Authors: Adam Pritchard, Jingyun Li, Jasper McChesney, Jacqueline Bichsel
Source: College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)
CUPA-HR recently released its annual report on administrators in higher education. The study highlights key data on a variety of individual characteristics including gender, race and ethnicity, faculty status, and salary from 1,174 institutions for 50,880 administrators.
Findings from this year’s report include:
- Women represented 51 percent of all administrators but only 20 percent of the top five highest-paying dean positions. Nearly half (47 percent) of the five lowest-paying dean positions were held by women.
- People of color represented 16 percent of all administrators, up slightly from 15 percent last year.
- Only 5 percent of all deans of medicine, the highest-paying dean position, were people of color.