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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

Faculty in Degree-Granting Institutions


American Indians/Alaska Natives constitute less than 1 percent of faculty in degree-granting institutions in 2005.

Figure 6.7. Percentage distribution of full-time instructional faculty in degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and academic rank: 2005
Percentage distribution of full-time instructional faculty in degree-granting institutions, by
race/ethnicity and academic rank: 2005
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics 2007, based on 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Winter 2005–06.

In 2005, American Indians/Alaska Natives accounted for 0.5 percent of faculty in degree-granting institutions. Differences by level of faculty are apparent. American Indians/Alaska Natives constituted 1.0 percent of instructors, but 0.3 percent of professors and 0.4 percent of associate professors. As a point of comparison, in 2006 American Indian/Alaska Native students made up 1.1 percent of the total enrollment in degree-granting institutions (indicator 6.1).

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