Diversity of Full-Time Faculty, by Sector

Within each sector, the majority of full-time faculty were White, with public two-year (76.1 percent) and private nonprofit four-year institutions (74.7 percent) having the most White full-time faculty. A larger share of full-time faculty at for-profit institutions were people of color (26.0 percent) than in any other sector. Black or African American faculty held 10.8 percent of all full-time faculty positions at for-profit institutions, more than double the share of full-time faculty positions they held at either public four-year (5.1 percent) or private nonprofit four-year (5.3 percent) institutions. Asians held 11.6 percent of all full-time faculty positions at public four-year institutions, but only 4.5 percent of full-time faculty positions at public two-year institutions.

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


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

Data reflect full-time instructional staff with faculty status at public four-year institutions, private nonprofit four-year institutions, public two-year institutions, and for-profit institutions.

Institutions were categorized into sectors based upon control of the institution and the length of the predominant award granted.