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. Find more information about CWRU's PhD in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics 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 14 100% 11 100% 17 100%
       Domestic 9 64% 7 64% 11 65%
             URM 1 11% 0 0% 0 0%
       International 5 36% 4 36% 6 35%
Male 8 57% 6 55% 9 53%
Female 6 43% 5 54% 8 47%

Admissions*

Recipient AY 2018 AY 2019 AY 2020 *COVID 
BSTP Applicants 370 405 536
BSTP Admits 84 80 85
BSTP Matriculants 34 29 20
BSTP Admit Rate 23% 20% 16%
BSTP Yield 41% 36% 24%

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 4.0
     Domestic N/A N/A 4.0
            URM N/A N/A -
     International N/A N/A -
Male N/A N/A 3.4
Female N/A N/A 4.0

Cohort Completions**

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13 AY 2013-15
Total Entering N/A 5 7
    Retained N/A 0 1
    Withdrawn N/A 2 2
    Left w/ Master's N/A 0 1
Total Completed N/A 3 3
    Graduated in less than 4 yrs N/A 1 1
     4 yrs to less than 5 yrs N/A 2 0
     5 yrs to less than 6 yrs N/A 0 1
     6 yrs to less than 7 yrs N/A 0 1
     7 yrs or more N/A 0 0

Cohort Completion Rates**

by Academic Year of Entry

Recipient AY 2004-08 AY 2009-13 AY 2013-15
All Recipients (graduation rate) N/A 60% 43%
      Domestic N/A 60% 100%
            URM N/A - 33%
      International N/A - 0%
Male N/A - 50%
Female N/A 60% 33%

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.
  • AY (Academic Year) begins in Summer and includes Fall and Spring.