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National Research Council philosophy department rankings

Available here. The site allows you weight various priorities, such as research productivity, student outcomes (how quickly students graduate and how many get jobs), diversity, external funding, and the like. It also appears to have a lot of useful information about each program, including median time to degree and completion percentage, type and location of job obtained after graduation, publications per faculty member, size of the stipend, percentage of students that are funded and percentage of first-year students with full financial support, university and department resources, and demographic data.

One of the most important factors in deciding on a Ph.D. program is the ability of its recent graduates to get jobs. For last year’s data about jobs received organized by Ph.D.-granting department, see this page.



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