Percentage of Full-Time Faculty with Tenure over Time

The percentage of faculty with tenure at public four-year institutions with tenure systems declined from 70% to 65% between 1993-94 and 2011-12. At private nonprofit institutions, the decline was from 50% to 44%.

Figure 2014_30B: Percentage of Full-Time Faculty with Tenure at Institutions with a Tenure System, 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2009-10, and 2011-12

Percentage of Full-Time Faculty with Tenure at Institutions with a Tenure System, 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2009-10, and 2011-12

Notes & Sources 

SOURCE: NCES, Digest of Education Statistics 2013, Table 316.80.

  • The percentage of faculty with tenure at public four-year institutions with tenure systems declined from 70% to 65% between 1993-94 and 2011-12. At private nonprofit institutions, the decline was from 50% to 44%.