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. 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 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Recipient Count (%) Count (%) Count (%)
Total 11 100% 13 100% 14 100%
       Domestic 10 91% 10 77% 9 64%
             URM 1 10% 1 10% 1 11%
       International 1 9% 3 23% 5 36%
    Male 6 55% 6 46% 8 57%
    Female 5 45% 7 54% 6 43%

Admissions*

Recipient AY 2016 AY 2017 AY 2018
Applicants 208 276 370
Admits 41 62 84
Matriculants 13 17 34
Admit Rate 19.7% 22.5% 22.7%
Yield 31.7% 28.3% 40.5%

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    Withdrawn N/A N/A 2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.