Since I have had to advise prospective graduate students in Egyptology, much of this data is data that have wanted to get my hands on for various programs. These include:
- How many graduate students does the program accept on any given year?
- What are the minimum and average scores for candidates admitted over the last ten years?
- What does the faculty in that particular graduate program look for in their graduate students?
- What percentage of admitted students in the last decade actually finish their programs?
- How long, on average, has it taken for graduate students who have finished in the last ten years to finish their degrees?
- How many graduates in the last ten years have jobs in the field?
- How many years did it take for a graduate to get a tenure-track job?
- Why do admitted students leave the program?
- What are the completion rates of various advisers in the program?
- What are the placement rates of various advisers in the program?
Other relevant data for prospective graduate students to consider includes:
- How much is tuition at the school in question?
- What is the average annual percentage tuition increase over the last ten years?
- How much are the other fees at the school?
- What is the average cost of living in the area?
- What is the crime rate in the area?