Faculty and Staff

Data last updated: March 2017

Faculty and staff are the heart of Missouri State University. Faculty inspire, advise and mentor students. Staff provide support services, an attractive and safe learning environment, and provide the business processes and customer services to meet the needs of students. Competitive salaries are one way that Missouri State recruits, retains, and rewards quality faculty and staff.

Other Performance Indicators: Academic Profile; Diversity & Inclusion; Globalization

Data are updated each spring

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Student to Faculty Ratio

Measure 1: Student to Faculty Ratio*

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Year Student:Faculty Ratio
Fall 2012 20
Fall 2013 20
Fall 2014 20
Fall 2015 21
Fall 2016 22

* The ratio of FTE students to FTE instructional staff, i.e. students divided by staff. Each FTE value is equal to the number of full-time students/staff plus 1/3 the number of part-time students/staff. For more information, see IPEDS Glossary.

Faculty by Rank

Measure 1: Number of Faculty by Rank

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Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
Assistant Professor 116 128 140 156 188
Associate Professor 165 158 165 151 142
Distinguished Professor 4 6 7 9 10
Faculty without Rank 2 1 1 1 8
Instructor 155 157 160 167 171
Professor 254 264 260 249 234

Faculty and Staff Diversity

Measure 1: Faculty by Race / Ethnicity

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Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
White or Caucasian 85.63% 85.71% 84.31% 82.54% 80.59%
Black or African American 2.30% 2.66% 2.73% 2.73% 3.21%
Hispanic or Latino 1.58% 1.68% 1.50% 1.64% 1.87%
Asian 6.47% 6.44% 6.41% 6.00% 6.16%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.43% 0.42% 0.27% 0.41% 0.40%
More than one race 2.01% 1.68% 1.64% 1.77% 1.61%
International 1.01% 0.98% 2.05% 2.73% 2.81%
Unknown 0.57% 0.42% 1.09% 2.18% 3.35%

Measure 2: Staff by Race / Ethnicity

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Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
White or Caucasian 90.66% 90.65% 90.30% 89.14% 87.96%
Black or African American 2.28% 2.60% 2.89% 2.79% 3.34%
Hispanic or Latino 1.59% 1.71% 1.70% 2.05% 2.18%
Asian 0.99% 0.82% 0.89% 0.95% 1.38%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.99% 0.89% 0.67% 0.59% 0.58%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.08% 0.07% 0.07% 0.15% 0.07%
More than one race 2.35% 2.23% 2.30% 2.20% 2.83%
International 0.76% 0.59% 0.74% 0.73% 0.73%
Unknown 0.30% 0.45% 0.44% 1.39% 0.94%

Measure 3: Faculty by Gender

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Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
Female 46.55% 46.92% 47.34% 47.20% 48.73%
Male 53.45% 53.08% 52.66% 52.80% 51.27%

Measure 4: Staff by Gender

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Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
Male 44.42% 44.51% 44.07% 43.07% 42.93%
Female 55.58% 55.49% 55.93% 56.93% 57.07%

Faculty and Staff Salaries

Measure 1: Percent of Faculty Salaries at or above CUPA Median.*

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Year
Fall 2012 22.31%
Fall 2013 26.30%
Fall 2014 27.16%
Fall 2015 28.67%
Fall 2016 27.41%

* The College and University Professional Association (CUPA) gathers salary data from more than 1,300 institutions to reflect salary and benefit data.

Measure 2: Percent of Staff Salaries at or above National Comparison.*

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Year
Fall 2012 24.16%
Fall 2013 28.67%
Fall 2014 28.13%
Fall 2015 27.63%
Fall 2016 27.24%

* The National Comparison is updated annually by the Bureau of Labor Statistics through the Employment Cost Index (ECI).

Faculty and Staff New Hires

Faculty Scholarship

Measure 1: Number of Publications and Creative Activities

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Year
Calendar Year 2012 414
Calendar Year 2013 444
Calendar Year 2014 477
Calendar Year 2015 402
Calendar Year 2016 354

Measure 2: Faculty Scholarship by Type of Publication and/or Creative Activity

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Calendar Year 2012 Calendar Year 2013 Calendar Year 2014 Calendar Year 2015 Calendar Year 2016
Book 35 34 29 26 21
Book Chapter 58 84 71 52 42
Journal Article 296 284 326 284 261
Exhibition 11 25 20 15 13
Performance 14 17 31 25 17