Comparative Literature

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100.

PhD Program Data

Fall 2017

Fall 2016

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 62 60 63
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 5 (8%) 7 (12%) 7 (11%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 3 (60%) 2 (29%) 3 (50%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 23 20 23
Female 43% 40% 41%
Male 57% 60% 59%
International 26% 25% 24%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 74% 75% 76%

PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race

Black or African American 6% 1%
Asian 12% 13% 9%
Hispanic of any race 12% 7% 9%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 41% 53% 60%
Two or more races 6% 7% 5%
Not indicated 24% 20% 16%

PhD Degrees

2016-17

2015-16

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 1 3 4
Median years to PhD 5.7 5.7 5.9
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.7 5.7 6.6
Percent of students who entered between
2005-06 and 2009-10, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2017
83

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Placement Data

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[Note: TT = tenure track]

Placement Data