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  
395

302 Buchtel Common
Akron, Ohio 44325-4702
(330) 972-7111

0.85 to 1 39% 97% 67% 41% 100 0% N/A  
395

300 Campus Drive
Bradford, Pennsylvania 16701
(814) 362-7500

0.85 to 1 69% 69% 72% 48% 93 0% 76%  
4

1 St Mary of Woods Coll
Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana 47876-1099
(812) 535-5151

63.00 to 1 100% 64% 74% 62% 95 0% N/A  
40

426 Auditorium Rd
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046
(517) 355-1855

5.89 to 1 41% 71% 91% 79% 91 2% N/A  
400

1109 W Panola St
Carthage, Texas 75633
(903) 693-2000

0.84 to 1 37% N/A 39% 23% 54 0% N/A  
401

1114 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104-1204
(972) 291-1541

0.83 to 1 99% 59% 58% 45% 48 0% N/A  
402

1500 University Dr
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
(575) 234-9200

0.82 to 1 22% N/A 41% 9% 64 0% N/A  
402

Center Rd
Dudley, Massachusetts 01571-5000
(508) 213-1560

0.82 to 1 94% 74% 66% 50% 49 6% 95%  
402

1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, Minnesota 55811-4199
(218) 723-6000

0.82 to 1 97% 78% 81% 65% 83 0% 72%  
402

Charles at Mount Royal
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 837-4200

0.82 to 1 66% 65% 78% 0% 43 2% 88%  
402

700 University Avenue
Monroe, Louisiana 71209-0000
(318) 342-1000

0.82 to 1 44% 91% 68% 37% 59 0% N/A  
402

3848 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, Utah 84408-1137
(801) 626-6000

0.82 to 1 47% N/A 74% 37% 82 2% N/A  
408

3721-1 NW 7th street
Miami, Florida 33126
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N/A 0% N/A N/A 71% 11 0% N/A  
408

109 E Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2005
(502) 213-4000

0.81 to 1 0% N/A N/A 15% 9 17% N/A  
408

1500 University Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-0298
(406) 657-2011

0.81 to 1 45% N/A 56% 46% 82 0% 96%  
408

17 High Street
Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264-1595
(603) 535-5000

0.81 to 1 57% 76% 74% 55% 59 0% N/A  
408

3101 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40205-3013
(502) 456-6504

0.81 to 1 56% N/A N/A 51% 35 15% 60%  
41

712 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751
(715) 232-1431

5.74 to 1 12% 88% 70% 52% 86 0% N/A  
413

315 Falls Ave.
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
(208) 733-9554

0.80 to 1 42% N/A N/A 19% 46 10% N/A  
413

200 South Capitol Street
Clinton, Mississippi 39058
(601) 925-3000

0.80 to 1 98% 58% 73% 62% 92 3% 68%  
413

709 Oklahoma Blvd
Alva, Oklahoma 73717-2799
(580) 327-1700

0.80 to 1 83% 73% 65% 31% 65 9% N/A  
413

11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, Alaska 99801-8697
(877) 465-4827

0.80 to 1 21% N/A 61% 11% 31 4% N/A  
417

665 Johnson St
Alpena, Michigan 49707
(989) 356-9021

0.79 to 1 24% N/A 55% 33% 51 10% 65%  
417

3400 S 43rd St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53234-3922
(414) 382-6000

0.79 to 1 99% 65% 72% 39% 63 3% 92%  
417

3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408-1197
(219) 980-6500

0.79 to 1 14% 69% 67% 22% 45 0% N/A  
417

2101 Trinity Rd
Duluth, Minnesota 55811-3399
(800) 432-2884

0.79 to 1 0% N/A 48% 31% 16 7% N/A  
417

634 Henderson St
Mount Olive, North Carolina 28365-0919
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0.79 to 1 88% 54% 60% 41% 54 3% N/A  
417

1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227-3697
(317) 788-3368

0.79 to 1 98% 73% 74% 55% 67 4% N/A  
42

107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7000
(812) 855-4848

5.66 to 1 45% 74% 88% 75% 101 0% N/A  
423

2320 N Career Ave
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107-1301
(605) 367-7624

0.78 to 1 6% N/A 56% 38% 33 4% 97%  
423

8000 Utopia Pky
Queens, New York 11439
(718) 990-6161

0.78 to 1 98% 49% 76% 59% 93 0% 45%  
423

181 Main St
Presque Isle, Maine 04769-2888
(207) 768-9400

0.78 to 1 67% N/A 63% 37% 46 0% N/A  
426

4101 University Dr
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 561-1266

0.77 to 1 94% 63% 65% 52% 33 6% N/A  
426

1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
(970) 248-1020

0.77 to 1 33% 82% 64% 29% 57 0% N/A  
426

928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239
(515) 643-3180

0.77 to 1 28% 84% N/A 50% 15 4% N/A  
426

101 College Dr
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
(501) 760-4222

0.77 to 1 14% N/A 100% 23% 33 16% 75%  
426

1801 Martin Luther King Dr
San Antonio, Texas 78203-2098
(210) 486-2000

0.77 to 1 0% N/A N/A 4% 63 0% N/A  
43

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502
(434) 582-2000

5.48 to 1 75% N/A 81% 46% 34 4% N/A  
431

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, California 94542
(510) 885-3000

0.76 to 1 50% 36% 75% 41% 53 0% N/A  
431

1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015-1414
(920) 693-1000

0.76 to 1 15% N/A N/A 40% 37 5% 77%  
431

600 Hoyt Street
Peru, Nebraska 68421-0010
(402) 872-3815

0.76 to 1 72% N/A N/A 35% 99 8% N/A  
431

223 W Main St
Salem, West Virginia 26426
(304) 326-1109

0.76 to 1 79% N/A 43% 11% 51 11% N/A  
435

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, California 92504-3297
(951) 689-5771

0.75 to 1 93% 73% 78% 59% 53 4% N/A  
435

6191 Kraft Avenue S.E.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512-9396
(616) 698-7111

0.19 to 1 86% 95% 69% 35% 38 7% N/A  
435

700 W State St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233-1443
(414) 297-6370

0.75 to 1 1% N/A 47% 15% 55 8% 87%  
435

980 Fremont St
Monterey, California 93940-4799
(831) 646-4000

0.75 to 1 3% N/A N/A 21% 62 12% N/A  
435

1600 Pierce St
Denver, Colorado 80214
(303) 753-6046

0.75 to 1 88% N/A 100% 41% 14 0% N/A  
435

University Avenue
Troy, Alabama 36082-0001
(334) 670-3100

0.75 to 1 38% 62% 71% 34% 80 10% N/A  
435

1101 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105-1699
(605) 331-5000

0.75 to 1 99% 56% 68% 48% 56 1% 96%  
44

1380 Lawrence Street, Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1400
Denver, Colorado 80217-3364
(303) 556-5600

5.17 to 1 52% 74% 76% 45% 44 3% N/A  
442

12800 N Lake Shore Dr
Mequon, Wisconsin 53097-2402
(262) 243-5700

0.74 to 1 100% 70% 74% 59% 50 0% N/A  
442

1401 19th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 292-0015

N/A 0% N/A N/A 0% 6 0% N/A  
442

2807 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299
(703) 522-5600

0.74 to 1 92% 80% 74% 50% 56 2% N/A  
442

800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050-9500
(740) 392-6868

0.74 to 1 97% 73% 76% 54% 42 1% 81%  
442

University Ave
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
(505) 425-7511

0.74 to 1 59% N/A 55% 16% 77 7% N/A  
447

1500 NW 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
(954) 776-4476

0.73 to 1 52% 96% N/A 55% 23 0% N/A  
447

3300 Lake Road West
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
(440) 964-3322

0.73 to 1 7% N/A 49% 16% 56 0% N/A  
447

1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000
(218) 736-1500

0.73 to 1 6% N/A N/A 32% 54 7% N/A  
447

1104 7th Ave S
Moorhead, Minnesota 56563
(218) 477-4000

0.73 to 1 29% 84% 68% 45% 66 2% N/A  
447

7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445
(763) 424-0702

0.73 to 1 1% N/A 56% 18% 42 6% N/A  
45

527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
(865) 974-1000

5.12 to 1 59% 67% 85% 66% 14 0% 84%  
452

4240 Campus Dr
Lima, Ohio 45804
(419) 221-1112

0.72 to 1 12% N/A 55% 18% 35 0% N/A  
452

6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108-1189
(800) 762-0097

0.72 to 1 97% 82% 76% 54% 46 2% 87%  
452

5001 Saint Johns Ave
Palatka, Florida 32177
(386) 312-4200

0.72 to 1 22% N/A N/A 36% 51 0% N/A  
452

3201 Jermantown Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
(703) 539-6890

0.72 to 1 4% N/A 87% 20% 12 14% 80%  
456

2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40205-0671
(502) 272-8263

0.71 to 1 100% 86% 81% 62% 58 2% N/A  
456

131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, Massachusetts 2325
(508) 531-1000

0.71 to 1 45% 73% 81% 54% 61 0% 79%  
456

2100 S Mobberly Ave
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
(903) 233-3000

0.71 to 1 96% 43% 78% 61% 44 6% N/A  
456

1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, Texas 78224-2499
(210) 486-3000

0.71 to 1 0% N/A N/A 9% 27 14% N/A  
456

8060 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, Texas 77501-2007
(281) 998-6150

0.71 to 1 1% N/A N/A 14% N/A 0% N/A  
456

5537 NW Expressway
Warr Acres, Oklahoma 73132
(405) 234-3600

0.71 to 1 45% N/A N/A 58% 17 0% N/A  
46

Administration Building
Athens, Georgia 30602
(706) 542-3000

5.06 to 1 21% 63% 94% 83% 105 2% 59%  
462

7418 NC Hwy 41 West
Dublin, North Carolina 28332
(910) 879-5500

0.70 to 1 10% N/A 35% 11% 38 0% 50%  
462

1200 S Main
McPherson, Kansas 67460-5740
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0.70 to 1 100% N/A 72% 45% 39 6% 87%  
462

5555 Greenwich Rd Ste 300
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
(757) 490-9090

0.70 to 1 69% 76% 73% 40% 16 0% 80%  
462

2800 Palmyra Rd
Hannibal, Missouri 63401-1999
(573) 221-3675

0.70 to 1 90% 68% 62% 52% 56 0% N/A  
462

2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648-3099
(609) 896-5000

0.70 to 1 95% 72% 77% 67% 59 4% 78%  
462

2641 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306-5997
(201) 761-6000

0.70 to 1 98% 61% 76% 52% 79 0% N/A  
462

501 Crescent Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06515-1355
(203) 392-5200

0.70 to 1 7% 75% 73% 44% 62 7% 90%  
462

3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27534-8002
(919) 735-5151

0.70 to 1 2% N/A N/A 14% 44 9% N/A  
47

2000 University Ave
Muncie, Indiana 47306
(765) 289-1241

4.97 to 1 47% 61% 77% 57% 89 0% 60%  
470

6600-34th Avenue
Moline, Illinois 61265-5899
(309) 796-5000

0.69 to 1 19% N/A N/A 19% 63 18% 75%  
470

6220 East Texas
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111-6922
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0.69 to 1 6% N/A 49% 13% 31 15% N/A  
470

105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, North Dakota 58318-1198
(701) 228-2277

0.42 to 1 25% N/A N/A 36% 43 6% N/A  
470

2400 Gillionville Rd
Albany, Georgia 31707-3098
(229) 317-6000

0.75 to 1 9% N/A 53% 12% 46 0% N/A  
470

1300 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, Texas 78212-4299
(210) 486-0000

0.69 to 1 1% N/A N/A 5% 62 12% N/A  
470

29 Emmons Park Drive
Taft, California 93268
(661) 763-7700

0.69 to 1 22% N/A N/A 21% 62 0% N/A  
470

One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555-0001
(877) 468-6978

0.69 to 1 36% N/A 65% 32% 69 7% N/A  
477

300 N Beaty St
Athens, Alabama 35611
(256) 233-8100

0.68 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 59 2% N/A  
477

3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(215) 895-2000

1.11 to 1 98% 75% 85% 65% 87 2% N/A  
477

1408 Division Road
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818-1205
(401) 739-5000

0.68 to 1 54% N/A N/A 48% 9 2% N/A  
477

411 SW 24th St
San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689
(210) 434-6711

0.68 to 1 100% 65% 60% 27% 91 0% N/A  
477

23 University Drive
Fort Kent, Maine 04743-1292
(207) 834-7500

0.68 to 1 71% 69% 64% 43% 44 0% 75%  
48

Anderson Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
(785) 532-6011

4.96 to 1 61% 99% 80% 58% 98 3% N/A  
482

1500 S Ave K
Portales, New Mexico 88130
(575) 562-1011

0.67 to 1 43% 66% 63% 29% 67 0% N/A  
482

2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800
(206) 878-3710

0.67 to 1 19% N/A 57% 31% 49 8% N/A  
482

200 Community College Road
Henderson, North Carolina 27536
(252) 492-2061

0.67 to 1 23% N/A N/A 28% 37 0% 63%  
485

901 E Alosta
Azusa, California 91702-7000
(626) 969-3434

0.66 to 1 92% 49% 83% 63% 53 2% N/A  
485

2600 NW College Way
Bend, Oregon 97701
(541) 383-7500

0.66 to 1 8% N/A 53% 19% 48 7% N/A  
485

3300 N Campbell Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60618-5994
(773) 929-8500

0.01 to 1 28% 73% N/A 31% 32 0% 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