Tennessee Colleges

Student to Faculty Ratio

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average student to faculty ratio of Tennessee Colleges is 15.12 to 1. It indicates that there are about 15 students for every one instructional faculty and staff. For public schools, the ratio is 17.18 to 1 and 14.35 for private schools. Following table and chart illustrate the student to faculty ratio of Tennessee Colleges by school controls and levels.
Student to Faculty Ratio (2021-2022)
Tennessee Colleges
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)12.26 to 115.00 to 111.80 to 1
2-4 Years18.51 to 117.74 to 119.86 to 1
Less than 2 Years14.94 to 1-14.94 to 1
Average15.12 to 117.18 to 114.35 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 Tennessee Colleges

Faculty Statistics

There are 26,177 instructional staffs including professors, faculties, instructors, and teaching staffs with full-time or part-time status in Tennessee Colleges. By school type, 15,719 instructional staffs are working for public schools and 10,458 for private schools. By employment status, there are 15,732 full-time and 10,445 part-time faculties in Tennessee Colleges. Next table and chart shows the number of instructional staffs by school type, levels, and employment status.
Faculty Statistics (2021-2022)
Tennessee Colleges
TotalPublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)12,8136,901 7,6132,650 5,2004,251
2-4 Years2,6763,446 2,3953,061 281385
Less than 2 Years24398 00 24398
Total15,73210,445 10,0085,711 5,7244,734
[CHART#2] Faculty Statistics for Tennessee Colleges