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Table 11

Placement of 1996-97 Foreign Language PhDs by Race and Ethnicity

  Asian Black Hispanic Native Am White Unknown
No. of PhDs reported 49 11 149 8 497 1
% with unknown employment status 10.20% 9.09% 4.70% 37.50% 5.23% 0.00%
Tenure track appointment 46.15% 20.00% 59.69% 60.00% 34.73% 100.00%
Full-time non-tenure track appointment 38.46% 20.00% 22.48% 20.00% 27.47% 0.00%
Part Time appointment 0.00% 10.00% 6.20% 0.00% 10.11% 0.00%
Postdoctoral fellowship 0.00% 10.00% 1.55% 0.00% 1.76% 0.00%
Academic Administration 0.00% 0.00% 0.78% 20.00% 1.10% 0.00%
Employed outside higher education 0.00% 20.00% 5.43% 0.00% 10.33% 0.00%
Seeking employment 15.38% 10.00% 0.78% 0.00% 10.11% 0.00%
Not seeking employment 0.00% 0.00% 0.78% 0.00% 1.54% 0.00%
Part-time tenure-track appointment 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.22% 0.00%
Teaching, classification unknown 0.00% 10.00% 2.33% 0.00% 2.64% 0.00%
Basis for %s 26 10 129 5 455 1

Note: The base number used to calculate the percentages in Table 11 includes all PhDs with known a employment status who remained in the US after receiving their degrees.

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