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 2017

Fall 2016

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 4,741 4,836 4,521
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 700 (15%) 661 (14%) 637 (14%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 334 (48%) 303 (46%) 299 (47%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 1,677 1,630 1,661
Female 54% 55% 55%
Male 46% 45% 45%
International 25% 24% 23%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 75% 76% 77%

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

Black or African American 9% 9% 8%
Asian 9% 8% 8%
Hispanic of any race 7% 7% 7%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 61% 62% 63%
Two or more races 4% 3% 2%
Not indicated 10% 11% 12%

PhD Degrees

2016-17

2015-16

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 252 249 258
Median years to PhD 5.7 5.7 5.7
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.8 5.9 5.9
Percent of students who entered between
2005-06 and 2009-10, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2017
78

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