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Table 248. Number of instructional faculty in degree-granting institutions, by employment status and control and type of institution: Selected years, fall 1970 through fall 2005

[In thousands]
Year Total Employment status Control Type
Full-time Part-time Percent
full-time
Public Private 4-year 2-year
Total Not-for-profit For-profit
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1970 474 369 104 77.9 314 160 382 92
19711  492 379 113 77.0 333 159 387 105
1972 500 380 120 76.0 343 157 384 116
19731  527 389 138 73.8 365 162 401 126
19741  567 406 161 71.6 397 170 427 140
                     
19751  628 440 188 70.1 443 185 467 161
1976 633 434 199 68.6 449 184 467 166
1977 678 448 230 66.1 492 186 485 193
19791  675 445 230 65.9 488 187 494 182
19801  686 450 236 65.6 495 191 494 192
                     
1981 705 461 244 65.4 509 196 493 212
19821  710 462 248 65.1 506 204 493 217
1983 724 471 254 65.0 512 212 504 220
19841  717 462 255 64.4 505 212 504 213
19851  715 459 256 64.2 503 212 504 211
                     
19861  722 459 263 63.6 510 212 506 216
19872  793 523 270 66.0 553 240 548 246
19892  824 524 300 63.6 577 247 584 241
19912  826 536 291 64.8 581 245 591 235
19932  915 546 370 59.6 650 265 254 11 626 290
                     
19952  932 551 381 59.1 657 275 261 14 647 285
19972  990 569 421 57.5 695 295 271 24 683 307
19992  1,028 591 437 57.5 713 315 285 30 714 314
20012  1,113 618 495 55.5 771 342 306 36 764 349
20032,3  1,174 630 544 53.7 792 382 330 52 814 359
20052  1,290 676 615 52.4 841 449 362 88 917 373
— Not available.
1 Estimated on the basis of enrollment. For methodological details on estimates, see National Center for Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics to 2000.
2 Because of revised survey methods, data are not directly comparable with figures for years prior to 1987.
3 Data revised from previously published figures.
NOTE: Includes faculty members with the title of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, lecturer, assisting professor, adjunct professor, or interim professor (or the equivalent). Excluded are graduate students with titles such as graduate or teaching fellow who assist senior faculty. Data through 1995 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting institutions. Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. The degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, but it includes more 2-year colleges and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not grant degrees. (See Guide to Sources for details.) Data are for degree-granting institutions with 15 or more full-time employees; institutions with fewer than 15 employees did not report staff data prior to 2007. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), Employees in Institutions of Higher Education, 1970 and 1972, and "Staff Survey" 1976; Projections of Education Statistics to 2000; 1987 through 2005 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Staff Survey" (IPEDS-S:87–99), and Winter 2001–02 through Winter 2005–06; and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Higher Education Staff Information Survey (EEO-6), 1977, 1981, and 1983. (This table was prepared August 2007.)
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