Faculty in Institutions of Higher Education: 1970 to 2005

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The dataset includes the estimated total number of faculty at higher education institutions from 1970 to 2005.


The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 290):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 34 rows and 11 columns.

In thousands (474 represents 474,000), except percent. As of fall. Based on complete census taken every other year; see source


  1. Estimated on the basis of enrollment.
  2. Data beginning 1987 not comparable to prior years
  3. In this table, data beginning in 1997 reflect the new classification of institutions.
    See footnote 1, Table 271.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.