Fairmont State University: Faculty & Salaries

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Very Good
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Full-time
Faculty
164
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Fairmont State University 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
$79,000
As a rule, adequately 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.

Faculty monthly salaries at Fairmont State University vary approximately from $3,000 to $9,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $79,000 a year - which is 2% higher than West Virginia average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this school are paid $6,231 a month on average; that is slightly lower than average men faculty salaries - $6,821 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
WV Average
Difference

Professor
$96,780
$104,511
-7%

Associate professor
$80,904
$82,714
-2%

Assistant professor
$68,232
$70,857
-4%

Instructor
$46,392
$49,137
-6%

Unranked Teacher
$60,012
$49,144
+22%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Fairmont State University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
20 : 1
Fairmont State University has a reasonably decent, 20:1 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 Fairmont State University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Fairmont State University includes 53 professors, 38 associate professors, 59 assistant professors, 11 instructors, and 3 unranked teachers - 87 men and 77 women:
Fairmont State University 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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