Student Achievement & Success: Time to Completion

Average Number of Years to Ph.D. Completion

For the last five years, as of fall 2019, the average time to completion is 5 years.

As this chart shows, students who graduated in 2018-19 took an average of 4.8 years to complete their Ph.D. Those who graduated in 2017-18 took 4.7 years. In 2016-17, it was 5.5 years; in 2015-16 it was 5.1 years and in 2014-15 it was 4.9 years.