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Table 249. Full-time instructional faculty in degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity, sex, and academic rank: Fall 2003, fall 2005, and fall 2007
Sex and academic rank Total White Minority Race/ethnicity unknown Nonresident alien2 
Number Percent1  Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2003                    
Total 630,092 505,186 97,164 15.6 33,106 20,046 41,043 2,969 6,589 21,153
Professors 165,521 144,116 19,402 11.8 5,323 3,415 10,161 503 821 1,182
Associate professors 132,729 109,106 20,763 15.8 7,199 3,860 9,178 526 902 1,958
Assistant professors 152,688 112,657 28,579 19.0 9,449 5,301 13,172 657 2,008 9,444
Instructors 93,087 73,292 16,688 18.2 6,757 4,786 4,314 831 1,349 1,758
Lecturers 23,307 18,338 3,578 15.6 1,202 1,078 1,198 100 315 1,076
Other faculty 62,760 47,677 8,154 13.2 3,176 1,606 3,020 352 1,194 5,735
2005                    
Total 675,624 527,900 109,964 16.5 35,458 22,818 48,457 3,231 9,703 28,057
Professors 169,192 145,936 20,856 12.4 5,484 3,793 11,060 519 1,014 1,386
Associate professors 138,444 112,507 22,429 16.4 7,402 4,319 10,144 564 1,296 2,212
Assistant professors 159,689 114,470 31,253 19.9 9,897 5,728 14,922 706 2,809 11,157
Instructors 98,555 76,359 18,368 19.0 7,462 5,261 4,740 905 1,853 1,975
Lecturers 27,215 20,982 4,342 16.2 1,286 1,233 1,714 109 480 1,411
Other faculty 82,529 57,646 12,716 15.8 3,927 2,484 5,877 428 2,251 9,916
                     
Males 401,507 313,685 62,923 15.9 17,029 12,486 31,711 1,697 5,668 19,231
Professors 126,788 109,128 15,706 12.5 3,498 2,680 9,180 348 764 1,190
Associate professors 84,783 68,383 13,893 16.5 3,947 2,551 7,099 296 835 1,672
Assistant professors 86,182 60,244 16,671 19.7 4,459 3,003 8,903 306 1,601 7,666
Instructors 46,481 36,034 8,360 18.4 2,987 2,581 2,320 472 978 1,109
Lecturers 12,976 9,898 1,980 15.6 595 495 839 51 264 834
Other faculty 44,297 29,998 6,313 14.7 1,543 1,176 3,370 224 1,226 6,760
Females 274,117 214,215 47,041 17.4 18,429 10,332 16,746 1,534 4,035 8,826
Professors 42,404 36,808 5,150 12.2 1,986 1,113 1,880 171 250 196
Associate professors 53,661 44,124 8,536 16.0 3,455 1,768 3,045 268 461 540
Assistant professors 73,507 54,226 14,582 20.2 5,438 2,725 6,019 400 1,208 3,491
Instructors 52,074 40,325 10,008 19.5 4,475 2,680 2,420 433 875 866
Lecturers 14,239 11,084 2,362 16.8 691 738 875 58 216 577
Other faculty 38,232 27,648 6,403 17.2 2,384 1,308 2,507 204 1,025 3,156
2007                    
Total 703,463 540,460 119,906 17.3 37,930 24,975 53,661 3,340 11,875 31,222
Professors 173,395 147,867 22,734 13.2 5,839 4,128 12,239 528 1,309 1,485
Associate professors 143,692 115,274 24,255 17.1 7,855 4,714 11,082 604 1,628 2,535
Assistant professors 168,508 117,618 34,940 21.2 10,642 6,329 17,290 679 3,593 12,357
Instructors 101,429 77,609 19,470 19.7 7,480 5,800 5,225 965 2,350 2,000
Lecturers 31,264 23,470 5,326 17.4 1,602 1,492 2,081 151 661 1,807
Other faculty 85,175 58,622 13,181 15.9 4,512 2,512 5,744 413 2,334 11,038
                     
Males 409,115 314,375 67,147 16.7 17,782 13,468 34,178 1,719 6,660 20,933
Professors 127,488 108,404 16,882 13.3 3,646 2,874 10,018 344 973 1,229
Associate professors 86,660 68,982 14,760 17.2 4,110 2,768 7,570 312 1,038 1,880
Assistant professors 88,741 60,407 18,207 21.0 4,607 3,265 10,037 298 1,945 8,182
Instructors 46,599 35,795 8,665 19.0 2,928 2,782 2,463 492 1,066 1,073
Lecturers 14,784 11,045 2,367 16.4 721 613 956 77 347 1,025
Other faculty 44,843 29,742 6,266 14.4 1,770 1,166 3,134 196 1,291 7,544
Females 294,348 226,085 52,759 18.2 20,148 11,507 19,483 1,621 5,215 10,289
Professors 45,907 39,463 5,852 12.8 2,193 1,254 2,221 184 336 256
Associate professors 57,032 46,292 9,495 16.8 3,745 1,946 3,512 292 590 655
Assistant professors 79,767 57,211 16,733 21.4 6,035 3,064 7,253 381 1,648 4,175
Instructors 54,830 41,814 10,805 20.2 4,552 3,018 2,762 473 1,284 927
Lecturers 16,480 12,425 2,959 18.3 881 879 1,125 74 314 782
Other faculty 40,332 28,880 6,915 17.6 2,742 1,346 2,610 217 1,043 3,494
1 Minority faculty as a percentage of total faculty, excluding race/ethnicity unknown.
2 Race/ethnicity not collected.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Beginning in 2007, includes institutions with fewer than 15 full-time employees; these institutions did not report staff data prior to 2007. By definition, all graduate assistants are part-time. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Totals may differ from figures reported in other tables because of varying survey methodologies.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003, 2005 and 2007 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Winter 2003–04, Winter 2005–06, and Winter 2007–08. (This table was prepared October 2008.)
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