American Association of Universities Ph.D. Initiative

Improving Graduate Education

BAR has a partnership with the IU Bloomington Graduate School as they develop and support enhanced opportunities for graduate education and occupational success.  Specifically, the AAU PhD initiative seeks to improve graduate education for a wider and more diverse array of career pathways, both within and beyond the academy.  Data transparency from admissions, to enrollment to graduation and beyond, allow students to consider a diverse range of employment opportunities while they appropriately align their educational experiences.

Explore data for doctoral students at IU using the menus below. Data are provided in both graphical and tabular formats.

Graphical Data

Doctoral Enrollments

There are over 3,300 doctoral students enrolled in each semester at IU Bloomington, and they represent a multitude of diverse backgrounds and demographics.

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Doctoral Degrees

When you enroll in a doctoral program at Indiana University Bloomington, you are receiving a degree of the highest quality.

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Doctoral Time to Degree

Indiana University graduate students take less time to complete their degrees than at many peer institutions.

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Tabular Data

Fall SemesterFall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018Fall 2019Fall 2020Fall 2021
Official Census Enrollment3,5523,5483,5003,4733,3223,447
Field of Study*Fall 2021 Official Census Enrollment
Arts and Humanities862
Social and Behavioral Sciences479
Physical and Earth Sciences382
Mathematics and Computer Science307
Biological and Agricultural Sciences337
Other Fields179
Health Sciences110
Public Administration and Services39
*Field of Study based on CGS/GRE 2010 CIP crosswalk:

Fiscal Year (Jul 1-Jun 30)2016-172017-182018-192019-202020-212021-22
Total Official Degrees456478476472445449
FY 2021-22 Doctoral Degrees Conferred
241 (54%)
208 (46%)
Residency Status
FY 2021-22 Doctoral Degrees Conferred
Non-Resident377 (84%)
Resident72 (16%)
International/Underrepresented MinorityFY 2021-22 Doctoral Degrees Conferred
Domestic Non-URM247 (55%)
Domestic URM54 (12%)
International148 (33%)

Fiscal Year2016-172017-182018-192019-202020-212021-22
Median TTD5.
Field of Study*
2017-2022 Median TTD (# of Degrees)
Arts and Humanities6.6 (669)
Biological and Agricultural Sciences5.9 (317)
Business5.0 (59)
Education6.0 (465)
Health Sciences4.7 (124)
Mathematics and Computer Science6.0 (260)
Other Fields5.9 (212)
Physical and Earth Sciences5.4 (275)
Public Administration and Services5.7 (47)
Social and Behavioral Sciences6.3 (454)
*Field of Study based on CGS/GRE 2010 CIP crosswalk: