All PhD Students

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100.

These figures represent PhD students enrolled in 40 doctoral degree programs.

PhD Program Data

Fall 2018

Fall 2017

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 4,455 4,741 4,563
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 609 (14%) 700 (15%) 640 (14%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 310 (51%) 334 (48%) 303 (47%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 1,680 1,677 1,656
Female 54% 54% 55%
Male 46% 46% 45%
International 26% 25% 23%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 74% 75% 77%

PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race

Black or African American 9% 9% 9%
Asian 9% 9% 8%
Hispanic of any race 8% 7% 7%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 60% 61% 62%
Two or more races 5% 4% 3%
Not indicated 9% 10% 11%

PhD Degrees

2017-18

2016-17

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 272 252 265
Median years to PhD 5.7 5.7 5.7
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.6 5.8 5.8
Percent of students who entered between
2005-06 and 2009-10, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2018
78%

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