Palo Alto University: Faculty & Salaries

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Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Palo Alto 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

Faculty Salary
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.

Monthly faculty salaries at Palo Alto University vary approximately from $8,000 to $15,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $140,000 a year - that is 23% higher than California average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this college are paid $10,140 a month on average; it is way lower than average men faculty salaries - $14,239 a month.

Faculty Rank
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Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Palo Alto University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Palo Alto University has a pretty good, 13:1 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 Palo Alto University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Palo Alto University consists of 16 professors, 4 associate professors, and 13 assistant professors - 12 men and 21 women:
Palo Alto 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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