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The Lake Washington Institute of Technology Student to Faculty Ratio & Faculty Composition

Does Lake Washington Institute of Technology have a good student to faculty ratio?

Get a feel for student life at Lake Washington Institute of Technology by checking out the information on classes and faculty below.

Good Student to Faculty Ratio

Lake Washington Institute of Technology , with 12 students for every instructional faculty member, has more professors per student than the national average, which is 15 students for every one instructor. This student to faculty ratio is one of the standard metrics used to gauge the number of teaching resources a school provides for its students, and therefore, the individualized attention or quality of instruction the student might receive.

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 Lake Washington Institute of Technology as primarily performing research or public service.

TotalFull TimePart TimePercent Full Time
Total of Instructional Employees2608417632.3%
Total of Those With Faculty Status8784396.6%
Tenured Faculty3634294.4%
On Tenure Track1817194.4%
Not on Tenure Track3333-100.0%
Without Faculty Status173-173-
Graduate Assistants----

Lower Than Average Number of Full-Time Teachers

32.0% of the teaching staff are full time at Lake Washington Institute of Technology , which places this college below average in its use of full-time teachers when compared to a nationwide average.

Above Average Reliance on Adjuncts

67.0% of the teaching staff at Lake Washington Institute of Technology are part-time non-faculty or non-tenure track faculty. This percentage represents a higher than average use of adjuncts when compared to the national average of 51.4% , a controversial statistic that some consider indicative of a college'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

No Graduate Programs

Many U.S. colleges utilize enrolled graduate assistants to help instructional faculty, however, as Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer graduate degree programs, this practice is not applicable to this college.

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