## What Is The Average Students To Faculty Ratio?

The students to faculty ratio is the total number of students over the number of faculties. When then ratio is low, it is assumed that a students will have more chances to meet or get helped from teachers and professors. Therefore, the students to faculty ratio is one of important consideration when choosing colleges and schools tries to keep it low.

The average students to faculty ratio of U.S. colleges is 15 to 1. It is based on all institutions' ratio where the students and faculty information is available. In public colleges, the student faculty ratio is 16 to 1 and private schools' ratio is 12 to 1. By school levels, the students to faculty ratio at four-years colleges is 14 to 1 and community colleges' ratio is 16 to 1.

The next schools are the top 5 U.S. colleges that have the lowest students to faculty ratio. Northcentral University has the lowest ratio of 1 to 1 among U.S. colleges. Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Chicago also have lower ratio of 3 to 1 and 5 to 1 respectively. For the ranking, we exclude community colleges and four-colleges with less than 5,000 students.

- Northcentral University Students to faculty ratio: 1 to 1, 12,648 students, 491 faculties
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology Students to faculty ratio: 3 to 1, 11,934 students, 1,681 faculties
- University of Chicago Students to faculty ratio: 5 to 1, 18,832 students, 2,867 faculties
- Princeton University Students to faculty ratio: 5 to 1, 8,478 students, 1,205 faculties
- Carnegie Mellon University Students to faculty ratio: 5 to 1, 15,057 students, 1,648 faculties

The following table summarizes the average students to faculty ratio in United States.

Total | Public | Private (not-for-profit) | Private (for-profit) | |
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Total | 14.71 to 1 | 15.67 to 1 | 11.87 to 1 | 15.83 to 1 |

4 years or high | 13.55 to 1 | 16.41 to 1 | 11.76 to 1 | 14.93 to 1 |

2-4 years | 16.28 to 1 | 16.47 to 1 | 12.44 to 1 | 16.93 to 1 |

less than 1 year | 14.80 to 1 | 10.34 to 1 | 12.88 to 1 | 15.58 to 1 |