Student to Faculty Ratio
For academic year 2019-2020, the average student to faculty ratio of South Carolina Colleges is 14.17 to 1. It indicates that there are about 14 students for every one instructional faculty and staff. For public schools, the ratio is 15.53 to 1 and 13.57 for private schools. Following table and chart illustrate the student to faculty ratio of South Carolina Colleges by school controls and levels.
|Average||Public Schools||Private Schools|
|4 Years (or high)||13.76 to 1||14.85 to 1||13.31 to 1|
|2-4 Years||14.88 to 1||16.25 to 1||12.93 to 1|
|Less than 2 Years||14.00 to 1||10.00 to 1||14.13 to 1|
|Average||14.17 to 1||15.53 to 1||13.57 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.|
There are 17,600 instructional staffs including professors, faculties, instructors, and teaching staffs with full-time or part-time status in South Carolina Colleges. By school type, 13,257 instructional staffs are working for public schools and 4,343 for private schools. By employment status, there are 10,156 full-time and 7,444 part-time faculties in South Carolina Colleges. Next table and chart shows the number of instructional staffs by school type, levels, and employment status.
|Total||Public Schools||Private Schools|
|4 Years (or high)||7,802||4,015||5,635||2,628||2,167||1,387|
|Less than 2 Years||182||63||3||0||179||63|