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Table 7

Placement of 1996-97 English 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 189 129 178 140 127 99
Percent with unknown employment status 7.94% 4.65% 7.30% 3.57% 9.45% 4.04%
Teaching in higher education: 78.44% 70.54% 68.71% 70.77% 76.79% 72.04%
Tenure-track appointment 44.91% 43.75% 27.61% 31.54% 25.89% 41.94%
Full-time non-tenure-track appointment: 17.37% 17.86% 29.45% 24.62% 40.18% 20.43%
Renewable 10.78% 10.71% 22.70% 16.92% 25.89% 10.75%
1 yr 6.59% 7.14% 6.75% 7.69% 14.29% 9.68%
Part-time appointment 16.17% 8.93% 11.66% 14.62% 10.71% 9.68%
Other higher education placement:            
Postdoctoral fellowship 2.40% 4.46% 3.68% 3.85% 0.89% 4.30%
Academic administration 2.40% 3.57% 6.13% 2.31% 3.57% 2.15%
Placement outside higher education: 6.59% 11.61% 8.59% 13.08% 10.71% 12.90%
Secondary or elementary school teaching 2.40% 3.57% 1.23% 3.08% 2.68% 5.38%
Government 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.89% 0.00%
Not-for-profit organization 1.80% 0.89% 1.84% 3.85% 5.36% 2.15%
For-profit business 1.80% 5.36% 3.68% 4.62% 1.79% 4.30%
Self-employed 0.60% 1.79% 1.84% 1.54% 0.00% 1.08%
Not employed: 8.38% 8.93% 11.66% 10.00% 7.14% 8.60%
Seeking 4.79% 8.04% 10.43% 10.00% 3.57% 7.53%
Not seeking 3.59% 0.89% 1.23% 0.00% 3.57% 1.08%
Tenure-track part-time position 0.60% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Teaching, classification unknown 1.20% 0.89% 1.23% 0.00% 0.89% 0.00%
Basis for %s 167 112 163 130 112 93

 

Part 2 of 2 South Central Rocky Mountain Pacific Coast
Female Male Female Male Female Male
Number of PhDs reported 71 52 22 18 119 81
Percent with unknown employment status 5.80% 6.12% 9.09% 0.00% 9.40% 6.33%
Teaching in higher education: 63.08% 63.04% 75.00% 64.71% 77.36% 72.97%
Tenure-track appointment 26.15% 36.96% 35.00% 17.65% 26.42% 28.38%
Full-time non-tenure-track appointment: 26.15% 13.04% 15.00% 35.29% 31.13% 31.08%
Renewable 15.38% 8.70% 15.00% 35.29% 19.81% 25.68%
1 yr 10.77% 4.35% 0.00% 0.00% 11.32% 5.41%
Part-time appointment 10.77% 13.04% 25.00% 11.76% 19.81% 13.51%
Other higher education placement:            
Postdoctoral fellowship 3.08% 4.35% 0.00% 5.88% 6.60% 1.35%
Academic administration 1.54% 4.35% 0.00% 0.00% 0.94% 0.00%
Placement outside higher education: 16.92% 21.74% 15.00% 23.53% 10.38% 6.76%
Secondary and elementary teaching 9.23% 4.35% 0.00% 5.88% 2.83% 2.70%
Government 0.00% 0.00% 5.00% 0.00% 0.94% 0.00%
Not-for-profit organization 1.54% 6.52% 5.00% 5.88% 2.83% 0.00%
For-profit business 3.08% 8.70% 5.00% 11.76% 2.83% 1.35%
Self-employed 3.08% 2.17% 0.00% 0.00% 0.94% 2.70%
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 65 46 20 17 106 74

Note: The numbers of PhDs used to calculate the placement percentages given in 7 include all PhDs whose employment placements were reported as known and who remained in the US after receiving their degrees.

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