Report on the APA 2013 Graduate Guide: Attrition and Placements from MA Programs

APA LogoThe 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:

  • Totals
    • 1013 MA students graduated/left these programs from 2008-2013
    • By percentage, these students were 24% women, 72% men, and 3% “Other”.
  • Attrition
    • Approximately 11% of students across all schools left their programs without a degree;
    • Within schools, on average women had an attrition rate 1% higher than men.
    • The highest attrition ratios/lowest completion ratios belong to (1) University of Wyoming at 36%/64%, (2) Tufts University at 30%/70%, and (3) San Diego State University at 28%/72%.
  • Acceptance into a PhD program
    • Approximately 41% of students across all schools were accepted into a PhD program.
    • Within schools, on average, men were 3% more likely to be accepted into a PhD program.
    • The highest acceptance ratios belong to (1) Tufts University at 89%, (2) Northern Illinois University at 70%, and (3) Texas A & M University at 69%.
  • Entered the Marketplace
    • Approximately 26% of students across all schools entered the marketplace.
    • Within schools, on average, women were 7% more likely to enter the marketplace.
  • Teaching Job
    • Approximately 12% of students enter into a teaching job after receiving their degree.
    • Within schools, on average men were 2% more likely to enter into a teaching job after receiving their degree.
  • Another Graduate Program
    • Approximately 13% of students enter another graduate program after receiving their degree.
    • Within schools, on average women and men were equally likely to enter another graduate program after receiving their degree. 

Attrition and Placements from MA Programs (All) (2008-2013)

The MA data has 6 categories of response for counts: Entered the marketplace, Left without receiving a degree, Accepted into a Ph.D. Program, Placed in a teaching job, Entered another graduate program, and Unknown.  I assume that the data is structured/interpreted in the following way:

  • All students graduating from/leaving the program
    • Left without receiving a degree
    • Completed the program
      • Accepted into a Ph.D. Program
      • Entered the marketplace (i.e., working for businesses/organizations and no longer in academia as a student/teacher)
      • Placed in a teaching job
      • Entered another graduate program (i.e., a non-philosophy graduate program)
      • Unknown (i.e., completed degree, but no information about current job/academic placements)

Note:  I assume that all categories are disjoint, that no student is counted in more than one category.  This may be a bad assumption, but I see no other alternative without having the actual counts of all students.  I considered other structures, but each resulted in over counting errors.  So this is my best interpretation.

Assuming this structure, I will calculate the following as:

  • All students graduating from/leaving the program =  Left without receiving a degree  + Completed the program
  • Completed the program = Accepted into a Ph.D. Program + Entered the marketplace + Placed in a teaching job + Entered another graduate program + Unknown
  • Attrition ratio = those that left the program without a degree / All students graduating from/leaving the program
  • Completion ratio = Completed the program /  All students graduating from/leaving the program = 1 – Attrition ratio
  • Ratio acceptance into a PhD program =  Accepted into a Ph.D. Program / Completed the program
  • Ratio of Entered the marketplace = Entered the marketplace / Completed the program
  • Ratio of placement in a teaching job = Placed in a teaching job / Completed the program
  • Ratio of entered another graduate program = Entered another graduate program / Completed the program
  • Ratio of Unknown = Unknown / Completed the program

Now to the counts, ratios, and rankings.

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

  • 1013 MA students graduated/left these programs from 2008-2013
  • As there are 22 schools, and 6 years of data, that’s 7.67 students per school per year on average.
  • By most students moving through the program during this period, we have (1) Georgia State University at 109 (18 per year), (2) University of Houston at 100 (17 per year), and (3) San Francisco State University at 62 (10 per year).

Here is the list of each school, ordered by total number of students over this period:

Schools Count of Students Average Students Per Year
Total / Average 1013 168.83
Georgia State University 109 18.17
University of Houston 100 16.67
San Francisco State University 62 10.33
University of North Florida 60 10.00
Loyola Marymount University 58 9.67
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 53 8.83
Northern Illinois University 50 8.33
San Diego State University 47 7.83
Texas Tech University 47 7.83
Colorado State University 46 7.67
Kent State University at Kent 46 7.67
Ohio University-Main Campus 42 7.00
Tufts University 40 6.67
Brandeis University 39 6.50
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 35 5.83
University of Windsor 35 5.83
Gonzaga University 33 5.50
Texas A & M University 32 5.33
Florida State University 24 4.00
University of Wyoming 22 3.67
University of Mississippi 21 3.50
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology 12 2.00

Attrition and Completion

  • Approximately 11% of students across all schools left their programs without a degree; 89% complete their degree.
  • The highest attrition ratios/lowest completion ratios belong to (1) University of Wyoming at 36%/64%, (2) Tufts University at 30%/70%, and (3) San Diego State University at 28%/72%.
  • Several schools report a 0% attrition ratio/100% completion ratio: Brandeis University, Florida State University, Loyola Marymount University, Northern Illinois University, San Francisco State University, University of Mississippi.

Below is a list containing the attrition and completion ratios for all schools, ordered by attrition:

Schools Attrition Ratio Completion Ratio
University of Wyoming 0.36 0.64
Tufts University 0.30 0.70
San Diego State University 0.28 0.72
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.24 0.76
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.23 0.77
Georgia State University 0.17 0.83
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology 0.17 0.83
University of North Florida 0.17 0.83
Gonzaga University 0.12 0.88
Total / Average 0.11 0.89
Texas Tech University 0.11 0.89
Texas A & M University 0.09 0.91
University of Houston 0.09 0.91
Colorado State University 0.09 0.91
Kent State University at Kent 0.07 0.93
University of Windsor 0.06 0.94
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.06 0.94
Brandeis University 0.00 1.00
Florida State University 0.00 1.00
Loyola Marymount University 0.00 1.00
Northern Illinois University 0.00 1.00
San Francisco State University 0.00 1.00
University of Mississippi 0.00 1.00

 

Acceptance into PhD Program

I decided to calculate acceptance into a PhD program based on those who had completed the program and not  based on all of those who had entered into the program (which would include those who had left without a degree).  As the attrition and completion rates are listed above, I believe this conditional probability (acceptance into PhD program given that one completed MA) will be more informative. 

Note: this does not distinguish between those who sought acceptance and received it, those who sought acceptance and did NOT receive it, and those who did not seek acceptance into a PhD program at all.  It only shows the proportion of students that completed the program that were also accepted into a PhD program.

  • Approximately 41% of students across all schools were accepted into a PhD program.
  • The highest acceptance ratios belong to (1) Tufts University at 89%, (2) Northern Illinois University at 70%, and (3) Texas A & M University at 69%.
  • The lowest acceptance ratios belong to (1) University of North Florida at 8%, (2) Oklahoma State University-Main Campus at 11%, and (3) Gonzaga University at 14%.

Below is a list containing the acceptance ratios for all schools, ordered by highest acceptance ratio:

Schools PhDAcceptanceRatio
Tufts University 0.89
Northern Illinois University 0.70
Texas A & M University 0.69
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.66
Brandeis University 0.59
University of Wyoming 0.57
Loyola Marymount University 0.50
Georgia State University 0.48
San Francisco State University 0.47
Texas Tech University 0.45
Florida State University 0.42
Total / Average 0.41
University of Windsor 0.39
San Diego State University 0.29
University of Mississippi 0.29
University of Houston 0.26
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.25
Colorado State University 0.21
Kent State University at Kent 0.21
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology 0.20
Gonzaga University 0.14
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.11
University of North Florida 0.08

 

Entered The Marketplace

What percentage of students entered the marketplace after receiving their degree?

  • Approximately 26% of students across all schools entered the marketplace .
  • The highest ratios of students entering the marketplace belong to (1) University of Houston at 55%, and (2) Kent State University at Kent at 53%, and (3) University of Mississippi at 52%.
  • Four schools report that no students entered the marketplace: Colorado State University, San Francisco State University, Texas A & M University, Tufts University.

Below is a list containing the entered the marketplace ratios for all schools, ordered by highest ratio:

Schools Entered the Marketplace Ratio
University of Houston 0.55
Kent State University at Kent 0.53
University of Mississippi 0.52
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology 0.50
Gonzaga University 0.48
University of North Florida 0.48
Florida State University 0.46
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.38
Loyola Marymount University 0.34
University of Windsor 0.30
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.30
Total / Average 0.26
Georgia State University 0.20
Texas Tech University 0.19
Northern Illinois University 0.14
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.14
Brandeis University 0.13
San Diego State University 0.09
University of Wyoming 0.07
Colorado State University 0.00
San Francisco State University 0.00
Texas A & M University 0.00
Tufts University 0.00

 

Placement in a Teaching Job

What percentage of students landed in a teaching job after receiving their degree?

  • Approximately 12% of students enter into a teaching job after receiving their degree .
  • The highest ratios of students entering into a teaching job belong to (1) University of North Florida at 32%, (2) Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology at 30%, and (3) San Francisco State University at 29%.
  • Two schools report not placing any students into teaching positions: Tufts University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Below is a list containing the teaching placement ratios for all schools, ordered by highest ratio:

Schools Ratio of Teaching Job
University of North Florida 0.32
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology 0.30
San Francisco State University 0.29
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.26
Colorado State University 0.24
Gonzaga University 0.21
University of Mississippi 0.14
University of Wyoming 0.14
Florida State University 0.13
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.13
Total / Average 0.12
University of Windsor 0.12
Loyola Marymount University 0.12
San Diego State University 0.12
Kent State University at Kent 0.12
Texas A & M University 0.10
Georgia State University 0.07
Northern Illinois University 0.06
University of Houston 0.03
Brandeis University 0.03
Texas Tech University 0.02
Tufts University 0.00
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.00

 

Entered Another Graduate Program

What percentage of students enter another graduate program (not in philosophy) after receiving their degree?

  • Approximately 13% of students enter another graduate program after receiving their degree.
  • The highest ratios of students entering another graduate program belong to (1) Colorado State University at 26%, (1) Oklahoma State University-Main Campus at 26%, and (3) Georgia State University at 24%.
  • The lowest ratios of students entering another graduate program belong to (1) Florida State University at 0%, (1) Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology at 0%, and (3) Kent State University at Kent at 2%.

Below is a list containing the teaching placement ratios for all schools, ordered by highest ratio:

Schools Ratio of Another Grad Program
Colorado State University 0.26
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.26
Georgia State University 0.24
San Francisco State University 0.24
University of Wyoming 0.21
University of Windsor 0.18
San Diego State University 0.18
Texas Tech University 0.14
Total / Average 0.13
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.13
University of North Florida 0.12
Tufts University 0.11
Gonzaga University 0.10
Texas A & M University 0.10
Brandeis University 0.10
Northern Illinois University 0.08
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.08
University of Mississippi 0.05
Loyola Marymount University 0.03
University of Houston 0.03
Kent State University at Kent 0.02
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology 0.00
Florida State University 0.00

 

Unknown

What percentage of students are “Unknown” after receiving their degree?

  • Approximately 8% of students are “Unknown” after receiving their degree.
  • The highest ratios of students that are “Unknown” belong to (1) San Diego State University at 32%, (2) Colorado State University at 29%, and (3) Texas Tech University at 19%.
  • Several schools report no “Unknown” students: Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, Florida State University, Loyola Marymount University, San Francisco State University, Tufts University, University of Mississippi, University of North Florida, University of Windsor, University of Wyoming

Below is a list containing the “Unknown” ratios for all schools, ordered by highest ratio:

Schools Ratio of Unknown
San Diego State University 0.32
Colorado State University 0.29
Texas Tech University 0.19
Brandeis University 0.15
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.13
University of Houston 0.12
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.12
Kent State University at Kent 0.12
Texas A & M University 0.10
Total / Average 0.08
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.07
Gonzaga University 0.07
Northern Illinois University 0.02
Georgia State University 0.01
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology 0.00
Florida State University 0.00
Loyola Marymount University 0.00
San Francisco State University 0.00
Tufts University 0.00
University of Mississippi 0.00
University of North Florida 0.00
University of Windsor 0.00
University of Wyoming 0.00

 



Combined Results

Here are the combined results, ordered by school name in alphabetical order:

Schools Count of Students Average Students Per Year Attrition Ratio Completion Ratio PhD Acceptance Ratio Entered the Marketplace ratio Ratio of Teaching Job Ratio of Another Grad Program Ratio of Unknown
All Schools Total / Average 1013.00 168.83 0.11 0.89 0.41 0.26 0.12 0.13 0.08
Brandeis University 39.00 6.50 0.00 1.00 0.59 0.13 0.03 0.10 0.15
Colorado State University 46.00 7.67 0.09 0.91 0.21 0.00 0.24 0.26 0.29
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology 12.00 2.00 0.17 0.83 0.20 0.50 0.30 0.00 0.00
Florida State University 24.00 4.00 0.00 1.00 0.42 0.46 0.13 0.00 0.00
Georgia State University 109.00 18.17 0.17 0.83 0.48 0.20 0.07 0.24 0.01
Gonzaga University 33.00 5.50 0.12 0.88 0.14 0.48 0.21 0.10 0.07
Kent State University at Kent 46.00 7.67 0.07 0.93 0.21 0.53 0.12 0.02 0.12
Loyola Marymount University 58.00 9.67 0.00 1.00 0.50 0.34 0.12 0.03 0.00
Northern Illinois University 50.00 8.33 0.00 1.00 0.70 0.14 0.06 0.08 0.02
Ohio University-Main Campus 42.00 7.00 0.24 0.76 0.25 0.38 0.13 0.13 0.13
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 35.00 5.83 0.23 0.77 0.11 0.30 0.26 0.26 0.07
San Diego State University 47.00 7.83 0.28 0.72 0.29 0.09 0.12 0.18 0.32
San Francisco State University 62.00 10.33 0.00 1.00 0.47 0.00 0.29 0.24 0.00
Texas A & M University 32.00 5.33 0.09 0.91 0.69 0.00 0.10 0.10 0.10
Texas Tech University 47.00 7.83 0.11 0.89 0.45 0.19 0.02 0.14 0.19
Tufts University 40.00 6.67 0.30 0.70 0.89 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.00
University of Houston 100.00 16.67 0.09 0.91 0.26 0.55 0.03 0.03 0.12
University of Mississippi 21.00 3.50 0.00 1.00 0.29 0.52 0.14 0.05 0.00
University of North Florida 60.00 10.00 0.17 0.83 0.08 0.48 0.32 0.12 0.00
University of Windsor 35.00 5.83 0.06 0.94 0.39 0.30 0.12 0.18 0.00
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 53.00 8.83 0.06 0.94 0.66 0.14 0.00 0.08 0.12
University of Wyoming 22.00 3.67 0.36 0.64 0.57 0.07 0.14 0.21 0.00

 

Attrition and Placements from MA Programs (Gender) (2008-2013)

Does gender make a difference in these ratios?  Let’s find out.

 

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

  • Of the 1013 MA students graduated/left these programs from 2008-2013, 245 were women, 734 were men, and 34 were “Other”.  By percentage, that is 24% women, 72% men, and 3% “Other”.
    • Note: Only two schools reported “Other” students, and one of these schools listed all of their students as “Other”.  Since there isn’t enough data to make any accurate conclusions about “Other” students, I will focus my analyses on men and women comparisons.
  • On average, that is 1.85 women and 5.56 men per school per year.
  • By highest percentage of women students moving through the program during this period, we have (1) University of North Florida at 53%, (2) Tufts University at 38, and (2) Florida State University at 38.
  • By highest percentage of men students moving through the program during this period, we have (1) Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology at 100%, (2) Ohio University-Main Campus at 93%, and (3) Oklahoma State University-Main Campus at 91%.

Here is the list of each school, ordered by percentage of women students over this period:

Schools Women Men Other Women Ratio Men Ratio Other Ratio
University of North Florida 32.00 28.00 0.00 0.53 0.47 0.00
Tufts University 15.00 25.00 0.00 0.38 0.63 0.00
Florida State University 9.00 15.00 0.00 0.38 0.63 0.00
University of Windsor 13.00 22.00 0.00 0.37 0.63 0.00
University of Houston 30.00 70.00 0.00 0.30 0.70 0.00
San Francisco State University 18.00 44.00 0.00 0.29 0.71 0.00
Loyola Marymount University 16.00 42.00 0.00 0.28 0.72 0.00
Kent State University at Kent 12.00 34.00 0.00 0.26 0.74 0.00
Brandeis University 10.00 29.00 0.00 0.26 0.74 0.00
Gonzaga University 8.00 25.00 0.00 0.24 0.76 0.00
All Schools Total / Average 245.00 734.00 34.00 0.24 0.72 0.03
University of Mississippi 5.00 16.00 0.00 0.24 0.76 0.00
San Diego State University 11.00 36.00 0.00 0.23 0.77 0.00
Georgia State University 24.00 85.00 0.00 0.22 0.78 0.00
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 11.00 42.00 0.00 0.21 0.79 0.00
Texas Tech University 9.00 38.00 0.00 0.19 0.81 0.00
Colorado State University 7.00 37.00 2.00 0.15 0.80 0.04
University of Wyoming 3.00 19.00 0.00 0.14 0.86 0.00
Northern Illinois University 6.00 44.00 0.00 0.12 0.88 0.00
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 3.00 32.00 0.00 0.09 0.91 0.00
Ohio University-Main Campus 3.00 39.00 0.00 0.07 0.93 0.00
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology 0.00 12.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00
Texas A & M University 0.00 0.00 32.00 0.00 0.00 1.00

 

Attrition and Completion

  • Approximately 13% of women students across all schools left their programs without a degree; 87% complete their degree.
  • Approximately 11% of men students across all schools left their programs without a degree; 89% complete their degree.
  • Within schools, on average women had an attrition rate 1% higher than men.
  • The highest attrition ratios for women belong to (1) University of Wyoming at 67%, (2) San Diego State University at 45%, and (3) Ohio University-Main Campus and Tufts University at 33%.
  • The highest attrition ratios for men belong to (1) University of Wyoming at 32%, (2) Tufts University at 28%, and (3) Oklahoma State University-Main Campus at 25%.
  • Several schools report 0% attrition for women: Brandeis University, Colorado State University ,Florida State University, Kent State University at Kent, Loyola Marymount University, Northern Illinois University, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, San Francisco State University, University of Mississippi, University of Windsor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Several schools report 0% attrition for men: Brandeis University, Florida State University, Loyola Marymount University, Northern Illinois University, San Francisco State University, University of Mississippi

Below is a list containing the attrition ratios for all schools, ordered by women attrition:

Schools Women Attrition Men Attrition Difference Men and Women Attrition
University of Wyoming 0.67 0.32 -0.35
San Diego State University 0.45 0.22 -0.23
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.33 0.23 -0.10
Tufts University 0.33 0.28 -0.05
Georgia State University 0.25 0.15 -0.10
Texas Tech University 0.22 0.08 -0.14
University of North Florida 0.16 0.18 0.02
University of Houston 0.13 0.07 -0.06
All Schools Total / Average 0.13 0.11 -0.02
Gonzaga University 0.13 0.12 -0.01
Brandeis University 0.00 0.00 0.00
Florida State University 0.00 0.00 0.00
Loyola Marymount University 0.00 0.00 0.00
Northern Illinois University 0.00 0.00 0.00
San Francisco State University 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Mississippi 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.00 0.07 0.07
Kent State University at Kent 0.00 0.09 0.09
University of Windsor 0.00 0.09 0.09
Colorado State University 0.00 0.11 0.11
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.00 0.25 0.25
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology   0.17 0.17
Texas A & M University     0.00

 

Acceptance into PhD Program

  • Approximately 38% of women students who completed their degree were accepted into a PhD program.
  • Approximately 40% of men students who completed their degree were accepted into a PhD program.
  • Within schools, on average, men were 3% more likely to be accepted into a PhD program.
  • The highest acceptance into a PhD program ratios for women belong to (1) Tufts University at 90%, (2) Northern Illinois University at 83%, and (3) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 73%.
  • The highest acceptance into a PhD program  ratios for men belong to (1) Tufts University at 89%, (2) Northern Illinois University at 68%, and (3) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 64%.
  • Several schools report 0% acceptance into a PhD program for women: Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, University of Mississippi, University of Wyoming.
  • The lowest acceptance into a PhD program  ratios for men belong to (1) University of North Florida at 9%, (2) Oklahoma State University-Main Campus at 13%, and (3) Gonzaga University at 14%.

Below is a list containing the acceptance ratios for all schools, ordered by highest women acceptance ratio:

Schools Ratio Women Accepted Ratio Men Accepted Difference Men and Women Ratios
Tufts University 0.90 0.89 -0.01
Northern Illinois University 0.83 0.68 -0.15
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.73 0.64 -0.09
Georgia State University 0.61 0.44 -0.17
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.50 0.23 -0.27
Brandeis University 0.50 0.62 0.12
Florida State University 0.44 0.40 -0.04
San Francisco State University 0.44 0.48 0.03
Loyola Marymount University 0.44 0.52 0.09
University of Windsor 0.38 0.40 0.02
All Schools Total / Average 0.38 0.40 0.02
Kent State University at Kent 0.33 0.16 -0.17
San Diego State University 0.33 0.29 -0.05
Colorado State University 0.29 0.21 -0.07
Texas Tech University 0.29 0.49 0.20
University of Houston 0.23 0.28 0.05
Gonzaga University 0.14 0.14 -0.01
University of North Florida 0.07 0.09 0.01
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.00 0.13 0.13
University of Mississippi 0.00 0.38 0.38
University of Wyoming 0.00 0.62 0.62
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology   0.20  
Texas A & M University      

 

Entered The Marketplace

  • Approximately 30% of women students who completed their degree entered the marketplace.
  • Approximately 26% of men students who completed their degree entered the marketplace.
  • Within schools, on average, women were 7% more likely to enter the marketplace.
  • The highest entered the marketplace ratios for women belong to (1) University of Wyoming at 100%, (2) University of Mississippi at 60%, and (3) University of Houston at 58%.
  • The highest entered the marketplace ratios for men belong to (1) Kent State University at Kent at 55%, (2) University of Houston at 54%, and (3) University of North Florida at 52%.
  • Several schools report 0% entering the marketplace for women: Colorado State University, San Francisco State University, Tufts University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Several schools report 0% entering the marketplace for men: Colorado State University, San Francisco State University, Tufts University, San Diego State University, University of Wyoming

Below is a list containing the entered the marketplace ratios for all schools, ordered by highest women ratio:

Schools Ratio Women Entered Ratio Men Entered Difference Men and Women
University of Wyoming 1.00 0.00 -1.00
University of Mississippi 0.60 0.50 -0.10
University of Houston 0.58 0.54 -0.04
San Diego State University 0.50 0.00 -0.50
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.50 0.37 -0.13
Kent State University at Kent 0.50 0.55 0.05
Florida State University 0.44 0.47 0.02
University of North Florida 0.44 0.52 0.08
Gonzaga University 0.43 0.50 0.07
Loyola Marymount University 0.38 0.33 -0.04
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.33 0.29 -0.04
All Schools Total / Average 0.30 0.26 -0.04
Brandeis University 0.30 0.07 -0.23
Texas Tech University 0.29 0.17 -0.11
University of Windsor 0.23 0.35 0.12
Northern Illinois University 0.17 0.14 -0.03
Georgia State University 0.06 0.24 0.18
Colorado State University 0.00 0.00 0.00
San Francisco State University 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tufts University 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.00 0.18 0.18
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology   0.50  
Texas A & M University      

 

Placement in a Teaching Job

  • Approximately 14% of women students enter into a teaching job after receiving their degree.
  • Approximately 12% of men students enter into a teaching job after receiving their degree.
  • Within schools, on average (strangely enough), men were 2% more likely to enter into a teaching job after receiving their degree.
  • The highest entered a teaching job ratios for women belong to (1) University of Mississippi at 40%, (2) San Francisco State University at 39%, and (3) University of North Florida at 30%.
  • The highest entered a teaching job ratios for men belong to (1) University of North Florida at 35%, (2) Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology at 30%, and (3) Oklahoma State University-Main Campus at 29%.
  • Several schools report 0% entering a teaching job for women: Northern Illinois University, Ohio University-Main Campus, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, San Diego State University, Texas Tech University, Tufts University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wyoming.
  • Several schools report 0% entering a teaching job for men: Brandeis University, Tufts University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Below is a list containing the teaching placement ratios for all schools, ordered by highest women ratio:

Schools Ratio Women Teaching Ratio Men Teaching Difference Men and Women
University of Mississippi 0.40 0.06 -0.34
San Francisco State University 0.39 0.25 -0.14
University of North Florida 0.30 0.35 0.05
Gonzaga University 0.29 0.18 -0.10
Colorado State University 0.14 0.27 0.13
All Schools Total / Average 0.14 0.12 -0.02
Loyola Marymount University 0.13 0.12 -0.01
Florida State University 0.11 0.13 0.02
Brandeis University 0.10 0.00 -0.10
Kent State University at Kent 0.08 0.13 0.05
University of Houston 0.08 0.02 -0.06
University of Windsor 0.08 0.15 0.07
Georgia State University 0.06 0.07 0.01
Tufts University 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.00 0.00 0.00
Texas Tech University 0.00 0.03 0.03
Northern Illinois University 0.00 0.07 0.07
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.00 0.13 0.13
San Diego State University 0.00 0.14 0.14
University of Wyoming 0.00 0.15 0.15
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.00 0.29 0.29
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology   0.30  
Texas A & M University      

 

Entered Another Graduate Program

  • Approximately 12% of women students enter another graduate program after receiving their degree
  • Approximately 13% of men students enter another graduate program after receiving their degree
  • Within schools, on average women and men were equally likely to enter another graduate program after receiving their degree.
  • The highest entered another graduate program ratios for women belong to (1) Oklahoma State University-Main Campus at 67%, (2) Colorado State University at 43%, and (3) University of Windsor at 31%.
  • The highest entered another graduate program ratios for men belong to (1) San Francisco State University at 27%, (2) Georgia State University at 25%, and (3) University of Wyoming at 23%.
  • Several schools report 0% entering another graduate program for women: Brandeis University, Florida State University, Northern Illinois University, Ohio University-Main Campus, San Diego State University, University of Houston, University of Mississippi, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wyoming.
  • Several schools report 0% entering another graduate program for men: Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, Florida State University, Kent State University at Kent.

Below is a list containing the entering another graduate program ratios for all schools, ordered by highest women ratio:

Schools Ratio Women Another Grad Program Ratio Men Another Grad Program Difference Men and Women
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.67 0.21 -0.46
Colorado State University 0.43 0.21 -0.22
University of Windsor 0.31 0.10 -0.21
Georgia State University 0.22 0.25 0.03
University of North Florida 0.19 0.04 -0.14
San Francisco State University 0.17 0.27 0.11
Gonzaga University 0.14 0.09 -0.05
Texas Tech University 0.14 0.14 0.00
All Schools Total / Average 0.12 0.13 0.01
Tufts University 0.10 0.11 0.01
Kent State University at Kent 0.08 0.00 -0.08
Loyola Marymount University 0.06 0.02 -0.04
Brandeis University 0.00 0.14 0.14
Florida State University 0.00 0.00 0.00
Northern Illinois University 0.00 0.09 0.09
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.00 0.13 0.13
San Diego State University 0.00 0.21 0.21
University of Houston 0.00 0.05 0.05
University of Mississippi 0.00 0.06 0.06
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.00 0.10 0.10
University of Wyoming 0.00 0.23 0.23
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology   0.00  
Texas A & M University      

 

Unknown

  • Approximately 6% of women students are “Unknown” after receiving their degree
  • Approximately 9% of men students are “Unknown” after receiving their degree
  • Within schools, on average men are 3% more likely to be “Unknown” after receiving their degree.
  • The highest “Unknown”ratios for women belong to (1) Texas Tech University at 29%, (2) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 27%, and (3) San Diego State University at 17%.
  • The highest “Unknown” ratios for men belong to (1) San Diego State University at 36%, (2) Colorado State University at 30%, and (3) Brandeis University at 17%.
  • Several schools report 0% “Unknown” for women: Florida State University, Gonzaga University, Kent State University at Kent, Loyola Marymount University, Northern Illinois University, Ohio University-Main Campus, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, San Francisco State University, Tufts University, University of Mississippi, University of North Florida, University of Windsor, University of Wyoming.
  • Several schools report 0% “Unknown” for men: Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, Florida State University, Georgia State University, Loyola Marymount University, San Francisco State University, Tufts University, University of Mississippi, University of North Florida, University of Windsor, University of Wyoming

Below is a list containing the “Unknown” ratios for all schools, ordered by highest women ratio:

Schools Ratio Women Unknown Ratio Men Unknown Difference Men and Women
Texas Tech University 0.29 0.17 -0.11
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.27 0.08 -0.20
San Diego State University 0.17 0.36 0.19
Colorado State University 0.14 0.30 0.16
University of Houston 0.12 0.12 0.01
Brandeis University 0.10 0.17 0.07
All Schools Total / Average 0.06 0.09 0.03
Georgia State University 0.06 0.00 -0.06
Florida State University 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gonzaga University 0.00 0.09 0.09
Kent State University at Kent 0.00 0.16 0.16
Loyola Marymount University 0.00 0.00 0.00
Northern Illinois University 0.00 0.02 0.02
Ohio University-Main Campus 0.00 0.13 0.13
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 0.00 0.08 0.08
San Francisco State University 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tufts University 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Mississippi 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of North Florida 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Windsor 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Wyoming 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology   0.00  
Texas A & M University      

 

Further Information

Visit our other reports on the APA 2013 Graduate Guide’s data

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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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