Philosophy PhD Programs Ranking and Placement Information June 2019
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Top 15 programs, based on their PGR scoreAverage placement rate into PhD granting institutionsAverage placement rate into any institutionTop 28 PGRPhilosophical Gourment Report (PGR) 2018 score
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NYU31%50%NYU4.9
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Oxford29%43%Oxford4.5
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Rutgers38%65%Rutgers4.5
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Princeton36%60%Princeton4.3
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Michigan20%56%Michigan
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Pittsburgh (HPS)43%62%Pittsburgh (HPS)4.2
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Yale20%52%Yale4.1
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MIT
35%40%MIT
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Southern California20%56%Southern California4
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Berkeley50%68%Berkeley3.9
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Toronto14%35%Toronto3.9
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Columbia23%49%Columbia3.9
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Harvard31%50%Harvard3.9
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Stanford21%50%Stanford3.9
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UCLA17%34%UCLA3.9
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Average:27%49%CUNY3.8
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UNC3.8
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Sources:Arizona3.7
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XcKZoEG52PJYn42KQ4XtyCn4YS9WwB08fOpc4hmUV3k/edit#gid=0Cambridge3.6
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https://www.philosophicalgourmet.com/Notre Dame3.6
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https://infogram.com/research-model-1gv4m759ll5yp18ANU3.5
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Brown3.5
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Adjustment for attrition:Texas3.5
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completion rates seem to be about 75% on average (see here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XcKZoEG52PJYn42KQ4XtyCn4YS9WwB08fOpc4hmUV3k/edit?usp=drive_web&ouid=118316086171704202632)UCSD3.4
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Thus, multiply placement rate by 0.75 to get rate conditional on entering the programmeChicago3.3
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Adjustment for post-docs: UC Irvine3.3
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From Jennings: "Placement rate in this report is calculated by taking all of the graduates in a specific time range and looking at their most recent reported placement type–permanent academic, temporary academic, nonacademic, or unknown."St. Lewis3.3
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I take this to mean: the percentage of permanent placement for a spectific program is a a snapshot-- it takes ALL the graduates of the program and asks how many of these people were most recently reported as being in permanent academic positions. That means it UNDERCOUNTS people having good jobs by not counting very recent PhDs that are in good post-docs among the permanently employed, even though many of them will be. Howevoer, it also doesn't reflect various unpleasantnesses like people spending 5 years on the job market and then eventually having a job-- if they have a job now, they're counted in the percentage.Wisconsin3.3
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Estimating that 2 years average are spent in post-docs for people who end up in permanent positions, out of a 40 year career, and that the # of PhDs is not changing, then 5% of the people who are OR will be in permanent positions are currently in post-docs.Cornell3.2
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Thus, add 5 percent to the placement rate. --> an additional ~1% of PhDs will find permanent positions
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once-admitted placement rate (phd-granting):0.2157750.418
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once-graduated placement rate (phd granting):0.2877
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