Chemical Engineering PhD Program Characteristics and Outcomes

As a member of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, Case Western Reserve University publishes statistics annually for PhD programs in the life sciences. The following data can also be downloaded as a PDF here or viewed as a data visualization here. Find more information about CWRU's PhD in Chemical Engineering and the other Degree Programs offered through the School of Graduate Studies

Enrollment Headcounts

  Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Recipient Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Total 26 100% 27 100% 28 100%
       Domestic 13 50% 12 44% 18 64%
             URM 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 1%
       International 13 50% 15 56% 10 36%
    Male 21 81% 21 78% 20 71%
    Female 5 19% 6 22% 8 29%

Admissions

Recipient AY 2017 AY 2018 AY 2019
Applicants 73 65 62
Admits 20 14 23
Matriculants 7 5 9
Admit Rate 27% 22% 37%
Yield 35% 36% 39%

Degree Recipients

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2010-12 AY 2013-15 AY 2016-18
Total 18 20 1
       Domestic 9 3 0
             URM 0 0 0
       International 9 17 1
    Male 15 12 0
    Female 3 8 1

Median Time to Degree for Recipients

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2010-12 AY 2013-15 AY 2016-18
Total 6.2 6.2 6.0
       Domestic 6.2 6.2 N/A
             URM N/A N/A N/A
       International 6.2 6.2 6.0
    Male 6.2 6.2 N/A
    Female 6.2 6.2 6.0

Cohort Completions

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2004-06 AY 2007-09 AY 2010-12
Total Entering 7 5 3
    Retained 0 0 2
    Withdrawn 0 0 0
    Left w/ Master's 0 0 0
    Total Completed 7 5 1
            < 3YR 0 0 0
            3-4 0 0 0
            4-5 0 0 0
            5-6 5 3 1
            6-7 2 1 0
            7-8 0 1 0
            8-9 0 0 0
            9-10 0 0 0
            > 10 0 0 0

Cohort Completion Rates

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2004-06 AY 2007-09 AY 2010-12
All Recipients 100% 100% 100%
       Domestic 100% 100% 0.0%
             URM 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
       International 100% 100% 33.3%
    Male 100% 100% 0.0%
    Female 100% 100% 33.3%

Notes

  • Underrepresented Minorities (URM) includes individuals who self-identify with one or more of the following: African American/Black; Hispanic/Latino/a; Multiracial, Native American/Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander
  • Time to degree for recipients is the elapsed time between entering a graduate program and degree conferral date and includes any leaves of absence.