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Top Feeders to Ph.D. Programs (Ph.D. Productivity)

For those pursuing careers in academia and/or research, a terminal degree in your field of choice will typically be required in order to maximize your professional prospects.

Most frequently, this will entail earning a Ph.D. in either the hard sciences, social sciences, or humanities. In order to gain acceptance into a Ph.D. program, and—more importantly—successfully complete the degree, you will need refined skills in the areas of oral and written communication, self-directed research, and analysis and problem-solving. Certain undergraduate colleges are known for churning out graduates with this unique blend of talents who go on to earn doctoral degrees and become leaders in the world of higher education.

In order to identify “top Ph.D. feeder” colleges, we relied on data from the National Science Foundation’s Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual census conducted of all individuals earning a research doctorate from an accredited U.S. institution. Using SED, we identified the undergraduate backgrounds of all research doctorate recipients over the past five years, examining which institutions produced the most Ph.D.s in total and across fourteen academic disciplines, specifically anthropology, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, education, economics, engineering, English, foreign languages, history, mathematics & statistics, physics & astronomy, political science & government, psychology, and sociology. For each discipline, we construct two lists. The first list reveals the raw number of students per institution who go on to earn a Ph.D. The second list looks at the top Ph.D. producers when adjusting for one measure of an institution’s size, namely the number of undergraduate degrees an institution produces per year. This allows us to highlight schools that may be smaller in size, but that still produce a consistent flow of doctoral recipients.

Tables updated 2024. 

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Total Ph.D.

Rank (Total)Institution#PhDTOTAL PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California-Berkeley25711California Institute of Technology418
2University of Michigan-Ann Arbor19132Harvey Mudd College232
3Cornell University16853Swarthmore College387
4University of Florida15774Massachusetts Institute of Technology1070
5University of California-Los Angeles15675Hampshire College114
6University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign15626Carleton College428
7University of Wisconsin-Madison15357Haverford College260
8The University of Texas at Austin14508Reed College275
9Brigham Young University-Provo14089Williams College371
10Ohio State University-Main Campus126910Pomona College296
11University of California-San Diego126111Grinnell College269
12University of Maryland-College Park119212Princeton University854
13University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill118613Earlham College93
14University of Minnesota-Twin Cities117514Harvard University1068
15University of Washington-Seattle Campus115215New College of Florida97
16University of California-Davis113516Vassar College354
17Texas A & M University-College Station111217Amherst College270
18Massachusetts Institute of Technology107018University of Chicago1000
19Harvard University106819Bryn Mawr College186
20Purdue University-Main Campus106520Oberlin College394
21Michigan State University106021Wellesley College322
22University of Chicago100022Mount Holyoke College286
23University of Virginia-Main Campus98223Wesleyan University396
24Rutgers University-New Brunswick97924Columbia University in the City of New York823
25University of Arizona89525St. John's College45
26Brown University88126Yale University815
27Princeton University85427Macalester College256
28Boston University85228Smith College295
29University of Pennsylvania83929Kalamazoo College141
30New York University83230Rice University522
31University of Georgia82931Brown University881
32Columbia University in the City of New York82332Johns Hopkins University695
33North Carolina State University at Raleigh82033Whitman College171
34Yale University81534St Olaf College338
35Stanford University80935Duke University729
36Arizona State University-Tempe80636Franklin W Olin College of Engineering42
37Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University80437Dartmouth College482
38Florida State University80038Beloit College104
39University of Colorado Boulder79239Cornell University1685
40University of California-Santa Barbara78640Bowdoin College204
41University of California-Irvine76141Hendrix College119
42University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus74242Kenyon College195
42Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus74243Stanford University809
44Duke University72944St. John's College45
45Indiana University-Bloomington72845Davidson College187
46University of California-Santa Cruz71646Wheaton College205
47Washington University in St Louis71247Juniata College109
48Johns Hopkins University69548University of Rochester624
49Northwestern University68349Willamette University123
50University of Notre Dame67250University of Puget Sound154


Rank (Total)Institution#PhDANTHROPOLOGY PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California, Berkeley431Reed College15
2University of Michigan372Barnard College15
3University of Chicago373University of Chicago37
4New York University274Grinnell College9
5Stanford University255Oberlin College13
6Columbia University236Wesleyan University14
7Harvard University227Sarah Lawrence College6
8The University of Texas at Austin218Cornell College4
9University of California, Los Angeles209New College of Florida3
9Michigan State University2010Bryn Mawr College5
11Boston University1911Stanford University25
12University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1812Swarthmore College5
12University of Notre Dame1813Beloit College4
14University of Pennsylvania1714Haverford College4
14Brown University1715Carleton College6
16Cornell University1616Scripps College3
16University of Arizona1617Columbia University23
16Washington University in St. Louis1618Pitzer College3
16Yale University1619Smith College7
16University of Florida1620DePauw University6
21Reed College1521Wellesley College7
21University of California, Santa Barbara1522Macalester College6
21Barnard College1523Bowdoin College5
21University of Wisconsin-Madison1524Lawrence University4
25Wesleyan University1425Mount Holyoke College6
25University of Iowa1426Whitman College4
27Oberlin College1327Yale University16
27Duke University1328Colby College5
27Emory University1329Dartmouth College11
27Ohio State University1330Brown University17
31University of Washington1231Colorado College5
31University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1232Kenyon College4
33Indiana University Bloomington1133Knox College3
33George Washington University1134Harvey Mudd College2
33Dartmouth College1135Harvard University22
33Arizona State University1136Davidson College4
33University of California, Santa Cruz1137Bard College4
38University of California, San Diego1038St. John's College1
38Northwestern University1039University of Notre Dame18
38University of Arkansas1040Washington University in St. Louis16
38Pennsylvania State University - University Park1041Middlebury College5
38University of Virginia-Main Campus1042Duke University13
38Binghamton University1043Earlham College2
44University of Central Florida944Emory University13
44University of California, Riverside945Illinois Wesleyan University3
44Grinnell College946Allegheny College3
44University of Kansas947St Olaf College5
44Miami University948Vassar College4
49University of Massachusetts Amherst849Amherst College3
49University of Georgia850Occidental College3

Biological Sciences

Rank (Total)Institution#PhDBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California-Berkeley5921California Institute of Technology60
2Cornell University4492Hampshire College25
3University of Wisconsin-Madison4163Haverford College64
4University of California-Davis4104Pomona College80
5University of California-San Diego3805Massachusetts Institute of Technology207
6University of California-Los Angeles3756Swarthmore College70
7University of Michigan-Ann Arbor3577Earlham College26
8University of Washington-Seattle Campus3028Carleton College86
9University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2749Mount Holyoke College84
10University of Florida26910Grinnell College61
11University of Maryland-College Park26111Johns Hopkins University209
12Michigan State University25612Harvey Mudd College31
12University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill25613Amherst College63
14The University of Texas at Austin23614Reed College50
15Rutgers University-New Brunswick23515Harvard University228
16University of Minnesota-Twin Cities23216Allegheny College41
17Harvard University22817St Olaf College91
18Ohio State University-Main Campus21418Ursinus College44
19Johns Hopkins University20919Cornell University449
20Massachusetts Institute of Technology20720Juniata College33
21Brown University20621SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry45
22University of Georgia20522Kalamazoo College33
22Texas A & M University-College Station20523St. Mary's College of Maryland41
24University of California-Santa Cruz20424Brown University206
25Brigham Young University-Provo19725Williams College58
25Boston University19626College of the Atlantic10
27University of California-Irvine18427University of Puget Sound45
28University of Pennsylvania18228Colby College60
29University of Virginia-Main Campus17929Duke University172
30Purdue University-Main Campus17830Vassar College63
31University of Arizona17331Whitman College38
32Duke University17232New College of Florida17
32Washington University in St Louis17233Oberlin College75
32University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus17234Bowdoin College48
35Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University17035Princeton University140
35University of Chicago17036Hendrix College28
37Stanford University16837Yale University164
38University of Connecticut16438Bates College44
38Yale University16439Willamette University33
38University of Colorado Boulder16440Davidson College45
41Arizona State University-Tempe16341Wellesley College57
42Indiana University-Bloomington16242Wesleyan University71
43University of Massachusetts-Amherst15843University of Chicago170
44University of California-Santa Barbara15344Rice University100
45Colorado State University-Fort Collins14645Scripps College24
46Columbia University in the City of New York14446Franklin and Marshall College44
46Emory University14447Brandeis University81
48North Carolina State University at Raleigh14248Colorado College49
49Princeton University14049Beloit College21
50University of Rochester13950Columbia University in the City of New York144


Rank (Total)Institution#PhDCHEMISTRY PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California-Berkeley1171California Institute of Technology29
2University of California-San Diego702Harvey Mudd College20
3The University of Texas at Austin673University of Minnesota-Morris17
4University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill624Juniata College18
5University of Michigan-Ann Arbor605Carleton College31
6University of Minnesota-Twin Cities586Kalamazoo College16
7Cornell University577Wabash College11
7University of California-Los Angeles578Allegheny College17
9University of California-Davis569Hope College37
9University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus5610Grinnell College20
11University of California-Irvine5411Haverford College16
11College of William and Mary5412The College of Wooster21
13University of Washington-Seattle Campus5313Hendrix College12
14University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign5214New College of Florida7
14University of Chicago5215Washington & Jefferson College12
14University of California-Santa Barbara5216Williams College22
17University of Wisconsin-Madison5117Truman State University37
18University of Florida4818St Olaf College31
18Purdue University-Main Campus4819Reed College15
20Boston University4720Earlham College6
21Ohio State University-Main Campus4321Willamette University13
21Western Washington University4322Pomona College17
21University of California-Santa Cruz4323Whitman College14
24Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University4224Saint Johns University14
25Truman State University3725Occidental College17
25Hope College3726Bryn Mawr College12
27Michigan State University3627Lycoming College9
27University of Rochester3628Lawrence University12
27Florida State University3629Hanover College8
30James Madison University3530Centre College11
30California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo3531College of William and Mary54
32Brigham Young University-Provo3432Furman University18
32University of Arizona3433Franklin and Marshall College15
34University of South Florida-Main Campus3334Swarthmore College12
34University of Utah3335Mount Holyoke College16
34Binghamton University3336University of Richmond22
37Massachusetts Institute of Technology3237University of Chicago52
37University of Maryland-College Park3238Macalester College15
39University of Connecticut3139Massachusetts Institute of Technology32
39St Olaf College3140Wheaton College15
39Florida International University3141St. Mary's College of Maryland10
39Carleton College3142Illinois Wesleyan University10
43University of Massachusetts-Amherst3043Saint Vincent College9
43Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus3044Ripon College5
43North Carolina State University at Raleigh3045College of the Holy Cross21
43University of Virginia-Main Campus3046Drew University10
43University of Pennsylvania3047Alma College8
43Rutgers University-New Brunswick3048University of Puget Sound11
49Emory University2949Oberlin College19
49California Institute of Technology2950Amherst College12

Computer Science

Rank (Total)Institution#PhDCOMPUTER SCIENCE PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California-Berkeley1001Harvey Mudd College28
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology802California Institute of Technology26
3Carnegie Mellon University673Franklin W Olin College of Engineering10
4Cornell University554Massachusetts Institute of Technology80
5University of Michigan-Ann Arbor525Swarthmore College15
5University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign526Carnegie Mellon University67
7Princeton University467Princeton University46
8University of Maryland-College Park458Carleton College16
9Stanford University399Williams College14
10Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus3810Harvard University38
10Harvard University3811Pomona College9
12University of Minnesota-Twin Cities3712Stanford University39
13University of Central Florida3613Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology10
14University of Virginia-Main Campus3314Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute26
14The University of Texas at Austin3315Millsaps College3
16Brigham Young University-Provo3216Rice University19
17Brown University3017Goshen College3
18University of California-Los Angeles2918University of Tulsa11
19University of Washington-Seattle Campus2819New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology5
19Harvey Mudd College2820Hampshire College2
21Duke University2621Brown University30
21Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute2622Duke University26
21California Institute of Technology2623United States Military Academy17
21University of Florida2624Johns Hopkins University23
25Rutgers University-New Brunswick2525Bard College7
25Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University2526Cornell University55
25University of Maryland-Baltimore County2527Columbia University in the City of New York23
28Washington University in St Louis2428Yale University21
29Johns Hopkins University2329Colorado College7
29Columbia University in the City of New York2330Grove City College7
29Purdue University-Main Campus2331Worcester Polytechnic Institute16
32University of Wisconsin-Madison2232University of California-Berkeley100
32University of California-Irvine2233Washington University in St Louis24
32University of California-San Diego2234DePauw University5
35Yale University2135Grinnell College5
35University of Pennsylvania2136Haverford College4
35University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus2137Scripps College3
35University of Delaware2138Morehouse College7
39Binghamton University2039Oberlin College8
39University of Chicago2040University of Chicago20
39University of Massachusetts-Amherst2041Amherst College5
42University of California-Davis1942Wesleyan University8
42University of California-Santa Cruz1943New York Institute of Technology9
42Rice University1944Wellesley College6
45Ohio State University-Main Campus1845Mississippi Valley State University4
45University of Utah1846Trinity University6
45The University of Texas at Dallas1847Florida Institute of Technology8
48United States Military Academy1748University of Maryland-Baltimore County25
49Indiana University-Bloomington1649University of Puget Sound4
49Northwestern University1650St Olaf College7


Rank (Total)Institution#PhDECONOMICS PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of Chicago611Swarthmore College22
2University of California-Berkeley602Williams College25
3Brigham Young University-Provo453Soka University of America5
4Harvard University434New College of Florida6
5University of Michigan-Ann Arbor335University of Chicago61
6Princeton University326Pomona College13
6University of Wisconsin-Madison327Wellesley College15
6Stanford University328Hampden-Sydney College5
9Cornell University299Harvard University43
10Georgetown University2610Princeton University32
10University of Maryland-College Park2611Massachusetts Institute of Technology26
10Massachusetts Institute of Technology2612St. John's College2
13Brown University2513Carleton College11
13Williams College2514Davidson College10
13Yale University2515Centre College7
16The University of Texas at Austin2216Macalester College11
16Swarthmore College2217Washington and Lee University9
18University of Minnesota-Twin Cities2118Saint Johns University7
18Indiana University-Bloomington2119Haverford College6
18University of Florida2120California Institute of Technology4
18University of California-Los Angeles2121Stanford University32
18Columbia University in the City of New York2122Hampshire College2
23University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1923Hillsdale College6
23University of Colorado Boulder1924Yale University25
25George Washington University1825Mount Holyoke College8
26Washington University in St Louis1726Claremont McKenna College5
26New York University1727Rhodes College7
26University of California-San Diego1728University of Puget Sound6
26Northwestern University1729Dartmouth College15
26Michigan State University1730Whitman College5
26George Mason University1731St. Mary's College of Maryland5
32Duke University1632Georgetown University26
33Purdue University-Main Campus1533Reed College5
33University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1534Brown University25
33University of Virginia-Main Campus1535Earlham College2
33Dartmouth College1536Coe College4
33Wellesley College1537Columbia University in the City of New York21
33University of Washington-Seattle Campus1538Beloit College3
39Colorado State University-Fort Collins1439Middlebury College8
39Boston University1440Colgate University9
39Ohio State University-Main Campus1441Vassar College7
42Johns Hopkins University1342Grinnell College5
42College of William and Mary1343Cornell College3
42University of Arizona1344Loyola University New Orleans9
42University of Pennsylvania1345Brandeis University10
42University of California-, Santa Cruz1346Hendrix College3
42Pomona College1347Amherst College5
48University of Notre Dame1248Westminster College3
48University of California, Davis1249Duke University16
48Tufts University1250Wabash College2


Rank (Total)Institution#PhDEDUCATION PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of Florida1751Hampshire College9
2Brigham Young University-Provo1582Earlham College10
3Texas A & M University-College Station1553Bryn Mawr College21
4The University of Texas at Austin1424Hampton University40
5University of Michigan-Ann Arbor1355Wittenberg University18
6University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1326Jackson State University66
7Florida State University1307Spelman College31
8University of California-Los Angeles1258Kalamazoo College15
9Ohio State University-Main Campus1249Swarthmore College20
10University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill12310Fisk University12
11University of Georgia11711Carleton College23
12University of California-Berkeley11412St. John's College4
13Michigan State University10613Macalester College23
14Rutgers University-New Brunswick10514Beloit College10
15University of Wisconsin-Madison10115Southwestern University15
16University of Virginia-Main Campus9716Mount Holyoke College22
17University of South Florida-Main Campus9417St. Mary's University20
18Auburn University9118Berea College14
19Indiana University-Bloomington9019Austin College11
19Mississippi State University8920Eastern Mennonite University9
21Purdue University-Main Campus8521Saint Johns University14
21University of Arizona8522Haverford College13
23Texas Tech University8423Alcorn State University21
24The University of Alabama8324Truman State University32
25University of Southern Mississippi8125University of Puget Sound15
26University of Missouri-Columbia8026Smith College22
27University of Maryland-College Park7927Luther College14
28Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University7828Wheaton College19
29University of Memphis7529Millsaps College6
29Texas State University7530Gordon College11
31Arizona State University-Tempe7431Knox College9
32Bowling Green State University-Main Campus7332Delta State University16
32University of Central Florida7333Messiah College21
34University of North Texas7234Goshen College6
35University of Iowa7135University of Montevallo18
36New York University7036Birmingham Southern College8
37University of California-Santa Barbara6937SUNY College at Potsdam17
37University of Washington-Seattle Campus6938DePauw University14
37University of New Mexico-Main Campus6939Anderson University9
40The University of Tennessee-Knoxville6840Hendrix College9
41University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus6741Claremont McKenna College11
41James Madison University6742Williams College17
43Jackson State University6643University of Southern Mississippi81
44Louisiana State University6544Alabama State University26
44Miami University-Oxford6545Manhattan School of Music4
46North Carolina State University at Raleigh6446College of William and Mary53
46University of California-San Diego6447Juniata College9
46University of South Carolina-Columbia6448St Olaf College23
46University of California-Davis6449Guilford College9
46Ohio University-Main Campus6450Wesleyan University23


Rank (Total)Institution#PhDENGINEERING PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus4071California Institute of Technology136
2University of California-Berkeley4002Massachusetts Institute of Technology369
3University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign3983Harvey Mudd College64
4University of Michigan-Ann Arbor3844Franklin W Olin College of Engineering22
5Massachusetts Institute of Technology3695Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art45
6Purdue University-Main Campus3686Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute205
7Cornell University3277Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology73
8University of Florida3248Johns Hopkins University192
9The University of Texas at Austin2789Rice University142
10University of Maryland-College Park25610New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology37
11Ohio State University-Main Campus24911Clarkson University76
12North Carolina State University at Raleigh24512Missouri University of Science and Technology155
13Texas A & M University-College Station23013Princeton University145
14University of California-San Diego22714Case Western Reserve University150
15University of Minnesota-Twin Cities22515Illinois Institute of Technology74
16Brigham Young University-Provo22416Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus407
17University of Wisconsin-Madison21817Worcester Polytechnic Institute113
18University of California-Los Angeles21418Cornell University327
19Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute20519Duke University128
19Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University20520Colorado School of Mines105
21Iowa State University20421Lehigh University101
22Johns Hopkins University19222Carnegie Mellon University134
23University of Virginia-Main Campus18423University of Rochester117
24University of Washington-Seattle Campus17824Lafayette College46
25Clemson University16725Kettering University23
26Missouri University of Science and Technology15526United States Military Academy69
27Arizona State University-Tempe15127Michigan Technological University89
28Case Western Reserve University15028Florida Institute of Technology52
29University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus14929Columbia University in the City of New York98
30Princeton University14530Washington University in St Louis112
31Rice University14231United States Air Force Academy56
32University of Delaware14232Stanford University110
33The University of Tennessee-Knoxville13933Northwestern University114
34University of Arizona13834Vanderbilt University94
34Rutgers University-New Brunswick13835Bucknell University49
36California Institute of Technology13636Tufts University88
37Carnegie Mellon University13437Coe College16
38Duke University12838University of California-Berkeley400
39University of Colorado Boulder12639Dartmouth College54
40University of California-Davis12540Brown University92
41Oregon State University12441Union College25
42University of Utah12342University of Notre Dame106
43University of Rochester11743University of Michigan-Ann Arbor384
44Northwestern University11444Milwaukee School of Engineering30
45Worcester Polytechnic Institute11345University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign398
46Washington University in St Louis11246Stevens Institute of Technology43
47Michigan State University11147University of Virginia-Main Campus184
48Stanford University11048University of Pennsylvania101
49University of Connecticut10949University of Tulsa26
50University of New Mexico-Main Campus10850Purdue University-Main Campus368


Rank (Total)Institution#PhDENGLISH PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California-Berkeley851Bryn Mawr College20
2Columbia University in the City of New York552Hampshire College7
3Brigham Young University-Provo543Carleton College28
4Harvard University524University of Dallas19
5The University of Texas at Austin515Swarthmore College21
5Yale University516Kenyon College24
7University of Chicago507Reed College19
8New York University488Sarah Lawrence College17
9University of California-Los Angeles459Amherst College20
10University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill3910Oberlin College31
11University of Georgia3811Haverford College14
11University of Wisconsin-Madison3812Vassar College23
13Cornell University3713Williams College19
13University of Michigan-Ann Arbor3714St. John's College4
15University of Pennsylvania3615Beloit College8
16Brown University3516Columbia University in the City of New York55
17University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign3317St. John's College3
17Ohio State University-Main Campus3318Wesleyan University25
19Oberlin College3119Agnes Scott College8
19Stanford University3120Thomas Aquinas College4
19University of Iowa3121Yale University51
19Princeton University3122Southwestern University11
23University of Virginia-Main Campus3023Wellesley College18
24Carleton College2824Mount Holyoke College16
24University of Florida2825Barnard College25
24University of Washington-Seattle Campus2826Harvard University52
27College of William and Mary2627Millsaps College5
28University of California-Irvine2528University of Chicago50
28Wesleyan University2529Kalamazoo College8
28Barnard College2530Bennington College5
31University of California-Santa Cruz2431Whitman College9
31Kenyon College2432Smith College15
33Rutgers University-New Brunswick2333Bard College11
33Duke University2334Willamette University8
33Vassar College2335University of Evansville10
33Michigan State University2336Hillsdale College9
33University of New Mexico-Main Campus2337Davidson College11
38Florida State University2238Pomona College10
38University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus2239Princeton University31
38University of North Texas2240Hanover College5
41The University of Alabama2141Saint Johns University8
41Swarthmore College2142Macalester College11
41Boston University2143Wheaton College11
41University of Minnesota-Twin Cities2144Earlham College3
45University of Maryland-College Park2045William Jewell College4
45Amherst College2046The Evergreen State College9
45Bryn Mawr College2047Bowdoin College9
45University of South Florida-Main Campus2048Middlebury College13
49CUNY Hunter College1949Scripps College5
49Reed College1950St Olaf College14

Foreign Language

Rank (Total)Institution#PhDFOREIGN LANGUAGE PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California-Berkeley291Haverford College7
2Brigham Young University-Provo242Macalester College10
3New York University203Reed College7
4University of California-Los Angeles194Mount Holyoke College9
5Yale University185Hampshire College2
6University of Chicago176Davidson College7
7University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill157Sarah Lawrence College5
7Indiana University-Bloomington158Kalamazoo College4
7University of Wisconsin-Madison159Hillsdale College5
10University of Virginia-Main Campus1410New College of Florida2
11Georgetown University1211Middlebury College8
11University of California-Irvine1212Bryn Mawr College4
11Dartmouth College1213University of Dallas4
11Harvard University1214St. John's College1
11Columbia University in the City of New York1215Yale University18
16University of Kansas1116Dartmouth College12
16University of Iowa1117Austin College3
16Ohio State University-Main Campus1118Hobart William Smith Colleges4
16University of Michigan-Ann Arbor1119Wellesley College6
16Florida International University1120Smith College6
16University of Arizona1121DePauw University4
22University of Minnesota-Twin Cities1022University of Chicago17
22Macalester College1023Bates College4
22University of Pennsylvania1024Gettysburg College5
22University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1025Gallaudet University2
22Princeton University1026Bard College4
22College of William and Mary1027Kenyon College4
28Mount Holyoke College928Lawrence University3
28University of California-Riverside929Hanover College2
28Northwestern University930Washington College2
28University of Notre Dame931Beloit College2
28University of Washington-Seattle Campus932Transylvania University2
33University of Oregon833Barnard College7
33Arizona State University-Tempe834Hamilton College4
33Brown University835Swarthmore College3
33Rutgers University-New Brunswick836Columbia University in the City of New York12
33Middlebury College837Princeton University10
33Washington University in St Louis838Anderson University2
33Miami University-Oxford839Whittier College2
33University of Florida840Washington & Jefferson College2
33California State University-Long Beach841Pacific Lutheran University4
42University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus742Grinnell College3
42University of California-Santa Barbara743Harvard University12
42Temple University744Earlham College1
42Haverford College745Wittenberg University2
42Reed College746Amherst College3
42Davidson College747Gordon College2
42Duke University748Occidental College3
42University of Delaware749Connecticut College3
42University of Colorado Boulder750Georgetown University12


Rank (Total)Institution#PhDHISTORY PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California-Berkeley641Swarthmore College17
2University of Chicago482Hampshire College5
3University of California-Los Angeles453Amherst College17
4Yale University414Vassar College21
5Harvard University405Wesleyan University24
6Columbia University in the City of New York346Williams College16
6Brigham Young University-Provo347Oberlin College20
8New York University308University of Chicago48
9University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill299Yale University41
9University of Michigan-Ann Arbor2910Bard College11
11University of Pennsylvania2811Carleton College12
12Princeton University2712Millsaps College4
12Rutgers University-New Brunswick2713Grinnell College10
14College of William and Mary2614Harvard University40
14University of Virginia-Main Campus2515St. John's College2
16University of Florida2416Smith College13
17Wesleyan University2417Columbia University in the City of New York34
18University of Wisconsin-Madison2218Princeton University27
19Georgetown University2119Kenyon College9
20Vassar College2120Macalester College10
21United States Military Academy2021United States Military Academy20
21Oberlin College2022Willamette University6
21Brown University2023Dickinson College9
24University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1924Haverford College6
24University of California-San Diego1925Middlebury College11
26Boston University1726College of William and Mary26
26Duke University1727Dartmouth College17
26The University of Texas at Austin1728Barnard College13
26Swarthmore College1729The University of the South6
26Texas A & M University-College Station1730Centre College5
26Dartmouth College1731Bowdoin College7
26Amherst College1732Wheaton College6
33George Washington University1633Wabash College3
33University of Georgia1634Bryn Mawr College5
33University of Washington-Seattle Campus1635Hendrix College4
33University of California-Davis1636Guilford College4
33Williams College1637St. Mary's College of Maryland5
33Florida State University1638Reed College5
33Stanford University1639Brandeis University12
33The University of Alabama1640Trinity College7
41California State University-Northridge1541Mount Holyoke College7
42University of Notre Dame1442Lewis & Clark College7
42University of Minnesota-Twin Cities1443Hanover College3
42University of Utah1444Presbyterian College3
42University of North Texas1445Gettysburg College7
42Cornell University1446Westmont College4
47University of Houston1347Hamilton College6
47University of California-Santa Barbara1348University of Pennsylvania28
47Northwestern University1349Knox College3
47Washington University in St Louis1350Pomona College5

Mathematics & Statistics

Rank (Total)Institution#PhDMATH/STATISTICS PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California-Berkeley1071California Institute of Technology38
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology892Harvey Mudd College34
3University of California-Los Angeles883Massachusetts Institute of Technology89
4University of Chicago854Pomona College26
5Princeton University675Swarthmore College22
6Harvard University626Princeton University67
7University of Michigan-Ann Arbor527Reed College18
8The University of Texas at Austin498University of Chicago85
9Brigham Young University-Provo489Carleton College23
10University of Minnesota-Twin Cities4310St Olaf College29
10Brown University4311Grinnell College16
10Carnegie Mellon University4312Williams College19
13Columbia University in the City of New York3913Harvard University62
13University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign3914Haverford College12
15California Institute of Technology3815St. John's College3
15Stony Brook University3816Whitman College10
16University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill3717Rice University30
18University of Washington-Seattle Campus3618St. John's College3
18Arizona State University-Tempe3619New College of Florida4
20Cornell University3520Wheaton College13
20University of Wisconsin-Madison3521Columbia University in the City of New York39
20University of Florida3522Kenyon College11
23Harvey Mudd College3423Amherst College11
24Stanford University3324New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology7
24University of California-San Diego3325Bowdoin College11
24Ohio State University-Main Campus3326Carnegie Mellon University43
27University of Maryland-College Park3127Bryn Mawr College8
27University of Rochester3128Brown University43
27New York University3129Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art5
30Rice University3030Bard College10
31St Olaf College2931Willamette University7
31University of Colorado Boulder2932SUNY College at Geneseo20
33University of Arizona2733Hamilton College10
33University of Utah2734Wabash College4
35Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus2635Oberlin College14
35Michigan State University2636St. Mary's College of Maryland7
35Pomona College2637University of Rochester31
38California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo2538Berea College6
38Yale University2539Kalamazoo College5
38University of California-Davis2540Albion College6
38University of Virginia-Main Campus2541Mount Holyoke College9
38North Carolina State University at Raleigh2542Stanford University33
43Duke University2443Hampshire College2
44Rutgers University-New Brunswick2344Grove City College9
44University of Notre Dame2345Bates College7
44Northwestern University2346Concordia College at Moorhead7
44Washington University in St Louis2347Knox College4
44University of California-Santa Barbara2348Yale University25
44Carleton College2349Wellesley College9
50University of Georgia2250Duke University24


Rank (Total)Institution#PhDPHYSICS/ASTRONOMY PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California-Berkeley1831California Institute of Technology84
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology1442Harvey Mudd College36
3Cornell University1293Massachusetts Institute of Technology144
4University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign954Reed College27
5University of Michigan-Ann Arbor885Swarthmore College25
6University of California-Los Angeles856Haverford College19
7California Institute of Technology847Princeton University71
7University of Chicago848University of Chicago84
9Princeton University719Carleton College22
10University of California-Santa Barbara6910Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute58
10University of Arizona6911Grinnell College17
12University of Rochester6412University of Rochester64
12University of Minnesota-Twin Cities6413New College of Florida6
14University of Colorado Boulder6314Williams College19
15Harvard University6215Harvard University62
16The University of Texas at Austin6116New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology10
17University of Florida5917Cornell University129
17University of Washington-Seattle Campus5918Kenyon College15
19Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute5819Columbia University in the City of New York53
20Ohio State University-Main Campus5720Franklin W Olin College of Engineering3
21University of Wisconsin-Madison5621Florida Institute of Technology25
22Brigham Young University-Provo5522Yale University49
23Columbia University in the City of New York5323Pomona College13
24Yale University4924Wesleyan University21
24Michigan State University4925Whitman College10
26Rutgers University-New Brunswick4726Franklin and Marshall College13
26University of California-Santa Cruz4727Colorado School of Mines37
26Boston University4728Rice University29
29University of Maryland-College Park4629Hendrix College7
29University of California-Davis4630Oberlin College18
29Purdue University-Main Campus4631Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology13
32Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus4532Juniata College7
33North Carolina State University at Raleigh4233Allegheny College8
33Carnegie Mellon University4234Illinois Wesleyan University9
35Stanford University4135Case Western Reserve University35
36Colorado School of Mines3736Kalamazoo College7
36Stony Brook University3737Carnegie Mellon University42
36University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill3738University of California-Berkeley183
39Harvey Mudd College3639SUNY College at Geneseo23
40Case Western Reserve University3540St. John's College2
40Brown University3541Wellesley College13
42University of Pennsylvania3442St. Mary's College of Maryland8
43University of Virginia-Main Campus3343Amherst College10
43University of Massachusetts-Amherst3344Stanford University41
43University of Notre Dame3345Dartmouth College22
43Texas A & M University-College Station3346Lawrence University7
47University of California-San Diego3147Earlham College3
48Johns Hopkins University2948Brandeis University18
48Rice University2949Vassar College12
48Arizona State University-Tempe2950Johns Hopkins University29

Political Science & Government

Rank (Total)Institution#PhDPOLITICAL SCIENCE PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1Harvard University411St. John's College (MD)3
2University of Michigan-Ann Arbor332St. John's College (NM)3
3University of California-Berkeley313Haverford College9
4University of Chicago274Grinnell College11
5Georgetown University265Swarthmore College10
6Stanford University246Kenyon College11
7University of California-San Diego237Harvard University41
7Duke University238Knox College6
9Yale University229Claremont McKenna College6
9University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill2210Juniata College5
11University of Pennsylvania2111Vassar College10
12Brigham Young University-Provo2012Reed College6
12Columbia University in the City of New York2013Hampshire College2
14University of Florida1914Thomas Aquinas College2
14Tufts University1915United States Military Academy17
14Michigan State University1916Wellesley College9
17University of Wisconsin-Madison1817Saint Vincent College5
18Louisiana State University1718University of Chicago27
18United States Military Academy1719Wesleyan University11
20New York University1620Duke University23
20University of Notre Dame1621Carleton College7
20Ohio State University-Main Campus1622Dartmouth College15
20University of California-Los Angeles1623Pomona College6
20Cornell University1624Yale University22
20University of Virginia-Main Campus1625Georgetown University26
20Brown University1626Earlham College2
20The University of Texas at Austin1627Washington and Lee University6
28University of Minnesota-Twin Cities1528Beloit College3
28College of William and Mary1529Franklin and Marshall College6
28George Washington University1530Columbia University in the City of New York20
28Indiana University-Bloomington1531Goucher College3
28Dartmouth College1532New College of Florida2
28University of Maryland-College Park1533Stanford University24
28Rutgers University-New Brunswick1534Bryn Mawr College4
35University of California-Irvine1335University of Minnesota-Morris3
35Northwestern University1336Tufts University19
37Texas A & M University-College Station1237Macalester College6
37Emory University1238Milligan College2
37University of Southern California1239United States Air Force Academy11
37University of Georgia1240Amherst College5
41University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus1141Illinois Wesleyan University4
41University of Washington-Seattle Campus1142Bowdoin College5
41Kenyon College1143Davidson College5
41United States Air Force Academy1144Hillsdale College4
41Grinnell College1145The College of Wooster5
41Wesleyan University1146Middlebury College7
47Swarthmore College1047William Jewell College2
47University of Central Florida1048Smith College6
47Temple University1049Oberlin College7
47University of Colorado Boulder1050Williams College5


Rank (Total)Institution#PhDPSYCHOLOGY PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of Michigan-Ann Arbor1951Hampshire College11
2University of Florida1792New College of Florida14
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1563Williams College45
4University of California-Berkeley1554Vassar College49
5University of California-San Diego1495Haverford College28
6The University of Texas at Austin1386Swarthmore College31
7Brigham Young University-Provo1367Hendrix College21
8University of California-Los Angeles1338Wellesley College45
9University of Maryland-College Park1329Davidson College33
10New York University13110Wesleyan University51
11University of Wisconsin-Madison12711Pomona College29
12Cornell University12612Reed College22
12University of Minnesota-Twin Cities12213Ripon College11
14University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign10914Carleton College29
15University of California-Davis10615Grinnell College24
15University of California-Irvine10616Smith College34
17Boston University10017Whitman College20
18Northwestern University9418Birmingham Southern College13
19University of Georgia9219Kalamazoo College16
20Ohio State University-Main Campus9020Agnes Scott College13
20Michigan State University9021Austin College15
22Florida State University8922Dartmouth College57
23Indiana University-Bloomington8823Spelman College30
24University of Virginia-Main Campus8624Bates College22
25University of Notre Dame8625Amherst College23
26University of Washington-Seattle Campus8426Trinity University29
27Arizona State University-Tempe8227Millsaps College8
27Harvard University8228Furman University26
29Rutgers University-New Brunswick8129Barnard College39
29University of Central Florida8030Harvard University82
31Washington University in St Louis7931SUNY College at Geneseo46
32Texas A & M University-College Station7732Northwestern University94
32University of California-Santa Barbara7733Kenyon College20
34University of Arizona7334University of Rochester70
35University of North Texas7135Wittenberg University13
35University of Miami7136Washington and Lee University19
35University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus7137Scripps College11
38University of South Florida-Main Campus7038Tufts University67
38University of Rochester7039Earlham College6
38University of Colorado Boulder7040Brandeis University36
38University of Pennsylvania7041Emory University69
42University of California-Santa Cruz6942Washington University in St Louis79
42Emory University6943The College of Wooster19
44Tufts University6744Duke University64
44Brown University6745Clark University23
46Boston College6546University of Notre Dame86
47Duke University6447St Olaf College29
48Stanford University6348Southwestern University14
49Yale University6149Knox College10
50University of Connecticut6050Skidmore College26


Rank (Total)Institution#PhDSOCIOLOGY PHDRank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California-Berkeley481Earlham College5
2University of Chicago382Hampshire College4
3University of Michigan-Ann Arbor283Grinnell College10
4Harvard University244Beloit College5
4Brown University245University of Chicago38
6University of California-Los Angeles236Pomona College9
6University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill237Bryn Mawr College7
8Cornell University228Carleton College10
8The University of Texas at Austin229Wellesley College12
10University of Wisconsin-Madison2110Swarthmore College7
11Brigham Young University-Provo2011Millsaps College3
11New York University2012Wesleyan University13
13University of Pennsylvania1913Smith College10
14Florida State University1814Spelman College9
14University of Minnesota-Twin Cities1815Scripps College4
14Northwestern University1816Furman University8
14University of Central Florida1817Harvard University24
18Ohio State University-Main Campus1718Reed College5
19Texas A & M University-College Station1519Vassar College8
19Stanford University1520Mount Holyoke College7
19Yale University1521Amherst College6
19University of Florida1522Brown University24
19Princeton University1523The College of Wooster6
24Michigan State University1424Oberlin College9
24University of California-Irvine1425Hiram College3
24University of California-San Diego1426New College of Florida2
27University of Colorado Boulder1327DePauw University5
27University of California-Davis1328Knox College3
27Wesleyan University1329Haverford College4
27University of Georgia1330Williams College6
27Columbia University in the City of New York1331Warren Wilson College2
32Boston College1232Southwestern University4
32University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus1233Whitman College4
32Indiana University-Bloomington1234Princeton University15
32Tufts University1235Kenyon College5
32University of North Texas1236Wheaton College4
32Grand Valley State University1237Barnard College8
32Wellesley College1238Yale University15
39Emory University1139Soka University of America1
39University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1140Bates College4
39University of Missouri-Columbia1141St. John's College1
39University of Notre Dame1142Denison University5
39Vanderbilt University1143Asbury University3
39Kent State University at Kent1144Saint Mary's College3
45University of Oregon1045Clark University5
45University of Washington-Seattle Campus1046Northwestern University18
45University of Iowa1047Occidental College4
45North Carolina State University at Raleigh1048University of North Carolina at Asheville6
45University of Nevada-Las Vegas1049Sarah Lawrence College3
45Arizona State University-Tempe1050Dartmouth College9

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