Schools Ranked by Student-Faculty RatioPage 4

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
301

Molloy College

10 to 166%89%73%21%92%4%
302

Rosemont College

10 to 146%71%58%19%100%7%
303

Simmons College

10 to 171%86%49%16%97%2%
304

Stevens Institute of Technology

10 to 179%96%38%33%97%3%
305

University of Saint Mary

10 to 153%72%47%30%99%7%
306

William Woods University

10 to 156%74%75%31%99%5%
307

Ashland University

9 to 156%74%74%29%97%5%
308

Baker University

9 to 152%76%87%31%100%6%
309

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

9 to 169%N/A31%91%20%1%
310

Cedar Crest College

9 to 160%67%59%23%100%7%
311

Florida Institute of Technology

9 to 154%80%60%17%95%15%
312

Immaculata University

9 to 148%82%80%19%100%6%
313

University of Southern California

9 to 191%96%20%31%59%2%
314

California College San Diego

8 to 1N/A50%N/AN/A77%26%
315

Midland University

8 to 149%62%68%32%99%8%
316

Regis University

8 to 158%82%70%25%98%3%
317

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

8 to 160%77%98%20%100%5%
318

Trine University

8 to 10%75%30%70%25%N/A
319

Union University

8 to 164%94%74%32%100%4%
320

City University of Seattle

7 to 10%40%N/AN/A0%5%
321

Jones College-Jacksonville

7 to 124%50%N/AN/A50%15%
322

Mercy College of Ohio

7 to 168%86%74%34%51%6%
323

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

7 to 149%66%N/AN/A98%N/A
324

Ursuline College

7 to 150%65%58%40%100%6%
325

Brown College-Mendota Heights

6 to 150%33%N/AN/A0%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