COMPARISON OF UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
AND UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
ASTRONOMY PH.D. PROGRAMS

CAREER PATHS OF EQUIVALENT COHORTS

University of Arizona cohort entered program 1979-1988,
evaluated fall 1994, reported by D. Kelly

University of Texas cohort entered program 1980-1989,
evaluated fall 1995, collected by H. Dinerstein

Success Rate for Obtaining Degrees

Arizona
Texas
Total number of students 55 85
Number of Ph.D. recipients 41 (75%) 61 (72%)
Number receiving terminal Master's 7 (13%) 10 (12%)
Number leaving with no degree 3 (5%) 9 (11%)
Number still in the program 4 (7%) 4 (5%)


Job Status

Arizona
Texas
Post-Doctoral fellowship 20 (49%) 24 (39%)
Faculty, research university 5 (12%) 4 (7%)
Faculty, small college 1 (2%) 5 (8%)
Observatory or laboratory staff 8 (20%) 9 (15%)
Soft-money support 3 (7%) 7 (11%)
Industry 4 (10%) 5 (8%)
Foreign Academia/Labs 0 (0%) 6 (10%)
Other/unemployed 0 (0%) 1 (2%)


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