Table 1

Numbers of Departments Responding and Numbers of Doctoral Degrees Reported, 1996–97 Census of PhD Placement

  

 Classics

 Comparative Literature

 English

 Foreign Language

 Linguistics

 All Fields

 No. of departments:

  

  

  

  

  

  

 Contacted

 39

 39

 146

 260

 58

 542

 Responding

 36

 38

 141

 254

 55

 524

 Reporting graduates

 20

 31

 133

 199

 46

 429

 Response rate

 92%

 97%

 97%

 98%

 95%

 97%

 No. of graduates:

  

  

  

  

  

  

 Reported

 55

 116

 1,226

 715

 220

 2,332

 With known employment status

 53

 107

 1,144

 673

 176

 2,153

 With known employment status and remaining in US

 52

 95

 1,106

 626

 141

 2,020