Philosophy PhD Programs: Running Tally

In this post I will keep a running tally of some of the information from the weekly posts on philosophy PhD programs. "NA" means that there is an insufficient number of participants for that category (i.e. fewer than 5). Information on the columns is provided below.

University Name Mean Rating % Women % POC % 1st Gen 2012-2019 Grads % Perm Academic % PhD Granting Avg Salary
Bowling Green State University 3.5 31% 9% 50% 19 32% 16% $69,167
Brown University 3.2 22% 29% 0% 27 30% 15% $69,500
Indiana University 3.6 25% 6% 13% 32 47% 3% $54,944
Ohio State University 4.4 24% 7% 25% 29 21% 0% $77,857
Princeton University 4.4 31% 18% 0% 65 51% 31% $77,900
University of California, San Diego 4.3 25% 9% 15% 32 44% 9% $68,751
University of Colorado at Boulder 4.1 29% 14% 11% 33 30% 6% $71,542
University of Kentucky 4.4 16% NA NA 21 14% 0% NA
University of Maryland, College Park 4.3 22% 29% 0% 25 12% 4% $58,200
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 4.6 40% 17% 22% 38 55% 18% $82,786
University of Southern California 4.9 31% 40% NA 40 58% 30% $62,667
University of Sydney NA 33% NA NA 30 53% 43% NA
Vanderbilt University 3.8 52% 15% 20% 26 54% 0% $74,889
Victoria University of Wellington N/A 44% NA NA 6 17% 17% NA


"Mean rating" refers to ratings provided by survey participants to the question: "How likely would you be to recommend the program from which you obtained or will obtain your PhD to prospective philosophy students?" Ratings ranged from 1 for "definitely would not recommend" to 5 for "definitely would recommend." All current students and past graduates with email addresses on file were invited to take the survey (around 70% of all past and current students in the database). Back to Table


"% Women" refers to the number of women among past and current students divided by the total number of women and men (other genders are not included in this percentage). Gender was determined in the first place by self-report, and then by an algorithm based on the first name. Back to Table


"% POC" refers to the number of current students and past graduates who identify as "Chicanx/Latinx/Hispanic," "American Indian or Alaskan Native," "Asian," "Black or African American," "Pacific Islander," or "Two or More Races" divided by the total number of current students and past graduates who provided us with race and ethnicity information. Back to Table


"% 1st Gen" refers to the percentage of current students and past graduates who reported the highest level of education for their parents as "some college or university" or lower when answering the question "What is the highest education level obtained by at least one of your parents/guardians?" Back to Table


"2012-2019 Grads" refers to the total number of graduates identified for this time period, using self-report, placement pages, and other sources of public information. Back to Table


"% Perm Academic" refers to the percentage of graduates from this group who now have a permanent academic position, according to self-report, placement pages, and other sources of public information. Back to Table


"% PhD Granting" refers to the percentage of graduates from this group who now have a permanent academic position at a PhD granting department, according to self-report, placement pages, and other sources of public information. Back to Table


"Avg Salary" refers to the mean annual salary in US dollars provided by past graduates in answer to "What is your approximate yearly salary?" Back to Table

Link to this post at: http://placementdata.com:8182/phd-programs-running-tally/