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. 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 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Recipient Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Total 25 100% 26 100% 27 100%
       Domestic 15 60.0% 13 50.0% 12 44.4%
             URM 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
       International 10 40.0% 13 50.0% 15 55.6%
    Male 19 76.0% 21 80.8% 21 77.8%
    Female 6 24.0% 5 19.2% 6 22.2%

Admissions

Recipient AY 2016 AY 2017 AY 2018
Applicants 54 73 65
Admits 12 20 14
Matriculants 6 7 5
Admit Rate 22.2% 27.4% 21.5%
Yield 50.0% 35.0% 35.7%

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    Withdrawn 0 0 0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.