Systems Biology and Bioinformatics 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 Systems Biology and Bioinformatics and the other Degree Programs offered through the School of Graduate Studies

Enrollment Headcounts

  Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Recipient Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Total 13 100% 14 100% 11 100%
       Domestic 10 77% 9 64% 7 64%
             URM 1 10% 1 11% 0 0%
       International 3 23% 5 36% 4 36%
    Male 6 46% 8 57% 6 55%
    Female 7 54% 6 43% 5 45%

Admissions*

Recipient AY 2017 AY 2018 AY 2019
BSTP Applicants 276 370 405
BSTP Admits 62 84 80
BSTP Matriculants 17 34 29
BSTP Admit Rate 23% 23% 20%
BSTP Yield 28% 41% 36%

Degree Recipients**

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13 AY 2014-18
Total N/A N/A 5
     Domestic N/A N/A 5
            URM N/A N/A 0
     International N/A N/A 0
    Male N/A N/A 2
    Female N/A N/A 3

Median Time to Degree for Recipients**

by Academic Year of Conferral

Recipient AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13 AY 2014-18
Total N/A N/A 4
     Domestic N/A N/A 4
            URM N/A N/A N/A
     International N/A N/A N/A
    Male N/A N/A 3.38
    Female N/A N/A 4

Cohort Completions**

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 1999-2003 AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13
Total Entering N/A N/A 5
    Retained N/A N/A 0
    Withdrawn N/A N/A 2
    Left w/ Master's N/A N/A 0
    Total Completed N/A N/A 3
            < 4 years N/A N/A 1
            4-5 N/A N/A 2
            5-6 N/A N/A 0
            6-7 N/A N/A 0
            > 7 years N/A N/A 0

Cohort Completion Rates**

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 1999-2003 AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13
All Recipients N/A N/A 60%
      Domestic N/A N/A 60%
            URM N/A N/A N/A
      International N/A N/A N/A
    Male N/A N/A N/A
    Female N/A N/A 60%

Notes

  • * Systems Biology & Bioinformatics participates in the Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP), an umbrella program that serves, among other capacities, as a central recruiting and admissions portal for 11 biomedical PhD programs at CWRU SOM.
  • ** First cohort accepted in Fall 2012.
  • 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.