California Colleges

Student to Faculty Ratio

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average student to faculty ratio of California Colleges is 16.97 to 1. It indicates that there are about 17 students for every one instructional faculty and staff. For public schools, the ratio is 21.57 to 1 and 15.56 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 (2021-2022)
California Colleges
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)13.95 to 122.14 to 112.07 to 1
2-4 Years20.24 to 122.17 to 118.48 to 1
Less than 2 Years17.24 to 115.40 to 117.36 to 1
Average16.97 to 121.57 to 115.56 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 164,520 instructional staffs including professors, faculties, instructors, and teaching staffs with full-time or part-time status in California Colleges. By school type, 110,749 instructional staffs are working for public schools and 53,771 for private schools. By employment status, there are 75,939 full-time and 88,581 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 (2021-2022)
California Colleges
TotalPublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)56,76155,368 36,95326,330 19,80829,038
2-4 Years17,69232,043 16,59530,577 1,0971,466
Less than 2 Years1,4861,170 102192 1,384978
Total75,93988,581 53,65057,099 22,28931,482
[CHART#2] Faculty Statistics for California Colleges