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Penn State College of the Liberal Arts Public Placement Information

Humanities

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 52 26 72 50
Post Doc 1 7 - 2
Fixed Term Academic 40 53 13 31
Non-Academic 4 4 3 7
Unknown/Unemployed 3 10 11 10
n= 248 243 248 243

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Social Sciences

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 36 35 58 51
Post Doc 23 28 2 13
Fixed Term Academic 19 20 10 15
Non-Academic 20 13 28 18
Unknown/Unemployed 4 4 2 2
n= 297 311 297 311

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Life Sciences

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 25 - 63 33
Post Doc 63 92 25 33
Fixed Term Academic - - - 17
Non-Academic 13 8 13 17
Unknown/Unemployed - - - -
n= 8 12 8 12

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Anthropology Social Sciences

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 19 20 50 47
Post Doc 19 7 6 -
Fixed Term Academic 50 40 19 13
Non-Academic 13 27 25 27
Unknown/Unemployed - 7 - 13
n= 16 15 16 15

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Anthropology Life Sciences

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 25 - 63 33
Post Doc 63 92 25 33
Fixed Term Academic - - - 17
Non-Academic 13 8 13 17
Unknown/Unemployed - - - -
n= 8 12 8 12

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Applied Linguistics

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 77 39 89 61
Post Doc - 10 - 3
Fixed Term Academic 11 36 11 23
Non-Academic - 3 - 6
Unknown/Unemployed 11 13 - 6
n= 9 31 9 31

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Communication Arts and Sciences – Social Sciences

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 46 52 75 67
Post Doc 8 11 - 4
Fixed Term Academic 38 37 8 26
Non-Academic 4 - 8 4
Unknown/Unemployed 4 - 8 -
n= 24 27 24 27

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Communication Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 70 38 87 57
Post Doc - - - -
Fixed Term Academic 23 57 10 31
Non-Academic 3 - - -
Unknown/Unemployed 3 6 3 13
n= 30 16 30 16

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Criminology

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 85 74 75 84
Post Doc - - - -
Fixed Term Academic 10 5 15 8
Non-Academic 5 16 5 16
Unknown/Unemployed - 5 5 5
n= 20 19 20 19

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Comparative Literature

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 38 35 52 50
Post Doc - 10 - 5
Fixed Term Academic 57 40 38 35
Non-Academic 5 - - -
Unknown/Unemployed - 15 10 5
n= 21 20 21 20

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Economics

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 45 59 66 65
Post Doc 2 8 - 6
Fixed Term Academic 19 12 9 12
Non-Academic 30 20 23 14
Unknown/Unemployed 4 2 2 2
n= 47 51 47 51

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English

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 63 18 82 53
Post Doc - 11 - 2
Fixed Term Academic 34 62 9 32
Non-Academic 2 2 3 6
Unknown/Unemployed 2 8 6 8
n= 64 66 64 66

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French

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 12 8 68 41
Post Doc - - - -
Fixed Term Academic 32 25 8 33
Non-Academic 48 67 4 8
Unknown/Unemployed 8 - 20 17
n= 25 12 25 12

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German

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 27 25 27 50
Post Doc - - - -
Fixed Term Academic 46 75 18 33
Non-Academic 18 - 18 8
Unknown/Unemployed 9 - 45 8
n= 11 12 11 12

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History

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 19 13 61 35
Post Doc 7 10 3 3
Fixed Term Academic 58 55 10 21
Non-Academic 13 10 10 17
Unknown/Unemployed 3 10 16 24
n= 31 29 31 29

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Philosophy

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 58 22 82 30
Post Doc - 4 - 4
Fixed Term Academic 36 59 15 52
Non-Academic 3 4 - 11
Unknown/Unemployed 3 11 3 4
n= 33 27 33 27

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Political Science

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 46 43 82 64
Post Doc 9 29 - 16
Fixed Term Academic 32 23 9 13
Non-Academic 9 3 9 3
Unknown/Unemployed 5 3 - 3
n= 22 31 22 31

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Psychology

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 13 9 42 31
Post Doc 44 50 3 23
Fixed Term Academic 13 21 10 15
Non-Academic 27 13 43 29
Unknown/Unemployed 3 7 2 2
n= 117 100 117 100

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Spanish, Italian, Portuguese - Humanities

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 51 40 61 40
Post Doc - - - -
Fixed Term Academic 44 47 17 47
Non-Academic 6 13 6 7
Unknown/Unemployed - - 17 7
n= 18 15 18 15

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Spanish, Italian, Portuguese – Social Sciences

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 70 63 78 79
Post Doc 8 16 - 5
Fixed Term Academic 15 16 - 11
Non-Academic 8 5 15 5
Unknown/Unemployed - - 8 -
n= 13 23 13 23

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Sociology

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 55 37 64 52
Post Doc 13 31 - 12
Fixed Term Academic 13 14 11 17
Non-Academic 13 16 24 19
Unknown/Unemployed 4 3 - -
n= 45 58 45 58

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Women’s Studies

Placement Type First Placement Where they are now
2002-2007 2008-2013 2002-2007 2008-2013
% % % %
Tenure Line 83 27 100 66
Post Doc - 13 - -
Fixed Term Academic 17 27 - 7
Non-Academic - 7 - 7
Unknown/Unemployed - 27 - 20
n= 6 15 6 15

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