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Academics at California Institute of Technology - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at Caltech will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at Caltech this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 948 undergraduate students at California Institute of Technology is 378 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 3 to 1 which places California Institute of Technology among the best concerning instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at California Institute of Technology , there are 3 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is among the best regarding instructional attention.
The vast majority of the instructors (89.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (95.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The vast majority of the faculty (91.0% ) are full-time.
A slim percentage of the faculty (17.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at California Institute of Technology compares to the national average

Most Popular Majors

California Institute of Technology offers 29 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 25 majors within 11 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, California Institute of Technology awarded 207 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Computer Science07272
Electrical Engineering01515
Mechanical Engineering01515
General Biology01212

Find out what California Institute of Technology's top fields of study and majors are

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