Southern College of Optometry: Faculty & Salaries

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Quality of education at any specific college strongly depends on people who teach there.

In this report for Southern College of Optometry we provide you with information about faculty structure, salaries, and class sizes, as well as comparisons to competing and nearby colleges.

Faculty Compensation and Workload

As a rule, well-compensated instructors are better motivated and have more opportunities to concentrate on teaching; therefore, we consider faculty compensation to be an important factor for evaluating education quality.

Faculty monthly salaries at Southern College of Optometry vary approximately from $6,000 to $12,000. The average full-time faculty salary at this college is approximately $112,000 a year, which is 21% higher than Tennessee average faculty compensation.

Women faculty members at this school are paid $8,659 a month on average; which is lower than average men faculty salaries - $10,217 a month.

Faculty Rank
School Average
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Associate professor

Assistant professor


Annual Faculty Wages
Students to Faculty Ratios

Southern College of Optometry Faculty Compensation and Workload Chart
Students to
Faculty Ratio
20 : 1
Southern College of Optometry has a reasonably decent, 20:1 students-to-faculty ratio.

Low ratios usually imply smaller class size, more attention to students, better quality of education, and higher satisfaction both for students and instructors. High ratios are usually a sign of the opposite.

Use the charts above to compare faculty compensation and workload at Southern College of Optometry versus nearby colleges.

Faculty Ranking and Demographics

The full-time faculty at Southern College of Optometry consists of 11 professors, 19 associate professors, 14 assistant professors, and 10 instructors - 23 men and 31 women:
Southern College of Optometry Faculty Demographics Chart

Please note that faculty rank (e.g. associate professor, lecturer, instructor) is usually assigned by the college itself.

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