Student Retention

Here we provide information concerning students who have entered our PhD program since 2005.  Keep in mind that there are many different reasons for leaving a graduate program without a degree (transferring to another PhD program, poor academic performance, non-academic personal reasons, etc.) and many reasons for delaying completion after reaching the ABD stage (need to perfect language skills for research, need to work, health problems, family growth, etc.).  So these reports group cases together that are often very different.  But they may be useful for a general overview.

The data is presented in 5-year blocks and the breakup according to gender is given only for the aggregates.

This data is being maintained by our Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Hasana Sharp

Last updated 9/27/2015.

2005-2009

  Entering Completed Left w/o Degree In Program
2005 4 3 1 0
2006 6 2 4 0
2007 4 3 1 0
2008 5 2 3 0
2009 8 1 4 3
Total 27 11 13 3
2005-2009 Entering Completed Left w/o Degree In Program
Women 8 (29.6%)* 4 (36.4%) 4 (30.8%) 0 (0%)
Men 19 (70.4%) 7 (63.6%) 9 (69.2%) 3 (100%)

*) Percentages refer to the total number in each column.

2010-2015

  Entering Completed Left w/o Degree In Program
2010 4 0 0 4
2011 5 0 0 5
2012 4 0 1 3
2013 7 0 1 6
2014 8 0 0 8
2015 5 0 0 5
Total 33 0 2 31
2010-2015 Entering Completed Left w/o Degree In Program
Women 11 (33.3%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 10 (32.3%)
Men 22 (66.6%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 21 (67.7%)