ERIC Number: ED361027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Salary Comparisons: National, SREB, and State Averages. Faculty/Staff Research Project.
North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.
In spite of recommendations of the Commission on the Future of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), faculty salary increases in the NCCCS have not moved the system to the median level of community colleges in the southeast or nationally. To examine this situation, a study was conducted comparing NCCCS faculty salaries with salaries of faculty at public four-year institutions nationally and with University of North Carolina (UNC) constituent institutions. In addition, the study compared 1990-91 NCCCS salaries with other public community colleges in the south and nationally, and with salaries of public school teachers. Data were collected primarily from the state's Department of Community Colleges, and from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Study findings included the following: (1) average faculty salaries in the UNC system were competitive with faculty salaries at other public universities regionally and nationally; (2) NCCCS average faculty salaries ($25,690) were significantly lower than salaries at other community colleges regionally ($31,511) and nationally ($36,600); (3) in comparisons with average faculty salaries in other state community college systems, North Carolina ranked 47th out of 49 systems; (4) the NCCCS had the lowest faculty salaries of the 15 southern states, with salaries $5,821 below the regional average; and (5) for 1990-91, average faculty salaries in the NCCCS were considerably lower than those of North Carolina's public school teachers ($29,276). Data tables and 8 references are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.