Student to Faculty Ratio
For the academic year 2019-2020, the average student to faculty ratio of West Virginia Colleges is 14.53 to 1. It indicates that there are about 15 students for every one instructional faculty and staff. For public schools, the ratio is 13.23 to 1 and 15.94 for private schools. Following table and chart illustrate the student to faculty ratio of West Virginia Colleges by school controls and levels.
|Average||Public Schools||Private Schools|
|4 Years (or high)||15.50 to 1||15.92 to 1||15.14 to 1|
|2-4 Years||15.85 to 1||14.17 to 1||17.20 to 1|
|Less than 2 Years||11.77 to 1||10.33 to 1||14.86 to 1|
|Average||14.53 to 1||13.23 to 1||15.94 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 8,790 instructional staffs including professors, faculties, instructors, and teaching staffs with full-time or part-time status in West Virginia Colleges. By school type, 5,873 instructional staffs are working for public schools and 2,917 for private schools. By employment status, there are 4,803 full-time and 3,987 part-time faculties in West Virginia 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)||4,051||3,349||3,234||1,465||817||1,884|
|Less than 2 Years||117||34||98||13||19||21|