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  
101

601 University Dr
San Marcos, Texas 78666
(512) 245-2111

3.04 to 1 5% 66% 77% 55% 89 3% 68%  
102

1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47722
(812) 488-2000

3.03 to 1 99% 80% 85% 68% 83 3% N/A  
103

905 W 25th St
Kearney, Nebraska 68849-1212
(308) 865-8441

3.02 to 1 71% 85% 79% 56% 98 0% N/A  
104

1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, North Carolina 27707
(919) 530-6100

3.01 to 1 64% 52% 72% 43% 76 10% N/A  
105

608 6th St NE
Jamestown, North Dakota 58405
(701) 252-3467

3.00 to 1 100% 56% 68% 52% 94 1% N/A  
106

921 S 8th Ave
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
(208) 282-2700

2.99 to 1 40% N/A 62% 35% 96 5% N/A  
107

1115 College Drive
Gaffney, South Carolina 29340-3799
(864) 489-7151

2.96 to 1 86% 53% 53% 43% 86 8% N/A  
108

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

2.91 to 1 2% 43% 61% 17% 45 11% N/A  
108

Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall
Rochester, New York 14627-0011
(888) 822-2256

2.91 to 1 87% 35% 96% 85% 93 1% 26%  
110

2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
(575) 646-0111

2.89 to 1 47% 80% 72% 44% 73 0% 40%  
110

2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
(936) 468-2011

2.89 to 1 47% 56% 63% 44% 87 10% N/A  
112

105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004
(715) 836-2637

2.86 to 1 40% 77% 83% 65% 64 0% 70%  
112

Highway 107
Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646
(828) 227-7100

2.86 to 1 65% 39% 74% 48% 68 4% N/A  
114

610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
(712) 749-2400

2.84 to 1 100% 71% 77% 51% 62 3% N/A  
115

2105 E. Aggie Road
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
(870) 972-2100

2.82 to 1 54% 71% 70% 40% 86 0% 70%  
115

Stewart Hall, 1500 University Avenue
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201
(304) 293-0111

2.82 to 1 61% 85% 77% 57% 84 5% 68%  
117

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

2.74 to 1 26% N/A N/A 62% 27 5% N/A  
118

Academy Street
Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933
(570) 662-4000

2.69 to 1 36% 69% 72% 48% 72 6% N/A  
119

400 East University Way
Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501
(509) 963-1111

2.64 to 1 59% 80% 78% 53% 96 2% N/A  
119

302 Bibb St
Marion, Alabama 36756
(334) 683-5100

2.64 to 1 95% 82% 72% 37% 89 4% 65%  
119

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001
(502) 852-5555

2.64 to 1 54% 73% 77% 52% 99 5% 70%  
122

739 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166
(205) 348-6010

2.61 to 1 47% 53% 85% 67% 117 0% N/A  
122

9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001
(704) 687-2000

2.61 to 1 53% 70% 77% 53% 57 0% 64%  
124

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  
124

French Administration Building
Pullman, Washington 99164-5910
(509) 335-3564

2.57 to 1 50% 76% 82% 67% 96 4% N/A  
126

2801 W Bancroft
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
(419) 530-4636

2.56 to 1 71% N/A 62% 44% 92 6% N/A  
127

101 Branigin Blvd
Franklin, Indiana 46131-2623
(317) 738-8000

2.55 to 1 100% 65% 77% 60% 99 0% 68%  
127

601 S Morgan
Chicago, Illinois 60607
(312) 996-7000

2.55 to 1 63% 64% 78% 58% 44 2% N/A  
129

360 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005
(617) 373-2000

2.52 to 1 72% 32% 96% 79% 74 1% 83%  
129

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32816
(407) 823-2000

2.52 to 1 41% 46% 88% 65% 44 3% 76%  
129

One Harrison Plaza
Florence, Alabama 35632-0001
(256) 765-4100

2.52 to 1 39% 88% 69% 32% 80 9% N/A  
132

231 W Hancock Street
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061
(478) 445-2770

2.51 to 1 7% 66% 86% 57% 89 5% N/A  
133

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

2.50 to 1 31% 62% 88% 66% 72 2% N/A  
133

323 Eagle Ave
Goodwell, Oklahoma 73939-0430
(580) 349-2611

2.50 to 1 62% 61% 53% 20% 56 10% N/A  
133

2735 Bardstown Road
Saint Catharine, Kentucky 40061
(859) 336-5082

2.50 to 1 90% N/A N/A 31% 57 0% N/A  
136

224 Main St
Farmington, Maine 04938-9978
(207) 778-7000

2.49 to 1 68% 88% 71% 58% 56 0% N/A  
137

201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 203
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9008
(801) 581-7200

2.47 to 1 40% 83% 88% 59% 81 1% 75%  
138

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

2.44 to 1 31% 74% 82% 71% 101 2% 75%  
139

33 gilmer st
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083
(404) 413-2000

2.43 to 1 3% 51% 83% 51% 62 3% 87%  
139

1100 S. Marietta Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30060-2896
(678) 915-4188

2.43 to 1 2% 79% 76% 35% 50 8% N/A  
141

840 Wood St
Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214
(814) 393-2000

2.39 to 1 11% 47% 70% 48% 66 4% N/A  
142

210 N 7th St
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
(812) 237-6311

2.38 to 1 65% 86% 61% 44% 99 7% N/A  
143

212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, Texas 77204-2018
(713) 743-1000

2.37 to 1 46% 56% 83% 46% 60 6% N/A  
144

1500 S.W. Jefferson
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
(541) 737-0123

2.36 to 1 64% 78% 81% 61% 90 2% N/A  
145

2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001
(202) 806-6100

2.33 to 1 64% 54% 85% 63% 93 4% 65%  
146

190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-6446

2.32 to 1 71% 64% 92% 82% 101 0% N/A  
147

136 Clinton Point Dr
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
(518) 562-4200

2.31 to 1 4% N/A 58% 20% 39 0% N/A  
148

1001 South Cedar
Ottawa, Kansas 66067-3399
(785) 242-5200

2.27 to 1 99% 96% 51% 40% 100 0% 50%  
148

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

2.27 to 1 32% 92% 71% 43% 88 8% N/A  
150

020 Chubb Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
(740) 593-1000

2.26 to 1 49% 78% 79% 64% 101 0% 75%  
151

218 Wells Hall
Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318
(270) 809-3011

2.25 to 1 66% 83% 70% 54% 86 6% N/A  
151

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

2.25 to 1 29% 69% 62% 44% 89 0% 77%  
153

3201 W Pecan
McAllen, Texas 78502-9701
(956) 872-8311

2.23 to 1 1% N/A 57% 16% 19 0% 95%  
154

106 Warriner Hall
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859
(989) 774-4000

2.19 to 1 64% 69% 75% 57% 91 2% 59%  
155

Columbia-Campus
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
(803) 777-7000

2.14 to 1 63% 63% 87% 72% 97 0% N/A  
156

800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901
(920) 424-1234

2.12 to 1 8% 84% 76% 50% 86 0% 98%  
157

4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605
(337) 475-5000

2.08 to 1 39% 69% 68% 38% 60 10% N/A  
158

100 Academic Pkwy
Grayson, Kentucky 41143-1199
(606) 474-3000

2.06 to 1 98% 58% 57% 41% 30 13% N/A  
158

3950 E Newman Rd
Joplin, Missouri 64801-1595
(417) 625-9300

2.06 to 1 52% 96% 60% 34% 65 10% N/A  
160

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697
(978) 345-2151

2.04 to 1 52% 70% 73% 51% 61 4% N/A  
160

1235 15th St
Augusta, Georgia 30901-3182
(706) 821-8200

2.04 to 1 34% 69% 52% 22% 70 12% N/A  
162

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

2.03 to 1 33% 74% 58% 30% 46 0% N/A  
163

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

2.00 to 1 13% N/A N/A 49% 15 7% N/A  
163

900 N. Clarkson
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
(800) 642-8382

2.00 to 1 100% 98% 80% 47% 51 10% 95%  
163

100 W Hillcrest
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 645-3921

2.00 to 1 85% N/A 61% 29% 56 7% 65%  
163

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  
167

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

1.99 to 1 14% 87% 66% 41% 87 9% N/A  
168

100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, New Hampshire 03102-1310
(603) 641-7000

1.97 to 1 96% 75% 88% 74% 73 0% N/A  
169

One University Plaza, MS4675
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
(573) 651-2000

1.95 to 1 67% 97% 74% 46% 99 6% N/A  
170

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

1.94 to 1 17% 61% 91% 80% 87 2% N/A  
170

2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0413
(414) 229-1122

1.94 to 1 7% 88% 69% 43% 45 0% N/A  
170

1900 W 7th St.
Plainview, Texas 79072
(806) 291-1000

1.94 to 1 82% 95% 48% 36% 58 6% N/A  
173

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

1.93 to 1 32% 42% 61% 40% 62 3% N/A  
173

901 S National
Springfield, Missouri 65897
(417) 836-5000

1.93 to 1 50% 83% 75% 55% 99 0% 70%  
173

2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, West Virginia 25304
(304) 357-4800

1.93 to 1 100% 56% 70% 42% 56 12% N/A  
176

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  
177

500 E College St
Marshall, Missouri 65340
(660) 831-4000

1.90 to 1 99% 52% 55% 28% 98 8% N/A  
177

1501 State St
Marshall, Minnesota 56258-5468
(507) 537-7678

1.90 to 1 57% 70% 70% 41% 42 2% N/A  
177

1700 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
(505) 277-0111

1.90 to 1 48% 64% 77% 46% 92 0% N/A  
177

Carter Hall - Rm 4000
Greeley, Colorado 80639
(970) 351-1890

1.90 to 1 72% 70% 65% 45% 98 5% N/A  
181

1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32224-7699
(904) 620-1000

1.87 to 1 47% 52% 83% 48% 40 4% N/A  
182

3900 University Blvd
Tyler, Texas 75799-6699
(903) 566-7000

1.86 to 1 46% 80% 64% 41% 40 0% N/A  
183

1000 Iowa Street
Beebe, Arkansas 72012-1000
(501) 882-3600

1.85 to 1 37% N/A 64% 35% 43 0% N/A  
184

101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, Maryland 21532-1099
(301) 687-4000

1.84 to 1 47% 59% 72% 44% 61 4% 91%  
185

500 8th Ave
Lewiston, Idaho 83501-2698
(208) 792-5272

1.83 to 1 55% 99% 50% 30% 50 9% N/A  
186

2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, Texas 76129
(817) 257-7000

1.82 to 1 68% 41% 90% 75% 92 3% 72%  
187

450 Leslie Campbell Ave
Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506
(800) 334-4111

1.80 to 1 100% 29% 71% 51% 73 2% 79%  
188

3000 Frederica Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
(270) 926-3111

1.78 to 1 95% 21% 54% 36% 66 12% 35%  
189

Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave
Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222
(479) 968-0389

1.75 to 1 36% 88% 67% 41% 84 10% N/A  
190

501 E 38th St
Erie, Pennsylvania 16546
(814) 824-2000

1.74 to 1 99% 77% 81% 67% 83 6% 78%  
190

125 W. Cooper
Sterling, Kansas 67579
(620) 278-2173

1.74 to 1 100% 46% 55% 34% 57 17% 67%  
192

500 University Ave W
Minot, North Dakota 58707
(701) 858-3000

1.73 to 1 57% 54% 65% 33% 67 4% N/A  
193

208 Edgemont Blvd
Alamosa, Colorado 81101
(719) 587-7011

1.72 to 1 66% 61% 55% 21% 64 0% N/A  
194

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

1.70 to 1 23% N/A 55% 14% 44 13% N/A  
194

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  
194

1500 N Main
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-1280
(605) 225-1634

1.70 to 1 86% 74% 49% 44% 43 4% N/A  
194

910 W Franklin St
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512
(804) 828-0100

1.70 to 1 48% 65% 85% 56% 61 2% N/A  
198

240 E Morris Ave
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
(801) 300-4300

1.67 to 1 67% N/A N/A 0% 4 0% N/A  
198

650 W Easterday Ave
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan 49783
(906) 632-6841

1.67 to 1 73% 89% 70% 38% 46 5% N/A  
198

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

1.67 to 1 15% 88% 56% 32% 59 9% 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