What is the faculty composition at Iowa State?
Check out the information on class structures and faculty to get a feel for the academic life at Iowa State.
Student to Faculty Ratio Here is Low
Iowa State University, with 19 students for every instructional faculty member, ranks among the lowest in comparison to the national average of 14:1. 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.
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 Iowa State University as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||1,856||1,560||296||84.1%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||1,856||1,560||296||84.1%|
|On Tenure Track||376||375||1||99.7%|
|Not on Tenure Track||540||288||252||53.3%|
|Without Faculty Status||-||-||-||-|
How Seriously Does This School Take Hiring Full-Time Teachers? Very Seriously
Iowa State University's utilization of full-time teaching staff ranks among the highest in the nation, with 84.0% of instructors employed full time.