Pennsylvania Colleges

Student to Faculty Ratio

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average student to faculty ratio of Pennsylvania Colleges is 12.84 to 1. It indicates that there are about 13 students for every one instructional faculty and staff. For public schools, the ratio is 12.76 to 1 and 12.87 for private schools. Following table and chart illustrate the student to faculty ratio of Pennsylvania Colleges by school controls and levels.
Student to Faculty Ratio (2021-2022)
Pennsylvania Colleges
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)12.46 to 113.89 to 111.62 to 1
2-4 Years13.01 to 115.06 to 112.63 to 1
Less than 2 Years13.24 to 19.16 to 114.92 to 1
Average12.84 to 112.76 to 112.87 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 Pennsylvania Colleges

Faculty Statistics

There are 74,048 instructional staffs including professors, faculties, instructors, and teaching staffs with full-time or part-time status in Pennsylvania Colleges. By school type, 39,281 instructional staffs are working for public schools and 34,767 for private schools. By employment status, there are 43,757 full-time and 30,291 part-time faculties in Pennsylvania Colleges. Next table and chart shows the number of instructional staffs by school type, levels, and employment status.
Faculty Statistics (2021-2022)
Pennsylvania Colleges
TotalPublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)39,86522,328 22,9447,597 16,92114,731
2-4 Years3,1727,492 1,9726,263 1,2001,229
Less than 2 Years720471 335170 385301
Total43,75730,291 25,25114,030 18,50616,261
[CHART#2] Faculty Statistics for Pennsylvania Colleges