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.

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Rank School FT to PT
Faculty Ratio
Institution
Fin. Aid Rate
Acceptance Rate Retention Rate Graduation Rate Accred.
Years
Default
Rate
Job Place. Rate  
569

630 S. Main St.
Dobson, North Carolina 27017-8432
(336) 386-8121

0.50 to 1 15% N/A N/A 19% 45 0% N/A  
569

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, Washington 98907-2520
(509) 574-4600

0.50 to 1 4% N/A N/A 22% 66 9% N/A  
57

720 North 87th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68114-2852
(402) 354-7000

4.55 to 1 87% 51% 72% 64% 25 0% 98%  
58

500 Lincoln Dr
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1380
(608) 262-1234

4.41 to 1 44% 69% 95% 82% 101 0% N/A  
581

1800 College Ave
Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699
(217) 222-8020

0.49 to 1 100% 91% 70% 56% 60 5% 61%  
581

721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394
(805) 965-0581

0.49 to 1 5% N/A N/A 35% 62 10% N/A  
583

South Ave
Garden City, New York 11530-0701
(516) 877-3000

0.48 to 1 92% 66% 82% 66% 93 3% 88%  
583

2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, Wyoming 82501
(800) 735-8418

0.48 to 1 53% N/A 52% 30% 38 17% N/A  
583

One Education Dr
Garden City, New York 11530-6793
(516) 572-7501

0.48 to 1 0% N/A 32% 18% 47 7% 52%  
583

1701 E Front St
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
(231) 995-1000

0.48 to 1 12% N/A 61% 17% 53 7% 63%  
583

629 Industrial Pk Ave
Asheboro, North Carolina 27205
(336) 633-0200

0.48 to 1 3% N/A 56% 23% 40 0% N/A  
583

505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500
(907) 474-7211

0.48 to 1 40% N/A 74% 31% 80 7% N/A  
583

6610 North Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
(575) 392-6561

0.48 to 1 94% N/A 45% 22% 34 10% N/A  
583

2500 College Dr
Rock Springs, Wyoming 82902-0428
(307) 382-1600

0.48 to 1 40% N/A N/A 46% 38 11% N/A  
59

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920
(217) 581-5000

4.37 to 1 35% 65% 79% 60% 99 3% 42%  
591

300 Jay St
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 260-5500

0.47 to 1 0% 87% 77% 14% 57 0% N/A  
591

2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, South Carolina 29526
(843) 347-3186

0.47 to 1 1% N/A 54% 14% 42 0% 97%  
591

1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007-3299
(307) 778-5222

0.47 to 1 48% N/A 58% 17% 39 9% N/A  
591

2406 S Alverno Rd
Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220-9319
(920) 684-6691

0.47 to 1 91% 53% 63% 42% 55 2% 69%  
595

347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892
(630) 892-6431

0.46 to 1 99% 75% 70% 52% 76 4% N/A  
595

500 Technology Way
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(859) 441-4500

0.46 to 1 3% N/A N/A 33% 41 15% N/A  
595

2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls, Montana 59405
(406) 771-4300

0.46 to 1 10% N/A N/A 19% 35 0% N/A  
595

2601 Carson Rd
Birmingham, Alabama 35215-3098
(205) 853-1200

0.46 to 1 15% N/A N/A 12% 46 6% N/A  
595

701 College Rd
Lebanon, Illinois 62254-1291
(618) 537-4481

0.46 to 1 99% 66% 81% 49% 44 8% 97%  
595

330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, New York 12550
(845) 561-0800

0.46 to 1 99% 81% 70% 56% 46 3% 60%  
6

2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0063
(513) 556-6000

40.21 to 1 49% 68% 86% 55% 101 0% N/A  
60

2900 University Ave
Crookston, Minnesota 56716-5001
(800) 862-6466

4.29 to 1 83% 73% 73% 47% 43 0% 86%  
601

467 Franklin St
Bloomfield, New Jersey 7003
(973) 748-9000

0.45 to 1 95% 55% 64% 37% 54 13% 50%  
601

Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
(412) 365-1100

0.45 to 1 100% 60% 76% 59% 90 2% N/A  
601

3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, New York 14424-8395
(585) 394-3500

0.45 to 1 3% N/A N/A 27% 37 0% N/A  
601

1600 Maple Street
Longview, Washington 98632-0310
(360) 442-2311

0.45 to 1 3% N/A 53% 25% 66 13% N/A  
601

36600 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5300

0.45 to 1 68% 70% 83% 39% 55 2% N/A  
601

444 Green St
Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000
(978) 632-6600

0.45 to 1 10% N/A 54% 14% 46 10% N/A  
601

55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, California 92626
(714) 556-3610

0.45 to 1 99% 67% 73% 54% 50 3% N/A  
608

470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
(859) 246-6200

0.44 to 1 1% N/A N/A 19% 9 0% N/A  
608

525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
(505) 224-3000

0.44 to 1 20% N/A 58% 10% 36 6% 53%  
608

1300 Eagle Rd
Saint Davids, Pennsylvania 19087-3696
(610) 341-5800

0.44 to 1 91% 67% 80% 60% 60 3% N/A  
608

40 University Drive
Rindge, New Hampshire 03461-0060
(603) 899-4000

0.44 to 1 89% 85% 63% 50% 46 4% 72%  
608

143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-3295
(616) 234-4722

0.44 to 1 6% N/A 55% 15% 97 10% N/A  
608

10775 N Saint Helen Road
Roscommon, Michigan 48653
(989) 275-5000

0.44 to 1 16% N/A N/A 15% 38 11% N/A  
608

9000 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237-5898
(412) 367-9300

0.44 to 1 72% 52% 66% 53% 41 3% N/A  
608

100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, Illinois 62656-2111
(217) 732-3168

0.44 to 1 75% 67% 75% 47% 60 5% N/A  
608

1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, Iowa 52132-0400
(563) 562-3263

0.44 to 1 14% N/A 50% 30% 37 0% 48%  
608

100 College Blvd
Niceville, Florida 32578-1295
(850) 678-5111

0.44 to 1 7% N/A N/A 44% 47 9% 90%  
61

Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-1400
(435) 797-1000

4.26 to 1 56% 97% 72% 48% 90 1% N/A  
618

607 N Kingman
Haviland, Kansas 67059-0288
(620) 862-5252

0.43 to 1 100% 100% 71% 53% 39 5% 90%  
618

1964 Prairie Dell Rd
Union, Missouri 63084
(636) 583-5193

0.43 to 1 7% N/A 61% 19% 38 10% 79%  
618

10400 N. 25th Avenue, Suite 190
Phoenix, Arizona 85021-1641
(602) 942-4141

0.43 to 1 0% N/A 62% 36% 17 20% 86%  
618

3600 N Garfield
Midland, Texas 79705
(432) 685-4500

0.99 to 1 10% N/A N/A 12% 39 8% N/A  
618

801 E Benjamin
Norfolk, Nebraska 68702-0469
(402) 371-2020

0.43 to 1 30% N/A 65% 47% 35 10% N/A  
618

201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984
(412) 391-4100

0.43 to 1 97% 76% 74% 50% 46 5% 36%  
618

1000 Regent University Dr
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
(757) 352-4127

0.43 to 1 84% 82% 78% 36% 30 3% 65%  
618

173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, Illinois 61021-9112
(815) 288-5511

0.43 to 1 16% N/A N/A 31% 42 19% N/A  
618

3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
Spokane, Washington 99224-5288
(509) 533-3500

0.43 to 1 10% N/A N/A 23% 47 9% N/A  
618

7000 Dandini Blvd
Reno, Nevada 89512-3999
(775) 673-7000

0.43 to 1 7% N/A 62% 16% 34 10% N/A  
618

470 E Lockwood Ave.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63119-3194
(314) 961-2660

0.43 to 1 86% 59% 79% 64% 89 3% 72%  
62

2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
(651) 690-6000

4.24 to 1 99% 59% 83% 55% 98 0% N/A  
629

275 Swamp Rd
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-4106
(215) 968-8000

0.42 to 1 13% N/A N/A 11% 46 5% N/A  
629

163 S. Willard St
Burlington, Vermont 5401
(802) 860-2700

0.42 to 1 85% 74% 79% 66% 24 4% 97%  
629

820 N Washington Ave
Madison, South Dakota 57042-1799
(605) 256-5111

3.41 to 1 55% 89% 60% 44% 53 2% 61%  
629

6800 Wydown Blvd
Saint Louis, Missouri 63105-3098
(314) 862-3456

0.42 to 1 87% 63% 70% 34% 88 4% N/A  
629

2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197
(336) 723-0371

0.42 to 1 2% N/A N/A 22% 46 0% N/A  
629

201 E Greene St
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061-3398
(478) 387-4900

0.42 to 1 14% N/A 55% 23% 74 14% N/A  
629

1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania 19437-0901
(215) 646-7300

0.42 to 1 99% 66% 81% 62% 56 2% 92%  
629

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, Florida 32504-8998
(850) 484-1000

0.42 to 1 21% N/A N/A 31% 58 9% N/A  
629

907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, South Carolina 29630-1020
(864) 644-5000

0.42 to 1 88% 96% 70% 57% 41 6% N/A  
629

323 Erie Street
Port Huron, Michigan 48061-5015
(810) 984-3881

0.42 to 1 15% N/A 60% 16% 84 0% N/A  
63

One University Drive
Pembroke, North Carolina 28372-1510
(910) 521-6000

4.22 to 1 13% 70% 64% 34% 63 4% N/A  
639

411 North Front Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910
(910) 362-7000

0.41 to 1 5% N/A N/A 20% 43 3% 95%  
639

One College Drive
East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001
(309) 694-5422

0.41 to 1 13% N/A 59% 21% 42 15% N/A  
639

2200 College Drive
Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863
(618) 393-2982

0.41 to 1 80% N/A N/A 41% 53 0% N/A  
639

18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, New York 14214-2695
(716) 880-2000

0.41 to 1 98% 60% N/A 46% 63 6% N/A  
639

9600 College Way North
Seattle, Washington 98103-3599
(206) 934-3600

0.41 to 1 9% N/A N/A 21% 41 0% N/A  
64

W3718 South Drive, Cth M
Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073
(920) 565-2111

4.07 to 1 99% 60% 81% 46% 53 2% 98%  
64

85 S Prospect St
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0160
(802) 656-3131

4.07 to 1 84% 77% 85% 76% 85 0% 60%  
644

417 Schepps Blvd
Clovis, New Mexico 88101-8381
(800) 769-2811

0.40 to 1 5% N/A 43% 8% 27 12% 55%  
644

9050 Viscount Blvd
El Paso, Texas 79925
(915) 831-2000

0.40 to 1 2% N/A N/A 11% 36 12% 81%  
644

21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48075-1058
(248) 204-4000

0.40 to 1 82% 51% 74% 52% 47 3% 85%  
644

603 W Park St
Sheldon, Iowa 51201
(712) 324-5061

0.40 to 1 35% N/A 93% 56% 34 6% 94%  
644

4545 College Rd
Cleveland, Ohio 44121-4293
(216) 381-1680

0.40 to 1 99% 51% 65% 36% 83 0% 80%  
644

900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601-8804
(608) 796-3000

0.40 to 1 98% 69% 76% 52% 60 2% N/A  
650

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, California 91754-6099
(323) 265-8650

0.39 to 1 0% N/A N/A 21% 62 6% N/A  
650

One College Green
La Plume, Pennsylvania 18440-0200
(570) 945-8000

0.39 to 1 81% 91% 61% 41% 78 7% 77%  
650

1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, New York 13501-5394
(315) 792-5400

0.39 to 1 0% N/A N/A 23% 54 0% N/A  
650

1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, Missouri 65802
(417) 447-7500

0.39 to 1 3% N/A 59% 16% 18 10% N/A  
654

1000 State Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 1109
(413) 737-7000

0.38 to 1 100% 74% 60% 39% 81 5% 84%  
654

801 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75202-3604
(214) 860-2037

0.38 to 1 9% N/A 39% 5% 46 8% N/A  
654

231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, North Carolina 28502-0188
(252) 527-6223

0.38 to 1 16% N/A N/A 14% 46 4% N/A  
654

300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
(305) 237-8888

0.38 to 1 24% N/A N/A 31% 49 10% N/A  
654

5301 South Highway 16
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3692
(605) 394-4800

0.38 to 1 3% N/A 52% 31% 29 0% 90%  
654

6415 Spellman Road
Camden, Arkansas 71701-1906
(870) 574-4500

0.38 to 1 15% N/A N/A 47% 34 11% N/A  
654

51 W College St
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370-1257
(724) 627-8191

0.38 to 1 96% 76% 83% 60% 64 3% 83%  
654

1100 E Sheldon St
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(928) 445-7300

0.38 to 1 18% N/A N/A 16% 39 16% 70%  
66

515 Darland Administration Bldg
Duluth, Minnesota 55812
(218) 726-8000

4.01 to 1 61% 78% 79% 54% 46 0% N/A  
662

2000 E Main St
Danville, Illinois 61832-5118
(217) 443-3222

0.69 to 1 7% N/A N/A 31% 47 12% N/A  
662

1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, California 93702-4709
(559) 453-2000

0.37 to 1 98% 73% 78% 59% 53 4% N/A  
662

401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, Maryland 21015-1698
(443) 412-2000

0.37 to 1 13% N/A N/A 19% 47 4% N/A  
665

1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, North Carolina 27253-8000
(336) 578-2002

0.36 to 1 25% N/A N/A 15% 45 0% 95%  
665

1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801
(775) 738-8493

0.36 to 1 13% N/A 77% 27% 40 12% N/A  
665

29 Everett St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790
(617) 868-9600

0.36 to 1 93% 64% 79% 46% 62 2% 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