Student Achievement & Success: Graduation Rates

Our completion rates in most categories remain exceptionally strong. We attribute this to an improved admissions screening process, the increase in financial support provided to students over that period including the shift to full tuition scholarships in the first year as well as the availability of dissertation awards, the improvement in mentoring made possible by an increase in the size of the Pardee RAND staff, the institution of formal faculty and student mentors, and improvements in the core and elective curriculum. We continue to strive to increase the pipeline of underrepresented minority candidates and to provide them with a supportive environment once enrolled.

As of fall 2019, our completion rate (2002-2011) is 71%.

Graduation Rates: Entering Cohorts 2007-2011

Detailed Data: Entering Cohorts 2002-2011

Cohort
(Entrance Term)
# Students
in Cohort
Graduated Withdrawn Student Leave of
Absence
Completed
M.Phil.
2002 20 14 (70%) 6 0 0 19 (95%)
2003 20 13 (65%) 7 0 0 16 (80%)
2004 25 19 (76%) 6 0 0 22 (88%)
2005 26 19 (73%) 7 0 0 20 (77%)
2006 22 14 (64%) 8 0 0 18 (82%)
2007 23 16 (70%) 7 0 0 21 (91%)
2008 24 15 (63%) 8 1 0 19 (79%)
2009 22 20 (91%) 1 0 1 22 (100%)
2010 21 15 (71%) 6 0 0 17 (81%)
2011 23 15 (65%) 5 1 2 21 (91%)

Disaggregated Data: Entering Cohorts 2002-2011

  Graduates Cohort Totals % Completed
Overall Graduation Rates 160 226 71%
By Previous Degree Level*
Bachelor 50 69 72%
Master 105 148 71%
Other (J.D., M.D.) 4 7 57%
By Age (at enrollment)
Under 25 42 59 71%
25-29 82 106 77%
30-34 22 39 56%
35-39 8 13 62%
40 and older 6 9 67%
By Gender
Female 68 90 76%
Male 92 136 68%
By Citizenship
U.S. 105 144 73%
Non-U.S. 55 82 67%
By Bachelor's Degree Category
Arts/Humanities 8 10 80%
Business/Management 13 22 59%
Economics 51 67 76%
Engineering 24 31 77%
Mathematics 12 24 50%
Natural/Physical Sciences 23 34 68%
Social Sciences 24 31 77%
Other 5 7 71%
By Ethnicity*
African American or Hispanic 2 10 20%
Asian American 13 17 76%
Non-resident Alien 55 82 67%
White other than Hispanic 89 116 77%

*Data with five or fewer students are not shown for privacy reasons. Students entering with a Ph.D. are excluded. The Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx/Puerto Rican categories are combined to give a large enough group to be disaggregated and displayed.