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I wonder if there are statistics on the overall percentage of people promoted from tenure track positions (assistant professor) to full professor in fields like mathematics and science (first-rate institution is OK).

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    Is this sense of the verb "prompt" foreign to me, or just a confusion with "promote"? – Aaron Brick Apr 27 '19 at 23:28
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    Of course, top universities have high competition and so lower rate of promotion. Often very top departments find most full professors elsewhere, and rarely promote their own assistant (associate) professors to full level. – hermes Apr 28 '19 at 0:57
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    See my answer here academia.stackexchange.com/questions/25949/… the data for the UK are collected by hesa – StrongBad Apr 28 '19 at 1:01
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    it stands to reason that as jobs get harder to get, so do promotions, as schools can just keep raising the bar everywhere. – A Simple Algorithm Apr 28 '19 at 2:51
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    Do you actually mean "get tenure", or do you actually care specifically about further promotion beyond tenure? In the U.S., as many people here know, but not everyone, most assoc. prof. positions in the U.S. are "with tenure", while few assist. prof. positions are. So the genuine question might be more like "how many people who get a tenure-track position do get tenure?" Or is that not the point? – paul garrett May 4 '19 at 23:52