0% N/A  
238

One University Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63121-4400
(314) 516-5000

0.93 to 1 79% 69% 78% 47% 46 0% 79%  
244

22952 Alcalde Drive
Laguna Hills, California 92653-1337
(888) 384-0849

N/A 78% N/A N/A 0% 6 0% N/A  
244

220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
(419) 372-2531

3.22 to 1 78% 74% 70% 58% 98 0% N/A  
244

Main St
Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017-0997
(704) 406-2361

0.91 to 1 78% 83% 67% 48% 66 0% N/A  
244

3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-5598
(561) 237-7000

1.06 to 1 78% N/A 69% 40% 47 5% N/A  
244

1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, Nebraska 69101
(800) 658-4308

0.27 to 1 78% N/A N/A 36% 49 13% N/A  
244

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

3.47 to 1 78% 56% 70% 54% 99 4% N/A  
250

190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096
(630) 617-3500

0.63 to 1 77% 68% 78% 74% 90 0% 70%  
250

10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, New York 14802
(800) 425-3733

4.76 to 1 77% 51% 81% 48% 62 6% 51%  
252

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  
252

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

1.63 to 1 76% 60% 75% 37% 99 3% N/A  
252

1200 Sycamore
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
(888) 937-7248

0.95 to 1 76% 38% 67% 39% 46 7% N/A  
255

University Drive and Mill Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85287
(480) 965-2100

11.79 to 1 75% 89% 80% 57% 83 0% 65%  
255

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
(434) 582-2000

5.48 to 1 75% N/A 81% 46% 34 4% N/A  
255

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

0.44 to 1 75% 67% 75% 47% 60 5% N/A  
258

122 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 2116
(617) 217-9000

N/A 74% N/A 76% 47% 7 12% N/A  
258

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

1.49 to 1 74% 81% N/A 42% 99 4% N/A  
258

14271 Story Rd
San Jose, California 95127-3823
(408) 254-6900

N/A 74% N/A N/A 33% 12 0% 90%  
258

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

1.52 to 1 74% 51% 55% 0% 36 0% N/A  
262

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

4.84 to 1 73% 86% 86% 71% 98 0% 74%  
262

650 W Easterday Ave
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan 49783
(906) 632-6841

1.67 to 1 73% 89% 70% 38% 46 5% N/A  
264

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

0.44 to 1 72% 52% 66% 53% 41 3% N/A  
264

360 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005
(617) 373-2000

2.52 to 1 72% 32% 96% 79% 74 1% 83%  
264

107 Whitehurst
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-1015
(405) 744-5000

3.27 to 1 72% 78% 79% 62% 98 0% N/A  
264

600 Hoyt Street
Peru, Nebraska 68421-0010
(402) 872-3815

0.76 to 1 72% N/A N/A 35% 99 8% N/A  
264

One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616-8678
(530) 752-1011

9.87 to 1 72% 48% 92% 81% 60 0% 91%  
264

Carter Hall - Rm 4000
Greeley, Colorado 80639
(970) 351-1890

1.90 to 1 72% 70% 65% 45% 98 5% N/A  
270

900 N.Benton
Springfield, Missouri 65802-3791
(417) 873-7879

3.97 to 1 71% 87% 83% 51% 99 8% 63%  
270

501 East High St
Oxford, Ohio 45056
(513) 529-1809

3.08 to 1 71% 73% 89% 80% 101 0% N/A  
270

512 E. Stephens St
Midway, Kentucky 40347-1120
(859) 846-4421

0.93 to 1 71% 69% 75% 62% 65 5% N/A  
270

University Parkway
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497-0002
(318) 357-6011

1.16 to 1 71% 85% 68% 35% 73 0% N/A  
270

190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-6446

2.32 to 1 71% 64% 92% 82% 101 0% N/A  
270

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

1.32 to 1 71% 51% 72% 39% 62 10% N/A  
270

23 University Drive
Fort Kent, Maine 04743-1292
(207) 834-7500

0.68 to 1 71% 69% 64% 43% 44 0% 75%  
270

905 W 25th St
Kearney, Nebraska 68849-1212
(308) 865-8441

3.02 to 1 71% 85% 79% 56% 98 0% N/A  
270

2801 W Bancroft
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
(419) 530-4636

2.56 to 1 71% N/A 62% 44% 92 6% N/A  
279

Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
(330) 672-3000

1.16 to 1 70% 87% 77% 52% 99 0% 85%  
279

118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001
(601) 266-1000

3.18 to 1 70% 65% 75% 50% 85 7% 70%  
281

Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University, Alabama 36849
(334) 844-4000

6.77 to 1 69% 77% 90% 68% 92 4% 75%  
281

5555 Greenwich Rd Ste 300
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
(757) 490-9090

0.70 to 1 69% 76% 73% 40% 16 0% 80%  
281

100 Campus Dr
Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096-3098
(580) 772-6611

11.32 to 1 69% 91% 57% 36% 64 8% N/A  
281

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096
(215) 204-7000

1.01 to 1 69% 67% 87% 66% 93 3% N/A  
281

300 Campus Drive
Bradford, Pennsylvania 16701
(814) 362-7500

0.85 to 1 69% 69% 72% 48% 93 0% 76%  
281

605 Washington St
Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857
(563) 425-5200

0.16 to 1 69% 62% 68% 41% 63 5% 67%  
287

1801 N Cottonwood
Iola, Kansas 66749
(620) 365-5116

0.29 to 1 68% N/A 56% 28% 40 11% N/A  
287

1050 West Bristol Road
Flint, Michigan 48507-5508
(810) 766-4000

N/A 68% N/A N/A 13% 37 0% N/A  
287

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

0.45 to 1 68% 70% 83% 39% 55 2% N/A  
287

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

0.32 to 1 68% 59% 70% 51% 24 0% 95%  
287

2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, Texas 76129
(817) 257-7000

1.82 to 1 68% 41% 90% 75% 92 3% 72%  
287

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

1.56 to 1 68% 48% N/A 69% 5 0% N/A  
287

224 Main St
Farmington, Maine 04938-9978
(207) 778-7000

2.49 to 1 68% 88% 71% 58% 56 0% N/A  
294

240 E Morris Ave
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
(801) 300-4300

1.67 to 1 67% N/A N/A 0% 4 0% N/A  
294

University Blvd
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
(606) 783-2221

3.89 to 1 67% 93% 66% 39% 84 8% 48%  
294

1476 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, Ohio 43113-9487
(740) 474-8896

N/A 67% 72% N/A 40% 38 7% N/A  
294

One University Plaza, MS4675
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
(573) 651-2000

1.95 to 1 67% 97% 74% 46% 99 6% N/A  
294

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

1.47 to 1 67% 75% 68% 32% 86 3% N/A  
294

1815 Union Ave
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404
(423) 493-4100

N/A 67% 54% N/A 25% 14 9% N/A  
294

181 Main St
Presque Isle, Maine 04769-2888
(207) 768-9400

0.78 to 1 67% N/A 63% 37% 46 0% 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