Over the past twenty years, Trinity University has made tremendous strides in the number of graduates going on to earn doctoral degrees. Among students earning a bachelor’s degree from Trinity between 1982 and 1986, about 2.9% went on to earn a PhD. At that time, Trinity ranked 328th in the nation among colleges in doctoral degrees earned per graduate. In contrast, among students earning a bachelor’s degree from Trinity between 1997 and 2001, about 8.5% went on to earn a doctorate. During this time frame, Trinity ranked 38th in the nation for doctoral recipients per bachelor’s degree. In the span of 20 years, Trinity moved from a rank of 328th to a rank of 38th in the nation.
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