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Best Student-Faculty Ratio: All Colleges and Universities Over 300 Students

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

About the study

This study includes all schools with at least 300 students, with some types of specialty schools (such as medical/health care schools) removed. Student-Faculty ratio is computed by dividing full time equivalent enrollment by full time primarily instructional professors.

Many of the schools with the lower student-faculty ratio also have less students in general. Liberal arts, vocational/technical and STEM focused schools are prevalent throughout this list.

This data is sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/, 2013-2014).

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Institution NameCityStateStudent-to-Faculty RatioUndergraduate Enrollment
Ottawa University-OnlineOttawaKS2383
Strayer University-Global RegionWashingtonDC31506
California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaCA3977
Sarasota County Technical InstituteSarasotaFL3670
Ocean County Vocational-Technical SchoolToms RiverNJ3522
New York Film AcademyUniversal CityCA41344
North Central Michigan CollegePetoskeyMI52790
MidAmerica Nazarene UniversityOlatheKS51438
Southeastern College-GreenacresGreenacresFL51157
Sojourner-Douglass CollegeBaltimoreMD51037
Otis College of Art and DesignLos AngelesCA51032
River Valley Community CollegeClaremontNH5987
The Juilliard SchoolNew YorkNY5581
The New England Conservatory of MusicBostonMA5431
Chatfield CollegeSaint MartinOH5427
Miami Valley Career Technology CenterClaytonOH5407
TDDS Technical InstituteLake MiltonOH5374
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA611525
Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew YorkNY67970
University of ChicagoChicagoIL65703
Yale UniversityNew HavenCT65430
Princeton UniversityPrincetonNJ65323
Rice UniversityHoustonTX63965
Northeastern University Global NetworkBostonMA63519
Yeshiva UniversityNew YorkNY62887
Musicians InstituteHollywoodCA61204
Gallaudet UniversityWashingtonDC61077
University of North Carolina School of the ArtsWinston-SalemNC6797
University of Maryland-BaltimoreBaltimoreMD6746
Marylhurst UniversityMarylhurstOR6741
Apollo Career CenterLimaOH6654
Boston Architectural CollegeBostonMA6578
The Boston ConservatoryBostonMA6545
Orlando TechOrlandoFL6540
Tri County Technology CenterBartlesvilleOK6539
Silver Lake College of the Holy FamilyManitowocWI6501
Landmark CollegePutneyVT6494
Southern Oklahoma Technology CenterArdmoreOK6470
King's UniversityVan NuysCA6372
Wayne County Schools Career CenterSmithvilleOH6360
Bard College at Simon's RockGreat BarringtonMA6350
Ottawa University-PhoenixPhoenixAZ6345
University of Phoenix-Indianapolis CampusIndianapolisIN6338
Harvard UniversityCambridgeMA710534
Northwestern UniversityEvanstonIL79283
Duke UniversityDurhamNC76646
United States Military AcademyWest  PointNY74591
University of RichmondUniversity of RichmondVA73215
Wellesley CollegeWellesleyMA72474
Stratford UniversityFairfaxVA72279
Williams CollegeWilliamstownMA72096
Pomona CollegeClaremontCA71610
City University of SeattleSeattleWA71272
Mercy College of OhioToledoOH71195
California Institute of the ArtsValenciaCA7995
United States Coast Guard AcademyNew LondonCT7902
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtNew YorkNY7868
Ursuline CollegePepper PikeOH7805
Averett University-Non-Traditional ProgramsDanvilleVA7790
Rocky Mountain College of Art and DesignLakewoodCA7739
Laboure CollegeMiltonMA7698
Specs Howard School of Media ArtsSouthfieldMI7597
Hollins UniversityRoanokeVA7580
Coleman UniversitySan DiegoCA7532
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career CollegeRockfordIL7484
Jones College-JacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL7449
Winter Park TechWinter ParkFL7437
Pacific Northwest College of ArtPortlandOR7413
Madison Media InstituteMadisonWI7396
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native CultureSanta FeNM7392
Aviation Institute of Maintenance-PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPA7385
Sullivan College of Technology and DesignLouisvilleKY7381
Virginia Intermont CollegeBristolVA7378
PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling GreenBowling GreenKY7372
Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional StudiesElizabethtownPA7372
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health ScienceCincinnatiOH7355
University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksAK87989
Emory UniversityAtlantaGA87836
Washington University in St LouisSaint LouisMO87336
Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleTN86835
Brown UniversityProvidenceRI86455
Regis UniversityDenverCA85172
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeMA84528
Dartmouth CollegeHanoverNH84276
United States Air Force AcademyUSAFACA83993
Catholic University of AmericaWashingtonDC83713
School of Visual ArtsNew YorkNY83636
Union UniversityJacksonTN82826
Vassar CollegePoughkeepsieNY82477
The University of the ArtsPhiladelphiaPA81890
Washington and Lee UniversityLexingtonVA81855
Amherst CollegeAmherstMA81785
Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmorePA81534
Southwestern CollegeWinfieldKS81358
Bryn Mawr CollegeBryn MawrPA81328
Manatee Technical InstituteBradentonFL81252
Union Institute & UniversityCincinnatiOH81241
Midland UniversityFremontNE81192
Haverford CollegeHaverfordPA81187
Everglades UniversityBoca RatonFL81184

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