VanderCook College of Music: Faculty & Salaries

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

In this report for VanderCook College of Music 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, 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 VanderCook College of Music vary approximately from $4,000 to $7,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $61,000 a year, which is 46% lower than Illinois average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at the college are paid $5,086 a month on average; that is about the same as average men faculty salaries - $5,199 a month.

Faculty Rank
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Associate professor

Assistant professor

Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

VanderCook College of Music Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
6 : 1
VanderCook College of Music has a very good, 6:1 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 VanderCook College of Music versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at VanderCook College of Music includes 3 professors, 6 associate professors, and 1 assistant professor - 3 men and 7 women:
VanderCook College of Music 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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