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.