Composition of Staff over Time

The percentage of employees who are faculty members has increased and the percentage who are non-instructional staff has declined over time in all postsecondary sectors.

Figure 2016_23A: Primary Occupations of Full-Time Equivalent Faculty and Staff at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 1993, Fall 2003, and Fall 2013

 Primary Occupations of Full-Time Equivalent Faculty and Staff at Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 1993, Fall 2003, and Fall 2013

Notes & Sources 

Notes: Data for 1993 are for institutions of higher education, while data for 2003 and 2013 are for degree-granting institutions. Percentages may not sum to 100 because of rounding.

Sources: NCES, Digest of Education Statistics 2016, Table 314.10.

  • Between fall 1993 and fall 2013, the percentage of employees who were faculty members rose from 36% to 38% in public colleges and universities, from 33% to 39% in the private nonprofit sector, and from 47% to 60% in for-profit institutions.