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The LaGuardia Community College Student to Faculty Ratio & Faculty Composition

Does LaGuardia Community College have a good student to faculty ratio?

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

Student to Faculty Ratio is Well Below Average

LaGuardia Community College , with 24 students for every instructional faculty member, ranks among the lowest in comparison to the national average of 15 :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 LaGuardia Community College as primarily performing research or public service.

TotalFull TimePart TimePercent Full Time
Total of Instructional Employees89435254239.4%
Total of Those With Faculty Status89435254239.4%
Tenured Faculty228228-100.0%
On Tenure Track116116-100.0%
Not on Tenure Track55085421.5%
Without Faculty Status----
Graduate Assistants----

Above Average Use of Part-Time Teachers

39.0% of the teaching staff are full time at LaGuardia Community College , which places this college below average in its use of full-time teachers when compared to a nationwide average.

Average Reliance on Part-Time Teachers

61.0% of the teaching staff at LaGuardia Community College 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

No Graduate Programs

Many U.S. colleges utilize enrolled graduate assistants to help instructional faculty, however, as LaGuardia Community College does not offer graduate degree programs, this practice is not applicable to this college.

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