Legal History Blog: New data on PhD completion rates: are the humanities behind?
The Council of Graduate Schools has released a report on progress toward the PhD, across fields. Overall, 56.7% of those entering a U.S. doctoral program receive the PhD within 10 years. PhD completion rates within 10 years are highest in the sciences and mathematics. The tables are a bit hard to read, but in history the 10 year completion rate is 48%. In economics, the 10 year completion rate is just over 50%.
...and here I am, still staying up until 4 am, this time reviewing a manuscript. Meanwhile, people who went to law school (three years, tops) are wiping their arses with money.