Nursing 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 Nursing 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 64 100% 70 100% 65 100%
       Domestic 43 67.2% 43 61.4% 43 66.2%
            URM 4 9.3% 4 9.3% 6 14.0%
       International 21 32.8% 27 38.6% 22 33.8%
    Male 14 21.9% 13 18.6% 14 21.5%
    Female 50 78.1% 57 81.4% 51 78.5%

Admissions

Recipient AY 2016 AY 2017 AY 2018
Applicants 32 27 30
Admits 18 13 12
Matriculants 16 12 11
Admit Rate 56.3% 48.1% 40.0%
Yield 88.9% 92.3% 91.7%

Degree Recipients

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2010-12 AY 2013-15 AY 2016-18
Total 26 17 22
      Domestic 10 8 11
           URM 3 2 1
      International 16 9 11
    Male 4 2 5
    Female 22 15 17

Median Time to Degree for Recipients

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2010-12 AY 2013-15 AY 2016-18
Total 4.3 5.2 5.0
      Domestic 3.7 4.0 4.0
           URM 4.3 5.0 4.0
      International 4.7 6.2 5.9
    Male 6.3 6.2 6.8
    Female 4.0 5.0 4.4

Cohort Completions

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2004-06 AY 2007-09 AY 2010-12
Total Entering 34 23 24
    Retained 0 2 2
    Withdrawn 2 3 7
    Left w/ Master's 0 0 0
    Total Completed 32 18 15
            < 3YR 1 0 0
            3-4 5 0 1
            4-5 6 2 3
            5-6 8 8 5
            6-7 6 3 4
            7-8 4 3 2
            8-9 1 0 0
            9-10 1 2 N/A
            > 10 0 N/A N/A

Cohort Completion Rates

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2004-06 AY 2007-09 AY 2010-12
All Recipients 94.1% 78.3% 65.2%
      Domestic 90.0% 70.0% 50.0%
           URM 100% 50.0% 50.0%
      International 100% 84.6% 68.8%
    Male 100% 50% 57.1%
    Female 92.8% 80.9% 64.7%

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.