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.

  1. RankSchoolStudent to
    Faculty Ratio
    Graduation
    Rate
    Retention
    Rate
    Acceptance
    Rate
    Enrollment
    Rate
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    Default
    Rate
  2. Rank
    301
    School

    Molloy College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    10 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    66%
    Retention
    Rate
    89%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    21%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    92%
    Default
    Rate
    4%
  3. Rank
    302
    School

    Rosemont College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    10 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    46%
    Retention
    Rate
    71%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    19%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    100%
    Default
    Rate
    7%
  4. Rank
    303
    School

    Simmons College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    10 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    71%
    Retention
    Rate
    86%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    49%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    16%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    97%
    Default
    Rate
    2%
  5. Rank
    304
    School

    Stevens Institute of Technology

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    10 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    79%
    Retention
    Rate
    96%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    33%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    97%
    Default
    Rate
    3%
  6. Rank
    305
    School

    University of Saint Mary

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    10 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    53%
    Retention
    Rate
    72%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    30%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    99%
    Default
    Rate
    7%
  7. Rank
    306
    School

    William Woods University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    10 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    56%
    Retention
    Rate
    74%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    31%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    99%
    Default
    Rate
    5%
  8. Rank
    307
    School

    Ashland University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    9 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    56%
    Retention
    Rate
    74%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    29%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    97%
    Default
    Rate
    5%
  9. Rank
    308
    School

    Baker University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    9 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    52%
    Retention
    Rate
    76%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    31%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    100%
    Default
    Rate
    6%
  10. Rank
    309
    School

    Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    9 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    69%
    Retention
    Rate
    N/A
    Acceptance
    Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    91%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    20%
    Default
    Rate
    1%
  11. Rank
    310
    School

    Cedar Crest College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    9 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    60%
    Retention
    Rate
    67%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    23%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    100%
    Default
    Rate
    7%
  12. Rank
    311
    School

    Florida Institute of Technology

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    9 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    54%
    Retention
    Rate
    80%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    17%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    95%
    Default
    Rate
    15%
  13. Rank
    312
    School

    Immaculata University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    9 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    48%
    Retention
    Rate
    82%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    19%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    100%
    Default
    Rate
    6%
  14. Rank
    313
    School

    University of Southern California

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    9 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    91%
    Retention
    Rate
    96%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    31%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    59%
    Default
    Rate
    2%
  15. Rank
    314
    School

    California College San Diego

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    8 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    N/A
    Retention
    Rate
    50%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    77%
    Default
    Rate
    26%
  16. Rank
    315
    School

    Midland University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    8 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    49%
    Retention
    Rate
    62%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    32%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    99%
    Default
    Rate
    8%
  17. Rank
    316
    School

    Regis University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    8 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    58%
    Retention
    Rate
    82%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    25%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    98%
    Default
    Rate
    3%
  18. Rank
    317
    School

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    8 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    60%
    Retention
    Rate
    77%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    98%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    20%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    100%
    Default
    Rate
    5%
  19. Rank
    318
    School

    Trine University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    8 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    0%
    Retention
    Rate
    75%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    70%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    25%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  20. Rank
    319
    School

    Union University

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    8 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    64%
    Retention
    Rate
    94%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    32%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    100%
    Default
    Rate
    4%
  21. Rank
    320
    School

    City University of Seattle

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    7 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    0%
    Retention
    Rate
    40%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    5%
  22. Rank
    321
    School

    Jones College-Jacksonville

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    7 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    24%
    Retention
    Rate
    50%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    50%
    Default
    Rate
    15%
  23. Rank
    322
    School

    Mercy College of Ohio

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    7 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    68%
    Retention
    Rate
    86%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    34%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    51%
    Default
    Rate
    6%
  24. Rank
    323
    School

    Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    7 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    49%
    Retention
    Rate
    66%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    98%
    Default
    Rate
    N/A
  25. Rank
    324
    School

    Ursuline College

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    7 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    50%
    Retention
    Rate
    65%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    Rate
    40%
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    100%
    Default
    Rate
    6%
  26. Rank
    325
    School

    Brown College-Mendota Heights

    St to Faculty
    Ratio
    6 to 1
    Graduation
    Rate
    50%
    Retention
    Rate
    33%
    Acceptance
    Rate
    N/A
    Enrollment
    Rate
    N/A
    Institutional
    Aid Rate
    0%
    Default
    Rate
    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