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, 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.

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Total Ph.D.

Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California, Berkeley26381California Institute of Technology496
2University of Michigan19032Harvey Mudd College270
3Cornell University16753Swarthmore College425
4University of Florida16404Massachusetts Institute of Technology1140
5University of Wisconsin-Madison16105Carleton College450
6University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign15556Reed College317
7University of California, Los Angeles15447Grinnell College311
8Brigham Young University-Provo15308Williams College376
9The University of Texas at Austin14619Haverford College231
10Pennsylvania State University - University Park139710Pomona College270
11University of California, San Diego128111St. John's College (MD)75
12Harvard University121512University of Chicago1035
13University of California, Davis119313Vassar College378
14University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill118614Bryn Mawr College207
15University of Washington118115Princeton University812
16Michigan State University116116Oberlin College408
17Ohio State University115517Yale University862
18Texas A & M University-College Station114318Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering56
19University of Maryland, College Park114119Wesleyan University432
20Massachusetts Institute of Technology114020Amherst College262
21University of Minnesota-Twin Cities112321Wellesley College345
22University of Virginia-Main Campus105322Stanford University952
23University of Chicago103523Whitman College195
24Purdue University101924Macalester College286
25Rutgers University-New Brunswick98725Kenyon College225
26Stanford University95226New College of Florida105
27University of Arizona94227Mount Holyoke College286
28University of Pennsylvania91128Smith College320
29Brown University86729Dartmouth College558
30Boston University86630Brown University867
31Yale University86231Harvard University1215
32Columbia University85432Rice University480
33Florida State University85333Bowdoin College209
34University of Colorado Boulder85034Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art96
35New York University83535Duke University740
36Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University82836Cornell University1675
37Princeton University81237St. John's College (NM)35
38Arizona State University80638Johns Hopkins University655
39University of Georgia80239Wheaton College258
40University of California, Santa Barbara79440Hendrix College129
41North Carolina State University78941Middlebury College274
42University of California, Irvine75442St Olaf College318
43University of Pittsburgh75043Columbia University854
44Northwestern University74744Barnard College266
45Georgia Institute of Technology74445Colby College206
46Duke University74046Earlham College108
47Washington University in St. Louis73247Davidson College186
48Indiana University Bloomington72948University of Rochester652
49University of Notre Dame71349Colorado College209
50University of California, Santa Cruz68050Scripps College104


Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (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 (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California, Berkeley6071California Institute of Technology70
2Cornell University4482Massachusetts Institute of Technology239
3University of California, Davis4393Reed College68
4University of Wisconsin-Madison4154Swarthmore College71
5University of California, San Diego3895Pomona College68
6University of California, Los Angeles3616Haverford College55
7University of Michigan3347Grinnell College72
8University of Washington2978Carleton College85
9University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2759Harvey Mudd College32
10University of Florida26510Mount Holyoke College73
11Michigan State University25511Oberlin College90
12Harvard University25412Earlham College33
13Pennsylvania State University - University Park24613Johns Hopkins University188
14University of Minnesota-Twin Cities24114New College of Florida25
15Massachusetts Institute of Technology23915St Olaf College94
16Rutgers University-New Brunswick23816Whitman College45
17University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill23417Amherst College56
18The University of Texas at Austin22918Cornell University448
19Texas A & M University-College Station21219Colby College58
20Brigham Young University-Provo21020Juniata College41
21University of Maryland, College Park20821University of Chicago190
22University of Pennsylvania20322Williams College60
23University of Georgia19923Scripps College30
24University of Colorado Boulder19924Princeton University154
25Ohio State University19525Stanford University195
25Stanford University19526Bowdoin College50
27University of Chicago19027Brown University189
28University of Arizona18928Yale University159
28Brown University18929Allegheny College47
28Johns Hopkins University18830Duke University173
31Boston University18431Harvard University254
32University of Virginia-Main Campus17932University of Rochester164
33Duke University17333Brandeis University91
34University of California, Irvine16634Hendrix College30
35Washington University in St. Louis16435Kalamazoo College36
35University of Rochester16436Ohio Wesleyan University38
37University of California, Santa Cruz16237Vassar College59
38Purdue University16138Davidson College44
38University of Pittsburgh16139Ursinus College34
40Yale University15940St. Mary's College of Maryland36
41Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University15741Middlebury College58
42Indiana University Bloomington15642Bryn Mawr College30
43Princeton University15443SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry40
44University of California, Santa Barbara14744Rice University87
45University of Massachusetts Amherst14645Case Western Reserve University113
46Arizona State University14246Kenyon College37
47North Carolina State University14147Wellesley College54
48Colorado State University13848Washington University in St. Louis164
48Columbia University13849Wesleyan University63
50University of Connecticut13550Colorado College43


Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California, Berkeley1171California Institute of Technology41
2University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill712Harvey Mudd College33
3University of California, San Diego703Carleton College41
4University of California, Davis674Grinnell College25
5University of Wisconsin-Madison595Washington & Jefferson College18
6University of Florida576The College of Wooster26
7University of Minnesota-Twin Cities557Kalamazoo College19
8Purdue University528Whitman College19
9University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign529Haverford College15
10Cornell University5110Juniata College16
11University of Chicago4911Allegheny College19
12University of California, Irvine4812Reed College15
12University of California, Los Angeles4813New College of Florida8
12University of Michigan4814Franklin and Marshall College22
15The University of Texas at Austin4715Hope College29
15College of William and Mary4716Swarthmore College14
15Pennsylvania State University - University Park4717Illinois Wesleyan University15
15University of Pittsburgh4718College of the Holy Cross26
19University of Washington4219Bryn Mawr College12
19University of California, Santa Cruz4220Macalester College19
21Carleton College4121Williams College18
21California Institute of Technology4122Hamilton College17
23University of California, Santa Barbara4023Massachusetts Institute of Technology39
23Western Washington University4024University of Minnesota-Morris13
23University at Buffalo4025Furman University22
23Western Washington University4026Wellesley College20
23Florida State University4027Saint Johns University13
28Massachusetts Institute of Technology3928Willamette University14
29Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University3829University of Chicago49
30Boston University3730College of William and Mary47
30University of Arizona3731St Olaf College21
32The College of New Jersey3632Knox College9
32Michigan State University3633Hendrix College8
32Harvard University3634Davidson College12
35Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo3535St. Mary's College of Maryland10
36University of Rochester3436Bard College12
36Truman State University3437Gustavus Adolphus College14
36Ohio State University3438Truman State University34
39Harvey Mudd College3339Trinity University15
40New York University3240Saint Mary's College9
40Northwestern University3241Stonehill College15
42Rutgers University-New Brunswick3142University of Richmond19
42Georgia Institute of Technology3143Gettysburg College14
42University of Virginia-Main Campus3144Pomona College9
45North Carolina State University3045Wabash College5
45Carnegie Mellon University3046Centre College8
47Arizona State University2947Westmont College7
47University of Maryland, College Park2948Austin College7
47Hope College2949Wheaton College13
50University of Connecticut2850Wofford College9

Computer Science

Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology751California Institute of Technology33
2University of California, Berkeley682Harvey Mudd College20
3Carnegie Mellon University623Massachusetts Institute of Technology75
4Stanford University464Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering4
5University of Michigan435Carnegie Mellon University62
5University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign436Swarthmore College14
7Cornell University397Williams College15
7Georgia Institute of Technology398Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art6
9The University of Texas at Austin389Carleton College14
9Harvard University3810Stanford University46
11University of Maryland, College Park3511Pomona College9
12Brigham Young University-Provo3412Princeton University26
12University of Washington3413Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute28
14California Institute of Technology3314Duke University27
15Pennsylvania State University - University Park3215Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology8
16University of California, San Diego3016Harvard University38
17Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University2917Saint Johns University6
18Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute2818United States Military Academy16
19Duke University2719Brown University24
20Princeton University2620Reed College5
21University of Wisconsin-Madison2521University of Tulsa11
22University of Massachusetts Amherst2422Wesleyan University10
22Purdue University2423Yale University18
22University of Central Florida2424Dartmouth College13
22Brown University2425Worcester Polytechnic Institute13
22University of Minnesota-Twin Cities2426Wellesley College7
27University of California, Los Angeles2327Rice University11
28University of Arizona2128Amherst College5
28University of California, Irvine2129Case Western Reserve University14
30Rochester Institute of Technology2030Johns Hopkins University16
30Harvey Mudd College2031Cornell University39
30University of Virginia-Main Campus2032University of Chicago17
33University of Florida1933Oberlin College7
33University of California, Davis1934Tufts University14
35Ohio State University1835Vassar College6
35Northwestern University1836Georgia Institute of Technology39
35University of Utah1837DePauw University5
35Yale University1838Clarkson University7
39University of Maryland, Baltimore County1739University of California, Berkeley68
39Columbia University1740Bard College4
39University of Chicago1741University of Richmond7
39University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1742Ursinus College3
43Indiana University Bloomington1643Northwestern University18
43University of Delaware1644United States Air Force Academy9
43University of Pittsburgh1645Columbia University17
43Johns Hopkins University1646Lawrence University3
43United States Military Academy1647Illinois Institute of Technology6
48Texas A & M University-College Station1548Cornell College2
48University of Missouri-Columbia1549Florida Institute of Technology7
48University of California, Riverside1550Earlham College2
48University of Notre Dame15
48Williams College15
48Binghamton University15


Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California, Berkeley751Pomona College19
2University of Chicago702Swarthmore College18
3Harvard University543University of Chicago70
4Brigham Young University-Provo524Williams College20
5Stanford University455Soka University of America4
6University of Michigan346Carleton College16
7Massachusetts Institute of Technology347Claremont McKenna College10
8Yale University338Colby College15
9Princeton University299Massachusetts Institute of Technology34
10University of Wisconsin-Madison2710California Institute of Technology7
11University of Pennsylvania2511Stanford University45
12University of California, Los Angeles2412Wellesley College15
13University of Virginia-Main Campus2413Yale University33
14Cornell University2414Macalester College12
15Columbia University2315Harvard University54
16Georgetown University2216Whitman College8
17New York University2117Reed College8
18Brown University2118Princeton University29
19University of Colorado Boulder2019Grinnell College9
19Williams College2020New College of Florida4
19Duke University2021Lake Forest College7
19Michigan State University2022Davidson College8
19University of California, San Diego2023Oberlin College11
24University of Washington1924Brandeis University14
24University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1925Haverford College5
24University of Maryland, College Park1926Amherst College7
24Pomona College1927Mount Holyoke College8
28Washington University in St. Louis1828Wabash College3
28Swarthmore College1829Dartmouth College15
28The University of Texas at Austin1830Hendrix College4
31University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1631Middlebury College8
31Carleton College1632Agnes Scott College3
33Ohio State University1533Duke University20
33George Washington University1534Rhodes College6
33Wellesley College1535Brown University21
33George Mason University1536Illinois Wesleyan University5
33Dartmouth College1537Georgetown University22
33Indiana University Bloomington1538Columbia University23
33University of Kansas1539Southwestern University4
33Colby College1540Washington and Lee University5
41Vanderbilt University1441Bates College5
41Arizona State University1442Vassar College6
41Brandeis University1443University of California, Berkeley75
44University of Georgia1344Colgate University7
44University of Minnesota-Twin Cities1345Beloit College3
44Boston University1346Westmont College3
44Miami University1347Washington University in St. Louis18
44University of Notre Dame1348Rice University9
44Boston College1349Knox College3
44University of Florida1350Bryn Mawr College3


Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of Florida1851Spelman College43
2Brigham Young University-Provo1762St. John's College7
3The University of Texas at Austin1573Earlham College15
4Texas A & M University-College Station1564Macalester College29
5University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1475Smith College31
6University of Michigan1456Transylvania University12
6Pennsylvania State University - University Park1457Wellesley College30
8Ohio State University1418Bryn Mawr College16
9University of California, Los Angeles1399Swarthmore College18
10Michigan State University13810Agnes Scott College11
11University of Wisconsin-Madison13311Claremont McKenna College14
12University of Georgia12812Mount Holyoke College23
13Florida State University12613Haverford College13
14University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill12014Carleton College20
15University of Virginia-Main Campus11115Scripps College10
16Rutgers University-New Brunswick11016Oberlin College26
17University of California, Berkeley10717Wabash College8
18Auburn University10318Berea College15
19Indiana University Bloomington10019Pomona College14
19Mississippi State University10020Williams College18
21University of Arizona9921Colorado College18
22University of South Florida9222Pitzer College9
23University of Maryland, College Park8923Southwestern University12
24Miami University8724Wesleyan University25
25University of Minnesota-Twin Cities8425Vanderbilt University56
26University of Missouri-Columbia8326Morehouse College18
27Ohio University8127Whitman College12
28Arizona State University8028Connecticut College15
28Purdue University8029Kenyon College14
30Bowling Green State University7830Furman University22
30University of Alabama7831Cornell College8
30University of South Carolina7832Vassar College19
33The University of Tennessee-Knoxville7733Ohio Wesleyan University12
33University of Iowa7734Centre College11
35Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University7535Davidson College14
35Louisiana State University7536College of William and Mary48
37University of California, Santa Barbara7437McDaniel College12
38University of Nebraska-Lincoln7338Barnard College19
38University of Washington7339St Olaf College22
40University of Kansas6940Northwestern University62
40University of Oklahoma6941Illinois Wesleyan University12
40University of Memphis6942Howard University44
43University of California, Davis6843Grinnell College12
43Oklahoma State University6844Brown University49
43University of North Texas6845Bard College13
46James Madison University6746Truman State University38
47New York University6647Trinity University17
47Central Michigan University6648Dickinson College16
49North Carolina State University6449Hope College21
50Iowa State University6350Wheaton College16


Rank (Total)Institution (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California, Berkeley1California Institute of Technology151
2University of Michigan2Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering48
3Georgia Institute of Technology3Harvey Mudd College79
4Massachusetts Institute of Technology4Massachusetts Institute of Technology376
5University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign5Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art58
6University of Florida6Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology86
7Purdue University7Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute233
8Cornell University8Johns Hopkins University209
9The University of Texas at Austin9Rice University120
10Pennsylvania State University - University Park10Clarkson University92
11University of Maryland, College Park11Case Western Reserve University156
12Texas A & M University-College Station12Carnegie Mellon University159
13Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute13Georgia Institute of Technology382
14Brigham Young University-Provo14New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology33
15North Carolina State University15Lehigh University110
16Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University16Cornell University328
17University of Wisconsin-Madison17Worcester Polytechnic Institute100
18Ohio State University18Colorado School of Mines105
19Johns Hopkins University19Lafayette College56
20Iowa State University20Michigan Technological University119
21University of California, Los Angeles21Illinois Institute of Technology58
22University of Minnesota-Twin Cities22Duke University126
23University of Virginia-Main Campus23Princeton University100
24University of Washington24Missouri University of Science and Technology125
25University of California, San Diego25Swarthmore College27
26Carnegie Mellon University26University of Rochester99
27Case Western Reserve University27Stanford University107
28Clemson University28Vanderbilt University103
29Rutgers University-New Brunswick29Kettering University28
30California Institute of Technology30Tufts University83
31Arizona State University31Bucknell University51
32University of Pittsburgh32United States Air Force Academy59
33University of California, Davis33United States Military Academy62
34Oregon State University34University of California, Berkeley413
35University of Colorado Boulder35Columbia University106
36University of Arizona36University of Notre Dame110
37Duke University37Milwaukee School of Engineering33
38Missouri University of Science and Technology38University of Michigan384
39Michigan State University39Northwestern University109
40Boston University40Washington University in St. Louis94
41Rice University41Florida Institute of Technology44
42Michigan Technological University42Dartmouth College51
43Drexel University43Brown University79
44University of Delaware44University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign365
45University of California, Irvine45Purdue University357
46University of Utah46Carleton College22
47The University of Tennessee-Knoxville47University of Virginia-Main Campus175
48Lehigh University48University of Florida360
49University of Notre Dame49University of Tulsa33
50Northwestern University50University of Pennsylvania108

Foreign Language

Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California, Berkeley371St. John's College3
2University of Chicago342Bryn Mawr College7
3Brigham Young University-Provo263University of Chicago34
4University of California, Los Angeles254Grinnell College7
5University of Michigan235Reed College6
6University of Colorado Boulder186Oberlin College11
6University of Wisconsin-Madison187Middlebury College10
6University of Minnesota-Twin Cities188Dartmouth College17
9Dartmouth College179New College of Florida3
9New York University1710Macalester College8
11Harvard University1611Carleton College7
12Columbia University1512Davidson College6
12Brown University1513Amherst College6
14University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1414Smith College8
14Yale University1415Bard College6
14University of Virginia-Main Campus1416St. John's College1
14College of William and Mary1417Haverford College4
18Indiana University Bloomington1318Scripps College3
18Washington University in St. Louis1319Vassar College7
18University of California, Riverside1320Sarah Lawrence College4
21Boston University1221Centre College4
21University of Notre Dame1222Barnard College7
21University of Arizona1223Bates College5
21Ohio State University1224Bennington College2
21University of Georgia1225Whitman College4
21University of Florida1226Swarthmore College4
27Oberlin College1127Hendrix College3
27The University of Texas at Austin1128Williams College5
27University of California, Irvine1129Colorado College5
27University of New Mexico1130Yale University14
27Princeton University1131Austin College3
27University of Kansas1132Wesleyan University7
33University of Washington1033Kenyon College4
33Miami University1034Mount Holyoke College5
33Middlebury College1035College of William and Mary14
33University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1036Furman University6
33Johns Hopkins University1037Brown University15
33University of Iowa1038Occidental College4
39Georgetown University939Lawrence University3
39CUNY Hunter College940Kalamazoo College3
39Arizona State University941University of Dallas3
39University of Pennsylvania942Princeton University11
39Florida International University943Saint Mary's College3
39University of Oregon944Colby College4
45Smith College845Wellesley College5
45Cornell University846University of Minnesota-Morris3
45George Washington University847Pomona College3
45Binghamton University848Earlham College2
45Macalester College849Columbia University15
45College of Charleston850Whittier College3


Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California, Berkeley741Vassar College31
2Yale University682Williams College25
3Harvard University613Swarthmore College18
4University of Chicago554Yale University68
5University of California, Los Angeles555Reed College16
6Columbia University446Amherst College18
7Brown University427Wesleyan University29
8College of William and Mary398St. John's College (NM)3
9University of Virginia-Main Campus389Barnard College23
10University of Michigan3810Grinnell College15
11New York University3711Carleton College18
12Princeton University3712University of Chicago55
13Brigham Young University-Provo3213``14
14University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill3114Wheaton College18
14Vassar College3115Pomona College11
16Wesleyan University2916Princeton University37
17University of Pennsylvania2817Macalester College14
17Dartmouth College2818Dartmouth College28
17Florida State University2819St. John's College (MD)3
20Cornell University2720Harvard University61
21Georgetown University2621College of William and Mary39
21University of Wisconsin-Madison2622Smith College15
23Washington University in St. Louis2523Brown University42
23The University of Texas at Austin2524Middlebury College15
23Northwestern University2525Beloit College7
23University of California, San Diego2526Columbia University44
23Williams College2527Bard College10
28University of Colorado Boulder2428Bryn Mawr College7
29Barnard College2329Oberlin College14
30Texas A & M University-College Station2230Willamette University9
30University of California, Davis2231New College of Florida4
30University of California, Santa Cruz2232Bowdoin College9
30Stanford University2233Centre College7
30University of Notre Dame2234Colorado College10
35Michigan State University2135Haverford College6
35University of Arizona2136Mount Holyoke College10
35University of Florida2137Sarah Lawrence College6
38University of Washington2038Brandeis University15
38San Francisco State University2039Colby College8
38University of California, Santa Barbara2040Wellesley College10
38Indiana University Bloomington2041Washington and Lee University7
42Duke University1942Earlham College4
42Boston University1943Davidson College7
42Rutgers University-New Brunswick1944Claremont McKenna College5
45Amherst College1845Georgetown University26
45Wheaton College1846Lafayette College9
45University of California, Irvine1847Lewis & Clark College7
45Arizona State University1848Hendrix College4
45Swarthmore College1849United States Military Academy15
45Ohio State University1850Connecticut College6

Mathematics & Statistics

Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California, Berkeley1051California Institute of Technology56
2Princeton University822Harvey Mudd College40
3University of Chicago763Princeton University82
4Massachusetts Institute of Technology694Massachusetts Institute of Technology69
5Harvard University575Swarthmore College22
6California Institute of Technology566Pomona College19
7University of California, Los Angeles507Reed College17
8University of Michigan498University of Chicago76
9Brigham Young University-Provo489Williams College21
10University of California, San Diego4210St. John's College3
11Stanford University4111Haverford College12
11Columbia University4112Carleton College19
11The University of Texas at Austin4113New College of Florida7
14Harvey Mudd College4014Grinnell College14
15University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign3515Scripps College8
16Cornell University3416Transylvania University7
17Arizona State University3317Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art6
18Stony Brook University3218St Olaf College20
18University of Washington3219Rice University24
20Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo3120Stanford University41
20Carnegie Mellon University3121Harvard University57
22University of Minnesota-Twin Cities3022Wabash College5
22Brown University3023Bowdoin College10
24Rutgers University-New Brunswick2924Wheaton College13
24New York University2925Columbia University41
26University of Arizona2826Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology10
26University of Maryland, College Park2827Carnegie Mellon University31
26Ohio State University2828Willamette University8
26University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill2829Bryn Mawr College6
26North Carolina State University2830Bates College8
31University of California, Davis2631Wellesley College11
32University of Rochester2532Dartmouth College19
33University of Florida2433Brown University30
33Yale University2434University of Dallas6
33Rice University2435Whitman College6
33Northwestern University2436Kenyon College7
37Pennsylvania State University - University Park2337Yale University24
37University of Pennsylvania2338Hamilton College8
37Duke University2339University of Rochester25
37Texas A & M University-College Station2340Amherst College7
37Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute2341Bard College7
42University of Wisconsin-Madison2242Oberlin College10
42Washington University in St. Louis2243Clarkson University11
42Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University2244Ursinus College5
42Swarthmore College2245Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute23
42University of Central Florida2246Duke University23
42University of California, Santa Barbara2247Lafayette College9
42University of Houston2248University of California, Berkeley105
49University of Colorado Boulder2149University of Minnesota-Morris5
49Williams College2150St. Mary's College of Maryland5


Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California, Berkeley1861California Institute of Technology91
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology1482Harvey Mudd College41
3Cornell University1253Massachusetts Institute of Technology148
4California Institute of Technology914Reed College36
5University of Michigan895Haverford College26
6University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign886Swarthmore College29
7University of Chicago787Carleton College27
8University of California, Los Angeles738New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology18
9University of Rochester699Grinnell College21
10University of Arizona6510University of Chicago78
10Harvard University6511Princeton University61
12University of California, Santa Barbara6412University of Rochester69
13University of Washington6313St. John's College5
14University of Minnesota-Twin Cities6314Pomona College14
15Princeton University6115Kenyon College15
16University of Florida6016Cornell University125
17University of Wisconsin-Madison5817Williams College17
18Brigham Young University-Provo5718Rice University32
18Pennsylvania State University - University Park5719Yale University46
20University of Maryland, College Park5520Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology16
21The University of Texas at Austin5421Colorado School of Mines38
21University of Colorado Boulder5422Florida Institute of Technology28
23Columbia University5323Carnegie Mellon University50
24Ohio State University5224Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute50
24Michigan State University5225Lawrence University11
26Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute5026Case Western Reserve University38
26Carnegie Mellon University5027Franklin and Marshall College16
28Boston University4928Harvard University65
29University of California, Davis4829Columbia University53
29Rutgers University-New Brunswick4830Stanford University45
31Yale University4631University of California, Berkeley186
32Stanford University4532Bowdoin College11
32University of California, San Diego4533Amherst College11
34Purdue University4534Wesleyan University17
35Georgia Institute of Technology4335Juniata College8
36Harvey Mudd College4136Colby College11
37University of California, Santa Cruz3837Illinois Institute of Technology16
37Colorado School of Mines3838Bryn Mawr College7
37University of Virginia-Main Campus3839Brown University36
38Case Western Reserve University3840Allegheny College9
41Brown University3641Hendrix College6
41Reed College3642Dartmouth College22
41North Carolina State University3643Whitman College7
44University of Notre Dame3344Wabash College4
44University of Pennsylvania3345Gettysburg College11
44University of California, Irvine3346Ohio Wesleyan University7
44University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill3347Oberlin College12
48Rice University3248Middlebury College11
49Rochester Institute of Technology3149Kalamazoo College6
49Texas A & M University-College Station3150University of Dallas6

Political Science & Government

Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1Harvard University441St. John's College (MD)7
2University of Chicago412St. John's College (NM)4
3University of California, Berkeley393Swarthmore College16
4University of California, Los Angeles344Grinnell College13
5University of Michigan345Soka University of America3
6Stanford University316Williams College13
7Yale University287University of Chicago41
8The University of Texas at Austin278Kenyon College10
8New York University279Wesleyan University16
10Georgetown University2510Smith College13
10Cornell University2511Macalester College11
10University of Washington2512Washington and Lee University9
13Brown University2413Reed College7
13University of California, San Diego2414Yale University28
13University of Wisconsin-Madison2415Haverford College6
16University of Pennsylvania2116Pomona College7
17University of Maryland, College Park2017Harvard University44
17Columbia University2018Stanford University31
17University of Notre Dame2019Dartmouth College19
17University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill2020University of Dallas6
17Duke University2021Carleton College8
17University of Florida2022Claremont McKenna College5
23Dartmouth College1923Brown University24
23University of Minnesota-Twin Cities1924Georgetown University25
23Northwestern University1925Princeton University18
26College of William and Mary1826Bowdoin College6
26George Washington University1827Vassar College8
26Brigham Young University-Provo1828Davidson College6
26Princeton University1829United States Air Force Academy14
30Texas A & M University-College Station1730Wellesley College8
30University of Virginia-Main Campus1731Transylvania University3
32Wesleyan University1632Duke University20
32Swarthmore College1633Wheaton College7
32Emory University1634Furman University8
35Baylor University1535Oberlin College8
35Arizona State University1536College of William and Mary18
35Ohio State University1537Pitzer College3
35Michigan State University1538Brandeis University10
39University of Massachusetts Amherst1439Union College6
39University of Colorado Boulder1440Amherst College5
39Boston College1441Bard College5
39Florida State University1442United States Military Academy12
39United States Air Force Academy1443Occidental College5
39University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1444Colby College5
45Louisiana State University1345Rhodes College5
45Grinnell College1346New College of Florida2
45Indiana University Bloomington1347Columbia University20
45Smith College1348Massachusetts Institute of Technology11
45Rutgers University-New Brunswick1349Beloit College3
45Williams College1350University of Notre Dame20


Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of Michigan1771Vassar College55
2University of California, Berkeley1662Barnard College51
3University of Florida1643Spelman College42
4Brigham Young University-Provo1584Wellesley College49
5New York University1565Williams College40
6University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1546Wesleyan University56
7University of California, San Diego1527Smith College46
8University of California, Los Angeles1418Haverford College23
9The University of Texas at Austin1279Reed College25
10Pennsylvania State University - University Park12110Swarthmore College25
11University of Wisconsin-Madison11911Hendrix College19
12Cornell University11512Carleton College33
12University of California, Irvine11513Pomona College24
14University of Maryland, College Park11314Grinnell College26
15University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign11115Tufts University79
16Michigan State University10516Southwestern University20
17University of California, Davis10217Brandeis University48
18Florida State University10018Dartmouth College58
19University of Virginia-Main Campus9919Whitman College19
20Ohio State University9720Kenyon College22
21University of Minnesota-Twin Cities9321New College of Florida10
22Boston University9222Connecticut College22
23University of Pennsylvania8723Bryn Mawr College16
24University of Arizona8524Trinity University29
25Harvard University8525Scripps College12
26Northwestern University8326University of Rochester74
27Texas A & M University-College Station8127Yale University66
27Arizona State University8128Emory University78
29University of Central Florida8029Amherst College20
29University of Pittsburgh8030Brown University75
31Tufts University7931Claremont McKenna College14
32Emory University7832St. John's College5
33University of Georgia7733Knox College14
34University of California, Santa Barbara7634Furman University29
34University of Washington7635Wheaton College25
36Brown University7536Duke University69
36University of Colorado Boulder7537Kalamazoo College15
36Washington University in St. Louis7538Macalester College22
39University of Rochester7439Rhodes College20
40Indiana University Bloomington7240Bates College18
41San Diego State University7141Middlebury College25
41Rutgers University-New Brunswick7142Washington University in St. Louis75
43Duke University6943St. Mary's College of Maryland15
44University of California, Santa Cruz6844Northwestern University83
45University of Miami6645St Olaf College29
45Yale University6646Mount Holyoke College21
45University of Notre Dame6647Austin College12
48Miami University6548Davidson College17
49University of Kansas6349Skidmore College24
50University of South Florida6250Bucknell University33


Rank (Total)Institution (Total)#PhD (Total)Rank (Adjusted)Institution (Adjusted)#PhD (Adjusted)
1University of California, Berkeley491Beloit College9
2University of Michigan332Swarthmore College10
3University of Chicago313New College of Florida5
4University of California, Los Angeles274Wesleyan University18
4The University of Texas at Austin275Grinnell College10
6Cornell University246Smith College14
7Columbia University237Wellesley College12
7Harvard University238University of Chicago31
7Michigan State University239Bryn Mawr College6
10Northwestern University2210Vassar College10
10Stanford University2211Whitman College6
10New York University2212Reed College6
10University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill2213Oberlin College11
14Brown University2114Carleton College8
15Pennsylvania State University - University Park2015Amherst College7
16University of Wisconsin-Madison1916Kenyon College6
17University of Georgia1817Rice University13
17Wesleyan University1818Spelman College7
19University of California, Irvine1719Stanford University22
19Indiana University Bloomington1720Knox College4
19University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1721Drew University5
22University of Central Florida1622Brown University21
22Emory University1623Wheaton College7
22University of Washington1624Colorado College6
22University of California, San Diego1625Columbia University23
26University of California, Santa Barbara1526Southwestern University4
26Boston University1527DePauw University6
26University of California, Davis1528Saint Mary's College4
26Ohio University1529Clark University6
26Florida State University1530Northwestern University22
31University of Utah1431Pomona College4
31Smith College1432Denison University6
31Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University1433Princeton University13
31University of Pennsylvania1434Soka University of America1
31University of Notre Dame1435Harvard University23
31University of Minnesota-Twin Cities1436Tufts University13
31University of California, Santa Cruz1437Haverford College3
31Texas A & M University-College Station1438Emory University16
39Tufts University1339Yale University13
39University of Kansas1340Davidson College4
39Yale University1341Furman University6
39Duke University1342Sarah Lawrence College3
39Princeton University1343Occidental College4
39Brigham Young University-Provo1344Agnes Scott College2
39Rice University1345Hamilton College4
46Wellesley College1246Rhodes College4
46University of Virginia-Main Campus1247John Carroll University6
46University of Southern California1248Duke University13
46Boston College1249Earlham College2
46University of Florida1250Scripps College2

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