Schools Ranked by Full-Time to Part-Time Faculty RatioPage 9

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  
801

601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, New Jersey 08068-1599
(609) 894-9311

0.09 to 1 3% N/A 60% 19% 42 0% N/A  
801

3910 Kirby Ste 200
Houston, Texas 77098-4151
(713) 529-2778

0.09 to 1 0% 60% N/A 64% 25 7% N/A  
801

3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, Maryland 20783-8010
(301) 985-7000

0.09 to 1 9% N/A N/A 4% 68 0% N/A  
801

320 Dupont Hwy
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(877) 967-5464

0.09 to 1 12% N/A 64% 36% 39 5% N/A  
805

1101 E. 78th Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55420-1554
(952) 851-0066

.08 to 1 0% N/A 100% 36% 38 18% N/A  
805

201 S Grant Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5399
(614) 797-4700

0.08 to 1 0% N/A 30% 12% 38 3% N/A  
807

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94105-2968
(415) 442-7800

0.07 to 1 N/A N/A 80% 0% 55 0% N/A  
808

400 N Bluff Blvd
Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967
(563) 242-4023

0.06 to 1 13% 96% 45% 21% 64 13% 91%  
808

177 Montgomery Road
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
(407) 831-9816

0.06 to 1 0% N/A 47% 40% 14 0% N/A  
810

600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3900
(800) 522-6787

0.05 to 1 8% 95% N/A 50% 46 0% N/A  
811

10 High St Ste 204
Boston, Massachusetts 2110
(617) 951-2350

0.04 to 1 0% N/A 79% 0% 8 0% N/A  
812

25 Hall Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301-3471
(603) 228-3000

0.03 to 1 0% N/A 75% 37% 34 3% 89%  
812

8560 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Florida 33771
(727) 736-5082

0.03 to 1 0% N/A N/A 32% 31 9% 80%  
814

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

0.01 to 1 28% 73% N/A 31% 32 0% N/A  
814

3157 E. Elwood Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034-7209
(866) 766-0766

0.01 to 1 5% N/A N/A 19% 15 0% N/A  
814

9215 N Black Canyon Hwy.
Phoenix, Arizona 85021-2718
(602) 943-2311

0.01 to 1 82% N/A N/A 4% 30 11% 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