Student Achievement & Success: Time to Completion

As of 2014, the average time for completion was just under 5 years (58 months).

Throughout its history, Pardee RAND has maintained a higher 5-year completion average than other Ph.D. programs. Data from a recent study by the Ph.D. Completion Project of the Council of Graduate Schools showed an average 5-year completion rate by discipline between a low of 11.8% in the humanities to a high of 34.5% in engineering. Pardee RAND 5-year completion rates are over 39%. The average time to completion for students who graduate is about 5 years. And over the past 10 years, our overall completion rate is 75%. Our withdrawal rate averages about 13% of all matriculated students over that same time period.