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 2021, our completion rate (2004-2013) is 74%.

Graduation Rates: Entering Cohorts 2009-2013

Detailed Data: Entering Cohorts 2004-2013

Cohort
(Entrance Term)
# Students
in Cohort
Graduated Withdrawn Student Leave of
Absence
Completed
M.Phil.
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 16 (67%) 8 0 0 19 (79%)
2009 22 20 (91%) 2 0 0 22 (100%)
2010 21 15 (71%) 6 0 0 17 (81%)
2011 23 16 (70%) 6 1 0 21 (91%)
2012 22 19 (86%) 1 1 1 21 (95%)
2013 21 15 (71%) 3 2 1 20 (95%)

Disaggregated Data: Entering Cohorts 2004-2013

  Graduates Cohort Totals % Completed
Overall Graduation Rates 169 229 74%
By Previous Degree Level*
Bachelor 56 74 76%
Master 107 145 74%
Other (J.D., M.D.) 4 7 57%
By Age (at enrollment)
Under 25 45 61 74%
25-29 86 108 80%
30-34 24 38 63%
35-39 9 13 69%
40 and older 5 9 56%
By Gender
Female 75 97 77%
Male 94 132 71%
By International/Domestic Status
U.S. 112 150 75%
Non-U.S. 57 79 72%
By Bachelor's Degree Category
Arts/Humanities 7 9 78%
Business/Management 14 19 74%
Economics 56 72 78%
Engineering 26 32 81%
Mathematics 12 22 55%
Natural/Physical Sciences 22 32 69%
Social Sciences 25 33 76%
Other 7 10 70%
By Race/Ethnicity*
African American 3 6 50%
Hispanic or Latinx 3 7 43%
Asian American 14 20 70%
Non-resident Alien 57 79 72%
White other than Hispanic 90 115 78%

*Data with five or fewer students are not shown for privacy reasons: students entering with a Ph.D. are excluded; students of unknown race/ethnicity are excluded.