California Colleges

Student to Faculty Ratio

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average student to faculty ratio of California Colleges is 17.33 to 1. It indicates that there are about 17 students for every one instructional faculty and staff. For public schools, the ratio is 24.08 to 1 and 15.14 for private schools. Following table and chart illustrate the student to faculty ratio of California Colleges by school controls and levels.
Student to Faculty Ratio (2019-2020)
California Colleges
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)14.39 to 123.58 to 112.19 to 1
2-4 Years21.93 to 125.35 to 118.26 to 1
Less than 2 Years16.47 to 116.73 to 116.45 to 1
Average17.33 to 124.08 to 115.14 to 1
Student-to-faculty ratio: total students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs.
[CHART#1] Student to Faculty Ratio for California Colleges

Faculty Statistics

There are 170,098 instructional staffs including professors, faculties, instructors, and teaching staffs with full-time or part-time status in California Colleges. By school type, 113,239 instructional staffs are working for public schools and 56,859 for private schools. By employment status, there are 75,307 full-time and 94,791 part-time faculties in California Colleges. Next table and chart shows the number of instructional staffs by school type, levels, and employment status.
Faculty Statistics (2019-2020)
California Colleges
TotalPublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)55,67457,181 35,19925,654 20,47531,527
2-4 Years18,23836,362 17,17834,893 1,0601,469
Less than 2 Years1,3951,248 109206 1,2861,042
Total75,30794,791 52,48660,753 22,82134,038
[CHART#2] Faculty Statistics for California Colleges