Kentucky State University ranks number one in teacher quality

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) Officials say Kentucky State University ranks number one among colleges in the Commonwealth and historically black land-grant (agricultural) universities in the nation providing tenured and tenure-track level teaching to students, according to a recent statistical profile compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

KSU announced that the new data report titled, “Where Are Students Most and Least Likely to Be Taught by Tenured and Tenure-Track Professors?” confirms Kentucky State University’s commitment to attracting, training and retaining full-time faculty for tenured and tenure-track positions who provide high-quality instruction rather than using adjuncts or teaching assistants.

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Kentucky State University employs a tenured or promotional-track faculty member for every 17.7 students on campus, according to 2016 data collected from the U.S. Department of Education, according to KSU.

As a result, Kentucky State University ranks 17th overall in the nation among 537 qualifying public institutions, first among Kentucky colleges, and first among historically black, 1890 land-grant colleges.

The numbers recognize the Institutional focus on “advancing the Commonwealth of Kentucky, enhancing society, and impacting individuals by providing quality teaching with a foundation in liberal studies, scholarly research, and public service to enable productive lives within the diverse global economy,” as articulated in the mission statement.



This data reinforces the importance of the Kentucky State University instructional model.

Eligible Public Institutions in the Commonwealth

  1. Kentucky State University
  2. Murray State University
  3. Eastern Kentucky University
  4. Western Kentucky University
  5. Morehead State University
  6. Northern Kentucky University

Eligible Public 1890 Land-grant HBCUs

  1. Kentucky State University
  2. University of the District of Columbia
  3. Central State University
  4. Virginia State University
  5. Delaware State University
  6. Florida A&M University
  7. University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  8. Tennessee State University
  9. South Carolina State University
  10. North Carolina A&T State University
  11. West Virginia State University
  12. University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  13. Alabama A&M University
  14. Langston University
  15. Fort Valley State University
  16. Prairie View A&M University