Schools Ranked by Full-Time to Part-Time Faculty Ratio

Using the full-time and part-time faculty figures from the Peterson’s database, we calculated how many full-time faculty members each school had per part-time faculty member. Accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, such as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE), acknowledge that a bigger number of full-time faculty members typically indicates a higher chance of high-quality instruction. In fact, the CIHE states that one of the factors it considers when evaluating a school is that the school “avoids undue dependence on part-time faculty, adjuncts, temporary appointments, and graduate assistants to conduct instruction.”

The Peterson’s database did not have these 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  
1

601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110-0001
(336) 750-2000

167.00 to 1 41% 56% 78% 40% 67 0% N/A  
2

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001
(937) 775-3333

128.40 to 1 45% N/A 56% 40% 46 0% N/A  
3

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

80.50 to 1 8% N/A 58% 42% 40 10% N/A  
4

1 St Mary of Woods Coll
Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana 47876-1099
(812) 535-5151

63.00 to 1 100% 64% 74% 62% 95 0% N/A  
5

1050 Union University Dr
Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697
(731) 668-1818

40.33 to 1 99% 75% 92% 67% 66 3% 78%  
6

2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0063
(513) 556-6000

40.21 to 1 49% 68% 86% 55% 101 0% N/A  
7

102 Administration Building
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100
(970) 491-1101

36.15 to 1 47% 75% 84% 63% 89 0% 47%  
8

623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, Idaho 83686-5897
(208) 467-8011

25.75 to 1 98% 67% 80% 55% 84 2% N/A  
9

1501 Millpond Rd
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
(229) 226-1621

25.50 to 1 58% 66% N/A 14% 30 9% N/A  
10

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316
(319) 335-3500

19.44 to 1 50% 78% 86% 70% 101 2% 68%  
11

2030 E College Way
Olathe, Kansas 66062-1899
(913) 782-3750

19.00 to 1 99% 71% 70% 51% 40 3% N/A  
12

2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2301
(808) 956-8975

18.77 to 1 59% 78% 79% 56% 59 2% N/A  
13

401 North Fairview Street
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 17745-2390
(570) 484-2011

15.33 to 1 2% 61% 69% 47% 65 0% N/A  
14

4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, Florida 33620-9951
(813) 974-2011

13.14 to 1 64% 43% 87% 57% 49 0% N/A  
15

355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611-3115
(352) 392-3261

13.07 to 1 38% 44% 96% 85% 101 2% N/A  
16

106 S Sixth St
Forest City, Iowa 50436-1713
(641) 585-2450

12.67 to 1 100% 48% 47% 43% 66 5% 87%  
17

University Drive and Mill Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85287
(480) 965-2100

11.79 to 1 75% 89% 80% 57% 83 0% 65%  
18

105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211
(573) 882-2121

11.41 to 1 67% 81% 84% 71% 101 2% 72%  
19

100 Campus Dr
Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096-3098
(580) 772-6611

11.32 to 1 69% 91% 57% 36% 64 8% N/A  
20

2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7001
(919) 515-2011

10.75 to 1 52% 53% 92% 71% 86 0% N/A  
21

One University Blvd
La Grande, Oregon 97850
(541) 962-3672

10.64 to 1 64% 65% 72% 32% 83 6% N/A  
22

Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110
(205) 934-4011

10.09 to 1 57% 72% 80% 48% 44 4% 45%  
23

One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616-8678
(530) 752-1011

9.87 to 1 72% 48% 92% 81% 60 0% 91%  
24

264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193
(800) 225-5863

9.82 to 1 48% 71% 77% 54% 101 2% N/A  
25

2400 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, Texas 78712
(512) 471-3434

9.15 to 1 39% 47% 93% 79% 113 0% N/A  
26

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

9.10 to 1 30% 63% 68% 54% 101 6% 82%  
27

2525 E. Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64132-1199
(816) 995-2800

8.67 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 11 0% 95%  
28

374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, Massachusetts 1003
(413) 545-0111

8.45 to 1 57% 63% 88% 70% 82 0% 62%  
29

300 College Dr
Glendive, Montana 59330
(406) 377-3396

7.67 to 1 51% N/A N/A 54% 45 5% N/A  
30

1593 11th Ave
Granite Falls, Minnesota 56241
(320) 564-4511

7.64 to 1 2% N/A 54% 45% 46 7% N/A  
31

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

7.51 to 1 31% 92% 69% 39% 50 8% N/A  
32

1200 S Jay St
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-7198
(605) 626-3011

7.42 to 1 62% 90% 69% 42% 74 6% 93%  
33

Lee Boulevard
Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762
(662) 325-2323

7.17 to 1 66% 62% 81% 58% 88 4% 74%  
34

1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1098
(724) 357-2100

7.05 to 1 8% 58% 75% 50% 73 0% N/A  
35

Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

6.84 to 1 40% 51% 61% 48% 101 0% 75%  
36

Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University, Alabama 36849
(334) 844-4000

6.77 to 1 69% 77% 90% 68% 92 4% 75%  
37

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

6.42 to 1 30% 52% 92% 86% 93 0% 83%  
38

Brannen Hall, 2670 Southern Drive
Statesboro, Georgia 30460-8126
(912) 478-5391

6.19 to 1 8% 49% 77% 50% 79 4% 55%  
39

4483 Duncan Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
(314) 454-7055

6.14 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 19 0% 100%  
40

426 Auditorium Rd
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046
(517) 355-1855

5.89 to 1 41% 71% 91% 79% 91 2% N/A  
41

712 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751
(715) 232-1431

5.74 to 1 12% 88% 70% 52% 86 0% N/A  
42

107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7000
(812) 855-4848

5.66 to 1 45% 74% 88% 75% 101 0% N/A  
43

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
(434) 582-2000

5.48 to 1 75% N/A 81% 46% 34 4% N/A  
44

1380 Lawrence Street, Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1400
Denver, Colorado 80217-3364
(303) 556-5600

5.17 to 1 52% 74% 76% 45% 44 3% N/A  
45

527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
(865) 974-1000

5.12 to 1 59% 67% 85% 66% 14 0% 84%  
46

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

5.06 to 1 21% 63% 94% 83% 105 2% 59%  
47

2000 University Ave
Muncie, Indiana 47306
(765) 289-1241

4.97 to 1 47% 61% 77% 57% 89 0% 60%  
48

Anderson Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
(785) 532-6011

4.96 to 1 61% 99% 80% 58% 98 3% N/A  
49

987815 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-7815
(402) 559-4000

4.89 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 101 1% N/A  
50

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

4.84 to 1 73% 86% 86% 71% 98 0% 74%  
51

400 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-2355
(502) 597-6000

4.79 to 1 48% 45% 46% 14% 75 14% 60%  
52

1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301-4298
(910) 672-1111

4.76 to 1 85% 64% 76% 31% 67 15% N/A  
52

10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, New York 14802
(800) 425-3733

4.76 to 1 77% 51% 81% 48% 62 6% 51%  
54

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  
55

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

4.62 to 1 21% 39% N/A 36% 80 0% 50%  
56

660 Parrington Oval
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-3072
(405) 325-0311

4.59 to 1 65% 79% 85% 66% 101 0% N/A  
57

720 North 87th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68114-2852
(402) 354-7000

4.55 to 1 87% 51% 72% 64% 25 0% 98%  
58

500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1380
(608) 262-1234

4.41 to 1 44% 69% 95% 82% 101 0% N/A  
59

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920
(217) 581-5000

4.37 to 1 35% 65% 79% 60% 99 3% 42%  
60

2900 University Ave
Crookston, Minnesota 56716-5001
(800) 862-6466

4.29 to 1 83% 73% 73% 47% 43 0% 86%  
61

Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-1400
(435) 797-1000

4.26 to 1 56% 97% 72% 48% 90 1% N/A  
62

2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
(651) 690-6000

4.24 to 1 99% 59% 83% 55% 98 0% N/A  
63

One University Drive
Pembroke, North Carolina 28372-1510
(910) 521-6000

4.22 to 1 13% 70% 64% 34% 63 4% N/A  
64

W3718 South Drive, Cth M
Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073
(920) 565-2111

4.07 to 1 99% 60% 81% 46% 53 2% 98%  
64

85 S Prospect St
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0160
(802) 656-3131

4.07 to 1 84% 77% 85% 76% 85 0% 60%  
66

515 Darland Administration Bldg
Duluth, Minnesota 55812
(218) 726-8000

4.01 to 1 61% 78% 79% 54% 46 0% N/A  
67

5658 E State St
Rockford, Illinois 61108-2468
(815) 395-5091

4.00 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 20 0% 85%  
68

900 N.Benton
Springfield, Missouri 65802-3791
(417) 873-7879

3.97 to 1 71% 87% 83% 51% 99 8% 63%  
69

University Blvd
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
(606) 783-2221

3.89 to 1 67% 93% 66% 39% 84 8% 48%  
70

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

3.77 to 1 30% 60% 74% 44% 89 6% N/A  
71

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

3.76 to 1 23% 47% 69% 32% 66 11% 28%  
71

342 Bull St
Savannah, Georgia 31402-3146
(912) 525-5000

3.76 to 1 96% 63% 81% 65% 9 0% N/A  
73

1601 E Market St
Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
(336) 334-7500

3.75 to 1 45% 66% 74% 43% 78 0% N/A  
74

1156 College Dr
Summit, Mississippi 39666-0000
(601) 276-2000

3.74 to 1 35% N/A 50% 28% 56 0% N/A  
75

4150 Administration Drive, Room 136
Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104
(800) 253-2874

3.63 to 1 99% 36% 79% 59% 75 2% N/A  
76

East 5th Street
Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353
(252) 328-6131

3.59 to 1 38% 61% 78% 58% 87 2% N/A  
76

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

3.59 to 1 26% 58% 93% 81% 96 0% N/A  
78

1400 Spring Garden St
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170
(336) 334-5000

3.51 to 1 46% 59% 76% 54% 93 0% N/A  
79

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

3.50 to 1 18% 65% 71% 48% 89 7% 76%  
79

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

3.50 to 1 28% N/A 30% 14% 32 0% 90%  
81

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

3.47 to 1 78% 56% 70% 54% 99 4% N/A  
82

820 N Washington Ave
Madison, South Dakota 57042-1799
(605) 256-5111

3.41 to 1 55% 89% 60% 44% 53 2% 61%  
82

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

3.41 to 1 15% 82% 79% 58% 71 0% N/A  
84

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

3.38 to 1 33% 84% 80% 53% 99 0% 53%  
85

1101 W College Ave
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2299
(217) 245-3000

3.33 to 1 100% 58% 72% 62% 101 2% N/A  
85

Administration Lane
Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898
(800) 952-3541

3.33 to 1 54% 92% 75% 55% 94 2% N/A  
85

Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
(785) 864-2700

3.33 to 1 53% 93% 79% 64% 101 2% N/A  
88

222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1037
(850) 644-2525

3.32 to 1 40% 54% 91% 75% 99 3% N/A  
89

1704 Weeksville Rd
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
(252) 335-3400

3.27 to 1 38% 50% 79% 43% 67 13% 42%  
89

107 Whitehurst
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-1015
(405) 744-5000

3.27 to 1 72% 78% 79% 62% 98 0% N/A  
91

801 Leroy Place
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
(800) 428-8324

3.26 to 1 88% 71% 74% 47% 65 0% 72%  
92

1227 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0005
(319) 273-2311

3.24 to 1 56% 78% 81% 66% 96 2% 76%  
93

220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
(419) 372-2531

3.22 to 1 78% 74% 70% 58% 98 0% N/A  
94

1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
(620) 231-7000

3.19 to 1 44% 79% 69% 52% 99 6% 70%  
95

118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001
(601) 266-1000

3.18 to 1 70% 65% 75% 50% 85 7% 70%  
96

1005 State University Dr
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030-4313
(478) 825-6211

3.12 to 1 6% 32% 73% 29% 63 11% N/A  
97

200 W Kawili St
Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091
(808) 974-7311

3.11 to 1 39% 72% 70% 39% 38 6% N/A  
98

501 East High St
Oxford, Ohio 45056
(513) 529-1809

3.08 to 1 71% 73% 89% 80% 101 0% N/A  
98

1500 N Patterson St
Valdosta, Georgia 31698
(229) 333-5800

3.08 to 1 4% 59% 67% 41% 85 4% N/A  
100

414 E Clark St
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390
(605) 677-5301

3.05 to 1 62% 49% 75% 50% 101 3% 80%  

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