Pennsylvania Colleges

Student to Faculty Ratio

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average student to faculty ratio of Pennsylvania Colleges is 13.32 to 1. It indicates that there are about 13 students for every one instructional faculty and staff. For public schools, the ratio is 13.21 to 1 and 13.35 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 (2019-2020)
Pennsylvania Colleges
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)13.73 to 114.60 to 113.38 to 1
2-4 Years13.23 to 115.56 to 112.79 to 1
Less than 2 Years12.83 to 19.97 to 114.06 to 1
Average13.32 to 113.21 to 113.35 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 71,212 instructional staffs including professors, faculties, instructors, and teaching staffs with full-time or part-time status in Pennsylvania Colleges. By school type, 33,586 instructional staffs are working for public schools and 37,626 for private schools. By employment status, there are 39,354 full-time and 31,858 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 (2019-2020)
Pennsylvania Colleges
TotalPublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)35,31722,617 17,3476,177 17,97016,440
2-4 Years3,3658,746 2,1247,352 1,2411,394
Less than 2 Years672495 343243 329252
Total39,35431,858 19,81413,772 19,54018,086
[CHART#2] Faculty Statistics for Pennsylvania Colleges