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Table 8

Placement of 1996-97 Foreign Language PhDs by Sex and Region of Degree-granting Institution

This table is arranged in two parts, the first showing information for the Northeast, Midwest, and South Atlantic regions, the second for the South Central, Rocky Mountain, and Pacific Coast regions.
 

Part 1 of 2 Northeast Midwest South Atlantic
Female Male Female Male Female Male
Number of PhDs reported 170 98 95 101 66 30
Percent with unknown employment status 8.18% 2.27% 5.56% 9.47% 3.23% 0.00%
Teaching in higher education: 75.34% 74.42% 75.29% 82.56% 76.67% 64.29%
Tenure-track appointment 35.62% 39.53% 40.00% 45.35% 40.00% 46.43%
Full-time non-tenure-track appointment: 28.08% 25.58% 24.71% 34.88% 26.67% 10.71%
Renewable 19.86% 17.44% 20.00% 17.44% 16.67% 10.71%
1 yr 8.22% 8.14% 4.71% 17.44% 10.00% 0.00%
Part-time appointment 11.64% 9.30% 10.59% 2.33% 10.00% 7.14%
Other higher education placement:            
Postdoctoral fellowship 0.68% 2.33% 0.00% 0.00% 1.67% 3.57%
Academic administration 1.37% 0.00% 0.00% 3.49% 1.67% 0.00%
Placement outside higher education: 10.27% 9.30% 5.88% 5.81% 11.67% 17.86%
Secondary and elementary teaching 4.11% 2.33% 2.35% 1.16% 3.33% 14.29%
Government 0.00% 1.16% 0.00% 2.33% 0.00% 0.00%
Not-for-profit organization 3.42% 0.00% 0.00% 1.16% 5.00% 3.57%
For-profit business 1.37% 5.81% 2.35% 0.00% 3.33% 0.00%
Self-employed 1.37% 0.00% 1.18% 1.16% 0.00% 0.00%
Not employed: 11.64% 11.63% 12.94% 6.98% 3.33% 3.57%
Seeking 6.85% 10.47% 12.94% 6.98% 3.33% 3.57%
Not seeking 4.79% 1.16% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Teaching, classification unknown 0.68% 2.33% 5.88% 1.16% 5.00% 10.71%
Basis for %s 146 86 85 86 60 28

 

Part 2 of 2 South Central Rocky Mountain Pacific Coast
Female Male Female Male Female Male
Number of PhDs reported 12 10 10 18 59 46
Percent with unknown employment status 0.00% 11.11% 10.00% 0.00% 7.02% 4.88%
Teaching in higher education: 66.67% 87.50% 77.78% 78.57% 71.70% 79.49%
Tenure-track appointment 33.33% 75.00% 55.56% 71.43% 28.30% 43.59%
Full-time non-tenure-track appointment: 33.33% 12.50% 11.11% 7.14% 28.30% 30.77%
Renewable 25.00% 0.00% 11.11% 7.14% 24.53% 20.51%
1 yr 8.33% 12.50% 0.00% 0.00% 3.77% 10.26%
Part-time appointment 0.00% 0.00% 11.11% 0.00% 15.09% 5.13%
Other higher education placement:            
Postdoctoral fellowship 0.00% 0.00% 11.11% 7.14% 5.66% 2.56%
Academic administration 8.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Placement outside higher education: 8.33% 0.00% 11.11% 14.29% 7.55% 7.69%
Secondary and elementary teaching 0.00% 0.00% 11.11% 7.14% 1.89% 2.56%
Government 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Not-for-profit organization 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 7.14% 3.77% 2.56%
For-profit business 8.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.89% 2.56%
Self-employed 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Not employed: 13.85% 6.52% 10.00% 5.88% 4.72% 18.92%
Seeking 7.69% 6.52% 5.00% 5.88% 4.72% 18.92%
Not seeking 6.15% 0.00% 5.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Teaching, classification unknown 1.54% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Basis for %s 12 8 9 14 53 39

Note: The numbers of PhDs used to calculate the placement percentages given in Table 8 include all PhDs whose employment placements were reported as known and who remained in the US after receiving their degrees.

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