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Table 234. Total and full-time-equivalent staff in degree-granting institutions, by employment status, control of institution, and occupation: Fall 1976, fall 1995, and fall 2005
Control of institution and primary occupation Fall 1976 Fall 1995 Fall 2005
Total Full-time equivalent (FTE) Total Full-time equivalent (FTE) Total Full-time equivalent (FTE)
Number Percent Full-time Total FTE students per FTE staff Number Percent Total FTE students per FTE staff Number Percent Total FTE students per FTE staff
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
All institutions 1,863,790 100.0 1,339,911 1,541,339 5.4 2,662,075 100.0 2,129,260 4.9 3,379,087 100.0 2,630,636 5.0
Professional staff 1,073,119 57.6 709,400 845,456 9.8 1,744,867 65.5 1,319,947 7.8 2,459,885 72.8 1,812,925 7.3
Executive/administrative/managerial 101,263 5.4 97,003 98,972 84.0 147,445 5.5 143,965 71.8 196,324 5.8 192,963 68.4
Faculty (instruction and research) 633,210 34.0 434,071 500,533 16.6 931,706 35.0 677,736 15.2 1,290,426 38.2 881,306 15.0
Instruction and research assistants 160,086 8.6 28,007 82,684 100.5 215,909 8.1 89,238 115.8 317,141 9.4 131,415 100.5
Other professionals 178,560 9.6 150,319 163,267 50.9 449,807 16.9 409,008 25.3 655,994 19.4 607,240 21.7
Nonprofessional staff 790,671 42.4 630,511 695,883 11.9 917,208 34.5 809,313 12.8 919,202 27.2 817,712 16.1
                           
Public 1,329,122 100.0 946,354 1,092,558 5.8 1,865,930 100.0 1,469,140 5.3 2,267,687 100.0 1,743,382 5.4
Professional staff 769,836 57.9 502,325 601,942 10.5 1,230,006 65.9 910,408 8.5 1,640,704 72.4 1,190,902 7.9
Executive/administrative/managerial 60,733 4.6 58,649 59,579 106.6 82,396 4.4 80,504 96.3 101,011 4.5 99,292 94.6
Faculty (instruction and research) 448,733 33.8 313,367 357,761 17.7 656,833 35.2 475,208 16.3 841,188 37.1 578,693 16.2
Instruction and research assistants 127,925 9.6 19,076 63,420 100.1 181,743 9.7 74,040 104.7 257,952 11.4 105,087 89.4
Other professionals 132,445 10.0 111,233 121,182 52.4 309,034 16.6 280,655 27.6 440,553 19.4 407,831 23.0
Nonprofessional staff 559,286 42.1 444,029 490,616 12.9 635,924 34.1 558,732 13.9 626,983 27.6 552,480 17.0
                           
Private 534,668 100.0 393,557 448,781 4.4 796,145 100.0 660,119 3.9 1,111,400 100.0 887,254 4.3
Professional staff 303,283 56.7 207,075 243,514 8.1 514,861 64.7 409,539 6.3 819,181 73.7 622,023 6.1
Executive/administrative/managerial 40,530 7.6 38,354 39,393 49.8 65,049 8.2 63,461 40.7 95,313 8.6 93,672 40.7
Faculty (instruction and research) 184,477 34.5 120,704 142,772 13.7 274,873 34.5 202,527 12.8 449,238 40.4 302,614 12.6
Instruction and research assistants 32,161 6.0 8,931 19,264 101.9 34,166 4.3 15,197 170.0 59,189 5.3 26,328 144.7
Other professionals 46,115 8.6 39,086 42,085 46.6 140,773 17.7 128,353 20.1 215,441 19.4 199,409 19.1
Nonprofessional staff 231,385 43.3 186,482 205,267 9.6 281,284 35.3 250,580 10.3 292,219 26.3 265,231 14.4
NOTE: Data for 1976 and 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.) 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), "Staff Survey," 1976; and 1995 and 2005 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Fall Staff Survey" (IPEDS-S:95), and Winter 2005–06. (This table was prepared August 2006.)

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