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The Texas A&M University - College Station Student to Faculty Ratio & Faculty Composition

What is the faculty composition at Texas A&M ?

Check out the information on class structures and faculty to get a feel for the academic life at Texas A&M .

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 20 students for every one instructional faculty member, Texas A&M University - College Station has more students split among the same faculty when compared to the national average of 15 . 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 Texas A&M University - College Station as primarily performing research or public service.

TotalFull TimePart TimePercent Full Time
Total of Instructional Employees3,3432,90144286.8%
Total of Those With Faculty Status3,3432,90144286.8%
Tenured Faculty1,4881,4444497.0%
On Tenure Track422417598.8%
Not on Tenure Track1,4331,04039372.6%
Without Faculty Status----
Graduate Assistants1,765-1,765-

How Seriously Does This School Take Hiring Full-Time Teachers? Very Seriously

Texas A&M University - College Station's utilization of full-time teaching staff ranks among the highest in the nation, with 87.0% of instructors employed full time.

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Reliance on Part-Time Teachers is Way Below Average

At Texas A&M University - College Station , only 12.0% 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 Texas A&M University - College Station'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

Grad Assistants May Teach Classes

Texas A&M University - College Station has 1,765 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 1,436 non-instructional graduate assistants.

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