In the last post, I listed some numbers describing the rapid and unbalanced growth at Florida International University. I follow that up here with some numbers for just FIU’s Department of Biological Sciences.
Over the last 5 years:
- The number of biology majors at FIU has increased from 1821 to 4219. This is an increase of 132%.
- The number of FTEs (full time equivalents) has increased from 978 to 1422. This is an increase of 45%
- The number of biology faculty has increased from 48 to 51. This is an increase of just 6%!!
The one positive thing in the numbers is our diversity. 84% of biology majors at FIU are minorities and 66% of FIU biology majors are women.