College of the Desert: Faculty & Salaries

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Average
Faculty Salary
$94,000
Bad
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for College of the Desert 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

Full-time
Faculty
143
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 College of the Desert vary approximately from $7,000 to $8,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $94,000 a year - that is 23% lower than California average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at the school are paid $7,513 a month on average; which is slightly lower than average men faculty salaries - $8,257 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
CA Average
Difference

Instructor
$94,344
$97,381
-3%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

College of the Desert Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
28 : 1
High
College of the Desert has a bit disappointing, 28:1 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 College of the Desert versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at College of the Desert consists of 143 instructors - 67 men and 76 women:
College of the Desert 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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