Chemistry 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 Chemistry 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 11 100.0% 10 100.0% 10 100.0%
       Domestic 10 90.9% 2 20.0% 1 14.3%
             URM 1 9.1% 3 30.0% 6 46.2%
       International 1 9.1% 3 30.0% 6 46.2%
    Male 7 63.6% 7 70.0% 7 53.8%
    Female 4 36.4% 3 30.0% 6 46.2%

Admissions*

Recipient AY 2016 AY 2017 AY 2018
Applicants 110 111 109
Admits 27 11 13
Matriculants 10 9 13
Admit Rate 24.5% 9.9% 11.9%
Yield 37.0% 81.8% 100%

Degree Recipients

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2010-12 AY 2013-15 AY 2016-18
Total 35 37 36
      Domestic 13 14 26
            URM 2 0 1
      International 22 23 10
    Male 18 21 22
    Female 17 16 14

Median Time to Degree for Recipients

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2010-12 AY 2013-15 AY 2016-18
Total 5.8 5.6 5.6
      Domestic 6.0 5.5 5.7
            URM 6.5 0 6.0
      International 5.7 5.7 5.5
    Male 5.7 5.7 5.9
    Female 5.9 5.4 5.3

Cohort Completions

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2004-06 AY 2007-09 AY 2010-12
Total Entering 33 44 51
    Retained 0 0 0
    Withdrawn 1 5 4
    Left w/ Master's 4 7 10
    Total Completed 28 32 37
            < 3YR 0 0 0
            3-4 1 2 1
            4-5 9 15 21
            5-6 14 10 10
            6-7 3 4 4
            7-8 1 1 1
            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 84.9% 72.7% 72.6%
      Domestic 85.7% 71.4% 84.0%
            URM 100% 0.0% 100%
      International 84.2% 73.3% 61.5%
    Male 93.8% 90.3% 96.0%
    Female 100% 84.6% 88.5%

Notes

  • * Chemistry PhD program does not distinguish between life sciences and non-life sciences work during either application or matriculation.  For applicants, admits and matriculants reported here, numbers are based on individual review of interests of applicants, and a cross-check with the advisor's specialization once one has been assigned.
  • 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.