What is the faculty composition at Boston U?
Get a feel for student life at Boston University by checking out the information on classes and faculty below.
Above Average Student to Faculty Ratio
Boston University, with 12 students for every instructional faculty member, has more professors per student than the national average, which is 14 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 University as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||2,656||1,755||901||66.1%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||2,620||1,719||901||65.6%|
|On Tenure Track||206||206||0||100.0%|
|Not on Tenure Track||1,727||837||890||48.5%|
|Without Faculty Status||36||36||0||100.0%|
This Campus is Filled with Full-Time Teachers
Boston University has more full-time teachers than the average school, with 66.0% of instructors teaching full time.