Does BVU have a good student to faculty ratio?
Get a feel for student life at BVU by checking out the information on classes and faculty below.
Student to Faculty Ratio is Well Above Average
Student to faculty ratio is a common metric used to gauge the number of teaching resources a school provides for its students. With 9 students for every one instructional faculty member, Buena Vista University ranks among the best colleges when compared to the national average of 15.
Instructional Staff at the College
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 Buena Vista University as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||401||83||318||20.7%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||401||83||318||20.7%|
|On Tenure Track||31||31||0||100.0%|
|Not on Tenure Track||329||11||318||3.3%|
|Without Faculty Status||-||-||-||-|
Full-Time Teaching Staff is Well Below Average
Buena Vista University's use of full-time instructors ranks among the nation's lowest, with only 21.0% of instructors teaching on a full-time basis.
- Research-Focused College: This school has a large number of faculty that spend a significant amount of their time on research projects. This can be a big plus if you are interested in pursuing graduate work or performing research yourself. However, the risk for all students, particularly undergrads, is that many of the faculty may be focused on their research, not on your instruction.