Report: Iowa State Nation's Only School Increasing Full-Time Faculty

The Campanile at Iowa State University. (image via ISU's Web site)

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By Richard Pratt

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A report says Iowa State University is the only school in the country over the past decade to hire more full-time faculty while reducing staffing in other areas.

The Delta Cost Project at the American Institutes for Research says ISU in Ames boosted its full-time faculty per 1,000 students by 41 percent between 2004 and 2012. They decreased part-time faculty and all non-teaching jobs.

The research shows other schools around the country have hired more part-time faculty and graduate students to teach. They've also hired more people for administrative jobs.

ISU President Steven Leath told The Des Moines Register that the school is focusing on supporting students and faculty.

The Delta Cost Project is a nonprofit group that studies college affordability. Its report is based on federal education data.

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