CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Jan. 5, 2000
Report: 93 percent of UI education Ph.D. recipients find employment
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Ninety-three percent of 55 students who received doctoral
degrees from the University of Iowa College of Education in the 1998-99 academic
year found employment in teaching, research or other occupations directly
related to their education preparation.
The figures from the UI Educational Placement Office include postdoctoral
appointments, consulting and positions in clinical settings and private practice.
They do not include data for three additional Ph.D. recipients whose employment
status could not be determined.
Among the 55 Ph.D. recipients who found employment, 44 percent were employed
at post-secondary institutions and16 percent were employed in elementary and
secondary teaching and administration. Five percent of the students had not
yet accepted an employment offer when the data was collected.
The graduates accepted employment in 16 states in the United States and
seven other countries. Of those reporting employment, 37 percent found jobs
in Iowa and 6 percent found employment in contiguous states. Another 31 percent
reported employment in other states and 26 percent are employed in other countries.
A number of the graduates employed in foreign countries are natives of those
countries and whose studies at the University of Iowa were supported by their
Of the 58 total doctorates awarded by the University of Iowa, 53 percent
were awarded to women and 47 percent were awarded to men. In comparison, national
figures from the National Research Council (reported recently in The Chronicle
of Higher Education) show that of the 6,559 new doctorates in education awarded
for the same period, 63 percent were awarded to women and 37 percent were
awarded to males.