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. 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 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 *COVID
Recipient Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Total 27 100% 28 100% 21 100%
       Domestic 12 44% 18 64% 15 71%
             URM 0 0% 2 11% 3 14%
       International 15 56% 10 36% 6 29%
Male 21 78% 20 71% 14 67%
Female 6 22% 8 29% 7 33%

Admissions

Recipient AY 2018 AY 2019 AY 2020 *COVID
Applicants 65 62 74
Admits 14 23 19
Matriculants 5 9 4
Admit Rate 22% 37% 26%
Yield 36% 39% 21%

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 5 3 21
    Retained 0 2 0
    Withdrawn 0 0 5
    Left w/ Master's 0 0 1
Total Completed 5 1 15
     Graduated in less than 4 years 0 0 4
      4yrs to less than 5 yrs 0 0 6
      5 yrs to less than 6 yrs 3 1 4
      6 yrs to less than 7 yrs 1 0 1
      7 yrs or more 1 0 0

Cohort Completion Rates

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2007-09 AY 2010-12 AY 2013-15
All Recipients (graduation rate) 100% 33% 71%
       Domestic 100% 0% 67%
             URM 0% 0% 0%
       International 100% 33% 33%
Male 100% 0% 79%
Female 100% 33% 57%

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.
  • AY (Academic Year) begins in Summer and includes Fall and Spring.