What is the faculty composition at UMass Amherst ?
Check out the information on class structures and faculty to get a feel for the academic life at UMass Amherst .
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, University of Massachusetts Amherst 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 University of Massachusetts Amherst as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||1,745||1,417||328||81.2%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||1,745||1,417||328||81.2%|
|On Tenure Track||292||292||0||100.0%|
|Not on Tenure Track||669||342||327||51.1%|
|Without Faculty Status||-||-||-||-|
How Seriously Does This School Take Hiring Full-Time Teachers? Very Seriously
University of Massachusetts Amherst's utilization of full-time teaching staff ranks among the highest in the nation, with 81.0% of instructors employed full time.