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.

  1. RankSchoolStudent to
    Faculty Ratio
    Graduation
    Rate
    Retention
    Rate
    Acceptance
    Rate
    Enrollment
    Rate
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    Default
    Rate
  2. Rank
    301
    School

    Franklin University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    13 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    15%
    Retention
    Rate
    47%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    11%
    Default
    Rate
    12%
  3. Rank
    302
    School

    University of Maryland-University College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    17 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    3%
    Retention
    Rate
    36%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    11%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  4. Rank
    303
    School

    National American University-Rapid City

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    17%
    Retention
    Rate
    83%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    10%
    Default
    Rate
    21%
  5. Rank
    304
    School

    Westwood College-Denver North

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    22 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    32%
    Retention
    Rate
    75%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    10%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  6. Rank
    305
    School

    American Public University System

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    21 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    42%
    Retention
    Rate
    84%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    8%
    Default
    Rate
    13%
  7. Rank
    306
    School

    Clarion University of Pennsylvania

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    20 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    53%
    Retention
    Rate
    76%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    93%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    55%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    8%
    Default
    Rate
    8%
  8. Rank
    307
    School

    Georgia Southern University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    21 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    50%
    Retention
    Rate
    80%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    52%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    66%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    8%
    Default
    Rate
    9%
  9. Rank
    308
    School

    Georgia Regents University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    29%
    Retention
    Rate
    68%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    21%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    7%
    Default
    Rate
    7%
  10. Rank
    309
    School

    Virginia College-Birmingham

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    11 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    57%
    Retention
    Rate
    27%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    7%
    Default
    Rate
    22%
  11. Rank
    310
    School

    Valdosta State University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    20 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    40%
    Retention
    Rate
    69%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    55%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    4%
    Default
    Rate
    10%
  12. Rank
    311
    School

    Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    11 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    22%
    Retention
    Rate
    41%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    3%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  13. Rank
    312
    School

    Kennesaw State University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    21 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    37%
    Retention
    Rate
    72%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    61%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    1%
    Default
    Rate
    6%
  14. Rank
    313
    School

    Navajo Technical University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    43%
    Retention
    Rate
    44%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    1%
    Default
    Rate
    0%
  15. Rank
    314
    School

    Allied American University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    10 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    N/A
    Retention
    Rate
    80%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    0%
  16. Rank
    315
    School

    Aspen University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    13 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    N/A
    Retention
    Rate
    100%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    3%
  17. Rank
    316
    School

    Brown College-Mendota Heights

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    6 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    50%
    Retention
    Rate
    33%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  18. Rank
    317
    School

    City University of Seattle

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    7 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    0%
    Retention
    Rate
    40%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    5%
  19. Rank
    318
    School

    Granite State College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    11 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    9%
    Retention
    Rate
    60%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    10%
  20. Rank
    319
    School

    Metropolitan State University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    17 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    34%
    Retention
    Rate
    61%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    33%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    7%
  21. Rank
    320
    School

    National University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    22 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    31%
    Retention
    Rate
    77%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    7%
  22. Rank
    321
    School

    Pacific College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    15 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    71%
    Retention
    Rate
    100%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    4%
  23. Rank
    322
    School

    Stevens-Henager College-Murray

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    20 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    57%
    Retention
    Rate
    64%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  24. Rank
    323
    School

    Trident University International

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    18 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    58%
    Retention
    Rate
    33%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    3%
  25. Rank
    324
    School

    Western Governors University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    41 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    24%
    Retention
    Rate
    75%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    7%
  26. Rank
    325
    School

    Brandman University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    14 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    N/A
    Retention
    Rate
    N/A
    Acceptance
    Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    71%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    N/A
    Default
    Rate
    4%

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