Comparative Literature


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

PhD AdmissionsFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Applications665861
Admissions offers (Selectivity)3 (5%)4 (7%)5 (8%)
New doctoral students (Yield)2 (67%)3 (75%)3 (59%)
PhD EnrollmentFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Total enrollment202221
Female50%45%44%
Male50%55%56%
International25%23%24%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident75%77%76%
PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Black or African American7%6%4%
Asian7%6%10%
Hispanic of any race33%24%16%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White33%35%44%
Two or more races7%6%6%
Not indicated13%24%20%
PhD Degrees and Completion2018-192017-185 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded444
Median years to PhD9.26.05.9
Average adjusted years to PhD8.75.96.9
Percent of students who entered
between 2007-08 and 2011-12, and
completed the PhD as
of August 31, 2019
79%