Does Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have a good student to faculty ratio?
Use the student to faculty ratio, as well as the faculty composition to get an idea of how much attention you'll receive as an individual student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Poor Student to Faculty Ratio
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, with 21 students for every instructional faculty member, ranks among the lowest in comparison to the national average of 14:1. This ratio indicates that the number of students split between the same faculty is much higher than normal, and could mean students will experience larger class sizes and fewer opportunities to connect with professors, especially in introductory courses.
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 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||1,258||842||416||66.9%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||1,258||842||416||66.9%|
|On Tenure Track||205||203||2||99.0%|
|Not on Tenure Track||579||197||382||34.0%|
|Without Faculty Status||-||-||-||-|
Above Average Use of Full-Time Teachers
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo has more full-time teachers than the average school, with 67.0% of instructors teaching full time.