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. Find more information about CWRU's PhD in Nursing and the other Degree Programs offered through the School of Graduate Studies.

Updated August 2021

Enrollment Headcounts

  Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 *COVID
Recipient Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Total 70 100% 65 100% 47 100%
       Domestic 43 61% 43 66% 34 72%
            URM 4 9% 6 14% 9 26%
       International 27 39% 22 34% 13 28%
Male 13 19% 14 22% 4 9%
Female 57 81% 51 78% 43 91%

Admissions

Recipient AY 2018 AY 2019 AY 2020 *COVID
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 2007-09 AY 2010-12 AY 2013-15
Total Entering 23 24 39
    Retained 2 2 3
    Withdrawn 3 7 11
    Left w/ Master's 0 0 0
Total Completed 18 15 25
    Graduated in less than 4 yrs 0 1 6
    4 yrs to less than 5 yrs 2 3 12
    5 yrs to less than 6 yrs 8 5 6
    6 yrs to less than 7 yrs 3 4 1
    7 yrs or more 5 2 0

Cohort Completion Rates

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2007-09 AY 2010-12 AY 2013-15
All Recipients (graduation rate) 78% 65% 64%
      Domestic 70% 50% 64%
           URM 50% 50% 4%
      International 85% 69% 36%
    Male 50% 57% 78%
    Female 81% 65% 60%

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.