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The Johns Hopkins University Student to Faculty Ratio & Faculty Composition

Does Johns Hopkins have a good student to faculty ratio?

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 Johns Hopkins .

Excellent Student to Faculty Ratio

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, Johns Hopkins University ranks among the best colleges when compared to the national average of 15.

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 Johns Hopkins University as primarily performing research or public service.

TotalFull TimePart TimePercent Full Time
Total of Instructional Employees1,4591,4213897.4%
Total of Those With Faculty Status1,4591,4213897.4%
Tenured Faculty564560499.3%
On Tenure Track372372-100.0%
Not on Tenure Track5234893493.5%
Without Faculty Status----
Graduate Assistants304-304-

Do You Like Being Taught by Full-Time Teachers? Then You're Picking the Right School.

Johns Hopkins University's utilization of full-time teaching staff ranks among the highest in the nation, with 97.0% of instructors employed full time.

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Not Many Adjunct Teachers Here

At Johns Hopkins University , only 2.0% of the teaching staff are part-time non-faculty or non-tenure track faculty. This use of adjuncts is far below the national average of 51.4%, which could be indicative of Johns Hopkins University's commitment to building a strong, long-term instructional team.

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

You May End Up Getting Taught by a Grad Assistant

Johns Hopkins University has 304 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 3,300 non-instructional graduate assistants.

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