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.
Worse Than Average Student to Faculty Ratio
Student to faculty ratio is one of the standard metrics used to gauge the number of teaching resources a school provides for its students. With 16 students for every one instructional faculty member, Appalachian State 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.
Instructional Staff at the College
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 identified by Appalachian State University as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||1,271||920||351||72.4%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||1,271||920||351||72.4%|
|Non-Tenured Faculty, on Tenure Track||204||204||0||100.0%|
|Not on Tenure Track / No Tenure System||575||224||351||39.0%|
|Without Faculty Status||-||-||-||-|
Above Average Use of Full-Time Teachers
Appalachian State University makes above average use of full-time teachers, with 72.0% of instructors teaching full time.