Economics

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

Admission to the Economics PhD program was suspended for three years (2013-14 through 2015-16). For Admissions data, the 5 Year Average represents three years of data (fall 2012, fall 2016, and fall 2017).

PhD Program Data

Fall 2017

Fall 2016

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 168 172 170
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 12 (7%) 11 (6%) 12 (7%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 8 (67%) 8 (73%) 8 (70%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 18 14 16
Female 39% 50% 37%
Male 61% 50% 63%
International 72% 64% 75%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 28% 36% 25%

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

Black or African American 10%
Asian 5%
Hispanic of any race 20% 20% 10%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 80% 60% 50%
Two or more races
Not indicated 20% 25%

PhD Degrees

2016-17

2015-16

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 2 4 4
Median years to PhD 5.4 4.8 4.9
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.4 5.0 5.1
Percent of students who entered between
2005-06 and 2009-10, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2017
65

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Placement Data

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[Note: TT = tenure track]

Placement Data