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Academics at William & Mary - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at William & Mary will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at William & Mary 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 6,377 undergraduate students at William & Mary is 884 . 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 11 to 1 which places William & Mary among the best concerning instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at William & Mary , there are 11 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is among the best regarding instructional attention.
The majority of the instructors (79.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (100.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The majority of the faculty (79.0% ) are full-time.
A slim percentage of the faculty (40.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at William & Mary compares to the national average

The Most Popular Majors Students Choose

William & Mary offers 36 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 33 majors within 17 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, William & Mary awarded 1,969 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Business Administration & Management0193193
Political Science & Government0182182
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies (Other)0165165
General Psychology0141141

Find out what William & Mary's top fields of study and majors are

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