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18 Characteristics of Doctoral Programs

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18 Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs

School statistics that are the same for each concentration
Measure Operational Definition Statistic
Admissions Criteria Description of Admission Factors. Admissions
External Program Accreditation Name of body and date of last program accreditation review, if applicable, updated when changed. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) April 2009
Biomedical Sciences
Measure Operational Definition Statistic
Number of Degrees Per Year Rolling three-year average of the number of degrees awarded per academic year. 8.33
Graduation Rates Rolling three-year average of the percent of first-year doctoral students2 who graduated within ten years. 64.28%
Average Time to Degree Rolling three-year average of the registered time to degree3 of first-year doctoral students within a ten year period. 5.136
Employment Profile (in field within one year of graduation) Percentage of the last three years of graduates employed in academia, post-doctorates, industry/professional, government, and those still seeking employment (in Texas and outside Texas).
Academia 72%
Industry/Professional 11%
Other 17%
Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support In the prior year, the number of FTS (≥18 SCH) with support/the number of FTS. 100%
Average Financial Support Provided For those receiving financial support, the average financial support provided per full-time graduate student (including tuition rebate) for the prior year, including research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships, tuition, benefits, etc. that is "out of pocket."
Fall
2013
Spring 2014 Summer 2014
$11198.70 $8958.96 $6,719.22
Student-Core Faculty4 Ratio Rolling three-year average of full-time student equivalent (FTSE)/rolling three-year average of full-time faculty equivalent (FTFE) of core faculty. .52
Core Faculty Publications Rolling three-year average of the number of discipline-related refereed papers/publications, juried creative/performance accomplishments, book chapters, notices of discoveries filed/patents issued, and books per year per core faculty member.
Books .018
Book Chapters .0129
Discipline-related Refereed Papers/Publications 1.14
Notices of Discoveries Filed/Patents Issued 0.055
Core Faculty External Grants Rolling three-year average of the number of core faculty receiving external funds, average external grant $ per total core faculty, and total external grant $ per program per academic year5
30
$103,510.58
FY12 FY13 FY14
$3,904,817.00 $2,561,910.00 $3,105,317.40
Percentage Full-Time Students Rolling three-year average of the FTS (≥ 9 SCH)/number students enrolled (headcount) for last three fall semesters. 90.43%
Number of Core Faculty Number of core faculty in the prior year. 65
Faculty Teaching Load Total number of semester credit hours in organized teaching courses taught per academic year by core faculty divided by the number of core faculty in the prior year. 16.25
Faculty Diversity Core faculty by ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender, update when changed.
White 52 Male 45
Other 3 Female 20
Hispanic 6    
Black 0    
Student Diversity Enrollment headcount by ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender in program in the prior year.
White 22 Male 29
Other 14 Female 17
Hispanic 2    
Black 2    
Date of Last External Review Date of the last formal external review, updated when changed. August 2013
Student Publications/Presentations Rolling three-year average of the number of discipline-related refereed papers/publications, juried creative/performance accomplishments, book chapters, books, and external presentations per year per student.
Book Chapters .006
Discipline-related Refereed Papers/Publications .369
External Presentations .217
Juried Creative/Performance Accomplishments 0
Concentration - Pharmaceutical Sciences [PHD-GPSC]1
Measure Operational Definition Statistic
Number of Degrees Per Year Rolling three-year average of the number of degrees awarded per academic year. 5.67
Graduation Rates Rolling three-year average of the percent of first-year doctoral students2 who graduated within ten years. 92.22%
Average Time to Degree Rolling three-year average of the registered time to degree3 of first-year doctoral students within a ten year period. 3.67
Employment Profile (in field within one year of graduation) Percentage of the last three years of graduates employed in academia, post-doctorates, industry/professional, government, and those still seeking employment (in Texas and outside Texas).
Academia 50%
Industry/Professional 12%
Other 38%
Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support In the prior year, the number of FTS (≥18 SCH) with support/the number of FTS. 100%
Average Financial Support Provided For those receiving financial support, the average financial support provided per full-time graduate student (including tuition rebate) for the prior year, including research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships, tuition, benefits, etc. that is "out of pocket."
Fall
2013
Spring 2014 Summer 2014
$13,045.20 $10,436.16 $7,827.12
Student-Core Faculty4 Ratio Rolling three-year average of full-time student equivalent (FTSE)/rolling three-year average of full-time faculty equivalent (FTFE) of core faculty. 1.69
Core Faculty Publications Rolling three-year average of the number of discipline-related refereed papers/publications, juried creative/performance accomplishments, book chapters, notices of discoveries filed/patents issued, and books per year per core faculty member.
Books 0
Book Chapters .018
Discipline-related Refereed Papers/Publications .222
Notices of Discoveries Filed/Patents Issued 0
Core Faculty External Grants Rolling three-year average of the number of core faculty receiving external funds, average external grant $ per total core faculty, and total external grant $ per program per academic year5
8.2
$499,162.07
FY12 FY13 FY14
$2,633,535.00 $2,319,312.00 $4,103,112.24
Percentage Full-Time Students Rolling three-year average of the FTS (≥ 9 SCH)/number students enrolled (headcount) for last three fall semesters. 100%
Number of Core Faculty Number of core faculty in the prior year. 36
Faculty Teaching Load Total number of semester credit hours in organized teaching courses taught per academic year by core faculty divided by the number of core faculty in the prior year. 13.63
Faculty Diversity Core faculty by ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender, update when changed.
White 16 Male 31
Other 7 Female 5
Asian/Pacific Islander 13    
Black 0    
Student Diversity Enrollment headcount by ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender in program in the prior year.
White 0 Male 25
Other 37 Female 13
Hispanic 1    
Black 0    
Date of Last External Review Date of the last formal external review, updated when changed. May 2011
Student Publications/Presentations Rolling three-year average of the number of discipline-related refereed papers/publications, juried creative/performance accomplishments, book chapters, books, and external presentations per year per student.
Book Chapters .052
Discipline-related Refereed Papers/Publications .482
External Presentations .289
Juried Creative/Performance Accomplishments 0
1. Programs including only if in existence 3 or more years. Program is defined at the 8-digit CIP code level.

2. First-year doctoral students: Those students who have been coded as doctoral students by the institution.

3. Registered time to degree: The number of semesters enrolled starting when a student first appears as a doctoral student until he/she completes a degree, excluding any time taken off during graduate study. The number of years is obtained by dividing the number of semesters by 3.

4. Core Faculty: Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty who teach 50 percent or more in the doctoral program or other individuals integral to the doctoral program who can direct dissertation research.

5. All external funds received from any source including research grants, training grants, gifts from foundations, etc.

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