Does Stony Brook University 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 Stony Brook University.
Worse Than Average Student to Faculty Ratio
Student to faculty ratio is one of the standard metrics used to gauge the number of teaching resources a school provides for its students. With 17 students for every one instructional faculty member, Stony Brook University has more students split among the same faculty when compared to the national average of 14. This metric might be an indicator that larger class sizes may be the norm, 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 Stony Brook University as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||1,685||1,032||653||61.2%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||1,685||1,032||653||61.2%|
|On Tenure Track||263||222||41||84.4%|
|Not on Tenure Track||860||268||592||31.2%|
|Without Faculty Status||-||-||-||-|
Below Average Use of Part-Timers
Stony Brook University has more full-time teachers than the average school, with 61.0% of instructors teaching full time.