What is the Faculty Composition Like at Boston College?
Get a feel for student life at Boston College by checking out the information on classes and faculty below.
Importance of Faculty Composition at Boston College
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 at Boston College.
Average Teacher to Student Ratio
Student to faculty ratio at Boston College is on par with the national average of 14 students for every one instructional faculty member, at 15:1. This ratio is a standard metric used to gauge the number of teaching resources a school provides for its students.
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 Boston College as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||1,359||786||573||57.8%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||1,359||786||573||57.8%|
|On Tenure Track||139||133||6||95.7%|
|Not on Tenure Track||762||209||553||27.4%|
|Without Faculty Status||-||-||-||-|
Below Average Use of Part-Timers
Boston College makes above average use of full-time teachers, with 58.0% of instructors teaching full time.