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Big Ten Academic Alliance Facts & Figures

Students and Alumni

601,736 total students*

119,346 full-time graduate students*

9,332 PhDs awarded*

Of the total PhD degrees awarded in the US annually, Big Ten Academic Alliance universities awarded 29% of agriculture degrees, 18% of engineering degrees, and 18% of humanities degrees.**


40,856 full-time faculty*


120.5 million library volumes**

$10.2 billion in funded research, far more than the $5.6 billion of the University of California System or the Ivy League’s $4.3 billion**

*Based on data from the 2015 CIC At-a-Glance

**Based on data from the 2014-2015 CIC Annual Report

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