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Digest of Education Statistics: 2007
Digest of Education Statistics: 2007

NCES 2008-022
March 2008


Table 233. Employees in degree-granting institutions, by sex, employment status, control and type of institution, and primary occupation: Selected years, fall 1987 through fall 2005
Sex, employment status, control and type of institution, and primary occupation 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 20031 2005 Percent change, 1995 to 2005
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
All institutions 2,337,534 2,473,116 2,545,235 2,602,612 2,662,075 2,752,504 2,883,175 3,083,353 3,187,907 3,379,087 26.9
Professional staff 1,437,975 1,531,071 1,595,460 1,687,287 1,744,867 1,835,916 1,950,861 2,132,150 2,268,268 2,459,885 41.0
Executive/administrative/managerial 133,719 144,670 144,755 143,675 147,445 151,363 159,888 152,038 184,913 196,324 33.2
Faculty (instruction and research) 793,070 824,220 826,252 915,474 931,706 989,813 1,027,830 1,113,183 1,173,593 1,290,426 38.5
Instruction and research assistants 161,464 163,298 197,751 202,819 215,909 222,724 239,738 261,136 292,061 317,141 46.9
Other professional 349,722 398,883 426,702 425,319 449,807 472,016 523,405 605,793 617,701 655,994 45.8
Nonprofessional staff 899,559 942,045 949,775 915,325 917,208 916,588 932,314 951,203 919,639 919,202 0.2
Males 1,164,067 1,212,924 1,227,591 1,256,037 1,274,676 1,315,311 1,365,812 1,451,773 1,496,867 1,581,498 24.1
Professional staff 850,451 880,766 895,591 930,933 946,134 982,870 1,026,882 1,105,053 1,160,417 1,240,030 31.1
Executive/administrative/managerial 82,882 87,951 85,423 82,748 82,127 81,931 83,883 79,348 91,604 95,223 15.9
Faculty (instruction and research) 529,413 534,254 525,599 561,123 562,893 587,420 602,469 644,514 663,723 714,453 26.9
Instruction and research assistants 98,608 98,887 119,125 120,384 123,962 125,873 132,607 142,120 156,881 167,529 35.1
Other professional 139,548 159,674 165,444 166,678 177,152 187,646 207,923 239,071 248,209 262,825 48.4
Nonprofessional staff 313,616 332,158 332,000 325,104 328,542 332,441 338,930 346,720 336,450 341,468 3.9
Females 1,173,467 1,260,192 1,317,644 1,346,575 1,387,399 1,437,193 1,517,363 1,631,580 1,691,040 1,797,589 29.6
Professional staff 587,524 650,305 699,869 756,354 798,733 853,046 923,979 1,027,097 1,107,851 1,219,855 52.7
Executive/administrative/managerial 50,837 56,719 59,332 60,927 65,318 69,432 76,005 72,690 93,309 101,101 54.8
Faculty (instruction and research) 263,657 289,966 300,653 354,351 368,813 402,393 425,361 468,669 509,870 575,973 56.2
Instruction and research assistants 62,856 64,411 78,626 82,435 91,947 96,851 107,131 119,016 135,180 149,612 62.7
Other professional 210,174 239,209 261,258 258,641 272,655 284,370 315,482 366,722 369,492 393,169 44.2
Nonprofessional staff 585,943 609,887 617,775 590,221 588,666 584,147 593,384 604,483 583,189 577,734 -1.9
Full-time 1,689,069 1,779,044 1,812,912 1,783,510 1,801,371 1,828,507 1,918,676 2,043,208 2,083,142 2,179,864 21.0
Professional staff 947,733 1,000,396 1,031,797 1,039,094 1,066,510 1,104,834 1,180,173 1,283,684 1,337,568 1,432,107 34.3
Executive/administrative/managerial 128,809 138,454 139,116 137,834 140,990 144,529 153,722 146,523 178,691 190,078 34.8
Faculty (instruction and research) 523,420 524,426 535,623 545,706 550,822 568,719 590,937 617,868 630,092 675,624 22.7
Other professional 295,504 337,516 357,058 355,554 374,698 391,586 435,514 519,293 528,785 566,405 51.2
Nonprofessional staff 741,336 778,648 781,115 744,416 734,861 723,673 738,503 759,524 745,574 747,757 1.8
Part-time 648,465 694,072 732,323 819,102 860,704 923,997 964,499 1,040,145 1,104,765 1,199,223 39.3
Professional staff 490,242 530,675 563,663 648,193 678,357 731,082 770,688 848,466 930,700 1,027,778 51.5
Executive/administrative/managerial 4,910 6,216 5,639 5,841 6,455 6,834 6,166 5,515 6,222 6,246 -3.2
Faculty (instruction and research) 269,650 299,794 290,629 369,768 380,884 421,094 436,893 495,315 543,501 614,802 61.4
Instruction and research assistants 161,464 163,298 197,751 202,819 215,909 222,724 239,738 261,136 292,061 317,141 46.9
Other professional 54,218 61,367 69,644 69,765 75,109 80,430 87,891 86,500 88,916 89,589 19.3
Nonprofessional staff 158,223 163,397 168,660 170,909 182,347 192,915 193,811 191,679 174,065 171,445 -6.0
Public 4-year 1,184,934 1,307,524 1,341,914 1,333,533 1,383,476 1,418,661 1,470,842 1,558,576 1,569,870 1,656,709 19.7
Professional staff 711,714 791,319 826,633 855,913 893,345 932,972 987,622 1,069,161 1,115,312 1,200,168 34.3
Executive/administrative/managerial 55,967 64,343 63,674 59,678 60,590 61,984 64,336 60,245 70,397 74,241 22.5
Faculty (instruction and research) 322,635 350,720 358,376 374,021 384,399 404,109 417,086 438,459 450,123 486,691 26.6
Instruction and research assistants 125,603 131,970 144,344 170,916 178,342 182,481 196,393 218,260 239,600 257,578 44.4
Other professional 207,509 244,286 260,239 251,298 270,014 284,398 309,807 352,197 355,192 381,658 41.3
Nonprofessional staff 473,220 516,205 515,281 477,620 490,131 485,689 483,220 489,415 454,558 456,541 -6.9
Private 4-year 720,474 722,841 734,509 762,034 770,004 786,634 857,820 912,924 988,895 1,073,764 39.4
Professional staff 418,340 431,403 442,524 473,372 495,383 517,485 569,579 627,364 701,244 789,179 59.3
Executive/administrative/managerial 56,307 57,861 57,148 59,230 62,314 62,580 69,626 65,739 84,306 90,415 45.1
Faculty (instruction and research) 224,870 232,980 232,893 251,948 262,660 278,541 296,737 325,713 364,166 430,305 63.8
Instruction and research assistants 24,896 22,231 23,989 28,880 33,853 36,064 38,597 41,611 52,101 59,147 74.7
Other professional 112,267 118,331 128,494 133,314 136,556 140,300 164,619 194,301 200,671 209,312 53.3
Nonprofessional staff 302,134 291,438 291,985 288,662 274,621 269,149 288,241 285,560 287,651 284,585 3.6
Public 2-year 401,327 413,245 441,414 478,980 482,454 512,086 517,967 578,394 593,466 610,978 26.6
Professional staff 285,512 287,418 306,631 337,371 336,661 358,367 364,703 408,792 422,756 440,536 30.9
Executive/administrative/managerial 18,203 19,289 20,772 21,531 21,806 22,822 21,459 22,566 25,872 26,770 22.8
Faculty (instruction and research) 230,114 226,578 222,532 276,413 272,434 290,451 296,239 332,665 341,643 354,497 30.1
Instruction and research assistants 10,767 8,928 29,216 2,762 3,401 3,561 4,170 1,215 323 374 -89.0
Other professional 26,428 32,623 34,111 36,665 39,020 41,533 42,835 52,346 54,918 58,895 50.9
Nonprofessional staff 115,815 125,827 134,783 141,609 145,793 153,719 153,264 169,602 170,710 170,442 16.9
Private 2-year 30,799 29,506 27,398 28,065 26,141 35,123 36,546 33,459 35,676 37,636 44.0
Professional staff 22,409 20,931 19,672 20,631 19,478 27,092 28,957 26,833 28,956 30,002 54.0
Executive/administrative/managerial 3,242 3,177 3,161 3,236 2,735 3,977 4,467 3,488 4,338 4,898 79.1
Faculty (instruction and research) 15,451 13,942 12,451 13,092 12,213 16,712 17,768 16,346 17,661 18,933 55.0
Instruction and research assistants 198 169 202 261 313 618 578 50 37 42 -86.6
Other professional 3,518 3,643 3,858 4,042 4,217 5,785 6,144 6,949 6,920 6,129 45.3
Nonprofessional staff 8,390 8,575 7,726 7,434 6,663 8,031 7,589 6,626 6,720 7,634 14.6
1 Data revised from previously published figures.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. The survey did not permit respondents to report instruction and research assistants as full-time staff.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1987 through 2005 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Staff Survey" (IPEDS-S:87–99), and Winter 2001–02 through Winter 2005–06. (This table was pre­pared August 2007.)