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  
755

1971 Jagerson Ave
Kingman, Arizona 86409-1238
(928) 757-4331

0.24 to 1 3% N/A N/A 33% 33 16% N/A  
755

7777 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159-9987
(405) 682-1611

0.24 to 1 34% N/A N/A 11% 37 10% 40%  
755

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, Florida 33461-4796
(561) 967-7222

0.24 to 1 8% N/A N/A 35% 72 11% N/A  
755

170 North St
Dryden, New York 13053-0139
(607) 844-8211

0.24 to 1 5% N/A N/A 25% 41 12% 65%  
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  
762

125 S 2nd St
Arkansas City, Kansas 67005
(620) 442-0430

0.23 to 1 52% N/A 58% 28% 39 0% N/A  
762

118 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 2116
(617) 236-8800

0.23 to 1 81% 64% 65% 40% 44 10% N/A  
762

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

0.23 to 1 14% N/A 43% 17% 39 11% N/A  
762

2201 Silver Lake Rd
Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006-6299
(918) 333-6151

0.23 to 1 99% 51% 66% 45% 36 5% N/A  
762

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  
767

79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 274-2200

0.22 to 1 6% N/A 71% 32% 16 11% N/A  
767

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

0.22 to 1 14% N/A N/A 13% 81 10% N/A  
767

138 N Lucretia St
Oakland City, Indiana 47660-1099
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0.22 to 1 94% 48% 75% 71% 37 6% 65%  
767

13300 W Sixth Ave
Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255
(303) 914-6600

0.22 to 1 2% N/A N/A 24% 39 14% N/A  
771

777 Elsbree St
Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395
(508) 678-2811

0.21 to 1 2% N/A N/A 16% 44 9% N/A  
771

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

0.21 to 1 25% N/A 43% 10% 40 12% N/A  
771

3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599
(610) 861-5300

0.21 to 1 4% N/A N/A 20% 44 11% 44%  
774

100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399
(978) 556-3000

0.20 to 1 5% N/A 61% 16% 45 9% N/A  
774

3535 N. Ellison Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78251
(210) 486-4000

0.20 to 1 3% N/A N/A 14% 13 10% N/A  
774

155 Miami Street
Tiffin, Ohio 44883
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0.20 to 1 57% 51% 66% 38% 29 6% 82%  
777

297 Davidson Community College Rd
Thomasville, North Carolina 27360-7385
(336) 249-8186

N/A 4% N/A N/A 27% 46 33% N/A  
778

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

0.18 to 1 18% N/A 69% 26% 56 14% N/A  
779

650 College Drive
Dalton, Georgia 30720-3797
(706) 272-4436

2.91 to 1 2% 43% 61% 17% 45 11% N/A  
779

8089 Globe Drive
Woodbury, Minnesota 55125-3388
(651) 332-8000

0.17 to 1 58% N/A 38% 30% 61 0% 80%  
779

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  
779

One Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866-4391
(518) 587-2100

0.17 to 1 4% 80% N/A 31% 40 6% 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  
783

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  
783

21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, Alabama 36561-9000
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0.16 to 1 22% N/A 84% 47% 13 0% N/A  
783

605 Washington St
Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857
(563) 425-5200

0.16 to 1 69% 62% 68% 41% 63 5% 67%  
786

1600 E Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803-1228
(800) 937-2448

0.15 to 1 80% 64% 73% 30% 52 6% N/A  
786

4000 Chesapeake St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
(202) 686-0876

0.15 to 1 0% N/A 88% 11% 8 0% N/A  
786

303 Lowe Street
Valdez, Alaska 99686-0097
(907) 834-1600

0.15 to 1 12% N/A N/A 4% 25 0% N/A  
786

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

0.15 to 1 32% N/A 52% 19% 10 6% 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
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3.50 to 1 28% N/A 30% 14% 32 0% 90%  
790

5353 Arlington Expy
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
(904) 743-1122

0.14 to 1 0% N/A N/A 38% 57 0% N/A  
790

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

0.14 to 1 13% N/A N/A 6% 38 0% 33%  
792

6200 West Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, Texas 76549-4199
(254) 526-7161

0.12 to 1 10% N/A 58% 11% 45 0% N/A  
792

9697 East Mineral Avenue
Centennial, Colorado 80112
(800) 811-5663

0.12 to 1 0% N/A N/A 0% 15 2% N/A  
792

419 N Capitol Ave
Lansing, Michigan 48901-7210
(517) 483-1957

0.12 to 1 7% N/A N/A 9% 50 12% N/A  
792

2500 North River Road
Manchester, New Hampshire 03106-1045
(603) 668-2211

0.12 to 1 81% 83% 73% 58% 41 3% N/A  
796

100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
(800) 925-3368

0.11 to 1 100% N/A N/A 0% 24 2% N/A  
796

3838 Livernois
Troy, Michigan 48083-5066
(248) 689-8282

0.11 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 39 0% 85%  
798

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037-1011
(800) 628-8648

0.10 to 1 0% N/A 58% 24% 37 4% N/A  
798

10000 E. University Dr
Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
(888) 327-2877

0.10 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 1 0% N/A  
798

440 E McMillan St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206-1925
(800) 861-6400

0.10 to 1 46% N/A 71% 27% 29 4% N/A  
8

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

25.75 to 1 98% 67% 80% 55% 84 2% N/A  
801

601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, New Jersey 08068-1599
(609) 894-9311

0.09 to 1 3% N/A 60% 19% 42 0% N/A  
801

3910 Kirby Ste 200
Houston, Texas 77098-4151
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0.09 to 1 0% 60% N/A 64% 25 7% N/A  
801

3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, Maryland 20783-8010
(301) 985-7000

0.09 to 1 9% N/A N/A 4% 68 0% N/A  
801

320 Dupont Hwy
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(877) 967-5464

0.09 to 1 12% N/A 64% 36% 39 5% N/A  
805

1101 E. 78th Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55420-1554
(952) 851-0066

.08 to 1 0% N/A 100% 36% 38 18% N/A  
805

201 S Grant Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5399
(614) 797-4700

0.08 to 1 0% N/A 30% 12% 38 3% N/A  
807

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94105-2968
(415) 442-7800

0.07 to 1 N/A N/A 80% 0% 55 0% N/A  
808

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

0.06 to 1 13% 96% 45% 21% 64 13% 91%  
808

177 Montgomery Road
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
(407) 831-9816

0.06 to 1 0% N/A 47% 40% 14 0% N/A  
81

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

3.47 to 1 78% 56% 70% 54% 99 4% N/A  
810

600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3900
(800) 522-6787

0.05 to 1 8% 95% N/A 50% 46 0% N/A  
811

10 High St Ste 204
Boston, Massachusetts 2110
(617) 951-2350

0.04 to 1 0% N/A 79% 0% 8 0% N/A  
812

25 Hall Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301-3471
(603) 228-3000

0.03 to 1 0% N/A 75% 37% 34 3% 89%  
812

8560 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Florida 33771
(727) 736-5082

0.03 to 1 0% N/A N/A 32% 31 9% 80%  
814

291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, North Dakota 58601-4896
(701) 483-2507

0.68 to 1 62% 67% 57% 38% 65 4% 99%  
814

3157 E. Elwood Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034-7209
(866) 766-0766

0.01 to 1 5% N/A N/A 19% 15 0% N/A  
814

9215 N Black Canyon Hwy.
Phoenix, Arizona 85021-2718
(602) 943-2311

0.01 to 1 82% N/A N/A 4% 30 11% N/A  
82

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211-9299
(214) 333-7100

0.29 to 1 89% 41% 71% 54% 55 4% N/A  
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  
9

1501 Millpond Rd
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
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25.50 to 1 58% 66% N/A 14% 30 9% 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  

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