This graph displays the ratio of the median number of students (FTE) enrolled per executive/administrator/manager, by school type, since 2004. Only schools with enrollments of 500 or more were considered in the calculation. The downward trend exhibited in the graph is indicative of:
a) lower enrollments
b) a greater number of senior administrators, or
c) a combination of the two.
For public 4-year schools, the median enrollment increased by average of 1.6% between 2004 and 2007, while the median number of senior administrators grew by an average of 1.8% annually over the same time period. For private not-for-profit schools, the median enrollment shrank by an average of 6% per year, while the median number of senior administrators grew by 3.4% annually over the time period. For the private for-profit schools, the median enrollment decreased by an average of 2.6% per year, while the number of senior administrators increased by 7% annually, since 2004.
Source of data: IPEDS
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