Schools Ranked by Student-Faculty RatioPage 3

Using the student-to-faculty ratio figures from the NCES database, we calculated how many students each school had per faculty member. Kiplinger recognized that a smaller student-to-faculty ratio is ideal, as that indicates each student is getting more personal instruction.

The NCES database did not have retention rate 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.

RankSchoolStudent to
Faculty Ratio
Graduation
Rate
Retention
Rate
Acceptance
Rate
Enrollment
Rate
Institutional
Aid Rate
Default
Rate
201

Gardner-Webb University

13 to 157%72%48%16%95%N/A
202

George Washington University

13 to 181%92%33%33%65%1%
203

Huntington University

13 to 162%79%97%30%97%5%
204

King's College

13 to 166%76%72%25%100%11%
205

La Roche College

13 to 146%72%56%28%77%7%
206

LeTourneau University

13 to 153%77%41%46%96%7%
207

Lewis University

13 to 162%82%56%23%99%5%
208

Marywood University

13 to 165%81%71%28%100%7%
209

Midway College

13 to 152%83%54%48%99%10%
210

Minot State University

13 to 137%68%57%73%72%7%
211

Misericordia University

13 to 169%81%65%32%99%N/A
212

Mississippi University for Women

13 to 137%79%43%33%82%12%
213

Mount St Mary's University

13 to 166%78%67%13%100%N/A
214

New England Institute of Technology

13 to 151%N/AN/AN/A45%2%
215

New Jersey Institute of Technology

13 to 158%86%65%36%47%5%
216

Northeastern University

13 to 183%96%32%19%71%4%
217

Northwest University

13 to 143%78%97%48%93%5%
218

Palm Beach Atlantic University

13 to 147%73%84%43%100%6%
219

Pepperdine University

13 to 180%92%37%22%66%2%
220

Philadelphia University

13 to 158%75%64%16%98%4%
221

Point Park University

13 to 150%76%74%23%97%11%
222

Purdue University-Main Campus

13 to 170%91%60%34%43%N/A
223

Roberts Wesleyan College

13 to 161%86%73%35%100%5%
224

Rowan University

13 to 170%84%59%29%44%5%
225

Saint Edward's University

13 to 170%83%79%27%85%N/A
226

Saint John Fisher College

13 to 173%83%63%21%100%4%
227

Taylor University

13 to 174%89%88%32%99%3%
228

University of Hawaii - Manoa

13 to 157%78%80%36%61%5%
229

University of Illinois at Springfield

13 to 143%74%60%36%86%7%
230

University of Missouri-Kansas City

13 to 151%73%33%75%74%N/A
231

University of Mobile

13 to 149%77%71%42%92%4%
232

William Carey University

13 to 162%77%49%48%71%8%
233

American University

12 to 180%88%43%22%71%N/A
234

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

12 to 139%74%46%54%64%6%
235

Belhaven University

12 to 140%60%48%25%98%6%
236

Brenau University

12 to 146%67%78%12%96%5%
237

Briar Cliff University

12 to 145%66%N/AN/A97%8%
238

College America-Denver

12 to 134%42%N/AN/A76%N/A
239

College of William and Mary

12 to 190%96%33%32%30%N/A
240

Franklin Pierce University

12 to 144%67%85%18%88%7%
241

Globe University-Woodbury

12 to 135%30%N/AN/A54%22%
242

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

12 to 157%74%93%85%67%N/A
243

King University

12 to 152%69%64%35%81%6%
244

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

12 to 168%80%92%23%99%N/A
245

Maryville University of Saint Louis

12 to 167%87%76%34%97%6%
246

Montreat College

12 to 142%58%54%29%100%8%
247

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

12 to 156%77%54%93%35%3%
248

Mount St Mary's College

12 to 164%79%74%33%100%N/A
249

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

12 to 168%79%33%72%81%2%
250

Northwest Christian University

12 to 146%54%70%37%100%4%
251

Ouachita Baptist University

12 to 160%76%70%32%99%7%
252

Quinnipiac University

12 to 176%85%67%13%86%1%
253

Rider University

12 to 166%79%72%16%97%7%
254

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

12 to 155%72%78%24%96%N/A
255

Saint Louis University

12 to 170%87%64%19%88%5%
256

Spring Arbor University

12 to 157%76%65%21%100%6%
257

St Andrews University

12 to 146%70%64%31%97%N/A
258

University of Great Falls

12 to 130%69%73%17%96%9%
259

University of Miami

12 to 182%91%40%18%70%3%
260

University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

12 to 154%70%54%38%100%N/A
261

Villanova University

12 to 190%94%49%23%54%2%
262

Viterbo University

12 to 147%81%71%25%99%5%
263

American National University

11 to 127%N/AN/AN/A11%9%
264

Anderson University

11 to 157%73%55%29%96%4%
265

Barton College

11 to 148%69%42%18%100%9%
266

Bay Path College

11 to 155%72%58%26%100%N/A
267

Caldwell College

11 to 153%73%64%17%96%7%
268

California College San Diego

11 to 158%27%N/AN/A97%26%
269

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs

11 to 122%41%N/AN/A3%N/A
270

Concordia University-Irvine

11 to 163%76%91%20%100%N/A
271

Granite State College

11 to 19%60%N/AN/A0%10%
272

Greenville College

11 to 150%73%66%24%97%7%
273

Hiram College

11 to 165%76%57%20%99%10%
274

Keystone College

11 to 142%71%72%40%97%10%
275

Lawrence Technological University

11 to 149%82%44%43%80%9%
276

Lesley University

11 to 146%79%67%18%96%4%
277

Malone University

11 to 159%71%72%33%100%6%
278

Marian University

11 to 149%68%76%33%99%6%
279

Northwestern College

11 to 163%79%76%31%100%2%
280

Northwood University-Michigan

11 to 154%83%65%32%100%N/A
281

Ottawa University-Ottawa

11 to 134%62%99%55%100%N/A
282

Saint Anselm College

11 to 174%85%74%18%96%2%
283

Simpson University

11 to 147%81%55%47%99%6%
284

St Catherine University

11 to 154%79%61%24%99%N/A
285

The Sage Colleges

11 to 158%78%57%23%97%N/A
286

University of Louisville

11 to 153%78%71%44%58%10%
287

University of Scranton

11 to 182%90%75%13%92%4%
288

University of St Francis

11 to 157%79%51%27%100%N/A
289

Virginia College-Birmingham

11 to 157%27%N/AN/A7%22%
290

Allied American University

10 to 1N/A80%N/AN/A0%0%
291

Broadview University-West Jordan

10 to 158%N/AN/AN/A57%22%
292

Bryan College of Health Sciences

10 to 156%83%72%86%20%4%
293

Buena Vista University

10 to 153%69%70%27%98%8%
294

Chatham University

10 to 150%77%61%25%97%2%
295

Chestnut Hill College

10 to 142%72%58%18%98%8%
296

Drexel University

10 to 170%86%81%8%92%4%
297

Eastern Mennonite University

10 to 164%77%65%33%99%4%
298

Hampton University

10 to 168%76%36%18%45%10%
299

Judson University

10 to 150%72%71%39%99%6%
300

Lehigh University

10 to 186%94%31%31%51%1%

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