Ph.D. Productivity

Baccalaureate Origins of Doctorate Degrees

Kalamazoo College provides an ideal educational background that sets up students for future success in earning a Ph.D. Through the K-Plan, strong academics, small class sizes, faculty guidance and involvement, independent research and an open curriculum that promotes a well-rounded education at the undergraduate level combine to nurture graduate-level achievements.

As a result, K outperforms many prominent schools by ranking in the top 2 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities surveyed for the proportion of graduates who ultimately earn a research doctorate, according to the National Science Foundation.

Kalamazoo College is ranked among the top 50 private liberal arts colleges surveyed for the proportion of graduates who ultimately earn a research doctorate in the following fields:

  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and Arts
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Physical and Earth Sciences
  • Psychology and Social Sciences
two K students and a professor performing a science experiment
Kalamazoo College outperforms many prominent schools by ranking in the top 2 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities surveyed for the proportion of graduates who ultimately earn a research doctorate, according to the National Science Foundation.

Kalamazoo College is ranked among the top 5 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities surveyed for the proportion of graduates who ultimately earn a research doctorate in the following fields:

  • Education
  • Humanities and Arts
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Physical and Earth Sciences
  • Psychology and Social Sciences

From the 2020 Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Study based on data from the National Science Foundation’s Survey of Earned Doctorates.