Economics

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100. “Five Year Average” of admissions and enrollment data reflect data from 2012-13 through fall semester 2016.  “Five Year Average” of degree data reflects data from 2011-12 through 2015-16.

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

PhD Program Data

Fall 2016

Fall 2015

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 172 178
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 11 (6%) 10 (6%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 8 (73%) 7 (70%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 14 11 18
Female 50% 36% 41%
Male 50% 64% 59%
International 64% 82% 72%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 36% 18% 33%

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

Black or African American 8%
Asian 15%
Hispanic of any race 20% 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 60% 50% 54%
Two or more races (includes Hispanic)
Not indicated 20% 50% 15%

PhD Degrees

2015-16

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 4 4
Median years to PhD 4.8 4.8
Average adjusted years to PhD 5 5.2
Percent of students who entered between
2004-05 and 2008-09, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2016
54%

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Explanatory Notes

Placement Data

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[Note: TT = tenure track]

Placement Data