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The Arkansas State University - Main Campus Student to Faculty Ratio & Faculty Composition

What is the faculty composition at A-State ?

Get a feel for student life at Arkansas State University - Main Campus by checking out the information on classes and faculty below.

Below 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 18 students for every one instructional faculty member, Arkansas State University - Main Campus has more students split among the same faculty when compared to the national average of 15 . 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 identified by Arkansas State University - Main Campus as primarily performing research or public service.

TotalFull TimePart TimePercent Full Time
Total of Instructional Employees72353618774.1%
Total of Those With Faculty Status533533-100.0%
Tenured Faculty221221-100.0%
On Tenure Track126126-100.0%
Not on Tenure Track186186-100.0%
Without Faculty Status19031871.6%
Graduate Assistants211-211-

How Seriously Does This School Take Hiring Full-Time Teachers? Very Seriously

Arkansas State University - Main Campus' utilization of full-time teaching staff ranks among the highest in the nation, with 74.0% of instructors employed full time.

Reliance on Part-Time Teachers is Way Below Average

At Arkansas State University - Main Campus , only 26.0% of the teaching staff are part-time non-faculty or non-tenure track faculty. This use of adjuncts is far below the national average of 51.4%, which could be indicative of Arkansas State University - Main Campus' commitment to building a strong, long-term instructional team.

Colleges often use part-time professors and adjuncts to teach courses, rather than full-time faculty. This hiring practice is primarily a way to save money amid increasingly tight budgets. However, it is a controversial practice with strong views on either side. 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.

Additional Information

Grad Assistants May Teach Classes

Arkansas State University - Main Campus has 211 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 12 non-instructional graduate assistants.

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