Does Boston College have a good student to faculty ratio?
Check out the information on class structures and faculty to get a feel for the academic life at Boston College.
Above Average Student to Faculty Ratio
Boston College, with 13 students for every instructional faculty member, has more professors per student than the national average, which is 15 students for every one instructor. This student to faculty ratio is one of the standard metrics used to gauge the number of teaching resources a school provides for its students, and therefore, the individualized attention or quality of instruction the student might receive.
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||1,463||834||629||57.0%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||1,463||834||629||57.0%|
|On Tenure Track||140||140||0||100.0%|
|Not on Tenure Track||848||234||614||27.6%|
|Without Faculty Status||-||-||-||-|
Below Average Use of Part-Timers
Boston College has more full-time teachers than the average school, with 57.0% of instructors teaching full time.