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  
499

940 Second St
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
(740) 354-3205

0.86 to 1 34% N/A 49% 29% 39 10% N/A  
499

615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598
(423) 425-4111

1.40 to 1 34% 76% 67% 38% 104 0% N/A  
499

140 Seventh Ave S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-9807
(727) 873-4873

1.30 to 1 34% 51% 68% 33% 7 0% N/A  
504

7440 East Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117-3596
(334) 244-3000

2.03 to 1 33% 74% 58% 30% 46 0% N/A  
504

First and Normal Sts
Chico, California 95929-0150
(530) 898-6116

1.10 to 1 33% 74% 86% 57% 60 0% N/A  
504

1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
(970) 248-1020

0.77 to 1 33% 82% 64% 29% 57 0% N/A  
504

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991
(561) 297-3000

1.47 to 1 33% 42% 78% 41% 47 4% N/A  
504

801 Main St NW
Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000
(256) 352-8000

N/A 33% N/A 49% 23% 36 0% N/A  
504

1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050
(701) 231-8011

3.38 to 1 33% 84% 80% 53% 99 0% 53%  
504

1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-4699
(888) 467-3472

0.33 to 1 33% N/A N/A 45% 43 7% N/A  
511

2697 Dean Dr Ste 100
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452-7431
(757) 340-2121

N/A 32% N/A N/A 55% 28 0% N/A  
511

1801 E Kimberly Rd Ste 1
Davenport, Iowa 52807
(563) 355-3500

N/A 32% N/A N/A 11% 17 0% N/A  
511

320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, South Carolina 29649-2099
(864) 388-8000

1.93 to 1 32% 42% 61% 40% 62 3% N/A  
511

3575 College Road
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
(618) 252-5400

N/A 32% N/A N/A 32% 38 33% N/A  
511

3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561
(615) 963-5111

2.57 to 1 32% N/A 55% 35% 68 9% N/A  
511

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

0.26 to 1 32% N/A 41% 21% 37 12% N/A  
511

1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000
(270) 745-0111

2.27 to 1 32% 92% 71% 43% 88 8% N/A  
511

112 College Drive
Wells, Maine 4090
(207) 646-9282

0.15 to 1 32% N/A 52% 19% 10 6% N/A  
519

Dougherty Administration Building
Boone, North Carolina 28608
(828) 262-2000

2.50 to 1 31% 62% 88% 66% 72 2% N/A  
519

521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102
(859) 622-1000

1.57 to 1 31% 66% 62% 37% 86 9% N/A  
519

North and School Streets
Normal, Illinois 61790-1000
(309) 438-2111

2.44 to 1 31% 74% 82% 71% 101 2% 75%  
519

University Station La Hwy 1
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70310
(877) 642-4655

7.51 to 1 31% 92% 69% 39% 50 8% N/A  
519

One College Pk
Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512
(217) 875-7200

0.66 to 1 31% N/A 59% 24% 36 12% N/A  
519

1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001
(931) 372-3223

1.55 to 1 31% 93% 76% 52% 75 3% 66%  
519

5201 University Blvd
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
(956) 326-2001

1.23 to 1 31% 47% 72% 39% 44 0% 47%  
526

1601 Jefferson Streeet
Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
(320) 762-0221

1.63 to 1 30% N/A N/A 52% 34 0% 92%  
526

92 Western Ave
Fairfield, Maine 04937-1367
(207) 453-5000

N/A 30% N/A N/A 34% 11 6% 63%  
526

700 Fox Chase Rd
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046-3399
(215) 885-2360

N/A 30% 49% N/A 40% 47 6% N/A  
526

801 E Benjamin
Norfolk, Nebraska 68702-0469
(402) 371-2020

0.43 to 1 30% N/A 65% 47% 35 10% N/A  
526

201 Old Main
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1589
(814) 865-4700

6.42 to 1 30% 52% 92% 86% 93 0% 83%  
526

11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Florida 32514-5750
(850) 474-2000

1.09 to 1 30% 61% 70% 45% 45 0% 41%  
526

104 University Circle
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503
(377) 482-1000

3.77 to 1 30% 60% 74% 44% 89 6% N/A  
526

8600 University Blvd
Evansville, Indiana 47712
(812) 464-8600

0.95 to 1 30% 72% 67% 39% 40 5% 81%  
526

4343 S. 118th E. Ave, Suite A
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146
(918) 835-8288

0.91 to 1 30% N/A N/A 49% 16 0% N/A  
526

1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois 61455
(309) 295-1414

9.10 to 1 30% 63% 68% 54% 101 6% 82%  
536

231 N. Martingale Rd., 6th Floor
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
(877) 701-3800

N/A 29% N/A N/A 32% 5 0% N/A  
536

3001 SW College Rd
Ocala, Florida 34474
(352) 873-5800

0.27 to 1 29% N/A N/A 37% 50 9% N/A  
536

1104 7th Ave S
Moorhead, Minnesota 56563
(218) 477-4000

0.73 to 1 29% 84% 68% 45% 66 2% N/A  
536

941 W 3rd St
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5894
(570) 326-2869

N/A 29% N/A N/A 80% 59 0% N/A  
536

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, Texas 75751
(903) 675-6200

1.18 to 1 29% N/A N/A 21% 62 11% N/A  
536

9555 Plainfield Rd
Blue Ash, Ohio 45236-1096
(513) 745-5600

N/A 29% N/A N/A 21% 45 0% N/A  
536

2501 4th Ave
Canyon, Texas 79016-0001
(806) 651-0000

2.25 to 1 29% 69% 62% 44% 89 0% 77%  
543

3134 West Hwy 34
Grand Island, Nebraska 68802-4903
(308) 398-4222

N/A 28% N/A N/A 37% 34 12% 97%  
543

3300 N Campbell Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60618-5994
(773) 929-8500

0.01 to 1 28% 73% N/A 31% 32 0% N/A  
543

3300 University Blvd
Winter Park, Florida 32792-7429
(407) 679-0100

N/A 28% N/A 84% 79% 28 3% N/A  
543

96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782-3393
(808) 455-0011

1.70 to 1 28% N/A 65% 11% 43 12% N/A  
543

928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239
(515) 643-3180

0.77 to 1 28% 84% N/A 50% 15 4% N/A  
543

1515 Pioneer Dr
Harrison, Arkansas 72601-5508
(870) 743-3000

N/A 28% N/A 50% 24% 35 9% N/A  
543

4975 Hwy 51 N
Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714
(662) 562-3200

N/A 28% N/A N/A 20% 61 9% N/A  
543

3315 University Dr
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
(701) 255-3285

3.50 to 1 28% N/A 30% 14% 32 0% 90%  
543

12900 Maurer Industrial Dr
Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127-1516
(314) 843-4200

N/A 28% N/A 82% 63% 18 0% N/A  
552

1500 Birchmont Dr
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
(800) 475-2001

1.43 to 1 27% 42% 69% 46% 71 0% N/A  
552

E 4946 Jackson Rd
Ironwood, Michigan 49938
(906) 932-4231

N/A 27% N/A N/A 26% 65 4% N/A  
552

1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, Texas 79720
(432) 264-5000

1.45 to 1 27% N/A 54% 26% 59 14% N/A  
552

Hot Springs Blvd
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
(505) 454-2500

N/A 27% N/A 38% 19% 32 7% 60%  
552

1804 Liberty Ave
Ironton, Ohio 45638
(740) 533-4600

N/A 27% N/A N/A 25% 58 0% N/A  
552

577 Western Ave
Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630
(413) 572-5300

0.91 to 1 27% 64% 81% 60% 57 0% N/A  
558

465 Main Street, Suite 400
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 884-9120

0.26 to 1 26% N/A N/A 17% 12 0% 85%  
558

200 W. Kawili Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091
(808) 934-2500

N/A 26% N/A N/A 18% 41 15% N/A  
558

188 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 6854
(203) 857-7060

0.32 to 1 26% N/A N/A 8% 41 18% N/A  
558

Southern Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
(901) 678-2000

1.32 to 1 26% 62% 76% 40% 87 0% N/A  
558

1441 N Cable Rd
Lima, Ohio 45805
(419) 227-3141

2.74 to 1 26% N/A N/A 62% 27 5% N/A  
558

1400 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, Washington 98195-4550
(206) 543-2100

3.59 to 1 26% 58% 93% 81% 96 0% N/A  
558

Belknap & Catlin
Superior, Wisconsin 54880-4500
(715) 394-8101

1.64 to 1 26% 89% 72% 35% 98 0% N/A  
558

255 N Highland
Memphis, Tennessee 38111-1375
(901) 320-9700

1.25 to 1 26% 31% 70% 13% 28 4% N/A  
566

1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, North Carolina 27253-8000
(336) 578-2002

0.36 to 1 25% N/A N/A 15% 45 0% 95%  
566

105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, North Dakota 58318-1198
(701) 228-2277

0.42 to 1 25% N/A N/A 36% 43 6% N/A  
566

505 East Main Street
Raymond, Mississippi 39154
(601) 857-5261

1.26 to 1 25% N/A 60% 15% 86 14% N/A  
566

1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, Illinois 62305-8736
(217) 224-6500

0.28 to 1 25% N/A N/A 31% 34 8% N/A  
566

1375 S Clare Ave
Harrison, Michigan 48625-9447
(989) 386-6622

0.21 to 1 25% N/A 43% 10% 40 12% N/A  
566

100 Training Hill Rd
Middletown, Connecticut 06457-4829
(860) 343-5701

0.43 to 1 25% N/A 54% 14% 41 12% N/A  
566

1333 W. Washington
Stephenville, Texas 76401-0000
(254) 968-9000

1.07 to 1 25% 62% 67% 39% 88 6% N/A  
566

46 University Dr
Augusta, Maine 04330-9410
(207) 621-3000

0.56 to 1 25% N/A 54% 12% 41 0% N/A  
574

665 Johnson St
Alpena, Michigan 49707
(989) 356-9021

0.79 to 1 24% N/A 55% 33% 51 10% 65%  
574

1200 Amburn Road
Texas City, Texas 77591-2499
(409) 938-1211

0.95 to 1 24% N/A 58% 11% 45 0% 30%  
574

5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
(561) 912-1211

N/A 24% 100% N/A 58% 21 7% N/A  
574

800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr.
Americus, Georgia 31709-4693
(877) 871-4594

1.91 to 1 24% 66% 63% 29% 82 6% N/A  
574

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, Indiana 46634-7111
(574) 520-4872

1.15 to 1 24% 72% 63% 23% 45 0% N/A  
574

300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
(305) 237-8888

0.38 to 1 24% N/A N/A 31% 49 10% N/A  
574

800 N 6th St
Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076-0002
(701) 671-2403

0.55 to 1 24% N/A N/A 51% 43 4% 99%  
574

5300 California Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93309
(661) 835-1100

N/A 24% N/A N/A 65% 29 0% N/A  
582

5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley, Colorado 80632
(970) 330-8008

0.50 to 1 23% N/A 80% 22% 37 12% 88%  
582

1000 ASU Dr Ste 359
Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096-7500
(601) 877-6100

3.76 to 1 23% 47% 69% 32% 66 11% 28%  
582

3500 South First
Lufkin, Texas 75902-1768
(936) 639-1301

N/A 23% N/A N/A 7% 44 0% N/A  
582

1603 Edwards Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5587
(701) 224-5400

0.50 to 1 23% N/A N/A 41% 48 3% N/A  
582

4190 W Highway 80
Douglas, Arizona 85607-9724
(520) 515-0500

0.33 to 1 23% N/A 55% 22% 45 20% N/A  
582

874 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817-4598
(808) 845-9211

1.70 to 1 23% N/A 55% 14% 44 13% N/A  
582

5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
(217) 234-5253

1.55 to 1 23% N/A 56% 34% 41 10% 96%  
582

1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa, Arizona 85202
(480) 461-7000

N/A 23% N/A N/A 13% 47 13% N/A  
582

1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132
(615) 898-2300

N/A 23% 67% N/A 45% 86 8% N/A  
582

5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
(757) 683-3000

1.41 to 1 23% 74% 80% 49% 53 3% N/A  
582

709 Mall Blvd
Savannah, Georgia 31406
(912) 201-8000

N/A 23% 63% N/A 25% 29 0% N/A  
582

200 Community College Road
Henderson, North Carolina 27536
(252) 492-2061

0.67 to 1 23% N/A N/A 28% 37 0% 63%  
594

2011 S. Washington
Amarillo, Texas 79109
(806) 371-5000

1.00 to 1 22% N/A 52% 15% 81 13% N/A  
594

1910 University Dr
Boise, Idaho 83725
(208) 426-1011

0.94 to 1 22% 85% 71% 28% 73 0% 75%  
594

21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, Alabama 36561-9000
(251) 981-3771

0.16 to 1 22% N/A 84% 47% 13 0% N/A  
594

11298 SE Gomez
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455-1065
(772) 546-5534

N/A 22% N/A 75% 43% 28 0% N/A  
594

South Rd and Ellis Ave
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
(507) 389-1866

1.61 to 1 22% 66% 70% 52% 74 0% N/A  
594

1500 University Dr
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
(575) 234-9200

0.82 to 1 22% N/A 41% 9% 64 0% N/A  
594

801 East Main Street
Radford, Virginia 24141-0672
(540) 831-5000

1.63 to 1 22% 76% 74% 60% 86 3% 68%  

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