Check out the information on class structures and faculty to get a feel for the academic life at Alaska Pacific .
Student to faculty ratio is a common metric used to gauge the number of teaching resources a school provides for its students. With 7 students for every one instructional faculty member, Alaska Pacific University ranks among the best colleges when compared to the national average of 15.
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 Alaska Pacific University as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||101||49||52||48.5%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||101||49||52||48.5%|
|On Tenure Track||-||-||-||-|
|Not on Tenure Track||101||49||52||48.5%|
|Without Faculty Status||-||-||-||-|
At Alaska Pacific University ,49.0% of the teaching staff are full time, which is on average when compared nationally.
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 what you are getting for it.
Alaska Pacific University has 14 instructional graduate assistants that teach or provide teaching-related duties. These responsibilities could range from entirely teaching lower-level courses themselves, to assisting professors by developing teaching materials, preparing or giving exams and grading student work. We suggest you ask the college to what extent graduate assistants are relied on for instruction, so you know what you are paying for.
Additionally, the school has 13 non-instructional graduate assistants.