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  
N/A

720 Heber Ave
Calexico, California 92231
(760) 768-5500

N/A N/A 44% N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

8400 W Mineral King Ave
Visalia, California 93291-9283
(559) 651-2500

N/A 4% N/A N/A 53% 19 0% N/A  
N/A

5300 California Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93309
(661) 835-1100

N/A 24% N/A N/A 65% 29 0% N/A  
N/A

78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, New York 12305
(518) 381-1200

N/A 4% N/A N/A 17% 40 9% N/A  
N/A

1247 E. Siena Heights Dr
Adrian, Michigan 49221
(517) 263-0731

N/A 99% 63% 63% 43% 74 3% N/A  
N/A

444 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460
(937) 512-3000

N/A 12% N/A N/A 11% 44 10% N/A  
N/A

7700 W Palmer Ln Bldg A Ste A100
Austin, Texas 78729
(512) 516-8800

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

4743 Richmond Rd
Cleveland, Ohio 44128
(855) 398-9280

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

709 Mall Blvd
Savannah, Georgia 31406
(912) 201-8000

N/A 23% 63% N/A 25% 29 0% N/A  
N/A

301south 68th Street Place
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510-2449
(402) 471-3333

N/A 36% N/A N/A 23% 31 0% N/A  
N/A

3575 College Road
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
(618) 252-5400

N/A 32% N/A N/A 32% 38 33% N/A  
N/A

1685 Medical Lane
Fort Myers, Florida 33907-1108
(239) 939-4766

N/A 48% N/A N/A 37% 30 10% N/A  
N/A

737 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
(901) 333-5000

N/A 5% 100% N/A 5% 14 0% N/A  
N/A

900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, California 91910-7299
(619) 482-6550

N/A 1% N/A 59% 15% 50 7% N/A  
N/A

1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420-2193
(541) 888-2525

N/A 50% N/A N/A 22% 48 14% N/A  
N/A

800 Brisack Road
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
(864) 592-4600

N/A 2% N/A 58% 13% 44 3% 66%  
N/A

1500 North Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702-2694
(217) 525-1420

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

729 E. Carpenter St
Springfield, Illinois 62702
(217) 525-5628

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 19 0% N/A  
N/A

2720 Stone Park Blvd
Sioux City, Iowa 51104-0263
(712) 279-3149

N/A 50% 43% N/A 100% 13 6% N/A  
N/A

2800 Main St
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606-4201
(203) 576-5235

N/A 100% 82% 100% 60% 20 0% N/A  
N/A

383 W Vine St
Murray, Utah 84123-5671
(801) 281-7620

N/A 0% N/A N/A 55% 12 0% N/A  
N/A

2121 15th Street N
Arlington, Virginia 22207
(703) 892-5100

N/A 0% N/A N/A 53% 33 0% N/A  
N/A

533 College Rd
Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4110

N/A 1% N/A N/A 19% 48 10% N/A  
N/A

5190 SE 125th Street
Belleview, Florida 34420
(352) 245-4119

N/A 0% N/A N/A 94% 8 0% N/A  
N/A

1815 Union Ave
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404
(423) 493-4100

N/A 67% 54% N/A 25% 14 9% N/A  
N/A

805 Rudder Tower
College Station, Texas 77843-1244
(979) 845-3211

22.71 to 1 52% 63% 92% 81% 88 5% N/A  
N/A

7101 University Ave.
Texarkana, Texas 75503
(903) 223-3000

N/A 96% 35% N/A 0% 35 0% N/A  
N/A

3601 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79430
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N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 10 1% N/A  
N/A

2233 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85021-2859
(602) 678-4300

N/A 54% 97% N/A 42% 9 0% N/A  
N/A

1400 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-4332
(877) 872-8869

N/A 79% 76% N/A 11% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

1820 N Fort Myer Dr
Arlington, Virginia 22209-1802
(703) 358-9550

N/A 55% 67% N/A 26% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

14271 Story Rd
San Jose, California 95127-3823
(408) 254-6900

N/A 74% N/A N/A 33% 12 0% 90%  
N/A

66 W 12th Street
New York, New York 10011-8603
(212) 229-5600

N/A 89% 65% N/A 64% 54 0% N/A  
N/A

301 University Blvd
Galveston, Texas 77555-0129
(409) 772-1011

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 41 0% N/A  
N/A

101 W State St
Trenton, New Jersey 08608-1176
(609) 984-1100

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 37 0% N/A  
N/A

1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
(215) 955-6000

N/A N/A N/A N/A 86% 38 1% N/A  
N/A

99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23666
(757) 825-2700

N/A 2% N/A N/A 14% 44 9% N/A  
N/A

7900 U.S. Hwy 76
Pendleton, South Carolina 29670
(864) 646-1500

N/A 7% N/A 45% 8% 43 0% N/A  
N/A

5757 Plaza Drive, Suite 100
Cypress, California 90630-5041
(800) 375-9878

N/A 0% N/A N/A 11% 9 0% N/A  
N/A

125 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20017-1094
(202) 884-9050

N/A 99% 76% N/A 30% 93 0% 95%  
N/A

830 Bay Boulevard
Chula Vista, California 91911
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N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 5 11% N/A  
N/A

4670 Auto Mall Pkwy
Fremont, California 94538
(510) 249-1060

N/A 0% N/A N/A 74% 5 0% N/A  
N/A

2005 White Drive
Batesville, Arkansas 72503-3350
(870) 612-2000

N/A 38% N/A 58% 22% 16 0% N/A  
N/A

9555 Plainfield Rd
Blue Ash, Ohio 45236-1096
(513) 745-5600

N/A 29% N/A N/A 21% 45 0% N/A  
N/A

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
(719) 255-3000

N/A 35% 60% N/A 47% 44 4% N/A  
N/A

4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, Michigan 48221-3038
(313) 993-1000

N/A 98% 62% 77% 57% 23 4% N/A  
N/A

601 E John Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

2.3 to 1 40% 68% 93% 82% 99 3% N/A  
N/A

1950 Third St
La Verne, California 91750-4401
(909) 593-3511

0.51 to 1 95% 59% 86% 58% 57 5% N/A  
N/A

620 West Lexington St
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1627
(410) 706-3100

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 93 0% N/A  
N/A

1 University Ave
Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104
(978) 934-4000

N/A 60% 66% 79% 54% 39 0% N/A  
N/A

100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213
(612) 625-5000

3.39 to 1 59% 47% 90% 70% 99 3% N/A  
N/A

14th and R StLincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588
(402) 472-7211

3.87 to 1 57% 59% 84% 67% 99 4% N/A  
N/A

103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
(919) 962-2211

6.25 to 1 46% 34% 97% 89% 112 1% N/A  
N/A

800 Linden Street
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4629
(570) 941-7400

1.75 to 1 91% 72% 88% 77% 85 3% N/A  
N/A

4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
(202) 274-5012

N/A 9% N/A 54% 15% 43 8% N/A  
N/A

12900 Maurer Industrial Dr
Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127-1516
(314) 843-4200

N/A 28% N/A 82% 63% 18 0% N/A  
N/A

488 Palisades Blvd.
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
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N/A 4% N/A N/A 67% 24 0% 94%  
N/A

9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-5696
(919) 866-5000

N/A 4% N/A 71% 15% 44 8% N/A  
N/A

1477 S Manchester Ave
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 782-1700

N/A 3% 51% N/A 0% 3 0% N/A  
N/A

176 Murphy Campus Blvd.
Waco, Georgia 30182
(770) 537-6000

N/A 4% N/A 66% 21% 16 0% N/A  
N/A

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

N/A 14% N/A N/A 20% 62 0% N/A  
N/A

9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, California 90230-3519
(310) 287-4200

N/A 0% N/A 61% 13% 43 9% N/A  
N/A

148 Willey St
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
(304) 296-8282

N/A 4% N/A 64% 67% 61 0% N/A  
N/A

4001 East 700 South, Suite 701
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
(801) 274-3280

N/A 0% N/A N/A 27% 11 6% N/A  
N/A

1601 East 27th Street
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361-1899
(308) 635-3606

N/A 53% N/A 56% 3% 26 13% N/A  
N/A

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

N/A 20% N/A N/A 15% 39 14% N/A  
N/A

400 Seventh St. North
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602-0908
(608) 785-9200

N/A 0% N/A N/A 36% 42 6% N/A  
N/A

3250 Wilshire Blvd Ste 400
Los Angeles, California 90010
(213) 739-9999

N/A 3% 57% N/A 23% 23 0% N/A  
N/A

4089 Val Tech Rd
Valdosta, Georgia 31602
(229) 333-2100

N/A 2% N/A 63% 33% 4 0% N/A  
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  
10

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

19.44 to 1 50% 78% 86% 70% 101 2% 68%  
100

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

3.05 to 1 62% 49% 75% 50% 101 3% 80%  
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
(800) 795-7151

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

20 University Dr
Nashua, New Hampshire 03063-1300
(603) 577-6000

0.37 to 1 11% 64% 58% 47% 42 4% 61%  
108

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

2.91 to 1 87% 35% 96% 85% 93 1% 26%  
11

80 Cohen Walker Dr
Warner Robins, Georgia 31088
(478) 988-6800

N/A 2% N/A 72% 37% 36 0% N/A  
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%  
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  
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  

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