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  Fall 2007 Fall 2009 Fall 2011 Fall 2013 Fall 2015 Change from Fall 07 to Fall 15
Number of Instructional Staff
# %
Full-time tenure/on track Faculty
429668 437778 436798 431869 433268 3600 0.8
Full-time non-tenure track Faculty
234309 245679 290987 265726 278068 43759 18.7
Part-time/Adjunct Faculty
581185 623564 768237 775618 767804 186619 32.1
Graduate Assistants
329523 343014 356966 360719 370818 41295 12.5
Total
1574685 1650035 1852988 1833932 1849958 275273 17.5


  Fall 2007 Fall 2009 Fall 2011 Fall 2013 Fall 2015 Change in % from Fall 07 to Fall 15
Percent Distribution of Instructional Staff
Full-time tenure/on track Faculty
28.0 27.3 36.3 36.6 35.8 27.9
Full-time non-tenure track Faculty
14.5 14.9 25.6 25.0 25.2 73.8
Part-time/Adjunct Faculty
36.5 36.9 55.6 70.9 71.0 94.5
Graduate Assistants
21.0 20.9 20.7 20.0 19.6 -6.7