Since the astronomy graduate program at the University of Hawaii
was founded in 1975, 109 students have enrolled in the program.
Of these, 70 received the Ph.D. degree, and a further 22, the M.S.
degree, a success rate of over 84 percent.
We have kept track of the careers of more than 90 percent of our
graduates. Our latest information is available on the IfA Web site.
Over 85 percent of our Ph.D. alumni and over half of our M.S. alumni
are currently actively employed as astronomers or physicists at
universities, observatories, or government laboratories. Most of
the remainder are working in the information and communications
About 20 percent of our Ph.D. recipients have been women. One of
the first of these was Catherine Pilachowski, who is currently the
president-elect of the American Astronomical Society.