Iowa Colleges

Student to Faculty Ratio

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average student to faculty ratio of Iowa Colleges is 11.83 to 1. It indicates that there are about 12 students for every one instructional faculty and staff. For public schools, the ratio is 17.67 to 1 and 9.64 for private schools. Following table and chart illustrate the student to faculty ratio of Iowa Colleges by school controls and levels.
Student to Faculty Ratio (2019-2020)
Iowa Colleges
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)12.00 to 119.13 to 110.42 to 1
2-4 Years11.72 to 116.94 to 18.63 to 1
Less than 2 Years9.00 to 1-9.00 to 1
Average11.83 to 117.67 to 19.64 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 Iowa Colleges

Faculty Statistics

There are 17,745 instructional staffs including professors, faculties, instructors, and teaching staffs with full-time or part-time status in Iowa Colleges. By school type, 11,831 instructional staffs are working for public schools and 5,914 for private schools. By employment status, there are 9,644 full-time and 8,101 part-time faculties in Iowa Colleges. Next table and chart shows the number of instructional staffs by school type, levels, and employment status.
Faculty Statistics (2019-2020)
Iowa Colleges
TotalPublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)7,8093,746 4,8341,009 2,9752,737
2-4 Years1,8344,344 1,7044,284 13060
Less than 2 Years111 00 111
Total9,6448,101 6,5385,293 3,1062,808
[CHART#2] Faculty Statistics for Iowa Colleges