Report on the APA 2013 Graduate Guide: Attrition and Placement from PhD Programs

Philosophy News's analysis and report on the data contained in The American Philosophical Association's (APA) 2013 Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy. We report on findings such as how many students graduated from or left programs, the average attrition and completion percentages for schools, and the distribution of men and women in tenure track positions.

The American Philosophical Association (APA) puts out an annual Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy.  The following statistics come completely from aggregating and compiling the data found in the 2013 guide.

Note: All data are self-reported by the departments in question and cannot be guaranteed accurate.  Furthermore, this is not a random or necessarily representative sample of philosophy programs as it contains information from only those schools that completed the 2013 Graduate Guide survey.

Summary of Findings:

  • Counts (2008-2013)
    • A total of 1544 students graduated from/left these programs from 2008-2013.
    • This total is comprised of 71% men, 26% women, and 3% other.
    • The average school had about 19 students entering the marketplace; about 4 left without receiving a degree.
    • The University of Arizona had most number of students passing through the program during this period, at 72 students.
  • Attrition and Completion (2008-2013)
    • The average attrition percentage for a school is 17%; the average completion percentage is 83%.
    • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had the highest attrition rate at 55%
    • Across all schools, men and women both have an average attrition rate of 17%; men and women both have an average completion rate of 83%. 
    • The average in school difference in attrition is 3% higher for women.
  • Placement (2008-2013)
    • The average school has 44% Non Tenure Track placements, 43% Tenure Track placements, 9% Unplaced placements, and 4% Unknown placements.
    • The highest percentage of known Tenure Track placements belongs to the University of California-San Diego at 79%.
    • Across all schools, 48% of men are in Non Tenure Track  placements while 38% of women are in Non Tenure Track placements.
    • Across all schools, 40% of men are placed into Tenure Track positions and 53% of women are placed into Tenure Track positions.
    • Across all schools, 10% of men are Unplaced and 7% of women are Unplaced.

Placement (All) from PhD Programs from 2008-2013:

Schools reported counts of students from 2008-2013 for each of the following categories: those that entered the marketplace after receiving a degree, those that left the program without a degree, those that were placed in a non-tenure track position, those that were placed in a tenure-track position, and those that were not placed.

My take on this data is that it is structured in the following way:

  • All students that passed through the program
    • Those that entered the marketplace after receiving a degree.
      • Those that were placed in a non-tenure track position
      • Those that were placed in a tenure-track position
      • Those that were not placed
    • Those that left the program without a degree

For example, Boston University has this data:

  • 34 students passed through the program
    • 31 entered the marketplace
      • 17 placed in non-tenure track positions
      • 14 placed in tenure-track positions
      • 0 were not placed
    • 3 left without receiving a degree

There may a missing category of students that received a degree but did NOT enter the marketplace (i.e., did not seek academic employment).  However, this data is not reported, so I will assume for the following calculations that all students that left the program either received a degree and entered the marketplace or did not receive a degree.

Based on this structure, we can calculate the following:

  • Number of students in the program – total from 2008-2013 and average per year
  • Attrition ratio = those that left the program without a degree / All students that passed through the program
  • Completion ratio = Those that entered the marketplace after receiving a degree /  All students that passed through the program
  • Ratio of Non-TT placements = Those that were placed in a non-tenure track position / Those that entered the marketplace after receiving a degree.
  • Ratio of TT placements = Those that were placed in a tenure track position / Those that entered the marketplace after receiving a degree.
  • Ratio of unplaced students = Those that were not placed / Those that entered the marketplace after receiving a degree.

The lists below contain there calculations. 

Note: this data may not be complete, and several schools did not report any data (e.g., Arizona State University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Toronto).

Number of students in the program (All) – total from 2008-2013 and average per year

  • There were 1284 students that entered the marketplace from these schools; 260 students left their programs without a degree; thus, there was a total of 1544 students graduating from/leaving these programs from 2008-2013.  This is an average of 257 graduating/leaving per year.
  • The average school had about 19 students entering the marketplace; about 4 left without receiving a degree; thus, the average school had about 23 students graduate/leave the program from 2008-2013.  This is an average of about 4 per year.
  • By most number of students passing through the program during this period, we have (1) University of Arizona at 72, (1) University of Notre Dame at 72, and (3) Stony Brook University at 63.
  • By least number of students passing the program during this period, we have (1) Dalhousie University at 7, (2) Carnegie Mellon University at 8, and (3) University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Alberta,  and Texas A & M University all at 9.
Schools Entered the marketplace Left without receiving a degree Total students that passed through the program Average Per Year
Totals / Average of All Schools 1284.00 260.00 1544.00 257.33
University of Arizona 52.00 20.00 72.00 12.00
University of Notre Dame 54.00 18.00 72.00 12.00
Stony Brook University 63.00 0.00 63.00 10.50
University of South Florida-Main Campus 27.00 18.00 45.00 7.50
University of Wisconsin-Madison 37.00 8.00 45.00 7.50
Princeton University 40.00 4.00 44.00 7.33
Purdue University-West Lafayette 33.00 9.00 42.00 7.00
University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy) 29.00 11.00 40.00 6.67
Stanford University 32.00 6.00 38.00 6.33
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 17.00 21.00 38.00 6.33
Vanderbilt University 34.00 3.00 37.00 6.17
Boston University 31.00 3.00 34.00 5.67
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 34.00 0.00 34.00 5.67
University of California-Riverside 26.00 7.00 33.00 5.50
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 32.00 0.00 32.00 5.33
University of Southern California 17.00 15.00 32.00 5.33
Cornell University 28.00 3.00 31.00 5.17
Syracuse University 23.00 7.00 30.00 5.00
University of Texas at Austin 25.00 5.00 30.00 5.00
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 20.00 9.00 29.00 4.83
Indiana University-Bloomington 27.00 1.00 28.00 4.67
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 28.00 0.00 28.00 4.67
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 23.00 4.00 27.00 4.50
William Marsh Rice University 14.00 13.00 27.00 4.50
Catholic University of America 23.00 2.00 25.00 4.17
Emory University 25.00 0.00 25.00 4.17
University of California, Berkeley 25.00 0.00 25.00 4.17
Average School 19.45 3.93 23.39 3.90
Johns Hopkins University 18.00 5.00 23.00 3.83
University of Tennessee-Knoxville 15.00 8.00 23.00 3.83
University of Hawaii at Manoa 20.00 2.00 22.00 3.67
Duquesne University 21.00 0.00 21.00 3.50
McMaster University 21.00 0.00 21.00 3.50
University of California-Santa Barbara 16.00 5.00 21.00 3.50
University of Utah 14.00 6.00 20.00 3.33
University of Virginia-Main Campus 20.00 0.00 20.00 3.33
New York University 19.00 0.00 19.00 3.17
University of California-San Diego 19.00 0.00 19.00 3.17
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 11.00 8.00 19.00 3.17
Washington University in St. Louis 16.00 3.00 19.00 3.17
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 12.00 5.00 17.00 2.83
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 16.00 0.00 16.00 2.67
DePaul University 12.00 4.00 16.00 2.67
Duke University 12.00 3.00 15.00 2.50
Michigan State University 13.00 2.00 15.00 2.50
University of California-Davis 11.00 4.00 15.00 2.50
University of Georgia 14.00 0.00 14.00 2.33
University of Illinois at Chicago 14.00 0.00 14.00 2.33
University of Miami 11.00 3.00 14.00 2.33
University of Rochester 14.00 0.00 14.00 2.33
SUNY at Binghamton 13.00 0.00 13.00 2.17
Temple University 12.00 0.00 12.00 2.00
The Ohio State University-Main Campus 12.00 0.00 12.00 2.00
CUNY Graduate School and University Center 11.00 0.00 11.00 1.83
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 7.00 4.00 11.00 1.83
University of Dallas 11.00 0.00 11.00 1.83
Indiana University (HPS) 10.00 0.00 10.00 1.67
University of Pittsburgh (HPS) 9.00 1.00 10.00 1.67
Texas A & M University 6.00 3.00 9.00 1.50
University of Alberta 7.00 2.00 9.00 1.50
University of California-Santa Cruz 5.00 4.00 9.00 1.50
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 9.00 0.00 9.00 1.50
Carnegie Mellon University 8.00 0.00 8.00 1.33
Dalhousie University 6.00 1.00 7.00 1.17
Arizona State University 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Loyola University Chicago 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Toronto 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

 

Attrition and Completion Ratios (All) 2008-2013

  • The average attrition percentage is 17%; the average completion percentage is 83%.
  • The schools with the highest attrition percentages are (1) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at 55%, (2) William Marsh Rice University at 48%, and (3) University of Southern California at 47%.
  • Many schools report having a 100% completion percentage.  Here they are in alphabetical order: Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, Carnegie Mellon University, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, Duquesne University, Emory University, Indiana University (HPS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, McMaster University, New York University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Stony Brook University, SUNY at Binghamton, Temple University, The Ohio State University-Main Campus, University of California, Berkeley, University of California-San Diego, University of Dallas, University of Georgia, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Rochester, University of Virginia-Main Campus.
Schools Attrition Completion
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 0.55 0.45
William Marsh Rice University 0.48 0.52
University of Southern California 0.47 0.53
University of California-Santa Cruz 0.44 0.56
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 0.42 0.58
University of South Florida-Main Campus 0.40 0.60
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 0.36 0.64
University of Tennessee-Knoxville 0.35 0.65
Texas A & M University 0.33 0.67
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 0.31 0.69
University of Utah 0.30 0.70
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 0.29 0.71
University of Arizona 0.28 0.72
University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy) 0.28 0.73
University of California-Davis 0.27 0.73
DePaul University 0.25 0.75
University of Notre Dame 0.25 0.75
University of California-Santa Barbara 0.24 0.76
Syracuse University 0.23 0.77
University of Alberta 0.22 0.78
Johns Hopkins University 0.22 0.78
Purdue University-West Lafayette 0.21 0.79
University of Miami 0.21 0.79
University of California-Riverside 0.21 0.79
Duke University 0.20 0.80
University of Wisconsin-Madison 0.18 0.82
Average School 0.17 0.83
University of Texas at Austin 0.17 0.83
Stanford University 0.16 0.84
Washington University in St. Louis 0.16 0.84
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 0.15 0.85
Dalhousie University 0.14 0.86
Michigan State University 0.13 0.87
University of Pittsburgh (HPS) 0.10 0.90
Cornell University 0.10 0.90
Princeton University 0.09 0.91
University of Hawaii at Manoa 0.09 0.91
Boston University 0.09 0.91
Vanderbilt University 0.08 0.92
Catholic University of America 0.08 0.92
Indiana University-Bloomington 0.04 0.96
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 0.00 1.00
Carnegie Mellon University 0.00 1.00
CUNY Graduate School and University Center 0.00 1.00
Duquesne University 0.00 1.00
Emory University 0.00 1.00
Indiana University (HPS) 0.00 1.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 0.00 1.00
McMaster University 0.00 1.00
New York University 0.00 1.00
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 0.00 1.00
Stony Brook University 0.00 1.00
SUNY at Binghamton 0.00 1.00
Temple University 0.00 1.00
The Ohio State University-Main Campus 0.00 1.00
University of California, Berkeley 0.00 1.00
University of California-San Diego 0.00 1.00
University of Dallas 0.00 1.00
University of Georgia 0.00 1.00
University of Illinois at Chicago 0.00 1.00
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 0.00 1.00
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0.00 1.00
University of Rochester 0.00 1.00
University of Virginia-Main Campus 0.00 1.00

Placements (All) 2008-2013

If my assumption about the structure of the data was correct, then the number of non-TT placements + number of TT placements + number of unplaced students should = number of students that entered the marketplace.  However, this is not always the case.  For example, Vanderbilt reports 34 students having entered the marketplace.  9 students were placed in non-TT positions, 8 in TT positions, and 0 in unplaced positions.  This is only 17, half of the students that entered the marketplace.  Where are the other students? 

Some schools even have more students than those reported as entering the marketplace.  For example, University of Texas at Austin has 25 students that entered the marketplace.  However, 13 students were placed in Non-TT positions, 19 were placed in TT positions, and 0 were not placed.  That is 32 students.  Why are there most students placement positions than those that entered the marketplace?

Either the data is incomplete, in error, or I have misunderstood the structure of the data.  Assuming the data is incomplete or in error, there are two alternatives of analysis I see:

  1. Calculate each ratio using the sum of the numbers reported, not the number of students entering the marketplace.
  2. Add an “Unknown” column to make up the discrepancy between the number of students entering the marketplace and the sum of the numbers in each placement category.

I think option 1 would unfairly punish schools that have reported all of their data (41/64) and reward schools that are missing data or have data error (23/64) (since the missing data likely involves students that have not placed or are counted twice).  As such, I will follow option 2 and show the ratio of “Unknown” students needed to bring the sum of all placement ratios equal to 1.  Then you can be the judge of what is going on.

  • The average schools has 44% non-TT placements, 43% TT placements, 9% Unplaced placements, and 4% Unknown placements.
  • Non-TT Placements
    • Highest percentage of known non-TT placements: (1) University of Miami at 82%, (2) Carnegie Mellon University at 75%, and (3) University of Virginia-Main Campus at 70%.
    • Lowest percentage of known non-TT placements: (1) University of California, Berkeley at 8%, (2) University of Hawaii at Manoa at 10%, and (3) Duke University at 17%.
  • TT Placements
    • Highest percentage of known TT placements: (1) University of California-San Diego at 79%, (2) University of Pittsburgh (HPS) at 78%, and (3) University of California, Berkeley and University of Texas at Austin at 76%.
    • Lowest percentage of known TT placements: (1) University of Rochester at 14%, (1) University of Georgia at 14%, and (3) University of Miami at 18%.
  • Unplaced Placements
    • Highest percentage of known Unplaced placements: (1) University of Rochester at 50%, (2) Indiana University (HPS) at 30%, and (3) University of Georgia at 29%.
    • Many schools report 0% Unplaced placements: Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, Dalhousie University, DePaul University, Duke University, New York University, Temple University, Texas A & M University, University of Alberta, University of California-San Diego, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, University of Miami, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor ,University of Pittsburgh (HPS), University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Texas at Austin, University of Utah, University of Virginia-Main Campus, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Vanderbilt University
  • Unknown
    • Highest percentage of under-reported Unknown placements: (1) Stony Brook University at 100%, (2) Vanderbilt University at 50%, and (3) McMaster University at 38%.
    • Highest percentage of over-reported Unknown placements: (1) University of Texas at Austin at -28%, (2) Southern Illinois University Carbondale at -15%, and (3) Purdue University-West Lafayette at -9%.
    • Many schools (41) do not have any Unknown placements: Boston University, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, Carnegie Mellon University, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, Dalhousie University, DePaul University, Duquesne University, Emory University, Indiana University (HPS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, New York University, Princeton University, SUNY at Binghamton, Syracuse University, Texas A & M University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California-Davis, University of California-Riverside, University of California-San Diego, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, University of Dallas, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Miami, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, University of Pittsburgh (HPS), University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy), University of Rochester, University of South Florida-Main Campus, University of Utah, University of Virginia-Main Campus, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Washington University in St. Louis, William Marsh Rice University.

Here is the full list, sorted by RatioTT:

Schools RatioNonTT RatioTT RatioUnplaced RatioUnknown
University of California-San Diego 0.21 0.79 0.00 0.00
University of Pittsburgh (HPS) 0.22 0.78 0.00 0.00
University of California, Berkeley 0.08 0.76 0.16 0.00
University of Texas at Austin 0.52 0.76 0.00 -0.28
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 0.25 0.71 0.04 0.00
University of Hawaii at Manoa 0.10 0.70 0.20 0.00
Dalhousie University 0.33 0.67 0.00 0.00
DePaul University 0.33 0.67 0.00 0.00
CUNY Graduate School and University Center 0.36 0.64 0.00 0.00
Duke University 0.17 0.58 0.00 0.25
New York University 0.42 0.58 0.00 0.00
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 0.43 0.57 0.00 0.00
Johns Hopkins University 0.28 0.56 0.11 0.06
Emory University 0.36 0.52 0.12 0.00
University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy) 0.45 0.52 0.03 0.00
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.00
University of Wisconsin-Madison 0.30 0.49 0.03 0.19
University of Notre Dame 0.43 0.48 0.09 0.00
University of South Florida-Main Campus 0.48 0.48 0.04 0.00
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 0.26 0.48 0.17 0.09
Duquesne University 0.38 0.48 0.14 0.00
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 0.53 0.47 0.00 0.00
Stanford University 0.47 0.47 0.03 0.03
SUNY at Binghamton 0.31 0.46 0.23 0.00
Purdue University-West Lafayette 0.52 0.45 0.12 -0.09
Boston University 0.55 0.45 0.00 0.00
University of Illinois at Chicago 0.43 0.43 0.14 0.00
Average School 0.44 0.43 0.09 0.04
University of California-Riverside 0.42 0.42 0.15 0.00
University of Southern California 0.47 0.41 0.18 -0.06
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 0.47 0.41 0.03 0.09
Cornell University 0.43 0.39 0.00 0.18
Princeton University 0.35 0.38 0.28 0.00
University of California-Santa Barbara 0.44 0.38 0.19 0.00
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 0.45 0.36 0.18 0.00
University of Utah 0.64 0.36 0.00 0.00
William Marsh Rice University 0.43 0.36 0.21 0.00
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 0.65 0.35 0.15 -0.15
Texas A & M University 0.67 0.33 0.00 0.00
The Ohio State University-Main Campus 0.42 0.33 0.17 0.08
University of Tennessee-Knoxville 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.33
Washington University in St. Louis 0.63 0.31 0.06 0.00
Michigan State University 0.54 0.31 0.15 0.00
Catholic University of America 0.35 0.30 0.09 0.26
Syracuse University 0.57 0.30 0.13 0.00
University of Virginia-Main Campus 0.70 0.30 0.00 0.00
Indiana University-Bloomington 0.41 0.30 0.19 0.11
University of Alberta 0.57 0.29 0.00 0.14
University of California-Davis 0.64 0.27 0.09 0.00
University of Dallas 0.64 0.27 0.09 0.00
University of Arizona 0.27 0.27 0.15 0.31
Carnegie Mellon University 0.75 0.25 0.00 0.00
Temple University 0.67 0.25 0.00 0.08
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 0.65 0.24 0.12 0.00
Vanderbilt University 0.26 0.24 0.00 0.50
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0.67 0.22 0.11 0.00
Indiana University (HPS) 0.50 0.20 0.30 0.00
University of California-Santa Cruz 0.60 0.20 0.20 0.00
McMaster University 0.33 0.19 0.10 0.38
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 0.56 0.19 0.25 0.00
University of Miami 0.82 0.18 0.00 0.00
University of Georgia 0.64 0.14 0.29 -0.07
University of Rochester 0.36 0.14 0.50 0.00
Stony Brook University 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00

Placement (Gender) from PhD Programs from 2008-2013:

Does gender make a difference in any of these calculations?  Let’s perform these calculations again and see.

Number of students in the program (Gender) – total from 2008-2013

  • 1544 students are reported as having entered the marketplace or left without receiving a degree.
  • There are 1099 men, 401 women, and 44 other.  By percentage, that is 71% men, 26% women, and 3% other.
    • Note: some schools that reported in the “Other” category did not report in the men or women categories (lumping all students into “Other”), or reported fewer numbers in these other categories (lumping some students into “Other”).  Since these “Other” counts and percentages may not accurately reflect the true other counts and percentages, I will not do any rankings based on these counts.
  • The schools with the highest known percentages of men are (1) University of Georgia at 100%, (2) The Ohio State University-Main Campus at 92%, and (3) CUNY Graduate School and University Center at 91%. 
  • The schools with the highest known percentages of women are (1) Dalhousie University at 86%, (2) DePaul University at 63%, and (3) Temple University at 58%.  These are the only schools that have more than 50% women graduating from/leaving these programs from 2008-2013.

Below is the data for each school, ordered by percentage of men.

School Total Sum of Men Total Sum of Women Total Sum of Other Total Students Percent Men Percent Women Percent Other
University of Georgia 14.00 0.00 0.00 14.00 1.00 0.00 0.00
The Ohio State University-Main Campus 11.00 1.00 0.00 12.00 0.92 0.08 0.00
CUNY Graduate School and University Center 10.00 1.00 0.00 11.00 0.91 0.09 0.00
University of Dallas 10.00 1.00 0.00 11.00 0.91 0.09 0.00
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 26.00 3.00 0.00 29.00 0.90 0.10 0.00
New York University 17.00 2.00 0.00 19.00 0.89 0.11 0.00
University of Alberta 8.00 1.00 0.00 9.00 0.89 0.11 0.00
Carnegie Mellon University 7.00 1.00 0.00 8.00 0.88 0.13 0.00
University of South Florida-Main Campus 39.00 6.00 0.00 45.00 0.87 0.13 0.00
Duquesne University 18.00 3.00 0.00 21.00 0.86 0.14 0.00
University of California-Santa Barbara 18.00 3.00 0.00 21.00 0.86 0.14 0.00
University of Southern California 27.00 5.00 0.00 32.00 0.84 0.16 0.00
Purdue University-West Lafayette 35.00 7.00 0.00 42.00 0.83 0.17 0.00
Syracuse University 25.00 5.00 0.00 30.00 0.83 0.17 0.00
Indiana University-Bloomington 23.00 5.00 0.00 28.00 0.82 0.18 0.00
University of Arizona 59.00 13.00 0.00 72.00 0.82 0.18 0.00
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 9.00 2.00 0.00 11.00 0.82 0.18 0.00
Cornell University 25.00 6.00 0.00 31.00 0.81 0.19 0.00
Indiana University (HPS) 8.00 2.00 0.00 10.00 0.80 0.20 0.00
University of California, Berkeley 20.00 5.00 0.00 25.00 0.80 0.20 0.00
University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy) 32.00 8.00 0.00 40.00 0.80 0.20 0.00
University of Virginia-Main Campus 16.00 4.00 0.00 20.00 0.80 0.20 0.00
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 15.00 4.00 0.00 19.00 0.79 0.21 0.00
University of California-Riverside 26.00 7.00 0.00 33.00 0.79 0.21 0.00
University of Rochester 11.00 3.00 0.00 14.00 0.79 0.21 0.00
University of Tennessee-Knoxville 18.00 5.00 0.00 23.00 0.78 0.22 0.00
William Marsh Rice University 21.00 6.00 0.00 27.00 0.78 0.22 0.00
University of Texas at Austin 23.00 7.00 0.00 30.00 0.77 0.23 0.00
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 26.00 8.00 0.00 34.00 0.76 0.24 0.00
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 29.00 9.00 0.00 38.00 0.76 0.24 0.00
Johns Hopkins University 17.00 6.00 0.00 23.00 0.74 0.26 0.00
University of California-Davis 11.00 4.00 0.00 15.00 0.73 0.27 0.00
University of Wisconsin-Madison 33.00 12.00 0.00 45.00 0.73 0.27 0.00
University of Notre Dame 52.00 20.00 0.00 72.00 0.72 0.28 0.00
McMaster University 15.00 6.00 0.00 21.00 0.71 0.29 0.00
University of Miami 10.00 4.00 0.00 14.00 0.71 0.29 0.00
All Totals / Average School 1099.00 401.00 44.00 1544.00 0.71 0.26 0.03
Stanford University 27.00 11.00 0.00 38.00 0.71 0.29 0.00
University of Pittsburgh (HPS) 7.00 3.00 0.00 10.00 0.70 0.30 0.00
University of Utah 14.00 6.00 0.00 20.00 0.70 0.30 0.00
University of California-San Diego 13.00 6.00 0.00 19.00 0.68 0.32 0.00
Princeton University 30.00 14.00 0.00 44.00 0.68 0.32 0.00
University of Hawaii at Manoa 15.00 6.00 1.00 22.00 0.68 0.27 0.05
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 18.00 8.00 1.00 27.00 0.67 0.30 0.04
Texas A & M University 6.00 3.00 0.00 9.00 0.67 0.33 0.00
University of California-Santa Cruz 6.00 3.00 0.00 9.00 0.67 0.33 0.00
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 21.00 11.00 0.00 32.00 0.66 0.34 0.00
Boston University 22.00 12.00 0.00 34.00 0.65 0.35 0.00
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 11.00 6.00 0.00 17.00 0.65 0.35 0.00
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 10.00 6.00 0.00 16.00 0.63 0.38 0.00
SUNY at Binghamton 8.00 5.00 0.00 13.00 0.62 0.38 0.00
Stony Brook University 38.00 25.00 0.00 63.00 0.60 0.40 0.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 16.00 12.00 0.00 28.00 0.57 0.43 0.00
University of Illinois at Chicago 8.00 6.00 0.00 14.00 0.57 0.43 0.00
Emory University 14.00 11.00 0.00 25.00 0.56 0.44 0.00
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 5.00 4.00 0.00 9.00 0.56 0.44 0.00
Duke University 8.00 7.00 0.00 15.00 0.53 0.47 0.00
Michigan State University 8.00 7.00 0.00 15.00 0.53 0.47 0.00
Washington University in St. Louis 10.00 9.00 0.00 19.00 0.53 0.47 0.00
Temple University 5.00 7.00 0.00 12.00 0.42 0.58 0.00
DePaul University 6.00 10.00 0.00 16.00 0.38 0.63 0.00
Vanderbilt University 8.00 12.00 17.00 37.00 0.22 0.32 0.46
Dalhousie University 1.00 6.00 0.00 7.00 0.14 0.86 0.00
Catholic University of America 0.00 0.00 25.00 25.00 0.00 0.00 1.00

 

Attrition and Completion Ratios (All) 2008-2013

Does gender make a difference in attrition and completion? Not on average, but within different schools it may make a difference.

  • Across all schools, men and women both have an average attrition rate of 17%; men and women both have an average completion rate of 83%.  The Other category has an attrition rate of 7% and a completion rate of 93%.
  • Within schools, the attrition rate between men and women differs as much as 35% higher for men (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) and 88% higher for women (University of Alberta).  The average in school difference in attrition is 3% higher for women.  24 of 61 schools (39%) report no difference within the school.
  • The highest attrition rates for men belong to (1) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at 55%, (2) University of Southern California at 52%, and (3) University of California-Santa Cruz at 50%.
  • The highest attrition rates for women belong to (1) University of Alberta at 100%, (2) William Marsh Rice University at 67%, and (3) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at 56%.
  • Many schools report a 100% completion rate for men: Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, Carnegie Mellon University, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, Dalhousie University, Duquesne University, Emory University, Indiana University (HPS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, McMaster University, Michigan State University, New York University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Stony Brook University, SUNY at Binghamton, Temple University, The Ohio State University-Main Campus, University of California, Berkeley, University of California-San Diego, University of Dallas, University of Georgia, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Rochester, University of Virginia-Main Campus.
  • Many schools report a 100% completion rate for women: Boston University, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, Carnegie Mellon University, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, Duquesne University, Emory University, Indiana University (HPS), Indiana University-Bloomington, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, McMaster University, New York University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Stony Brook University, SUNY at Binghamton, Temple University, The Ohio State University-Main Campus, University of California, Berkeley, University of California-San Diego, University of Dallas, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Pittsburgh (HPS), University of Rochester, University of Virginia-Main Campus

Here is the full list of schools, ordered by Attrition for Men:

School Attrition Men Attrition Women Attrition Other Within School Attrition Difference Completion Men Completion Women Completion Other
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 0.55 0.56   0.00 0.45 0.44  
University of Southern California 0.52 0.20   0.32 0.48 0.80  
University of California-Santa Cruz 0.50 0.33   0.17 0.50 0.67  
William Marsh Rice University 0.43 0.67   -0.24 0.57 0.33  
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 0.40 0.50   -0.10 0.60 0.50  
University of South Florida-Main Campus 0.38 0.50   -0.12 0.62 0.50  
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 0.36 0.17   0.20 0.64 0.83  
University of Utah 0.36 0.17   0.19 0.64 0.83  
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 0.35 0.00   0.35 0.65 1.00  
DePaul University 0.33 0.20   0.13 0.67 0.80  
Texas A & M University 0.33 0.33   0.00 0.67 0.67  
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 0.33 0.50   -0.17 0.67 0.50  
University of Tennessee-Knoxville 0.33 0.40   -0.07 0.67 0.60  
University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy) 0.31 0.13   0.19 0.69 0.88  
University of California-Davis 0.27 0.25   0.02 0.73 0.75  
University of Arizona 0.27 0.31   -0.04 0.73 0.69  
Vanderbilt University 0.25 0.08 0.00 0.17 0.75 0.92 1.00
Duke University 0.25 0.14   0.11 0.75 0.86  
Johns Hopkins University 0.24 0.17   0.07 0.76 0.83  
University of Notre Dame 0.23 0.30   -0.07 0.77 0.70  
University of California-Santa Barbara 0.22 0.33   -0.11 0.78 0.67  
University of Wisconsin-Madison 0.21 0.08   0.13 0.79 0.92  
Purdue University-West Lafayette 0.20 0.29   -0.09 0.80 0.71  
Syracuse University 0.20 0.40   -0.20 0.80 0.60  
All Totals / Average School 0.17 0.17 0.07 0.01 0.83 0.83 0.93
University of California-Riverside 0.15 0.43   -0.27 0.85 0.57  
Stanford University 0.15 0.18   -0.03 0.85 0.82  
University of Pittsburgh (HPS) 0.14 0.00   0.14 0.86 1.00  
Boston University 0.14 0.00   0.14 0.86 1.00  
University of Texas at Austin 0.13 0.29   -0.16 0.87 0.71  
University of Alberta 0.13 1.00   -0.88 0.88 0.00  
University of Miami 0.10 0.50   -0.40 0.90 0.50  
Washington University in St. Louis 0.10 0.22   -0.12 0.90 0.78  
Cornell University 0.08 0.17   -0.09 0.92 0.83  
University of Hawaii at Manoa 0.07 0.17 0.00 -0.10 0.93 0.83 1.00
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 0.06 0.25 1.00 -0.19 0.94 0.75 0.00
Indiana University-Bloomington 0.04 0.00   0.04 0.96 1.00  
Princeton University 0.03 0.21   -0.18 0.97 0.79  
University of Georgia 0.00       1.00    
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
Carnegie Mellon University 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
CUNY Graduate School and University Center 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
Dalhousie University 0.00 0.17   -0.17 1.00 0.83  
Duquesne University 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
Emory University 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
Indiana University (HPS) 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
McMaster University 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
Michigan State University 0.00 0.29   -0.29 1.00 0.71  
New York University 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
Stony Brook University 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
SUNY at Binghamton 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
Temple University 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
The Ohio State University-Main Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
University of California, Berkeley 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
University of California-San Diego 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
University of Dallas 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
University of Illinois at Chicago 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
University of Rochester 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
University of Virginia-Main Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00 1.00 1.00  
Catholic University of America     0.08       0.92

 

Placements (Gender) 2008-2013

Does gender make a difference in terms of placement?  I will follow the same methodology as before, including an “Unknown” placement category to complete the ratios.

Non-TT Placement

  • Across all schools, 48% of men are in non-TT placements while 38% of women are in non-TT placements (Other is at 20%). Within schools, men are 6% more likely to be in non-TT placements than women are.  Thus, it seems that men are more likely to be in non-TT placements than women are.
  • The schools with the highest percentage of men in non-TT placements are (1) Dalhousie University at 100%, (1) Vanderbilt University at 100%, and (3) University of Miami at 89%.
  • Several schools have 100% of women in non-TT positions: Carnegie Mellon University, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, New York University, Texas A & M University, The Ohio State University-Main Campus, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, University of Dallas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • The largest difference between Men non-TT ratios and Women non-TT ratios (Men – Women) belong to (1) University of Washington-Seattle Campus at 86%, (2) Dalhousie University at 80%, and (3) Vanderbilt University at 73%.
  • The largest difference between Women non-TT ratios and Men non-TT ratios (Women – Men) belong to (1) CUNY Graduate School and University Center at 70%, (2) University of Cincinnati-Main Campus at 67%, and (3) New York University at 65%.

Here is the full list, sorted by Men non-TT Ratios:

School Men NonTT Ratio Women NonTT Ratio Other NonTT Ratio Difference Men and Women Ratios
Vanderbilt University 1.00 0.27 0.00 0.73
Dalhousie University 1.00 0.20   0.80
University of Miami 0.89 0.50   0.39
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 0.86 0.00   0.86
Temple University 0.80 0.57   0.23
University of Utah 0.78 0.40   0.38
University of Virginia-Main Campus 0.75 0.50   0.25
University of California-Davis 0.75 0.33   0.42
Carnegie Mellon University 0.71 1.00   -0.29
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 0.70 0.33   0.37
Washington University in St. Louis 0.67 0.57   0.10
University of California-Santa Cruz 0.67 0.50   0.17
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 0.65 0.67   -0.02
University of Georgia 0.64     0.64
University of Dallas 0.60 1.00   -0.40
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0.60 0.75   -0.15
Syracuse University 0.60 0.33   0.27
Boston University 0.58 0.50   0.08
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 0.57 0.27   0.30
Purdue University-West Lafayette 0.57 0.20   0.37
University of Alberta 0.57     0.57
University of Texas at Austin 0.55 0.40   0.15
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 0.54 1.00   -0.46
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 0.54 0.50   0.04
University of Southern California 0.54 0.25   0.29
Stanford University 0.52 0.33   0.19
Texas A & M University 0.50 1.00   -0.50
Michigan State University 0.50 0.60   -0.10
Indiana University (HPS) 0.50 0.50   0.00
University of South Florida-Main Campus 0.50 0.33   0.17
University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy) 0.50 0.29   0.21
SUNY at Binghamton 0.50 0.00   0.50
Average School 0.48 0.38 0.20 0.10
Indiana University-Bloomington 0.45 0.20   0.25
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 0.44 0.50   -0.06
Duquesne University 0.44 0.00   0.44
University of California-Santa Barbara 0.43 0.50   -0.07
William Marsh Rice University 0.42 0.50   -0.08
University of California-Riverside 0.41 0.50   -0.09
University of Notre Dame 0.40 0.50   -0.10
McMaster University 0.40 0.17   0.23
Cornell University 0.39 0.60   -0.21
Princeton University 0.38 0.27   0.11
The Ohio State University-Main Campus 0.36 1.00   -0.64
Emory University 0.36 0.36   -0.01
New York University 0.35 1.00   -0.65
University of Wisconsin-Madison 0.35 0.18   0.16
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 0.33 1.00   -0.67
University of Tennessee-Knoxville 0.33 0.33   0.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 0.31 0.17   0.15
Johns Hopkins University 0.31 0.20   0.11
CUNY Graduate School and University Center 0.30 1.00   -0.70
University of Rochester 0.27 0.67   -0.39
University of Arizona 0.26 0.33   -0.08
University of Illinois at Chicago 0.25 0.67   -0.42
DePaul University 0.25 0.38   -0.13
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 0.24 0.33   -0.10
University of California-San Diego 0.23 0.17   0.06
University of Pittsburgh (HPS) 0.17 0.33   -0.17
Duke University 0.17 0.17   0.00
University of Hawaii at Manoa 0.14 0.00 0.00 0.14
University of California, Berkeley 0.10 0.00   0.10
Stony Brook University 0.00 0.00   0.00
Arizona State University       0.00
Catholic University of America     0.35 0.00
Loyola University Chicago       0.00
University of Toronto       0.00


Tenure track placement

  • Across all schools, 40% of men are placed into TT positions and 53% of women are placed into TT positions (27% of Other are placed into TT positions).  Within schools, women are 5% more likely on average to be placed into a TT position than men are.  Thus, it seems that women are more likely to place into TT positions than men are.
  • The schools with the highest percentage of men in TT placements are (1) University of Texas at Austin at 85%, (2) University of Pittsburgh (HPS) at 83%, and (3) University of California-San Diego at 77%.
  • Three schools have 100% of women in TT positions: Duquesne University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • The largest difference between Men TT ratios and Women TT ratios (Men – Women) belong to (1) CUNY Graduate School and University Center at 70%, (2) University of Cincinnati-Main Campus at 67%, and (3) New York University at 65%.
  • The largest difference between Women TT ratios and Men TT ratios (Women – Men) belong to (1) University of Washington-Seattle Campus at 86%, (2) Dalhousie University at 80%, and (3) Vanderbilt University at 73%.

Below is the full list, ordered by Men TT Ratio:

School Men TT Ratio Women TT Ratio Other TT Ratio Difference Men and Women Ratios
University of Texas at Austin 0.85 0.40   0.45
University of Pittsburgh (HPS) 0.83 0.67   0.17
University of California-San Diego 0.77 0.83   -0.06
DePaul University 0.75 0.63   0.13
CUNY Graduate School and University Center 0.70 0.00   0.70
University of California, Berkeley 0.70 1.00   -0.30
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 0.67 0.00   0.67
New York University 0.65 0.00   0.65
University of Hawaii at Manoa 0.64 0.80 1.00 -0.16
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 0.63 0.83   -0.21
University of Illinois at Chicago 0.63 0.17   0.46
Johns Hopkins University 0.62 0.40   0.22
Duke University 0.50 0.67   -0.17
Texas A & M University 0.50 0.00   0.50
University of Notre Dame 0.48 0.50   -0.03
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 0.47 0.50   -0.03
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 0.46 0.50   -0.04
University of South Florida-Main Campus 0.46 0.67   -0.21
University of California-Riverside 0.45 0.25   0.20
University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy) 0.45 0.71   -0.26
Stanford University 0.43 0.56   -0.12
Emory University 0.43 0.64   -0.21
University of California-Santa Barbara 0.43 0.00   0.43
Boston University 0.42 0.50   -0.08
University of Tennessee-Knoxville 0.42 0.00   0.42
Average School 0.40 0.53 0.27 -0.14
Cornell University 0.39 0.40   -0.01
Duquesne University 0.39 1.00   -0.61
University of Southern California 0.38 0.50   -0.12
University of Wisconsin-Madison 0.38 0.73   -0.34
Princeton University 0.38 0.36   0.02
The Ohio State University-Main Campus 0.36 0.00   0.36
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 0.35 0.33   0.02
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 0.33 0.50   -0.17
Washington University in St. Louis 0.33 0.29   0.05
William Marsh Rice University 0.33 0.50   -0.17
Purdue University-West Lafayette 0.32 0.60   -0.28
Indiana University-Bloomington 0.32 0.20   0.12
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 0.31 0.00   0.31
University of Dallas 0.30 0.00   0.30
Carnegie Mellon University 0.29 0.00   0.29
University of Alberta 0.29     0.29
Indiana University (HPS) 0.25 0.00   0.25
Michigan State University 0.25 0.40   -0.15
SUNY at Binghamton 0.25 0.80   -0.55
Syracuse University 0.25 0.67   -0.42
University of Virginia-Main Campus 0.25 0.50   -0.25
University of Arizona 0.23 0.44   -0.21
University of Utah 0.22 0.60   -0.38
Temple University 0.20 0.29   -0.09
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0.20 0.25   -0.05
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 0.19 0.82   -0.63
University of Rochester 0.18 0.00   0.18
University of Georgia 0.14     0.14
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 0.14 1.00   -0.86
McMaster University 0.13 0.33   -0.20
University of California-Davis 0.13 0.67   -0.54
University of Miami 0.11 0.50   -0.39
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 0.10 0.33   -0.23
Vanderbilt University 0.00 0.73 0.00 -0.73
Dalhousie University 0.00 0.80   -0.80
Stony Brook University 0.00 0.00   0.00
University of California-Santa Cruz 0.00 0.50   -0.50
Catholic University of America     0.30 0.00
Arizona State University       0.00
Loyola University Chicago       0.00
University of Toronto       0.00

Unplaced

  • Across all schools, 10% of men are Unplaced and 7% of women are Unplaced  (5% of Other are Unplaced).  Within schools, men are 2% more likely on average to be  Unplaced than women are.  Thus, it seems that men are slightly more likely to be Unplaced than women are.
  • The schools with the highest percentage of men in Unplaced placements are (1) University of Rochester at 55%, (2) University of California-Santa Cruz at 33%, and (3) University of Georgia at 29%.
  • The schools with the highest percentage of women in Unplaced placements are (1) Indiana University (HPS) at 50%, (1) University of California-Santa Barbara at 50%, and (3) Princeton University at 45%.
  • The largest difference between Men Unplaced ratios and Women Unplaced ratios (Men – Women) belong to (1) University of California-Santa Cruz at 33%, (2) University of Georgia at 29%, and (3) Michigan State University at 25%.
  • The largest difference between Women Unplaced ratios and Men Unplaced ratios (Women – Men) belong to (1) University of California-Santa Barbara at 36%, (2) Indiana University-Bloomington at 26%, and (3) Indiana University (HPS) at 25%.

                    Below is the full list, ordered by Men Unplaced Ratio:

                    School Men Unplaced Ratio Women Unplaced Ratio Other Unplaced Ratio Difference Men and Women Ratios
                    University of Rochester 0.55 0.33   0.21
                    University of California-Santa Cruz 0.33 0.00   0.33
                    University of Georgia 0.29     0.29
                    Indiana University (HPS) 0.25 0.50   -0.25
                    SUNY at Binghamton 0.25 0.20   0.05
                    Michigan State University 0.25 0.00   0.25
                    William Marsh Rice University 0.25 0.00   0.25
                    University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 0.22 0.00   0.22
                    University of Hawaii at Manoa 0.21 0.20 0.00 0.01
                    Emory University 0.21 0.00   0.21
                    Princeton University 0.21 0.45   -0.25
                    Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 0.20 0.33   -0.13
                    University of California, Berkeley 0.20 0.00   0.20
                    University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0.20 0.00   0.20
                    The Ohio State University-Main Campus 0.18 0.00   0.18
                    Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 0.18 0.17   0.01
                    Southern Illinois University Carbondale 0.18 0.00   0.18
                    Duquesne University 0.17 0.00   0.17
                    University of Southern California 0.15 0.25   -0.10
                    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 0.15 0.00   0.15
                    Syracuse University 0.15 0.00   0.15
                    University of California-Santa Barbara 0.14 0.50   -0.36
                    University of Arizona 0.14 0.22   -0.08
                    Indiana University-Bloomington 0.14 0.40   -0.26
                    University of California-Riverside 0.14 0.25   -0.11
                    University of Illinois at Chicago 0.13 0.17   -0.04
                    University of California-Davis 0.13 0.00   0.13
                    University of Notre Dame 0.13 0.00   0.13
                    Purdue University-West Lafayette 0.11 0.20   -0.09
                    Average School 0.10 0.07 0.05 0.03
                    University of Dallas 0.10 0.00   0.10
                    Johns Hopkins University 0.08 0.20   -0.12
                    McMaster University 0.07 0.17   -0.10
                    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 0.06 0.00   0.06
                    Rutgers University-New Brunswick 0.05 0.00   0.05
                    University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy) 0.05 0.00   0.05
                    University of South Florida-Main Campus 0.04 0.00   0.04
                    University of Wisconsin-Madison 0.04 0.00   0.04
                    Washington University in St. Louis 0.00 0.14   -0.14
                    Stanford University 0.00 0.11   -0.11
                    Boston University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Carnegie Mellon University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Cornell University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    CUNY Graduate School and University Center 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Dalhousie University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    DePaul University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Duke University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    New York University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Stony Brook University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Temple University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Texas A & M University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of California-San Diego 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Miami 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Pittsburgh (HPS) 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Tennessee-Knoxville 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Texas at Austin 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Utah 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Virginia-Main Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Washington-Seattle Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Vanderbilt University 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
                    University of Alberta 0.00     0.00
                    Arizona State University       0.00
                    Catholic University of America     0.09 0.00
                    Loyola University Chicago       0.00
                    University of Toronto       0.00

                    Unknown Placement

                    • Across all schools, 3% of men are Unknown and 1% of women are Unknown (49% of Other are Unknown).  Within schools, there is 0% difference on average between men that are unknown and women that are unknown in placement.
                    • The schools with the highest percentage of men in Unknown placements are (1) Stony Brook University at 100%, (2) McMaster University at 40%, and (3) University of Arizona at 37%.
                    • The schools with the highest percentage of women in Unplaced placements are (1) Stony Brook University at 100%, (1) University of Tennessee-Knoxville at 67%, and (3) McMaster University at 33%.
                    • The largest difference between Men Unplaced ratios and Women Unplaced ratios (Men – Women) belong to (1) University of Arizona at 37%, (2) Rutgers University-New Brunswick at 28%, and (3) Cornell University at 22%.
                    • The largest difference between Women Unplaced ratios and Men Unplaced ratios (Women – Men) belong to (1) University of Texas at Austin at 60%, (2) University of Tennessee-Knoxville at 42%, and (3) Johns Hopkins University at 20%.

                    Below is the full list, ordered by Men Unknown Ratio:

                    School Men Unknown Ratio Women Unknown Ratio Other Unknown Ratio Difference Men and Women Ratio
                    Stony Brook University 1.00 1.00   0.00
                    McMaster University 0.40 0.33   0.07
                    University of Arizona 0.37 0.00   0.37
                    Duke University 0.33 0.17   0.17
                    University of Tennessee-Knoxville 0.25 0.67   -0.42
                    University of Wisconsin-Madison 0.23 0.09   0.14
                    Cornell University 0.22 0.00   0.22
                    Rutgers University-New Brunswick 0.19 -0.09   0.28
                    University of Alberta 0.14     0.14
                    Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 0.12 0.00   0.12
                    Indiana University-Bloomington 0.09 0.20   -0.11
                    The Ohio State University-Main Campus 0.09 0.00   0.09
                    Stanford University 0.04 0.00   0.04
                    Princeton University 0.03 -0.09   0.13
                    Average School 0.03 0.01 0.49 0.02
                    Johns Hopkins University 0.00 0.20   -0.20
                    Temple University 0.00 0.14   -0.14
                    Boston University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Carnegie Mellon University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    CUNY Graduate School and University Center 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Dalhousie University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    DePaul University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Duquesne University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Emory University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Indiana University (HPS) 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Michigan State University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    New York University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Purdue University-West Lafayette 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    SUNY at Binghamton 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Syracuse University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Texas A & M University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of California, Berkeley 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of California-Davis 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of California-Riverside 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of California-San Diego 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of California-Santa Barbara 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of California-Santa Cruz 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Dallas 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Hawaii at Manoa 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
                    University of Illinois at Chicago 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Miami 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Nebraska-Lincoln 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Notre Dame 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Pittsburgh (HPS) 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Pittsburgh (Philosophy) 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Rochester 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of South Florida-Main Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Utah 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Virginia-Main Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Washington-Seattle Campus 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    Vanderbilt University 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00
                    Washington University in St. Louis 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    William Marsh Rice University 0.00 0.00   0.00
                    University of Georgia -0.07     -0.07
                    University of Southern California -0.08 0.00   -0.08
                    Southern Illinois University Carbondale -0.18 0.00   -0.18
                    University of Texas at Austin -0.40 0.20   -0.60
                    Arizona State University       0.00
                    Catholic University of America     0.26 0.00
                    Loyola University Chicago       0.00
                    University of Toronto       0.00

                     

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                    Andy Carson
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                    We’d like to thank Amy E. Ferrer, Executive Director, The American Philosophical Association, University of Delaware, for approving the use of this data, providing useful feedback, and for approving these reports for publication.

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