Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Faculty & Salaries

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

In this report for Thomas M. Cooley Law School 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

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 Thomas M. Cooley Law School vary approximately from $6,000 to $14,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $139,000 a year - which is 34% higher than Michigan average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this school are paid $11,363 a month on average; which is about the same as average men faculty salaries - $11,727 a month.

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Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Thomas M. Cooley Law School Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Thomas M. Cooley Law School has a decent, 16:1 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 Thomas M. Cooley Law School versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Thomas M. Cooley Law School consists of 48 professors, 31 associate professors, 6 assistant professors, and 11 unranked teachers - 53 men and 43 women:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School 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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