Schools Ranked by Institution Financial Aid RatePage 3

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
201

University of Missouri-Columbia

20 to 170%84%79%38%67%N/A
202

Mississippi State University

19 to 161%79%65%44%66%8%
203

Pepperdine University

13 to 180%92%37%22%66%2%
204

George Washington University

13 to 181%92%33%33%65%1%
205

Texas A & M University-Kingsville

20 to 134%64%88%22%65%N/A
206

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

12 to 139%74%46%54%64%6%
207

Oregon State University

23 to 161%84%79%36%64%5%
208

University of South Carolina-Columbia

18 to 173%87%61%33%63%N/A
209

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

18 to 154%84%64%28%62%N/A
210

Northern Arizona University

19 to 149%72%91%15%61%10%
211

Oregon Institute of Technology

21 to 144%74%71%18%61%5%
212

Tiffin University

18 to 146%65%39%65%61%19%
213

University of Hawaii - Manoa

13 to 157%78%80%36%61%5%
214

Westwood College-Anaheim

18 to 146%61%N/AN/A61%N/A
215

University of Alabama at Birmingham

18 to 154%80%87%36%60%8%
216

Central Washington University

19 to 151%74%82%41%59%8%
217

University of Northern Iowa

16 to 166%83%83%51%59%5%
218

University of Southern California

9 to 191%96%20%31%59%2%
219

Dakota State University

18 to 147%69%83%49%58%9%
220

Texas A & M University-College Station

23 to 179%91%69%47%58%N/A
221

University of Louisville

11 to 153%78%71%44%58%10%
222

Broadview University-West Jordan

10 to 158%N/AN/AN/A57%22%
223

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

18 to 166%84%80%46%57%N/A
224

Minnesota School of Business-Richfield

14 to 133%62%N/AN/A56%16%
225

University of West Alabama

16 to 132%58%100%83%56%10%
226

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

18 to 173%89%63%21%55%N/A
227

Globe University-Woodbury

12 to 135%30%N/AN/A54%22%
228

Stony Brook University

17 to 166%90%39%23%54%N/A
229

Villanova University

12 to 190%94%49%23%54%2%
230

University of Maryland-College Park

18 to 184%95%47%33%53%N/A
231

University of Nebraska at Omaha

17 to 142%75%71%54%52%N/A
232

Lehigh University

10 to 186%94%31%31%51%1%
233

Mercy College of Ohio

7 to 168%86%74%34%51%6%
234

University of Delaware

15 to 180%92%65%26%51%4%
235

Alliant International University

13 to 1N/A75%49%44%50%3%
236

Bellevue University

33 to 139%50%N/AN/A50%5%
237

Full Sail University

22 to 178%50%N/AN/A50%20%
238

Jones College-Jacksonville

7 to 124%50%N/AN/A50%15%
239

The University of Alabama

21 to 167%87%57%37%50%N/A
240

Washington State University

15 to 165%80%82%34%49%4%
241

Missouri State University-Springfield

20 to 153%75%85%43%48%N/A
242

Texas A & M University-Commerce

18 to 145%67%68%33%48%N/A
243

University of North Dakota

19 to 155%75%74%59%48%4%
244

New Jersey Institute of Technology

13 to 158%86%65%36%47%5%
245

California State University-Monterey Bay

22 to 138%81%44%16%46%N/A
246

University of Advancing Technology

24 to 124%64%N/AN/A46%N/A
247

Hampton University

10 to 168%76%36%18%45%10%
248

New England Institute of Technology

13 to 151%N/AN/AN/A45%2%
249

University of Central Florida

31 to 167%87%49%39%45%5%
250

Eastern New Mexico University

18 to 129%58%63%46%44%N/A
251

Rowan University

13 to 170%84%59%29%44%5%
252

Eastern Kentucky University

17 to 139%71%60%39%43%13%
253

Purdue University-Main Campus

13 to 170%91%60%34%43%N/A
254

University of North Carolina - Wilmington

17 to 171%86%54%34%43%N/A
255

Indiana Wesleyan University

15 to 165%78%95%44%42%6%
256

University of Louisiana at Monroe

23 to 140%67%77%50%42%11%
257

Post University

23 to 136%39%83%42%41%14%
258

California State University-Long Beach

22 to 160%89%31%25%40%N/A
259

The University of West Florida

24 to 142%70%48%22%40%N/A
260

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

17 to 143%74%85%42%39%N/A
261

Florida State University

26 to 177%92%57%36%38%6%
262

Troy University

17 to 135%74%68%51%38%13%
263

University of Hawaii-West Oahu

20 to 125%68%76%43%38%N/A
264

West Texas A & M University

19 to 140%66%74%38%36%N/A
265

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

12 to 156%77%54%93%35%3%
266

Peirce College

15 to 122%63%N/AN/A35%14%
267

Westwood College

22 to 133%67%N/AN/A35%N/A
268

Appalachian State University

16 to 169%87%63%39%34%5%
269

Bemidji State University

23 to 148%67%67%35%34%9%
270

University of Memphis

14 to 143%76%68%52%34%N/A
271

Old Dominion University

20 to 151%80%77%38%33%7%
272

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

17 to 185%92%54%30%32%N/A
273

University of Florida

21 to 187%96%47%51%32%4%
274

Tarleton State University

20 to 143%68%57%46%31%9%
275

University of Washington

15 to 182%93%55%37%31%N/A
276

College of William and Mary

12 to 190%96%33%32%30%N/A
277

Coastal Carolina University

17 to 146%63%74%27%29%11%
278

University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus

21 to 116%46%N/AN/A28%N/A
279

Herzing University-Madison

15 to 136%43%81%68%26%N/A
280

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

19 to 120%40%N/AN/A26%20%
281

California University of Pennsylvania

22 to 150%80%93%41%25%8%
282

Hodges University

14 to 130%49%83%93%25%14%
283

Trine University

8 to 10%75%30%70%25%N/A
284

Daniel Webster College

14 to 154%69%60%35%24%8%
285

Minnesota State University-Mankato

24 to 149%74%66%38%23%N/A
286

Broward College

24 to 132%N/AN/AN/A21%12%
287

Columbia College

35 to 141%53%N/AN/A21%13%
288

Herzing University-Kenosha

16 to 1N/A65%77%67%21%N/A
289

Bryan College of Health Sciences

10 to 156%83%72%86%20%4%
290

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

9 to 169%N/A31%91%20%1%
291

University of Phoenix-Online Campus

38 to 120%35%N/AN/A19%N/A
292

Columbia Southern University

61 to 140%56%N/AN/A18%6%
293

University of Georgia

17 to 183%94%56%48%18%4%
294

Florida Gulf Coast University

22 to 144%77%66%39%17%6%
295

Rasmussen College-Florida

16 to 128%71%74%52%16%N/A
296

Academy of Art University

16 to 132%71%N/AN/A14%16%
297

Florida State College at Jacksonville

24 to 135%N/AN/AN/A14%18%
298

Wilmington University

14 to 139%64%N/AN/A14%8%
299

Westwood College-Los Angeles

15 to 135%50%N/AN/A12%N/A
300

American National University

11 to 127%N/AN/AN/A11%9%

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