Skip Navigation

1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty:

Retirement and Other Departure Plans of Instructional Faculty and Staff in Higher Education Institutions

December 1997

(NCES 98-254) Ordering information



This report describes the retirement and other departure plans (i.e., accepting another job within or outside of postsecondary education) of full- and part-time instructional faculty and staff \1\ in higher education institutions. In this report, instructional faculty and staff are those individuals who, in the 1992 fall term, had any instructional duties related to credit courses, advising, or supervising academic activities for credit. The data presented are from the 1988 and 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF).


Retirement Plans

Other Departure Plans


1/ Full-time refers to the employment status at the institution rather than to any instructional responsibilities.

PDF Download/view the full report in a PDF file. (628K)

HELP Help with PDF files

For more information about the content of this report, contact Linda Zimbler at