University of the Southwest: Faculty & Salaries

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Full-time
Faculty
15
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for University of the Southwest we provide you with information about faculty structure, salaries, and class sizes, as well as comparisons to competing and nearby colleges.

Faculty Compensation and Workload

Average
Faculty Salary
$50,000
As a rule, properly compensated instructors are better motivated and have more opportunities to concentrate on teaching; therefore, we consider faculty compensation to be an important factor for evaluating education quality.

Monthly faculty salaries at University of the Southwest vary approximately from $3,000 to $6,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $50,000 a year - that is 37% lower than New Mexico average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at the school are paid $4,393 a month on average; it is almost equal to average men faculty salaries, $4,031 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
NM Average
Difference

Professor
$61,920
$110,563
-44%

Associate professor
$53,952
$86,857
-38%

Assistant professor
$43,296
$74,466
-42%

Instructor
$38,004
$59,464
-36%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

University of the Southwest Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
10 : 1
University of the Southwest has a good, 10:1 students-to-faculty ratio.

Low ratios usually imply smaller class size, more attention to students, better quality of education, and higher satisfaction both for students and instructors. High ratios are usually a sign of the opposite.

Use the charts above to compare faculty compensation and workload at University of the Southwest versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at University of the Southwest consists of 4 professors, 4 associate professors, 5 assistant professors, and 2 instructors - 8 men and 7 women:
University of the Southwest Faculty Demographics Chart

Please note that faculty rank (e.g. associate professor, lecturer, instructor) is typically assigned by the college itself.

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