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  
594

12745 College Drive
Glenns, Virginia 23149-2616
(804) 758-6700

N/A 22% N/A N/A 22% 41 0% N/A  
594

5001 Saint Johns Ave
Palatka, Florida 32177
(386) 312-4200

0.72 to 1 22% N/A N/A 36% 51 0% N/A  
594

6021 142nd Ave N
Clearwater, Florida 33760-2822
(727) 341-4772

0.23 to 1 22% N/A N/A 31% 83 11% N/A  
594

29 Emmons Park Drive
Taft, California 93268
(661) 763-7700

0.69 to 1 22% N/A N/A 21% 62 0% N/A  
605

303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, Massachusetts 1040
(413) 552-2000

0.32 to 1 21% N/A N/A 18% 44 10% N/A  
605

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-1057
(712) 325-3200

N/A 21% N/A N/A 19% 39 12% N/A  
605

1400 College Dr
Waco, Texas 76708
(254) 299-8622

N/A 21% N/A N/A 14% 46 11% N/A  
605

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, Florida 32504-8998
(850) 484-1000

0.42 to 1 21% N/A N/A 31% 58 9% N/A  
605

FM 1098 Road & University Drive
Prairie View, Texas 77446
(936) 261-3311

4.62 to 1 21% 39% N/A 36% 80 0% 50%  
605

11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, Alaska 99801-8697
(877) 465-4827

0.80 to 1 21% N/A 61% 11% 31 4% N/A  
605

Administration Building
Athens, Georgia 30602
(706) 542-3000

5.06 to 1 21% 63% 94% 83% 105 2% 59%  
612

525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
(505) 224-3000

0.44 to 1 20% N/A 58% 10% 36 6% 53%  
612

8099 College Pky SW
Fort Myers, Florida 33919-0000
(239) 489-9300

N/A 20% N/A 52% 29% 48 13% N/A  
612

900 N Portland
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107-6195
(405) 947-4421

0.28 to 1 20% N/A 40% 5% 39 0% N/A  
612

1 University Plz
Platteville, Wisconsin 53818-3001
(608) 342-1421

1.36 to 1 20% 97% 77% 52% 63 0% N/A  
612

2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399
(775) 445-3000

N/A 20% N/A N/A 15% 39 14% N/A  
617

6600-34th Avenue
Moline, Illinois 61265-5899
(309) 796-5000

0.69 to 1 19% N/A N/A 19% 63 18% 75%  
617

3535 Adkisson Drive
Cleveland, Tennessee 37312
(423) 472-7141

0.58 to 1 19% 100% N/A 17% 45 11% 77%  
617

915 N 400 W
Layton, Utah 84041
(801) 546-7500

N/A 19% N/A N/A 53% 10 0% N/A  
617

4400 University Dr
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
(703) 993-1000

1.04 to 1 19% 55% 86% 66% 42 2% 69%  
617

738 S Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, South Carolina 29607-2418
(864) 250-8000

N/A 19% N/A N/A 8% 46 6% N/A  
617

2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800
(206) 878-3710

0.67 to 1 19% N/A 57% 31% 49 8% N/A  
617

1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268
(847) 635-1600

N/A 19% N/A N/A 13% 38 8% N/A  
617

1400 East Fifth Street
Tyler, Texas 75701
(903) 510-2200

1.03 to 1 19% N/A 49% 14% 83 10% N/A  
617

287 Aikens Ctr Edwin Miller Blvd
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25404-6203
(304) 263-0979

2.00 to 1 19% N/A N/A 67% 18 0% N/A  
626

525 Grandview Ave
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
(641) 683-5111

N/A 18% N/A N/A 24% 34 10% N/A  
626

1806 Ave J
Huntsville, Texas 77340
(936) 294-1111

3.50 to 1 18% 65% 71% 48% 89 7% 76%  
626

574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, Connecticut 6360
(860) 886-0177

0.32 to 1 18% N/A N/A 11% 41 5% N/A  
626

1002 N First St
Vincennes, Indiana 47591
(812) 888-8888

0.18 to 1 18% N/A 69% 26% 56 14% N/A  
626

1100 E Sheldon St
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(928) 445-7300

0.38 to 1 18% N/A N/A 16% 39 16% 70%  
631

601 College St
Clarksville, Tennessee 37044
(931) 221-7011

1.32 to 1 17% 83% 67% 36% 67 8% N/A  
631

225 E las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
(954) 201-7400

N/A 17% N/A 75% 28% 49 9% N/A  
631

521 Wall Street, Suite 100
Seattle, Washington 98121
(800) 426-5596

0.16 to 1 17% N/A N/A 25% 36 3% N/A  
631

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, Idaho 83687
(208) 562-3000

N/A 17% N/A N/A 14% 2 0% N/A  
631

3309 Collins Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40245
(888) 338-3538

N/A 17% N/A N/A 0% 6 0% N/A  
631

101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897
(361) 698-1255

0.91 to 1 17% N/A N/A 9% 68 8% N/A  
631

1321 SW 107 Ave Ste 201B
Miami, Florida 33174
(305) 553-6065

N/A 17% N/A N/A 54% 29 0% 80%  
631

6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020-8299
(903) 465-6030

N/A 17% N/A N/A 22% 47 0% N/A  
631

2655 Northbrooke Drive
Naples, Florida 34119-7932
(239) 513-1122

1.42 to 1 17% 71% N/A 20% 16 7% 72%  
631

800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
(540) 568-6211

1.94 to 1 17% 61% 91% 80% 87 2% N/A  
631

1202 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
(602) 264-2492

0.29 to 1 17% N/A N/A 17% 86 15% N/A  
631

2200 169th St
Hammond, Indiana 46323-2094
(219) 989-2400

1.05 to 1 17% 47% 69% 29% 45 0% N/A  
631

1500 West Agency Road
West Burlington, Iowa 52655-0180
(319) 752-2731

4.69 to 1 17% N/A 33% 28% 40 15% N/A  
631

2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7001
(920) 465-2000

1.26 to 1 17% 86% 74% 51% 42 0% 97%  
645

180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731-4728
(828) 694-1700

N/A 16% N/A 57% 12% 41 0% N/A  
645

550 E Spring St
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 287-5353

N/A 16% N/A N/A 9% 41 6% N/A  
645

501 W State St
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 359-5433

0.51 to 1 16% N/A 36% 33% 45 12% N/A  
645

One College Rd
Batavia, New York 14020
(585) 343-0055

0.31 to 1 16% N/A N/A 24% 43 12% 66%  
645

2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1499
(260) 481-6100

0.99 to 1 16% 82% 60% 24% 45 0% N/A  
645

10775 N Saint Helen Road
Roscommon, Michigan 48653
(989) 275-5000

0.44 to 1 16% N/A N/A 15% 38 11% N/A  
645

231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, North Carolina 28502-0188
(252) 527-6223

0.38 to 1 16% N/A N/A 14% 46 4% N/A  
645

30 & Fort Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68111-1610
(402) 457-2400

0.29 to 1 16% N/A 50% 12% 35 0% N/A  
645

51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, Maryland 20850
(240) 567-5000

0.53 to 1 16% N/A N/A 17% 46 7% N/A  
645

226 Park Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-3713
(320) 251-5600

N/A 16% 88% N/A 36% 35 0% N/A  
645

173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, Illinois 61021-9112
(815) 288-5511

0.43 to 1 16% N/A N/A 31% 42 19% N/A  
645

1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, Washington 99217-5399
(509) 533-8020

1.39 to 1 16% N/A N/A 22% 47 9% 55%  
657

2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, Arizona 85365-8834
(928) 317-6000

0.35 to 1 15% N/A N/A 17% 46 16% N/A  
657

1055 Stewart Ave
Bethpage, New York 11714-3545
(516) 918-3600

N/A 15% N/A N/A 37% 18 12% N/A  
657

1973 Edison Dr
Piqua, Ohio 45356-9239
(937) 778-8600

0.28 to 1 15% N/A 52% 26% 33 8% 70%  
657

3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596
(772) 462-4772

0.35 to 1 15% N/A N/A 41% 49 13% N/A  
657

2601 Carson Rd
Birmingham, Alabama 35215-3098
(205) 853-1200

0.46 to 1 15% N/A N/A 12% 46 6% N/A  
657

1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015-1414
(920) 693-1000

0.76 to 1 15% N/A N/A 40% 37 5% 77%  
657

4400 MLK Blvd
Beaumont, Texas 77705
(409) 880-7011

1.67 to 1 15% 88% 56% 32% 59 9% N/A  
657

1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road
Montclair, New Jersey 07043-1624
(973) 655-4000

0.57 to 1 15% 55% 82% 63% 77 3% N/A  
657

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796
(703) 323-3000

N/A 15% N/A N/A 22% 46 7% N/A  
657

6415 Spellman Road
Camden, Arkansas 71701-1906
(870) 574-4500

0.38 to 1 15% N/A N/A 47% 34 11% N/A  
657

323 Erie Street
Port Huron, Michigan 48061-5015
(810) 984-3881

0.42 to 1 15% N/A 60% 16% 84 0% N/A  
657

630 S. Main St.
Dobson, North Carolina 27017-8432
(336) 386-8121

0.50 to 1 15% N/A N/A 19% 45 0% N/A  
657

800 W Main St
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190-1790
(262) 472-1234

3.41 to 1 15% 82% 79% 58% 71 0% N/A  
670

1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
(870) 508-6100

N/A 14% N/A N/A 57% 11 0% N/A  
670

2221 E Northern Lights Blvd Ste 120
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 277-1000

0.30 to 1 14% N/A N/A 34% 26 0% N/A  
670

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
(386) 506-3000

0.54 to 1 14% N/A N/A 28% 51 13% N/A  
670

807 University Pky
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000
(423) 439-1000

1.99 to 1 14% 87% 66% 41% 87 9% N/A  
670

10208 Technology Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37932
(865) 688-9422

0.92 to 1 14% N/A 82% 86% 47 11% 85%  
670

3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, Colorado 80031
(303) 404-5000

0.23 to 1 14% N/A 43% 17% 39 11% N/A  
670

201 E Greene St
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061-3398
(478) 387-4900

0.42 to 1 14% N/A 55% 23% 74 14% N/A  
670

One College Dr
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739
(413) 775-1000

0.51 to 1 14% N/A 60% 25% 48 10% N/A  
670

3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408-1197
(219) 980-6500

0.79 to 1 14% 69% 67% 22% 45 0% N/A  
670

5104 Eisenhower Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33634
(813) 881-0007

N/A 14% N/A N/A 0% 5 0% N/A  
670

1851 Hwy 169 East
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744-3397
(218) 322-2300

1.26 to 1 14% N/A 53% 31% 17 13% N/A  
670

2111 Emmons Rd
Jackson, Michigan 49201-8399
(517) 787-0800

0.22 to 1 14% N/A N/A 13% 81 10% N/A  
670

101 College Dr
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
(501) 760-4222

0.77 to 1 14% N/A 100% 23% 33 16% 75%  
670

1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, Iowa 52132-0400
(563) 562-3263

0.44 to 1 14% N/A 50% 30% 37 0% 48%  
670

1715 College Dr
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
(336) 599-1181

N/A 14% N/A N/A 43% 37 0% N/A  
670

800 Main Street
Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072-4601
(262) 691-5566

0.28 to 1 14% N/A N/A 31% 39 5% N/A  
670

300 Cherry Lane
Coalinga, California 93210
(559) 934-2000

N/A 14% N/A N/A 20% 62 0% N/A  
687

2233 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 216-2600

N/A 13% N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
687

400 N Bluff Blvd
Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967
(563) 242-4023

0.06 to 1 13% 96% 45% 21% 64 13% 91%  
687

3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, Washington 98225-1599
(360) 752-7000

2.00 to 1 13% N/A N/A 49% 15 7% N/A  
687

275 Swamp Rd
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-4106
(215) 968-8000

0.42 to 1 13% N/A N/A 11% 46 5% N/A  
687

1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801
(775) 738-8493

0.36 to 1 13% N/A 77% 27% 40 12% N/A  
687

401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, Maryland 21015-1698
(443) 412-2000

0.37 to 1 13% N/A N/A 19% 47 4% N/A  
687

One College Drive
East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001
(309) 694-5422

0.41 to 1 13% N/A 59% 21% 42 15% N/A  
687

525 Falconer St
Jamestown, New York 14701
(716) 338-1000

0.27 to 1 13% N/A N/A 30% 58 10% 14%  
687

300 E. 6th Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103-7020
(605) 221-3100

0.17 to 1 13% N/A N/A 4% 28 9% N/A  
687

4200 E University Blvd
Middletown, Ohio 45042
(513) 727-3200

0.61 to 1 13% N/A 71% 27% 48 0% N/A  
687

30335 Oregon Rd
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
(567) 661-7000

0.14 to 1 13% N/A N/A 6% 38 0% 33%  
687

1333 Jake Alexander Blvd
Salisbury, North Carolina 28146-1595
(704) 216-3602

N/A 13% N/A N/A 34% 44 0% N/A  
687

6151 Powers Ferry Rd Ste 170
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
(800) 475-0982

0.98 to 1 13% N/A 68% 40% N/A 0% N/A  
687

141 College Drive
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001
(704) 982-0121

1.00 to 1 13% N/A N/A 30% 35 100% 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