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 2020, our completion rate (2003-2012) is 73%.

Graduation Rates: Entering Cohorts 2008-2012

Detailed Data: Entering Cohorts 2003-2012

Cohort
(Entrance Term)
# Students
in Cohort
Graduated Withdrawn Student Leave of
Absence
Completed
M.Phil.
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 16 (67%) 8 0 0 19 (79%)
2009 22 20 (91%) 1 0 1 22 (100%)
2010 21 15 (71%) 6 0 0 17 (81%)
2011 23 16 (70%) 5 1 1 21 (91%)
2012 22 19 (86%) 1 1 1 21 (95%)

Disaggregated Data: Entering Cohorts 2003-2012

  Graduates Cohort Totals % Completed
Overall Graduation Rates 167 228 73%
By Previous Degree Level*
Bachelor 55 73 75%
Master 107 146 73%
Other (J.D., M.D.) 4 7 57%
By Age (at enrollment)
Under 25 45 61 74%
25-29 86 108 80%
30-34 22 38 58%
35-39 8 12 67%
40 and older 6 9 67%
By Gender
Female 72 92 78%
Male 95 136 70%
By Citizenship
U.S. 111 149 74%
Non-U.S. 56 79 71%
By Bachelor's Degree Category
Arts/Humanities 8 10 80%
Business/Management 14 21 67%
Economics 53 68 78%
Engineering 26 32 81%
Mathematics 11 22 50%
Natural/Physical Sciences 24 34 71%
Social Sciences 26 34 76%
Other 5 7 71%
By Ethnicity*
African American and/or Hispanic 4 11 36%
Asian American 14 19 74%
Non-resident Alien 56 79 71%
White other than Hispanic 92 118 78%

*Data with five or fewer students are not shown for privacy reasons. Students entering with a Ph.D. are excluded. Students of race/ethnicity "unknown" are excluded. The Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx/Puerto Rican categories have been combined to present a group large enough to be displayed.