This workbook presents the number of full-time faculty members and average salary (equated to a 9-month contract) for full-time faculty members by academic rank on the payroll as of November 1 of each academic year in degree-granting nonprofit institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs in the United States (50 states and DC). Several filters are available on the DRILLDOWN tab to limit the results to particular types of institutions (e.g., R1: Doctoral Institutions); these filters will also be applied to all other tabs.
The workbook displays all full-time employees included in the IPEDS categories of “Primarily Instructional” and “Instructional/Research/Public Service,” regardless of whether they are formally designated “faculty.”
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PR = Professor
AO = Associate professor
AI = Assistant professor
IN = Instructor
LE = Lecturer
NR = No academic rank
PCE = Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index (BEA)
R-CPI-U-RS = Consumer Price Index Retroactive Series (BLS)
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
AAUP Institutional Categories.
AAUP institutional categories are assigned to institutions by the AAUP Research Office based on the following institutional characteristics:
Category 1 (Doctoral). Institutions characterized by a significant level and breadth of activity in doctoral-level education as measured by the number of doctorate recipients and the diversity in doctoral-level program offerings. Institutions in this category grant a minimum of thirty doctoral-level degrees annually, from at least three distinct programs. (Awards previously categorized as first-professional degrees, such as the JD, MD, and DD, do not count as doctorates for this classification. Awards in the category of “doctor’s degree–professional practice” are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.)
Category IIA (Master's). Institutions characterized by diverse postbaccalaureate programs (including first professional) but not engaged in significant doctoral-level education. Institutions in this category grant a minimum of fifty postbaccalaureate degrees annually, from at least three distinct programs. Awards of postbaccalaureate certificates are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Category IIB (Baccalaureate). Institutions characterized by their primary emphasis on undergraduate baccalaureate-level education. Institutions in this category grant a minimum of fifty bachelor’s degrees annually, from at least three distinct programs, and bachelor’s and higher degrees make up at least 50 percent of total degrees awarded.
Category III (Associate's with Academic Ranks). Institutions characterized by a significant emphasis on undergraduate associate’s degree education. Institutions in this category grant a minimum of fifty associate’s degrees annually. Associate’s degrees make up at least 50 percent, and bachelor’s and higher degrees make up less than 50 percent, of total degrees and certificates awarded.
Category IV (Associate's without Academic Ranks). Institutions characterized by the criteria for category III but without standard academic ranks. An institution that refers to all faculty members as “instructors” or “professors” but does not distinguish among them on the basis of standard ranks should be included in this category. However, if an institution utilizes another ranking scheme that is analogous to the standard ranks, it can be included in category I, II, or III as appropriate.
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12/4/2022: Initial revision.
12/21/2022: Data update (final IPEDS 2020–21 data and IPEDS 2021–22 provisional release).