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  Fall 2007 Fall 2009 Fall 2011 Fall 2013 Fall 2015 Change from Fall 07 to Fall 15
Number of Tenured Faculty by Rank
# %
Professor
Total
172592 177353 182334 183832 185469 12877 7.5
Tenured
149092 152294 154631 154453 155734 6642 4.5
On tenure track
3609 3603 3264 3243 3083 -526 -14.6
Non-tenure track
19891 21456 24439 26136 26652 6761 34.0
Associate
Total
142285 147803 154924 156040 159377 17092 12.0
Tenured
101180 105447 110418 112831 113816 12636 12.5
On tenure track
16165 15676 14485 14413 13589 -2576 -15.9
Non-tenure track
24940 26680 30021 28796 31972 7032 28.2
Assistant
Total
165633 169545 172727 166726 174693 9060 5.5
Tenured
12847 12181 11800 10979 10005 -2842 -22.1
On tenure track
96400 99277 95215 93132 95256 -1144 -1.2
Non-tenure track
56386 58087 65712 62615 69432 13046 23.1
Instructor
Total
84859 85280 105895 98914 100343 15484 18.2
Tenured
18203 18629 19034 19097 19335 1132 6.2
On tenure track
13427 12225 10709 10008 10825 -2602 -19.4
Non-tenure track
53229 54426 76152 69809 70183 16954 31.9
Lecturer
Total
30903 33428 34267 36667 41102 10199 33.0
Tenured
428 585 439 595 726 298 69.6
On tenure track
582 605 732 587 541 -41 -7.0
Non-tenure track
29893 32238 33096 35485 39835 9942 33.3
Other faculty
Total
55985 59449 65204 49838 50352 -5633 -10.1
Tenured
9863 10307 10032 8231 7679 -2184 -22.1
On tenure track
3021 2999 2607 2745 2679 -342 -11.3
Non-tenure track
43101 46143 52565 38862 39994 -3107 -7.2
Total
Total
652257 672858 715351 692017 711336 59079 9.1
Tenured
291613 299443 306354 306186 307295 15682 5.4
On tenure track
133204 134385 127012 124128 125973 -7231 -5.4
Non-tenure track
227440 239030 281985 261703 278068 50628 22.3

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  Fall 2007 Fall 2009 Fall 2011 Fall 2013 Fall 2015 Change in % from Fall 07 to Fall 15
Percent Distribution of Tenured Faculty by Rank
Professor
Total
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.0
Tenured
86.4 85.9 84.8 84.0 84.0 -2.4
On tenure track
2.1 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.7 -0.4
Non-tenure track
11.5 12.1 13.4 14.2 14.4 2.8
Associate
Total
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.0
Tenured
71.1 71.3 71.3 72.3 71.4 0.3
On tenure track
11.4 10.6 9.3 9.2 8.5 -2.8
Non-tenure track
17.5 18.1 19.4 18.5 20.1 2.5
Assistant
Total
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.0
Tenured
7.8 7.2 6.8 6.6 5.7 -2.0
On tenure track
58.2 58.6 55.1 55.9 54.5 -3.7
Non-tenure track
34.0 34.3 38.0 37.6 39.7 5.7
Instructor
Total
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.0
Tenured
21.5 21.8 18.0 19.3 19.3 -2.2
On tenure track
15.8 14.3 10.1 10.1 10.8 -5.0
Non-tenure track
62.7 63.8 71.9 70.6 69.9 7.2
Lecturer
Total
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.0
Tenured
1.4 1.8 1.3 1.6 1.8 0.4
On tenure track
1.9 1.8 2.1 1.6 1.3 -0.6
Non-tenure track
96.7 96.4 96.6 96.8 96.9 0.2
Other faculty
Total
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.0
Tenured
17.6 17.3 15.4 16.5 15.3 -2.4
On tenure track
5.4 5.0 4.0 5.5 5.3 -0.1
Non-tenure track
77.0 77.6 80.6 78.0 79.4 2.4
Total
Total
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.0
Tenured
44.7 44.5 42.8 44.2 43.2 -1.5
On tenure track
20.4 20.0 17.8 17.9 17.7 -2.7
Non-tenure track
34.9 35.5 39.4 37.8 39.1 4.2