A recent 10-year study names Hope College a leader among baccalaureate institutions as a source of future Ph.D. recipients.
Conducted by Franklin & Marshall College of
Lancaster, Pa., the study ranked Hope 26th out of 518
baccalaureate institutions--defined as primarily
undergraduate colleges--in producing future doctorate
holders in all disciplines from 1986 to 1995, or in the top
five percent nationally. Hope tied for second
--ranking in the top one percent--in
chemistry during the same period.
A total of 284 Hope alumni earned doctorates from
1986 to 1995, including 54 in chemistry.
The 1986-95 figures mirror Hope's performance for
the more extended period running from 1920 to 1995, also
chronicled in the study. Among baccalaureate institutions,
Hope was in the top six percent for all disciplines and the
top one percent in chemistry. A total of 1,083 Hope alumni
earned doctorates from 1920 to 1995, including 246 in
The Franklin & Marshall study also includes
listings for master's degree-granting institutions, doctoral
degree-granting institutions and specialized degree-
institutions. In chemistry during 1986-95, Hope was the
undergraduate origin of more doctoral recipients than all
but eight doctoral-granting universities and two specialized
institutions, ranking in the top one percent among the total
of 1,036 institutions in all categories.
Other Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) or
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA)
institutions placing in the top 20 percent among "all
disciplines" for 1986-95 were: Oberlin College of Ohio,
first among baccalaureate institutions with 959; Calvin
College, second among master's-granting institutions with
357; the College of Wooster in Ohio, 19th among
baccalaureate institutions with 326; Kalamazoo College, 21st
among baccalaureate institutions with 309; Antioch College
of Ohio, 32nd among baccalaureate institutions with 249;
DePauw University of Indiana, 26th among baccalaureate
institutions with 226; and Earlham College of Indiana, 38th
among baccalaureate institutions with 224.