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The Case Western Reserve University Student to Faculty Ratio & Faculty Composition

What is the faculty composition at Case Western ?

Check out the information on class structures and faculty to get a feel for the academic life at Case Western .

Good Student to Faculty Ratio

Case Western Reserve University , with 11 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.

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 Case Western Reserve University as primarily performing research or public service.

TotalFull TimePart TimePercent Full Time
Total of Instructional Employees97274123176.2%
Total of Those With Faculty Status97274123176.2%
Tenured Faculty381381-100.0%
On Tenure Track8282-100.0%
Not on Tenure Track50927823154.6%
Without Faculty Status----
Graduate Assistants322-322-

How Seriously Does This School Take Hiring Full-Time Teachers? Very Seriously

Case Western Reserve University's utilization of full-time teaching staff ranks among the highest in the nation, with 76.0% of instructors employed full time.

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Reliance on Part-Time Teachers is Way Below Average

At Case Western Reserve University , only 24.0% of the teaching staff are part-time non-faculty or non-tenure track faculty. This use of adjuncts is far below the national average of 51.4%, which could be indicative of Case Western Reserve University's commitment to building a strong, long-term instructional team.

Colleges often use part-time professors and adjuncts to teach courses, rather than full-time faculty. This hiring practice is primarily a way to save money amid increasingly tight budgets. However, it is a controversial practice with strong views on either side. We encourage you to understand this topic more deeply, and how the colleges you are interested in approach faculty hiring. It's your education and your money on the line. Make sure you know what you are getting for it.

Additional Information

Grad Assistants May Teach Classes

Case Western Reserve University has 322 instructional graduate assistants that teach or provide teaching-related duties. These responsibilities could range from entirely teaching lower-level courses themselves, to assisting professors by developing teaching materials, preparing or giving exams and grading student work. We suggest you ask the college to what extent graduate assistants are relied on for instruction, so you know what you are paying for.

Additionally, the school has 309 non-instructional graduate assistants.

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