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Florida Schools

In the state of Florida, academia is a declining field. The trends in Florida's academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Florida By Profession

3,395 3,632 3,875 4,180
595 630 715 707
4,969 5,012 4,960 4,633
4,433 4,510 4,800 4,812
5,081 5,113 5,283 5,196
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

There are 382 colleges and universities in Florida. In 2006 there were 18,473 higher education faculty at these institutions. In 2009 there were 19,528 higher education faculty at these institutions.

Thus, there has been a 6% increase in the number of collegiate level faculty in the state.

Average faculty salaries in Florida

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

In Florida, on average, higher education faculty make $55,009 per year, which is less than what faculty earn around the country, which averages $57,293 per year. In Florida, there is a 6% difference in salaries for male and female faculty. Male faculty earn more than their female counterparts.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Florida

No data at this time.

Of Florida's 19,840 higher education faculty members, 42% have tenure and 17% are on the tenure track.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Florida by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Florida Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% -7.19% -6.58% -7.81%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Florida
  • Light Blue: National

Interestingly, in Florida the number of part-time faculty has grown from 2006 to 2009 by 4%. Conversely, the number of full-time faculty in the state has shrunk by 4%. Thus, working part-time is becoming less popular in Florida.

National Vs. Florida Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 3.58% 2.05% 4.03%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Florida
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Florida

No data at this time.

And of those who were working on a part-time basis in 2009, 25% identified themselves as belonging to an ethnic or racial minority. While as many as 25% of full-time faculty in Florida identified themselves as being from a minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Florida

No data at this time.

National Vs. Florida Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 2% 3.47% 5.21%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Florida
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, Florida's minority faculty has seen a 3% increase. The state statistics are consistent with national statistics. In 2006, there were 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally, of which 134,815 were from a minority background. And in 2009, there were 855,625 faculty working around the nation, of which 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Florida by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Florida by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Florida Faculty Employment growth of men

0% -1.76% -3.59% -3.56%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Florida
  • Light Blue: National

As the percentage of minorities in academia has grown in Florida, the percentage of women has decreased. National trends are inconsistent with this. On a national level, the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has increased by 9% between the years 2006 and 2009.

National Vs. Florida Faculty Employment growth of women

0% -1.53% -0.39% 0.51%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Florida
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Florida Faculty employment by Gender

National Florida
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 46%
Women 54%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Florida


Inconsistent with the growth in the number of higher education faculty in Florida, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has decreased in Florida.

Currently in Florida, there are 972,902 undergraduate students and 123,590 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Florida

63253 62763 65779 71695 35016
65641 67484 73446 74326 76265
2920 3241 3943 4479 8415
23424 24106 25350 26893 28075
57527 58248 61736 66584 56821
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Florida


In 2009, 95,642 students graduated from colleges and universities in Florida. Of these students, 37% graduated from bachelor's degree programs, while 18% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Florida


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Florida.

Retention rates in Florida

Returning Students 58%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Florida, for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs, 58 students return to school the following year and 51 students eventually graduate. National trends are consistent with this. At a national level, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Florida

Graduation Students 51%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Florida Students By Gender

National Florida
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 41%
Women 59%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Similar to the faculty population in Florida, the student population is diverse. 59% of the 1,096,492 students studying in the state's colleges and universities are female. Approximately 43% of Florida's students identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. These numbers are consistent with national statistics. Approximately 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Florida Students Minorities

National Florida
Minorities 29%
Minorities 43%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Florida

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  1. Florida Business Schools313,338 Employed
  2. Florida Teaching Schools240,376 Employed
  3. Florida Law Schools129,437 Employed
  4. Florida Engineering Schools127,783 Employed
  5. Florida Business Administration Schools103,760 Employed
  6. Florida Information Systems Schools103,729 Employed
  7. Florida Management Schools81,977 Employed
  8. Florida Art Schools80,118 Employed
  9. Florida Biology Schools73,135 Employed
  10. Florida Liberal Arts Schools70,459 Employed
  11. Florida Psychology Schools61,443 Employed
  12. Florida Criminal Justice Schools60,771 Employed
  13. Florida Educational Leadership Schools59,146 Employed
  14. Florida Music Schools59,033 Employed
  15. Florida Information Technology Schools56,888 Employed
  16. Florida Special Education Schools50,872 Employed
  17. Florida Nursing Schools50,872 Employed
  18. Florida Counseling Schools48,962 Employed
  19. Florida Accounting Schools48,124 Employed
  20. Florida Finance Schools44,888 Employed
  21. Florida MBA Schools44,863 Employed
  22. Florida Architecture Schools43,401 Employed
  23. Florida English Schools40,576 Employed
  24. Florida Math Schools39,226 Employed
  25. Florida Design Schools39,012 Employed
  26. Florida BSN Schools38,606 Employed
  27. Florida Forensic Nursing Schools38,606 Employed
  28. Florida RN to BSN Schools38,606 Employed
  29. Florida Hospitality Schools34,649 Employed
  30. Florida Visual Communications Schools33,300 Employed
  31. Florida Film Schools31,160 Employed
  32. Florida Marketing Schools29,430 Employed
  33. Florida Health Science Schools28,293 Employed
  34. Florida Communications Schools27,444 Employed
  35. Florida Civil Engineering Schools26,365 Employed
  36. Florida Elementary Education Schools26,002 Employed
  37. Florida Video Production Schools25,698 Employed
  38. Florida Fire Science Schools24,847 Employed
  39. Florida Paralegal Schools24,517 Employed
  40. Florida Chemistry Schools24,187 Employed
  41. Florida Business Management Schools23,952 Employed
  42. Florida History Schools23,064 Employed
  43. Florida Biomedical Engineering Schools22,909 Employed
  44. Florida Healthcare Administration Schools22,759 Employed
  45. Florida Physics Schools22,068 Employed
  46. Florida Construction Management Schools21,422 Employed
  47. Florida Radiology Technology Schools21,359 Employed
  48. Florida Drafting Schools20,071 Employed
  49. Florida Public Administration Schools19,642 Employed
  50. Florida Early Childhood Education Schools19,549 Employed
  51. Florida International Business Schools19,401 Employed
  52. Florida Electrical Engineering Schools19,255 Employed
  53. Florida Public Health Schools18,911 Employed
  54. Florida Theology Schools18,679 Employed
  55. Florida Political Science Schools18,542 Employed
  56. Florida Sociology Schools18,513 Employed
  57. Florida Mechanical Engineering Schools18,460 Employed
  58. Florida Computer Programming Schools18,251 Employed
  59. Florida Respiratory Therapy Schools18,084 Employed
  60. Florida Health Information Schools18,074 Employed
  61. Florida Property Management Schools17,051 Employed
  62. Florida Speech Therapy Schools17,000 Employed
  63. Florida Mental Health Schools16,649 Employed
  64. Florida Dental Hygienist Schools15,874 Employed
  65. Florida Computer Engineering Schools14,836 Employed
  66. Florida Sonography Schools14,383 Employed
  67. Florida Ultrasound Technology Schools14,383 Employed
  68. Florida Culinary Schools14,314 Employed
  69. Florida Human Resources Schools14,234 Employed
  70. Florida Veterinary Schools14,074 Employed
  71. Florida School Psychology Schools13,964 Employed
  72. Florida Sports Management Schools13,353 Employed
  73. Florida Public Relations Schools13,296 Employed
  74. Florida Graphic Design Schools13,249 Employed
  75. Florida Human Services Schools13,171 Employed
  76. Florida Creative Writing Schools13,052 Employed
  77. Florida Forensic Science Schools13,011 Employed
  78. Florida Advertising Schools12,663 Employed
  79. Florida Nutrition Schools12,378 Employed
  80. Florida Physical Therapy Assistant Schools12,127 Employed
  81. Florida Occupational Therapy Schools12,126 Employed
  82. Florida Physical Therapy Schools11,855 Employed
  83. Florida Social Work Schools11,239 Employed
  84. Florida Sports Medicine Schools10,923 Employed
  85. Florida Homeland Security Schools10,433 Employed
  86. Florida Journalism Schools10,414 Employed
  87. Florida Small Business Schools9,929 Employed
  88. Florida Biochemistry Schools7,566 Employed
  89. Florida Computer Science Schools7,275 Employed
  90. Florida Physician Assistant Schools7,145 Employed
  91. Florida Interior Design Schools7,135 Employed
  92. Florida Criminology Schools6,726 Employed
  93. Florida Healthcare Management Schools5,990 Employed
  94. Florida Restaurant Management Schools5,358 Employed
  95. Florida Organizational Psychology Schools5,070 Employed
  96. Florida Risk Management Schools4,905 Employed
  97. Florida Computer Networking Schools4,500 Employed
  98. Florida Clinical Psychology Schools4,451 Employed
  99. Florida Court Reporter Schools4,108 Employed
  100. Florida Health Information Management Schools3,951 Employed
  101. Florida Surgical Technology Schools3,888 Employed
  102. Florida Hotel Management Schools3,537 Employed
  103. Florida Forestry Schools3,211 Employed
  104. Florida Carpentry Schools3,094 Employed
  105. Florida Music Therapy Schools3,012 Employed
  106. Florida Fashion Design Schools2,999 Employed
  107. Florida Web Development Schools2,867 Employed
  108. Florida Web Design Schools2,856 Employed
  109. Florida Animation Schools2,644 Employed
  110. Florida Fashion Schools2,170 Employed
  111. Florida Medical Billing Schools1,926 Employed
  112. Florida Christian Counseling Schools1,909 Employed
  113. Florida Medical Coding Schools1,797 Employed
  114. Florida Gerontology Schools1,727 Employed
  115. Florida Video Game Design Schools1,625 Employed
  116. Florida Computer Forensics Schools1,591 Employed
  117. Florida Computer Animation Schools1,436 Employed
  118. Florida X Ray Technician Schools1,025 Employed
  119. Florida Software Engineering Schools943 Employed
  120. Florida Fashion Marketing Schools841 Employed
  121. Florida Fashion Merchandising Schools655 Employed
  122. Florida Supply Chain Management Schools633 Employed
  123. Florida Forensic Psychology Schools633 Employed
  124. Florida Music Production Schools567 Employed
  125. Florida Ministry Schools464 Employed
  126. Florida Project Management Schools357 Employed
  127. Florida Emergency Management Schools357 Employed
  128. Florida Game Design Schools189 Employed
  129. Florida Game Development Schools189 Employed
  130. Florida Industrial Design Schools146 Employed

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