Northern State University: Faculty & Salaries

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Full-time
Faculty
96
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Northern 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, well-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 Northern State University vary approximately from $5,000 to $9,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $79,000 a year - that is 3% higher than South Dakota average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at the school are paid $5,750 a month on average; that is lower than average men faculty salaries - $7,145 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
SD Average
Difference

Professor
$98,712
$108,040
-9%

Associate professor
$83,340
$86,380
-4%

Assistant professor
$67,020
$74,461
-10%

Instructor
$61,332
$57,997
+6%

Lecturer
$60,864
$66,560
-9%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Northern State University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
18 : 1
Northern State University has a reasonably decent, 18:1 students-to-faculty ratio.

Low ratios typically 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 Northern State University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Northern State University includes 27 professors, 25 associate professors, 29 assistant professors, 6 instructors, and 9 lecturers - 59 men and 37 women:
Northern 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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