Field Metrics

To provide comprehensive information about advanced study at Cornell, the Graduate School is posting filterable data for several key areas: applications and yield, enrollment, attrition and completion, PhD outcomes, median time to degree, and job placement.  Reports are filterable by degree type, discipline, and graduate field of study.

Selectivity and Yield Over Five Years

Five year trend for applicants, applicants who were offered admissions, and admitted students who completed all requirements to become students at Cornell (matriculants).  Discipline level views show comparison to Cornell peer groups.

Enrollment Profile Over Five Years
Number of new student enrollments versus the students who are returning for a second year and beyond. 


PhD Attrition and Completion Rates

Shows the interval in which the most recent ten cohorts either complete their PhD degree or leave the academic program. 


PhD Outcomes and Median Time-To-Degree

The last ten entering cohorts broken down into those who left the program without a degree, were awarded a degree, or are currently enrolled in an academic program. Includes median time to degree over the last ten entering cohorts.


Employment Status Prior to Graduation

Graduate students' self-reported employment status at the time they apply for degree.