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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 246. Employees in degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity, sex, employment status, control and type of institution, and primary occupation: Fall 2007
Sex, employment status, control and type
of institution, and primary occupation
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
All institutions 3,561,428 2,496,754 771,235 22.5 353,146 202,098 194,934 21,057 132,455 160,984
Professional staff 2,629,401 1,894,641 471,726 18.7 191,204 110,052 156,969 13,501 110,362 152,672
Executive/administrative/managerial 217,518 173,948 38,859 18.2 21,047 10,074 6,517 1,221 3,751 960
Faculty (instruction/research/public service) 1,371,390 1,038,982 224,294 17.2 87,107 51,660 78,593 6,934 67,208 40,906
Graduate assistants 328,979 169,028 50,193 16.3 12,634 11,548 24,712 1,299 20,812 88,946
Other professional 711,514 512,683 158,380 22.9 70,416 36,770 47,147 4,047 18,591 21,860
Nonprofessional staff 932,027 602,113 299,509 32.9 161,942 92,046 37,965 7,556 22,093 8,312
Males 1,650,350 1,162,198 325,342 20.5 132,776 86,906 96,635 9,025 65,065 97,745
Professional staff 1,302,131 940,145 212,229 17.0 73,877 50,476 81,787 6,089 55,725 94,032
Executive/administrative/managerial 102,258 83,941 16,027 15.9 8,275 4,230 3,017 505 1,723 567
Faculty (instruction/research/public service) 743,812 566,918 115,731 16.3 38,030 27,201 46,965 3,535 34,907 26,256
Graduate assistants 173,121 84,204 23,606 14.5 4,781 5,384 12,864 577 10,751 54,560
Other professional 282,940 205,082 56,865 20.7 22,791 13,661 18,941 1,472 8,344 12,649
Nonprofessional staff 348,219 222,053 113,113 33.4 58,899 36,430 14,848 2,936 9,340 3,713
Females 1,911,078 1,334,556 445,893 24.2 220,370 115,192 98,299 12,032 67,390 63,239
Professional staff 1,327,270 954,496 259,497 20.4 117,327 59,576 75,182 7,412 54,637 58,640
Executive/administrative/managerial 115,260 90,007 22,832 20.2 12,772 5,844 3,500 716 2,028 393
Faculty (instruction/research/public service) 627,578 472,064 108,563 18.2 49,077 24,459 31,628 3,399 32,301 14,650
Graduate assistants 155,858 84,824 26,587 18.2 7,853 6,164 11,848 722 10,061 34,386
Other professional 428,574 307,601 101,515 24.3 47,625 23,109 28,206 2,575 10,247 9,211
Nonprofessional staff 583,808 380,060 186,396 32.6 103,043 55,616 23,117 4,620 12,753 4,599
Full-time 2,281,223 1,637,653 546,549 24.4 258,723 142,177 131,394 14,255 40,312 56,709
Professional staff 1,526,823 1,148,334 298,966 19.9 121,801 67,185 101,874 8,106 27,812 51,711
Executive/administrative/managerial 210,257 167,877 37,897 18.3 20,578 9,841 6,301 1,177 3,563 920
Faculty (instruction/research/public service) 703,463 540,460 119,906 17.3 37,930 24,975 53,661 3,340 11,875 31,222
Other professional 613,103 439,997 141,163 23.5 63,293 32,369 41,912 3,589 12,374 19,569
Nonprofessional staff 754,400 489,319 247,583 33.4 136,922 74,992 29,520 6,149 12,500 4,998
Part-time 1,280,205 859,101 224,686 18.9 94,423 59,921 63,540 6,802 92,143 104,275
Professional staff 1,102,578 746,307 172,760 16.9 69,403 42,867 55,095 5,395 82,550 100,961
Executive/administrative/managerial 7,261 6,071 962 13.6 469 233 216 44 188 40
Faculty (instruction/research/public service) 667,927 498,522 104,388 17.0 49,177 26,685 24,932 3,594 55,333 9,684
Graduate assistants 328,979 169,028 50,193 16.3 12,634 11,548 24,712 1,299 20,812 88,946
Other professional 98,411 72,686 17,217 18.7 7,123 4,401 5,235 458 6,217 2,291
Nonprofessional staff 177,627 112,794 51,926 30.9 25,020 17,054 8,445 1,407 9,593 3,314
Public 4-year 1,741,699 1,192,314 389,312 23.0 165,686 99,448 112,930 11,248 45,870 114,203
Professional staff 1,278,894 891,372 239,157 19.3 83,612 54,468 93,951 7,126 38,241 110,124
Executive/administrative/managerial 81,364 65,133 15,006 18.6 8,463 3,505 2,496 542 850 375
Faculty (instruction/research/public service) 518,221 391,312 89,288 17.7 27,159 19,683 39,560 2,886 14,423 23,198
Graduate assistants 266,429 140,632 41,288 16.3 10,390 9,651 20,117 1,130 13,030 71,479
Other professional 412,880 294,295 93,575 23.2 37,600 21,629 31,778 2,568 9,938 15,072
Nonprofessional staff 462,805 300,942 150,155 33.0 82,074 44,980 18,979 4,122 7,629 4,079
Private 4-year 1,157,226 817,613 238,471 21.7 118,255 57,150 59,060 4,006 58,771 42,371
Professional staff 867,234 630,656 146,358 17.9 64,991 31,201 47,434 2,732 50,465 39,755
Executive/administrative/managerial 103,183 83,035 17,152 17.0 9,049 4,590 3,224 289 2,510 486
Faculty (instruction/research/public service) 472,628 352,157 72,313 16.4 30,175 14,204 26,385 1,549 32,888 15,270
Graduate assistants 62,550 28,396 8,905 16.3 2,244 1,897 4,595 169 7,782 17,467
Other professional 228,873 167,068 47,988 21.7 23,523 10,510 13,230 725 7,285 6,532
Nonprofessional staff 289,992 186,957 92,113 32.7 53,264 25,949 11,626 1,274 8,306 2,616
Public 2-year 620,784 457,580 132,444 22.3 63,580 42,014 21,567 5,283 26,387 4,373
Professional staff 449,372 348,022 78,136 18.2 38,180 22,127 14,488 3,341 20,448 2,766
Executive/administrative/managerial 27,363 21,619 5,375 19.8 2,854 1,545 654 322 281 88
Faculty (instruction/research/public service) 358,925 279,492 57,942 17.0 27,140 16,551 11,899 2,352 19,065 2,426
Graduate assistants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other professional 63,084 46,911 14,819 23.9 8,186 4,031 1,935 667 1,102 252
Nonprofessional staff 171,412 109,558 54,308 32.8 25,400 19,887 7,079 1,942 5,939 1,607
Private 2-year 41,719 29,247 11,008 27.3 5,625 3,486 1,377 520 1,427 37
Professional staff 33,901 24,591 8,075 24.7 4,421 2,256 1,096 302 1,208 27
Executive/administrative/managerial 5,608 4,161 1,326 24.1 681 434 143 68 110 11
Faculty (instruction/research/public service) 21,616 16,021 4,751 22.9 2,633 1,222 749 147 832 12
Graduate assistants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other professional 6,677 4,409 1,998 31.2 1,107 600 204 87 266 4
Nonprofessional staff 7,818 4,656 2,933 38.6 1,204 1,230 281 218 219 10
† Not applicable.
1 Minority staff as a percentage of total staff, 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. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2007 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Winter 2007–08. (This table was prepared October 2008.)