Full-Time Faculty Across Faculty Ranks

Of all full-time faculty in the fall of 2021, 26.4 percent were full professors, 22.7 percent were associate professors, 24.8 percent were assistant professors, 20.0 percent were either instructors or lecturers, and 6.0 percent held no faculty rank. Nearly 30 percent of all White (28.8 percent) and Asian (29.9 percent) full-time faculty held the rank of full professor—higher shares than any other groups. American Indian or Alaska Native full-time faculty were most concentrated at the rank of instructor or lecturer (28.5 percent) and assistant professor (23.0 percent). The share of Asian faculty who were lecturers or instructors (12.1 percent) was lower than the shares of other groups. Black or African American full-time faculty were concentrated among assistant professor (29.2 percent) and instructors or lecturers (22.8 percent).

Full-Time Faculty Across Faculty Ranks, by Race and Ethnicity: Fall 2021


U.S. Department of Education, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2021

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