Student to Faculty Ratio
For the academic year 2021-2022, the average student to faculty ratio of South Carolina Colleges is 13.84 to 1. It indicates that there are about 14 students for every one instructional faculty and staff. For public schools, the ratio is 14.79 to 1 and 13.42 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)||12.91 to 1||14.46 to 1||12.28 to 1|
|2-4 Years||14.76 to 1||15.25 to 1||14.07 to 1|
|Less than 2 Years||14.16 to 1||10.00 to 1||14.29 to 1|
|Average||13.84 to 1||14.79 to 1||13.42 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 17,177 instructional staffs including professors, faculties, instructors, and teaching staffs with full-time or part-time status in South Carolina Colleges. By school type, 12,603 instructional staffs are working for public schools and 4,574 for private schools. By employment status, there are 10,175 full-time and 7,002 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)||7,857||4,142||5,715||2,434||2,142||1,708|
|Less than 2 Years||169||83||3||0||166||83|