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New York Schools

The field of academia is a thriving field in New York. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the academic community in New York, and the future trends.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in New York By Profession

3,308 3,366 3,409 3,355
2,283 2,497 2,652 2,739
11,366 11,640 12,016 11,848
10,422 10,670 11,029 11,318
12,808 12,704 12,975 13,025
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

From 2006 to 2009, the number of higher education faculty at the 466 colleges and universities in New York grew from 40,187 members to 42,285.

Thus the number of collegiate level faculty has seen a increase of 6%.

Average faculty salaries in New York

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

In New York, on average, higher education faculty make $62,022 per year, which is more than what faculty earn around the country, which averages $57,293 per year. And in New York male faculty earn more than female faculty. There is a 2% difference in salaries.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in New York

No data at this time.

Of New York's 36,929 higher education faculty members, 53% have tenure and 24% are on the tenure track.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in New York 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. New York Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 2.66% 4.84% 7.55%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New York
  • Light Blue: National

Interestingly, in New York the number of part-time faculty has grown from 2006 to 2009 by 17%. Similarly, the number of full-time faculty in the state has also grown by 17%. This data shows that in New York, working full-time in academia is becoming less common.

National Vs. New York Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 5.01% 8.76% 17.18%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New York
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in New York

No data at this time.

And of those who were working on a part-time basis in 2009, 17% identified themselves as belonging to an ethnic or racial minority. While as many as 19% of full-time faculty in New York identified themselves as being from a minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in New York

No data at this time.

National Vs. New York Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 6.32% 11.64% 21.71%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: New York
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, New York's minority faculty has seen a 18% 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 New York 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 New York 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. New York Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 3.14% 4.85% 8.78%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New York
  • Light Blue: National

The percentage of women working in academia in New York has also increased over the past few years. And nationally, from 2006 to 2009, the number of women faculty at colleges and universities has increased by 9%.

National Vs. New York Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 4.61% 9.11% 16.49%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New York
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. New York Faculty employment by Gender

National New York
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 48%
Women 52%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in New York


Consistent with the growth in the number of higher education faculty in New York, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased in New York.

There are currently 1,065,195 undergraduate students in the state and 246,660 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in New York

55078 58385 57186 58704 54546
103611 106902 113594 110709 112866
4424 4441 6724 7971 12559
62895 59743 60149 62237 59607
28546 28312 27341 29565 32936
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in New York


A total of 109,363 students graduated from colleges and universities in New York in 2009. Approximately 26% of these students graduated from masters and doctoral degree programs. Another 41% graduated from bachelors-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in New York


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the colleges and universities in New York.

Retention rates in New York

Returning Students 61%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In New York, for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs, 61 students return to school the following year and 49 students eventually graduate. This is consistent with national trends show a retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in New York

Graduation Students 49%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. New York Students By Gender

National New York
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 42%
Women 58%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in New York is diverse. 58% of the 1,311,855 students studying in the state's colleges and universities are female. Approximately 33% of New York's students identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. These numbers are consistent with national statistics, which show that 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from minority backgrounds.

National Vs. New York Students Minorities

National New York
Minorities 29%
Minorities 33%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in New York

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  1. New York Teaching Schools566,800 Employed
  2. New York Business Schools380,221 Employed
  3. New York Psychology Schools204,296 Employed
  4. New York Engineering Schools203,697 Employed
  5. New York Art Schools161,524 Employed
  6. New York Liberal Arts Schools161,376 Employed
  7. New York Biology Schools151,819 Employed
  8. New York Nursing Schools129,185 Employed
  9. New York English Schools123,776 Employed
  10. New York Math Schools120,300 Employed
  11. New York Law Schools117,769 Employed
  12. New York Music Schools115,681 Employed
  13. New York Information Technology Schools111,380 Employed
  14. New York Special Education Schools101,468 Employed
  15. New York Business Administration Schools92,891 Employed
  16. New York Management Schools86,432 Employed
  17. New York Health Science Schools86,158 Employed
  18. New York Communications Schools86,133 Employed
  19. New York Counseling Schools83,962 Employed
  20. New York Information Systems Schools82,885 Employed
  21. New York Educational Leadership Schools77,564 Employed
  22. New York Design Schools73,226 Employed
  23. New York Physics Schools72,300 Employed
  24. New York MBA Schools68,849 Employed
  25. New York Visual Communications Schools67,914 Employed
  26. New York Accounting Schools66,647 Employed
  27. New York History Schools63,385 Employed
  28. New York Architecture Schools60,676 Employed
  29. New York Finance Schools57,309 Employed
  30. New York Chemistry Schools57,034 Employed
  31. New York Elementary Education Schools54,713 Employed
  32. New York Political Science Schools54,244 Employed
  33. New York Social Work Schools52,292 Employed
  34. New York Sociology Schools51,516 Employed
  35. New York Criminal Justice Schools49,453 Employed
  36. New York BSN Schools48,603 Employed
  37. New York Forensic Nursing Schools48,603 Employed
  38. New York RN to BSN Schools48,603 Employed
  39. New York Early Childhood Education Schools46,343 Employed
  40. New York Public Administration Schools40,677 Employed
  41. New York Mechanical Engineering Schools39,842 Employed
  42. New York Film Schools39,320 Employed
  43. New York Speech Therapy Schools37,637 Employed
  44. New York Nutrition Schools35,719 Employed
  45. New York Biochemistry Schools34,730 Employed
  46. New York Public Health Schools34,548 Employed
  47. New York Human Services Schools34,426 Employed
  48. New York Human Resources Schools34,228 Employed
  49. New York Theology Schools33,780 Employed
  50. New York Video Production Schools33,093 Employed
  51. New York Computer Science Schools31,178 Employed
  52. New York School Psychology Schools29,806 Employed
  53. New York International Business Schools27,260 Employed
  54. New York Journalism Schools26,952 Employed
  55. New York Clinical Psychology Schools25,595 Employed
  56. New York Creative Writing Schools24,414 Employed
  57. New York Veterinary Schools23,616 Employed
  58. New York Marketing Schools22,868 Employed
  59. New York Biomedical Engineering Schools22,745 Employed
  60. New York Occupational Therapy Schools22,340 Employed
  61. New York Civil Engineering Schools21,560 Employed
  62. New York Computer Engineering Schools21,318 Employed
  63. New York Hospitality Schools20,108 Employed
  64. New York Graphic Design Schools19,760 Employed
  65. New York Healthcare Management Schools19,409 Employed
  66. New York Property Management Schools18,713 Employed
  67. New York Electrical Engineering Schools18,597 Employed
  68. New York Physical Therapy Schools17,998 Employed
  69. New York Mental Health Schools17,829 Employed
  70. New York Public Relations Schools17,050 Employed
  71. New York Organizational Psychology Schools16,034 Employed
  72. New York Advertising Schools14,758 Employed
  73. New York Small Business Schools14,499 Employed
  74. New York Radiology Technology Schools13,885 Employed
  75. New York Business Management Schools13,280 Employed
  76. New York Culinary Schools12,741 Employed
  77. New York Hotel Management Schools12,553 Employed
  78. New York Construction Management Schools12,365 Employed
  79. New York Healthcare Administration Schools12,289 Employed
  80. New York Paralegal Schools11,629 Employed
  81. New York Physician Assistant Schools11,580 Employed
  82. New York Drafting Schools11,117 Employed
  83. New York Physical Therapy Assistant Schools10,949 Employed
  84. New York Web Design Schools10,808 Employed
  85. New York Animation Schools10,634 Employed
  86. New York Sports Management Schools9,679 Employed
  87. New York Fire Science Schools9,506 Employed
  88. New York Fashion Schools9,227 Employed
  89. New York Risk Management Schools8,840 Employed
  90. New York Dental Hygienist Schools8,785 Employed
  91. New York Computer Networking Schools8,146 Employed
  92. New York Respiratory Therapy Schools7,868 Employed
  93. New York Health Information Schools7,070 Employed
  94. New York Gerontology Schools5,749 Employed
  95. New York Forensic Science Schools5,746 Employed
  96. New York Fashion Design Schools5,709 Employed
  97. New York Fashion Marketing Schools5,476 Employed
  98. New York Fashion Merchandising Schools5,476 Employed
  99. New York Video Game Design Schools4,976 Employed
  100. New York Computer Programming Schools4,958 Employed
  101. New York Interior Design Schools4,605 Employed
  102. New York Sports Medicine Schools3,599 Employed
  103. New York Web Development Schools3,504 Employed
  104. New York Industrial Design Schools3,354 Employed
  105. New York Computer Animation Schools3,258 Employed
  106. New York Criminology Schools2,835 Employed
  107. New York Software Engineering Schools2,805 Employed
  108. New York Surgical Technology Schools2,776 Employed
  109. New York X Ray Technician Schools2,451 Employed
  110. New York Sonography Schools2,116 Employed
  111. New York Ultrasound Technology Schools2,116 Employed
  112. New York Ministry Schools1,971 Employed
  113. New York Carpentry Schools1,776 Employed
  114. New York Game Design Schools1,718 Employed
  115. New York Game Development Schools1,718 Employed
  116. New York Forensic Psychology Schools1,507 Employed
  117. New York Homeland Security Schools1,459 Employed
  118. New York Music Production Schools1,314 Employed
  119. New York Project Management Schools1,287 Employed
  120. New York Health Information Management Schools1,240 Employed
  121. New York Music Therapy Schools1,143 Employed
  122. New York Christian Counseling Schools1,119 Employed
  123. New York Forestry Schools1,084 Employed
  124. New York Sports Psychology Schools1,008 Employed
  125. New York Court Reporter Schools996 Employed
  126. New York Restaurant Management Schools959 Employed
  127. New York Emergency Management Schools829 Employed
  128. New York Forensic Accounting Schools257 Employed
  129. New York Medical Billing Schools247 Employed
  130. New York Supply Chain Management Schools212 Employed
  131. New York Medical Coding Schools153 Employed

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