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WHERE THE TEACHERS ARE

BUSINESS MODEL

Universities that formed the most startups between 1996-2000:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 90
University of California System 82
Stanford University 65
California Institute of Technology 51
Washington Research Foundation, University of Washington 42
University of Utah 35
University of Minnesota 32
University of Georgia 30
University of Michigan 29
Johns Hopkins University 27

 

FACULTY FEMMES

Percentage of full-time faculty who are women:

Engineering & natural sciences
23.8%
Fine arts & humanities
41.5%
Business
35.7%
Education
58.6%
Social sciences
32.5%
Health sciences
66.8%
Other
29.0%

Prism—Basic data: National Center for Education Statistics, National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty, 1999

 

WHERE THE TEACHERS ARE

Percentage distribution of faculty members according to major field of teaching:

1 Humanities 18.2
2 Natural sciences 18.1
3 Other 14.6
4 Social sciences 10.6
5 Health sciences 9.6
6 Fine arts 8.7
7 Business 8.2
8 Education 7.5
9 Engineering 3.4
10 Agriculture and home economics 1.1

Prism—Basic data: National Center for Education Statistics, National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty, 1999

 

SHIFTING IT JOBS

Small non-IT companies are still the best source of jobs for IT workers, but demand is growing at large non-IT firms. Here's the breakdown of the IT workforce:

  2000 2002
Non-IT companies    
Small 67% 42%
Medium 2% 4%
Large 4% 26%
IT companies    
Small 23% 21%
Medium 2% 1%
Large 2% 6%

Prism—Basic data: Information Technology Association, Red Herring

 
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