Diversity of Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty

In fall 2017, the majority of the nearly 711,000 full-time faculty were White (72.6 percent), 21.5 percent were faculty of color, 3.2 percent were international, and 2.7 percent were of unknown racial and ethnic backgrounds.

In fall 2017, the majority of the over 720,000 part-time faculty were White (71.0 percent), 20.2 percent were faculty of color, 7.4 percent were of unknown racial and ethnic backgrounds, and 1.4 percent were international.

Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty, by Race and Ethnicity: Fall 2017

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Chapter Six: Postsecondary Faculty and Staff

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U.S. Department of Education, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2017

Notes:
Data reflect full-time instructional staff with faculty status at all Title IV eligible, degree-granting institutions.

Data reflect part-time instructional staff at all Title IV eligible, degree-granting institutions.