Schools Ranked by Institution Financial Aid RatePage 4

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
301

Franklin University

13 to 115%47%N/AN/A11%12%
302

University of Maryland-University College

17 to 13%36%N/AN/A11%N/A
303

National American University-Rapid City

14 to 117%83%N/AN/A10%21%
304

Westwood College-Denver North

22 to 132%75%N/AN/A10%N/A
305

American Public University System

21 to 142%84%N/AN/A8%13%
306

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

20 to 153%76%93%55%8%8%
307

Georgia Southern University

21 to 150%80%52%66%8%9%
308

Georgia Regents University

14 to 129%68%41%21%7%7%
309

Virginia College-Birmingham

11 to 157%27%N/AN/A7%22%
310

Valdosta State University

20 to 140%69%55%55%4%10%
311

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs

11 to 122%41%N/AN/A3%N/A
312

Kennesaw State University

21 to 137%72%78%61%1%6%
313

Navajo Technical University

14 to 143%44%N/AN/A1%0%
314

Allied American University

10 to 1N/A80%N/AN/A0%0%
315

Aspen University

13 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A0%3%
316

Brown College-Mendota Heights

6 to 150%33%N/AN/A0%N/A
317

City University of Seattle

7 to 10%40%N/AN/A0%5%
318

Granite State College

11 to 19%60%N/AN/A0%10%
319

Metropolitan State University

17 to 134%61%100%33%0%7%
320

National University

22 to 131%77%N/AN/A0%7%
321

Pacific College

15 to 171%100%N/AN/A0%4%
322

Stevens-Henager College-Murray

20 to 157%64%N/AN/A0%N/A
323

Trident University International

18 to 158%33%N/AN/A0%3%
324

Western Governors University

41 to 124%75%N/AN/A0%7%
325

Brandman University

14 to 1N/AN/A100%71%N/A4%

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