Student / Faculty Ratio Definitions

Methodology, Definitions, Notes, & Sources

Student / Faculty Ratio: FTE Students per FTE Faculty


Total FTE students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total FTE instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs. The ratio of FTE Students to FTE Faculty compared to baseline and aspirational peer groups (fall, IPEDS).

This ratio is often considered one (indirect) indicator of instructional quality and student-faculty engagement, and it is one factor in rankings systems such as USNWR.


The UT Brownsville and UT Pan American campuses closed at the end of AY 2015. UT Rio Grande Valley began enrolling students in Fall 2015.


Integrated Post Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS).