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 17 to 1.
The next schools are the top 5 U.S. colleges that have the lowest students to faculty ratio. Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the lowest ratio of 3 to 1 among U.S. colleges. Northcentral University and Yale University also have lower ratio of 3 to 1 and 4 to 1 respectively. For the ranking, we exclude community colleges and four-colleges with less than 5,000 students.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology Students to faculty ratio: 3 to 1, 11,254 students, 1,681 faculties
- Northcentral University Students to faculty ratio: 3 to 1, 12,471 students, 491 faculties
- Yale University Students to faculty ratio: 4 to 1, 12,060 students, 3,460 faculties
- Princeton University Students to faculty ratio: 4 to 1, 7,853 students, 1,205 faculties
- Stanford University Students to faculty ratio: 4 to 1, 15,953 students, 4,224 faculties
The following table summarizes the average students to faculty ratio in United States.
|Total||Public||Private (not-for-profit)||Private (for-profit)|
|Total||14.88 to 1||16.16 to 1||11.86 to 1||15.86 to 1|
|4 years or high||13.77 to 1||16.94 to 1||11.76 to 1||15.16 to 1|
|2-4 years||16.87 to 1||17.06 to 1||12.30 to 1||17.66 to 1|
|less than 1 year||14.53 to 1||10.23 to 1||13.01 to 1||15.28 to 1|