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 Catawba Valley Community College .
Catawba Valley Community College , with 13 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.
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 Catawba Valley Community College as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||517||143||374||27.7%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||516||142||374||27.5%|
|On Tenure Track||-||-||-||-|
|Not on Tenure Track||516||142||374||27.5%|
|Without Faculty Status||1||1||-||100.0%|
28.0% of the teaching staff are full time at Catawba Valley Community College , which places this college below average in its use of full-time teachers when compared to a nationwide average.
This school does not have a tenure system, and so we are unable to call out the number of 'adjuncts' due to all teachers being considered non-tenure track. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the school. 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.
Many U.S. colleges utilize enrolled graduate assistants to help instructional faculty, however, as Catawba Valley Community College does not offer graduate degree programs, this practice is not applicable to this college.