Listed here are colleges ranked in order of the highest number of doctoral degrees per hundred B.A./B.S. degrees, signifying the success of the school in sending its graduates on to achieve doctorates in social sciences (including subjects such as economics, political science, public policy, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and area studies).

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Source: Sources: Baccalaureate Origins of Earned Doctoral Degrees (2003-2012) compiled by the Office of Institutional Research, Pomona College in July 2015 (https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/bacorigins_2003-2012.pdf). Data available from National Science Foundation through WebCASPAR (https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/webcaspar/). Two surveys were used to compile these statistics: the NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates (http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/srvydoctorates/) and the IPEDS Completions Survey coordinated by the National Center for Education Statistics (http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/). The data were retrieved by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium.

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