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  
665

4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, New York 13215-4585
(315) 498-2622

0.36 to 1 7% N/A N/A 18% 42 13% N/A  
669

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  
669

3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223-2690
(513) 569-1500

0.35 to 1 7% N/A 51% 15% 38 0% 96%  
669

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  
669

One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
(515) 576-7201

0.35 to 1 48% N/A N/A 41% 40 14% 80%  
669

1066 Front St
Manchester, New Hampshire 03102-8518
(603) 206-8000

0.35 to 1 0% N/A N/A 20% 12 8% N/A  
669

800 Country Club Rd
Waterbury, Connecticut 6723
(800) 345-2562

0.35 to 1 48% 58% 58% 25% 42 10% 69%  
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%  
675

4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, Oregon 97305
(503) 399-5000

0.34 to 1 12% N/A 61% 17% 42 11% N/A  
675

209 S Kingshighway
Saint Charles, Missouri 63301-1695
(636) 949-2000

0.34 to 1 93% 66% 72% 41% 93 2% 61%  
677

671 Winyah Drive
Orlando, Florida 32803
(407) 303-7742

0.33 to 1 8% 96% N/A 29% 18 0% 90%  
677

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

0.33 to 1 23% N/A 55% 22% 45 20% N/A  
677

550 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2611
(317) 447-6200

0.33 to 1 6% 99% 39% 29% 34 0% N/A  
677

8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761
(815) 455-3700

0.33 to 1 8% N/A N/A 27% 38 14% N/A  
677

2800 College Dr
Sidney, Michigan 48885-9723
(989) 328-2111

0.33 to 1 8% N/A N/A 11% 40 6% N/A  
677

340 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-0796
(215) 641-6300

0.33 to 1 2% N/A 61% 14% 44 8% N/A  
677

5251 College Drive
Dublin, Virginia 24084-1127
(540) 674-3600

0.33 to 1 12% N/A N/A 25% 42 12% N/A  
677

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

0.33 to 1 33% N/A N/A 45% 43 7% N/A  
677

118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey 8876
(908) 526-1200

0.33 to 1 3% N/A N/A 20% 42 11% N/A  
677

902 Herring Ave
Wilson, North Carolina 27893-3310
(252) 291-1195

0.33 to 1 6% N/A N/A 28% 45 0% N/A  
68

53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601-1595
(845) 431-8000

0.30 to 1 5% N/A N/A 24% 50 13% 66%  
687

6801 N Yates Rd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217-3985
(414) 410-4000

0.32 to 1 97% 42% N/A 38% 61 3% 21%  
687

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599
(630) 942-2800

0.32 to 1 8% N/A 60% 13% 82 0% 59%  
687

8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, Maryland 20646-0910
(301) 934-2251

0.32 to 1 4% N/A N/A 11% 45 9% N/A  
687

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

0.32 to 1 21% N/A N/A 18% 44 10% N/A  
687

One College Park Dr
Saint Louis, Missouri 63141-8698
(877) 434-1115

0.32 to 1 96% 58% 60% 39% 36 4% 75%  
687

2501 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, New York 10468
(718) 933-6700

0.32 to 1 68% 59% 70% 51% 24 0% 95%  
687

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

0.32 to 1 26% N/A N/A 8% 41 18% N/A  
687

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

0.32 to 1 18% N/A N/A 11% 41 5% N/A  
69

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

3.89 to 1 67% 93% 66% 39% 84 8% 48%  
695

50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198
(508) 849-3300

0.31 to 1 97% 68% N/A 47% 59 6% N/A  
695

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

0.31 to 1 16% N/A N/A 24% 43 12% 66%  
695

1145 King Rd
Immaculata, Pennsylvania 19345-0702
(610) 647-4400

0.31 to 1 96% 80% 80% 53% 86 4% N/A  
695

450 North Ave
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-3397
(269) 965-3931

0.31 to 1 3% N/A N/A 21% 49 8% N/A  
695

1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899
(570) 740-0200

0.31 to 1 3% N/A 55% 19% 39 8% N/A  
695

One Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996
(508) 588-9100

0.31 to 1 6% N/A N/A 14% 43 12% N/A  
695

1425 Newark Rd
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
(740) 453-0762

0.31 to 1 100% N/A 55% 33% 68 0% N/A  
695

670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01606-2092
(508) 853-2300

0.31 to 1 11% N/A N/A 14% 47 8% N/A  
695

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395
(707) 527-4011

0.31 to 1 11% N/A N/A 34% 62 10% N/A  
695

15 E Peace St
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604-1194
(919) 508-2000

0.31 to 1 100% 59% 65% 31% 67 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%  
70

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

3.77 to 1 30% 60% 74% 44% 89 6% N/A  
705

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  
705

320 Porter Ave
Buffalo, New York 14201-1084
(716) 829-8000

0.81 to 1 97% 82% 73% 40% 86 5% 93%  
705

One Riverside Drive
East Hartford, Connecticut 6118
(860) 528-4111

0.30 to 1 88% N/A 57% 29% 10 5% N/A  
705

1801 College Dr N
Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301-1598
(701) 662-1600

0.30 to 1 56% N/A 45% 40% 40 9% 75%  
705

4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497
(215) 951-2700

0.30 to 1 98% 72% 71% 61% 59 1% N/A  
705

505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871-8727
(715) 468-2815

0.30 to 1 12% N/A 70% 40% 35 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  
711

1801 N Cottonwood
Iola, Kansas 66749
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0.29 to 1 68% N/A 56% 28% 40 11% N/A  
711

2700 Christian Pkwy.
Dallas, Texas 75234-7299
(972) 241-3371

0.17 to 1 82% 40% 67% 25% 36 8% N/A  
711

4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598
(610) 799-2121

0.29 to 1 2% N/A N/A 14% 42 9% 47%  
711

1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, New Jersey 08550-3407
(609) 586-4800

0.29 to 1 1% N/A 68% 14% 47 8% N/A  
711

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

0.29 to 1 16% N/A 50% 12% 35 0% N/A  
711

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

19.00 to 1 99% 71% 70% 51% 40 3% N/A  
711

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

0.29 to 1 17% N/A N/A 17% 86 15% N/A  
711

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr
Cottleville, Missouri 63376-0975
(636) 922-8000

0.29 to 1 3% N/A 64% 16% 23 0% 80%  
719

101 College Pky
Arnold, Maryland 21012-1895
(410) 777-2222

0.28 to 1 4% N/A N/A 15% 46 12% N/A  
719

1000 Galvin Rd S
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005-3098
(402) 291-8100

0.28 to 1 50% N/A 50% 31% 37 4% N/A  
719

800 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233-1895
(412) 323-2323

0.28 to 1 6% N/A N/A 10% 44 8% N/A  
719

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

0.28 to 1 15% N/A 52% 26% 33 8% 70%  
719

50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N. Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-5752
(317) 921-4800

0.28 to 1 7% N/A 46% 8% 45 0% N/A  
719

13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, Virginia 23831-5316
(804) 796-4000

0.28 to 1 2% N/A 51% 12% 45 7% N/A  
719

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  
719

7390 South Sixth Street
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603-7121
(541) 882-3521

0.28 to 1 8% N/A 58% 2% 10 11% N/A  
719

College Drive
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-2001
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0.28 to 1 2% N/A 71% 30% 45 9% N/A  
719

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

0.28 to 1 20% N/A 40% 5% 39 0% N/A  
719

55 Eureka Street
Pasadena, California 91103
(626) 529-8500

0.28 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 55 2% N/A  
719

One College Blvd
Paterson, New Jersey 07505-1179
(973) 684-6800

0.28 to 1 9% N/A N/A 8% 36 7% N/A  
719

369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill
Richlands, Virginia 24641-1101
(276) 964-2555

0.28 to 1 52% N/A 57% 24% 44 0% N/A  
719

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

0.28 to 1 14% N/A N/A 31% 39 5% 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  
733

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

0.27 to 1 29% N/A N/A 37% 50 9% N/A  
733

700 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2878
(800) 954-8742

0.27 to 1 2% N/A 48% 4% 35 0% N/A  
733

3737 Motley Dr
Mesquite, Texas 75150-2099
(972) 860-7100

0.27 to 1 7% N/A N/A 10% 42 20% N/A  
733

3319 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, Florida 33614
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0.27 to 1 2% N/A N/A 34% 48 0% 80%  
733

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

0.27 to 1 13% N/A N/A 30% 58 10% 14%  
733

900 N. North Branch St.
Chicago, Illinois 60642
(312) 752-2000

0.27 to 1 82% 93% 52% 58% 52 6% N/A  
733

555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522
(800) 637-2969

0.27 to 1 83% 64% 69% 29% 46 6% N/A  
733

99 Powell Rd E
Mayfield, Kentucky 42066-9007
(270) 247-8521

0.29 to 1 4% 87% 60% 36% 27 9% N/A  
733

4905C East Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85709-1275
(520) 206-4500

0.27 to 1 11% N/A 60% 10% 39 0% N/A  
733

444 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2895
(850) 201-6200

0.27 to 1 10% N/A N/A 33% 45 17% 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  
743

1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, Florida 32922
(321) 632-1111

0.26 to 1 9% N/A N/A 42% 49 9% N/A  
743

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%  
743

250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925
(617) 228-2000

0.26 to 1 4% N/A N/A 11% 38 9% N/A  
743

1111 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80204-2026
(303) 556-2600

0.26 to 1 9% N/A N/A 9% 39 16% N/A  
743

8700 College View Drive
Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota 55375-9001
(952) 446-4100

0.26 to 1 98% 56% 79% 50% 34 1% N/A  
743

14500 E Twelve Mile Rd
Warren, Michigan 48088-3896
(586) 445-7999

0.26 to 1 9% N/A 56% 12% 44 8% N/A  
743

1701 Wright St
Madison, Wisconsin 53704-2599
(608) 246-6100

0.26 to 1 11% N/A N/A 22% 45 4% 38%  
743

3400 N Wesleyan Blvd
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
(252) 985-5100

0.26 to 1 87% 54% 56% 24% 48 14% N/A  
743

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

0.26 to 1 32% N/A 41% 21% 37 12% N/A  
743

One University Avenue
Fulton, Missouri 65251-1098
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0.26 to 1 91% 80% 74% 49% 95 2% 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  
753

197 Franklin St
Auburn, New York 13021-3099
(315) 255-1743

0.25 to 1 12% N/A 51% 26% 49 0% 54%  
753

3441 Mountain Empire Road
Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219
(276) 523-2400

0.25 to 1 56% N/A 48% 21% 40 0% N/A  
755

3005 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-5683
(888) 556-8226

0.24 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
755

303 University Ave
Newark, New Jersey 7102
(973) 877-3000

0.24 to 1 2% N/A 50% 7% 40 0% 75%  
755

2500 E Nutwood Ave
Fullerton, California 92831-3199
(714) 879-3901

0.24 to 1 91% 52% 72% 40% 45 4% 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