Student-faculty ratio

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Student-Faculty Ratio Graph

Western’s student-faculty ratio has increased from just over 16:1 in 1991 to just under 21:1 last year. Western isn’t unique in this trend in Ontario and in fact maintains a better ratio than its counterparts.

The University of Toronto, for example, has an undergraduate student-faculty ratio of 35:1.

To combat Western’s increasing ratio, the school has capped undergraduate enrolment at 4,350 students per year.

Using money from the Ontario government’s Reaching Higher plan for post-secondary education, the school has allocated additional funds to hire more faculty.

Since May 2005, Western has increased faculty by 64 people and 70 vacant faculty member positions remain available.

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