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The Condition of Education 2014

Postsecondary Education

Characteristics of Postsecondary Faculty

From fall 1991 to fall 2011, the number of full-time instructional faculty in degree-granting postsecondary institutions increased by 42 percent, while the number of part-time faculty increased by 162 percent.

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Number of instructional faculty in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by employment status: Selected years, fall 1991 through fall 2011

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).