Placement By the Numbers (Current as of 7/24/15)

This post is a companion to the Placement page on the Philosophy Department main site. Here we summarize, in graphical form, the Philosophy Department's placement history.  In addition, we display Ph.D. completion rates, average times to Ph.D. completion, and profiles of entering and exiting students.  Note that students who entered the PhD program between 2000 and 2004 were part of the 'old program' and those who entered between 2005 and 2015 are part of the 'new program'; hence the separate graphs for each group.  Note also that some graphs are accompanied by supplementary notes and that the notes belong only to the graphs under which they appear.  So, for example, in the notes that appear directly below the 'AY 2000-2004 graph' under 'PH.D. FIRST PLACEMENT', 'those who pursued philosophy positions' refers only to students who started the program between 2000 and 2004.

 

Ph.D. First Placement

AY 2000-2004

AY 2005-2015

Notes: Of those who pursued philosophy positions, 41.67% were initially placed in tenure track positions, 45.83% were placed in full-time non-tenure track positions, and 12.5% were placed in part-time positions.

Notes: Of those who pursued philosophy positions, 60% were initially placed in tenure track positions, 26.67% were placed in full-time non-tenure track positions, and 6.67% were placed in part-time positions.

 

Ph.D. current placement

AY 2000-2004

AY 2005-2015

Notes: Of those who pursued philosophy positions, 83.33% are currently placed in a tenure track or tenured position, 4.17% are in a full-time non-tenure track position, and 8.33% are in a part-time position.

Notes: Of those who pursued philosophy positions, 73.33% are currently placed in a tenure track or tenured position, 13.33% are in a full time non-tenure track position, and 6.67% are in a part time position.

 

completion stats

Ph.D. Completion Rate

Notes: Completion rate = (# of Ph.D. earners) / (# of students who have exited the program).  The completion rate for the new program is artificially low since it includes students who left the program early but not those who have not had sufficient time to complete the degree.

Average Time to Ph.D. (years)

Notes: The average time to Ph.D. in the new program will increase as students currently still in the program complete their degrees in future years.

 

profile of entering students

AY 2000-2004

AY 2005-2015

 

profile of exiting students

AY 2000-2004

AY 2005-2015

Notes: 8 of the 10 students who left the program without earning a Ph.D. received a terminal M.A.

Notes: 13 of the 16 students who left the program without earning a Ph.D. received a terminal M.A.