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The Catholic University of America Student to Faculty Ratio & Faculty Composition

What is the faculty composition at CUA ?

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

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 7 students for every one instructional faculty member, Catholic University of America 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 Catholic University of America as primarily performing research or public service.

TotalFull TimePart TimePercent Full Time
Total of Instructional Employees67435132352.1%
Total of Those With Faculty Status67435132352.1%
Tenured Faculty201201-100.0%
On Tenure Track5959-100.0%
Not on Tenure Track4149132322.0%
Without Faculty Status----
Graduate Assistants182-182-

Average Use of Full-Time Teachers

At Catholic University of America ,52.0% of the teaching staff are full time, which is on average when compared nationally.

This School Hires an Average Number of Adjuncts

48.0% of the teaching staff at Catholic University of America are part-time non-faculty or non-tenure track faculty. This use of adjuncts is on par with the national average of 51.4% .

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

Catholic University of America has 182 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 137 non-instructional graduate assistants.

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