Academy of Art University Full-Time Faculty, Adjuncts & Student to Faculty Ratio

Understanding the faculty composition at Academy of Art University can help you get a feel for the academic climate at the college including class-size and access to professors.

Faculty Stats: On This Page You'll Find the Answers to the Following Questions

  • Is it important to you to have plenty of access to teachers and professors? The student to faculty ratio, as well as the number of full time vs part-time instructors can give you an idea of how much attention you'll receive as an individual student.

Below Average Student to Faculty Ratio

Student to faculty ratio is one of the common metrics used to gauge the amount of teaching resources a school provides for its students. With 16 students for every one instructional faculty member, Academy of Art University has more students split among the same faculty when compared to the national average of 14. This metric might be an indicator that larger class sizes may be the norm, especially in introductory courses.

Breakdown of Instructional Staff

The following table shows all the employees the school considers instructional, and therefore, part of the above student-to-faculty ratio. These include both those employees designated as either "primarily instructional" or as "instructional combined with research/public service". It does not include employees that have been designated by Academy of Art University as primarily performing research or public service.

TotalFull TimePart TimePercent Full Time
Total of Instructional Employees1,4372831,15419.7%
  Total of Those With Faculty Status1,4372831,15419.7%
    Tenured Faculty----
    Non-Tenured Faculty, on Tenure Track----
    Not on Tenure Track / No Tenure System1,4372831,15419.7%
  Without Faculty Status----
  Graduate Assistants----

Full-Time Teaching Staff is Well Below Average

Academy of Art University's use of full-time instructors ranks among the nation's lowest, with only 20.0% of instructors teaching on a full-time basis.

No Such Thing as Tenure At This School

This school does not have a tenure system and so we are unable to call out the number of 'adjuncts' due to all teachers being considered non-tenure track. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the school. We encourage you to understand this topic more deeply, and how the colleges you are interested in approach faculty hiring. It's your education and your money on the line. Make sure you know exactly what you are getting for it.

Reliance on Graduate Assistants Unknown

We were not able to determine Academy of Art University's reliance on graduate students.

Additional Questions to Ask

  • How available are professors to meet with students outside of class? Do faculty members collaborate with students on research or other projects?
  • Does the college provide academic advice or career counseling to students? How is your academic advisor determined, and what is the process for changing advisors?
  • Are you applying internationally? Does the college have a department for international students to help you with the application and transition process?

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