Ph.D. Program Statistics - Mathematics

In order to make the activity and culture of graduate programs more visible, we provide in the table below basic statistics about the Ph.D. programs at the University of Michigan. The data and variables were selected to offer a more accurate and helpful picture than those provided by external sources. We also encourage you to visit the Mathematics website to learn more about the intellectual life, successes, and opportunities in this Ph.D. program.

The Ph.D. program statistics are also available in an interactive dashboard (Tableau).

Ph.D. Admissions
Fall 2018 5 Year Average
Number of applications 476 417
Number of new doctoral students 19 19
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2018 5 Year Average
Total enrollment 96 92
Female 19% 19%
Male 81% 81%
International 50% 47%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 50% 53%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2018 5 Year Average
African American 4% 2%
Asian American 15% 13%
Hispanic (one or more races) 2% 2%
Native American 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 71% 74%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 6% 7%
Not indicated 2% 2%
Ph.D. Degree
2018 5 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded 15 15
Median years to Ph.D. 5.58 5.56
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2018 75%
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2005-06 and 2009-10 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2018 81%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2018 5 Year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 98% 99%
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition OR stipend support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 1% 1%
Enrolled Ph.D. students who received no financial support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 1% 0%
Ph.D. Career Outcomes Data
Position type tenth year after graduation, 2004 - 2008 cohorts Position type fifth year after graduation, 2009 - 2013 cohorts Position type first year after graduation, 2014 - 2018 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 52% 26% 1%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 3% 21% 62%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 13% 15% 7%
Business / Industry 14% 21% 24%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 6% 8% 1%
Not employed 0% 6% 5%
No data available 13% 2% 0%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 71 86 76

Last updated April 8, 2019.