Both student enrollment and the number of faculty dropped between 2010 and 2014 at most schools in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, which includes the state’s four regional universities and 12 community colleges. Student enrollment dropped faster, though, creating an environment in which there are fewer students per faculty member.
The number of faculty actually grew between 2010 and 2013, but then either leveled off or dropped at most schools.
The only schools at which student enrollment grew from 2010 to 2014 were Gateway, Naugatuck and Three Rivers community colleges.
The number of full-time faculty has gone down or stayed the same since 2010, except at Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, and Housatonic community colleges. Meanwhile, part-time teachers increased everywhere except at Naugutuck Valley, Norwalk and Quinebaug Valley in that same timeframe.