Comparison of Fall Faculty by Tier 1997 - 2007.  See table below for additional information.

Comparison of Fall Faculty by Tier 1997 to 2007
Tier 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007
Total Research
   3,414    3,557    3,716    3,819    4,026      4,430
Total Regional
   2,682    2,566    2,517    2,729    2,940      3,084
Total Community
   2,984    2,858    2,897    3,113    3,487      3,635
Total Faculty (Inst/Rsch/PSvc)
   9,080    8,981    9,130    9,661  10,453     11,149
SOURCE:  IPEDS Fall Staff Survey