Sunday, March 16, 2014
Last week, I noted Hofstra's sharp decline in student/faculty ratio over the past year. It's student/faculty ratio went from 15 to 1 to18.19 to 1 in just one year, a 20% decline. This is especially surprising since Hofstra's enrollment has been declining, which should cause improvement in its student/faculty ratio. Although the post received several comments, none satisfactorily explained the decline.
I did receive additional information from a correspondent. Hofstra's ratios reported to the ABA over the 8-year period from 2006 (which would have covered the ratio for academic year 2005-06) to 2013 (covering AY2012-13) were 18.5; 17.9; 18.7; 15.6; 15.2; 15.4; 15.1; 18.19. As you can see, Hofstra's student/faculty ratio was relatively steady for four years, then it declined to 18.19 to 1 in one year.
If anyone can explain this, please comment below.