Grand Valley State University: Faculty & Salaries

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Average
Faculty Salary
$99,000
Fair
Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Grand Valley 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

Full-time
Faculty
1,107
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.

Monthly faculty salaries at Grand Valley State University vary approximately from $5,000 to $12,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $99,000 a year - which is 10% lower than Michigan average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at the college are paid $7,623 a month on average; that is a bit lower than average men faculty salaries - $8,899 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
MI Average
Difference

Professor
$134,712
$151,967
-11%

Associate professor
$107,496
$111,506
-4%

Assistant professor
$90,792
$93,744
-3%

Instructor
$82,164
$81,201
+1%

Unranked Teacher
$63,252
$77,496
-18%

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Grand Valley State University Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
17 : 1
Medium
Grand Valley State University has a decent, 17:1 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 Grand Valley State University versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Grand Valley State University consists of 259 professors, 345 associate professors, 209 assistant professors, 16 instructors, and 278 unranked teachers - 554 men and 553 women:
Grand Valley State University Faculty Demographics Chart

Please note that faculty rank (e.g. associate professor, lecturer, instructor) is usually assigned by the college itself.

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