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  
485

720 North Dr.
Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240
(270) 707-3700

0.66 to 1 10% N/A 55% 23% 43 12% N/A  
485

One College Pk
Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512
(217) 875-7200

0.66 to 1 31% N/A 59% 24% 36 12% N/A  
49

987815 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-7815
(402) 559-4000

4.89 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 101 1% N/A  
490

1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, Tennessee 37087
(615) 444-2562

0.65 to 1 96% 47% 68% 31% 52 15% 70%  
490

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, California 92106-2899
(619) 849-2200

0.65 to 1 81% 56% 83% 75% 65 1% N/A  
490

7500 University Dr
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
(701) 255-7500

0.65 to 1 100% 75% 72% 50% 45 2% 70%  
493

1 Main Street
Randolph Center, Vermont 05061-0500
(802) 728-1000

0.64 to 1 53% 84% 69% 50% 9 4% N/A  
494

120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006-6195
(973) 618-3000

0.63 to 1 94% 61% 82% 51% 62 6% N/A  
494

1700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130-3991
(215) 751-8000

0.63 to 1 0% N/A N/A 10% 46 12% N/A  
494

190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096
(630) 617-3500

0.63 to 1 77% 68% 78% 74% 90 0% 70%  
494

2221 Madison Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43604-1132
(419) 251-1313

0.63 to 1 50% 60% 100% 47% 19 0% N/A  
494

5160 Fayetteville Rd
Lumberton, North Carolina 28360
(910) 272-3700

0.63 to 1 1% N/A N/A 17% 39 0% N/A  
494

181 White Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810-6826
(203) 837-8200

0.63 to 1 1% 59% 68% 43% 60 8% 71%  
5

1050 Union University Dr
Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697
(731) 668-1818

40.33 to 1 99% 75% 92% 67% 66 3% 78%  
50

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

4.84 to 1 73% 86% 86% 71% 98 0% 74%  
500

1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, California 91741-1899
(626) 963-0323

0.62 to 1 2% N/A N/A 32% 62 13% N/A  
500

101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897
(361) 698-1255

0.91 to 1 17% N/A N/A 9% 68 8% N/A  
500

3100 McCormick Ave
Wichita, Kansas 67213-2097
(316) 942-4291

0.62 to 1 95% 45% 69% 47% 47 4% N/A  
500

100 Alumni Dr
Cleveland, Georgia 30528
(706) 865-2134

0.62 to 1 97% 86% 74% 24% 48 0% N/A  
504

316 Boulevard
Anderson, South Carolina 29621-4035
(864) 231-2000

0.61 to 1 99% 71% 77% 48% 55 4% 38%  
504

601 High Point Rd.
Jamestown, North Carolina 27282
(336) 334-4822

0.61 to 1 5% N/A 52% 12% 45 13% N/A  
504

2325 Chester Blvd
Richmond, Indiana 47374-1289
(765) 973-8200

0.61 to 1 36% 60% 67% 27% 43 0% N/A  
504

720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, New York 11548-1300
(516) 299-2900

0.61 to 1 94% 79% 68% 42% 59 0% N/A  
504

4200 E University Blvd
Middletown, Ohio 45042
(513) 727-3200

0.61 to 1 13% N/A 71% 27% 48 0% N/A  
504

98 Bridge St
Henniker, New Hampshire 3242
(603) 428-2211

0.61 to 1 97% 72% 63% 43% 47 5% 73%  
504

1701 W Will Rogers Blvd
Claremore, Oklahoma 74017-3252
(918) 343-7777

0.61 to 1 10% 55% 61% 16% 64 12% N/A  
504

1301 Twentieth St S
Great Falls, Montana 59405-4996
(406) 761-8210

0.61 to 1 95% N/A 66% 21% 79 4% N/A  
504

1600 Burrstone Rd
Utica, New York 13502-4892
(315) 792-3111

0.61 to 1 95% 81% 67% 47% 68 3% N/A  
51

400 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-2355
(502) 597-6000

4.79 to 1 48% 45% 46% 14% 75 14% 60%  
513

3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin, Texas 77511-4898
(281) 756-3500

0.60 to 1 6% N/A N/A 12% 55 13% N/A  
513

1700 Eastgate Dr
Garland, Texas 75041-5595
(972) 279-6511

0.60 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 33 0% N/A  
513

1 Academic Dr
Corning, New York 14830
(607) 962-9011

0.60 to 1 5% N/A 56% 26% 50 0% N/A  
513

5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, Florida 32401
(850) 769-1551

0.60 to 1 7% N/A N/A 38% 52 0% N/A  
513

1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 544-0200

0.60 to 1 91% 72% 69% 40% 41 3% 49%  
513

245 College Road
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577-2350
(919) 934-3051

0.60 to 1 5% N/A N/A 29% 37 3% N/A  
513

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696
(206) 546-4101

0.60 to 1 11% N/A N/A 27% 48 4% N/A  
513

7000 Rivers Avenue
Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067
(843) 574-6111

0.60 to 1 1% N/A N/A 8% 13 6% N/A  
52

1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301-4298
(910) 672-1111

4.76 to 1 85% 64% 76% 31% 67 15% N/A  
52

10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, New York 14802
(800) 425-3733

4.76 to 1 77% 51% 81% 48% 62 6% 51%  
521

2805 State Hwy 67
Johnstown, New York 12095-3790
(518) 762-4651

0.59 to 1 4% N/A 56% 28% 45 0% N/A  
521

1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401-2999
(207) 941-7000

0.59 to 1 80% 77% 72% 42% 40 6% 55%  
521

437 Pequot Avenue
New London, Connecticut 6320
(860) 701-5000

0.59 to 1 94% 60% 56% 39% 58 6% N/A  
521

1540 Northway Drive
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240
(320) 308-5000

0.59 to 1 5% N/A 49% 30% 29 4% 96%  
525

3535 Adkisson Drive
Cleveland, Tennessee 37312
(423) 472-7141

0.58 to 1 19% 100% N/A 17% 45 11% 77%  
525

7000 Mercy Rd.
Omaha, Nebraska 68106
(402) 399-2400

0.58 to 1 99% 52% 69% 36% 56 8% 82%  
525

1250 Homer Rd
Winona, Minnesota 55987
(507) 453-2700

0.58 to 1 0% N/A N/A 36% 19 0% N/A  
525

800 Mickelson Dr
Rapid City, South Dakota 57703-4018
(605) 394-4034

0.58 to 1 0% N/A 67% 41% 31 5% 83%  
529

2100 W. University Ave.
Wichita, Kansas 67213
(316) 295-5000

0.57 to 1 91% 58% 60% 32% 63 4% N/A  
529

1001 College Rd
Lyndonville, Vermont 05851-0919
(802) 626-6200

0.57 to 1 87% 98% 59% 31% 49 7% 87%  
529

1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road
Montclair, New Jersey 07043-1624
(973) 655-4000

0.57 to 1 15% 55% 82% 63% 77 3% N/A  
529

7373 Admiral Peary Hwy
Cresson, Pennsylvania 16630-1999
(814) 886-4131

0.57 to 1 100% 76% 66% 49% 71 3% N/A  
533

1000 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, New York 14623
(585) 292-2000

0.56 to 1 6% N/A 61% 23% 49 8% N/A  
533

46 University Dr
Augusta, Maine 04330-9410
(207) 621-3000

0.56 to 1 25% N/A 54% 12% 41 0% N/A  
533

500 N Wilcox St
Joliet, Illinois 60435-6188
(815) 740-3360

0.56 to 1 100% 52% 79% 56% 76 0% N/A  
536

800 N 6th St
Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076-0002
(701) 671-2403

0.55 to 1 24% N/A N/A 51% 43 4% 99%  
536

2301 Westside Dr
Rochester, New York 14624
(585) 594-6000

0.55 to 1 98% 47% 80% 59% 51 4% 79%  
536

3395 Airport Rd
Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374
(910) 692-6185

0.55 to 1 12% N/A N/A 20% 46 4% N/A  
539

400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799
(610) 796-8200

0.54 to 1 98% 80% 75% 51% 47 3% N/A  
539

1000 E Victoria St
Carson, California 90747-0005
(310) 243-3300

0.54 to 1 65% 53% 77% 28% 50 0% N/A  
539

1105 Kelly Dr
Sanford, North Carolina 27330-9840
(919) 775-5401

0.54 to 1 1% N/A N/A 33% 42 0% N/A  
539

701 N Clinton
Defiance, Ohio 43512
(419) 784-4010

0.62 to 1 100% 62% 59% 50% 53 4% 82%  
539

1 Pace Plaza
New York, New York 10038-1598
(212) 346-1200

0.54 to 1 98% 84% 76% 56% 57 0% 76%  
539

301 Largo Rd
Largo, Maryland 20774-2199
(301) 336-6000

0.54 to 1 4% N/A 58% 7% 45 8% N/A  
539

1501 W. Townline Street
Creston, Iowa 50801
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0.54 to 1 39% N/A 57% 43% 39 8% 47%  
54

1500 West Agency Road
West Burlington, Iowa 52655-0180
(319) 752-2731

4.69 to 1 17% N/A 33% 28% 40 15% N/A  
546

3000 College Dr
Bluefield, Virginia 24605
(276) 326-3682

0.53 to 1 99% 53% 61% 34% 65 3% N/A  
546

121 Ellicott St
Buffalo, New York 14203-2698
(716) 842-2770

0.53 to 1 1% N/A N/A 18% 33 13% 23%  
546

1220 Coffeen St
Watertown, New York 13601-1897
(315) 786-2200

0.53 to 1 9% N/A N/A 27% 45 10% N/A  
546

1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11201-5372
(718) 488-1013

0.53 to 1 95% 83% 65% 35% 59 0% N/A  
546

51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, Maryland 20850
(240) 567-5000

0.53 to 1 16% N/A N/A 17% 46 7% N/A  
546

1500 Houston St
Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6524
(817) 515-5100

0.53 to 1 11% N/A N/A 9% 45 10% N/A  
546

116 O'Brien Ave
Machias, Maine 04654-1397
(207) 255-1200

0.53 to 1 92% 83% 67% 30% 44 0% N/A  
55

FM 1098 Road & University Drive
Prairie View, Texas 77446
(936) 261-3311

4.62 to 1 21% 39% N/A 36% 80 0% 50%  
553

180 Madison Ave., Ste. 900
New York, New York 10016-5267
(212) 312-4300

0.66 to 1 38% 84% N/A 22% 4 0% N/A  
553

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-7777

0.52 to 1 6% N/A N/A 56% 55 10% N/A  
553

301 Lake St
Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612-1098
(570) 674-6400

0.52 to 1 100% 59% 86% 68% 79 0% 70%  
553

201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, New Jersey 8028
(856) 256-4000

0.52 to 1 38% 56% 85% 71% 56 4% N/A  
553

441 Country Club Rd
York, Pennsylvania 17403-3651
(717) 846-7788

0.52 to 1 98% 74% 73% 60% 55 0% N/A  
558

2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50321-1799
(515) 244-4221

0.51 to 1 79% 73% 73% 59% 28 0% 85%  
558

400 Jefferson St
Hackettstown, New Jersey 7840
(908) 852-1400

0.51 to 1 96% 89% 76% 49% 82 5% N/A  
558

501 W State St
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 359-5433

0.51 to 1 16% N/A 36% 33% 45 12% N/A  
558

One College Dr
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739
(413) 775-1000

0.51 to 1 14% N/A 60% 25% 48 10% N/A  
558

815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, Illinois 61348-9692
(815) 224-2720

0.51 to 1 7% N/A 52% 35% 85 8% N/A  
558

5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256
(217) 786-2200

0.51 to 1 7% N/A 50% 23% 41 11% N/A  
558

700 New Scotland Ave
Albany, New York 12208
(518) 438-3111

0.51 to 1 0% 16% 54% 29% 41 0% 96%  
558

120 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, Tennessee 37209-4515
(615) 353-3333

0.51 to 1 2% N/A N/A 10% 42 13% 87%  
558

430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394
(312) 341-3500

0.51 to 1 87% 76% 58% 42% 68 3% 68%  
558

2211 College View Drive
Redding, California 96003-8606
(530) 224-5600

0.51 to 1 99% 60% 63% 41% 45 4% N/A  
558

4100 S 4th St Trafficway
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048-5082
(913) 682-5151

0.51 to 1 100% 46% 64% 37% 86 3% N/A  
56

660 Parrington Oval
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-3072
(405) 325-0311

4.59 to 1 65% 79% 85% 66% 101 0% N/A  
569

5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley, Colorado 80632
(970) 330-8008

0.50 to 1 23% N/A 80% 22% 37 12% 88%  
569

10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, California 92131-1799
(866) 825-5426

0.50 to 1 N/A 44% 66% 0% 37 3% N/A  
569

245 NE 30th Road
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
(620) 792-2701

0.50 to 1 76% N/A N/A 28% 40 11% N/A  
569

325 Cherry Ave
McKenzie, Tennessee 38201
(731) 352-4000

0.50 to 1 53% 55% 64% 29% 62 1% 48%  
569

1603 Edwards Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5587
(701) 224-5400

0.50 to 1 23% N/A N/A 41% 48 3% N/A  
569

5345 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, Alabama 36109-3378
(334) 272-5820

0.50 to 1 96% N/A 54% 33% 43 8% 60%  
569

1 HACC Dr.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999
(717) 780-2300

0.50 to 1 10% N/A N/A 10% 47 0% N/A  
569

828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97401-3745
(541) 343-1641

0.50 to 1 100% 66% 71% 48% 52 7% N/A  
569

2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899
(217) 351-2200

0.50 to 1 9% N/A N/A 17% 42 10% N/A  
569

10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, Florida 34654-5199
(727) 847-2727

0.50 to 1 7% N/A 60% 33% 40 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