Measures of Quality

When you enroll at the University Graduate School at IU Bloomington, you’re receiving a degree of the highest quality. Our students outperform their peers in other colleges and universities across the nation.

IU graduate students take less time to complete their Ph.D.’s than students at peer institutions in all areas of study.

Area of StudyPh.D.'s Awarded 2011–2016Median Time to Degree (years)
  University Graduate SchoolPeer Institutions
Business784.9N/A
Education3786.3N/A
Humanities55109.3
Life Sciences2685.96.9
Physical/Earth2745.76.7
Social Sciences5656.97.7
Other3886.19.7

Students who enter a Ph.D. program at IU are more likely to complete it within 7 to 10 years than students at other schools across the country.

Area of StudyPh.D.'s Awarded 2011–2016Completion Rates
  University Graduate SchoolNational Average
  7-year10-year7-year10-year
Business7877.6%88.2%N/AN/A
Education37851.1%67.8%N/AN/A
Humanities55122.4%55.1%29.3%49.3%
Life Sciences26857.0%79.6%53.7%62.9%
Physical/Earth27443.1%61.3%48.2%54.7%
Social Sciences56532.9%53.1%40.9%55.9%
Other38841.5%61.5%N/AN/A