What is the faculty composition at Purdue ?
Get a feel for student life at Purdue University - Main Campus by checking out the information on classes and faculty below.
Above Average Student to Faculty Ratio
Purdue University - Main Campus , with 13 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.
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 Purdue University - Main Campus as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||2,395||2,006||389||83.8%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||1,874||1,809||65||96.5%|
|On Tenure Track||479||479||0||100.0%|
|Not on Tenure Track||113||94||19||83.2%|
|Without Faculty Status||521||197||324||37.8%|
How Seriously Does This School Take Hiring Full-Time Teachers? Very Seriously
Purdue University - Main Campus' utilization of full-time teaching staff ranks among the highest in the nation, with 84.0% of instructors employed full time.