Biomedical Engineering

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100. “Five Year Average” of admissions and enrollment data reflect data from 2012-13 through fall semester 2016.  “Five Year Average” of degree data reflects data from 2011-12 through 2015-16.

PhD Program Data

Fall 2016

Fall 2015

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 385 353 369
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 108 (28%) 95 (27%) 92 (25%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 50 (46%) 36 (38%) 41 (45%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 175 169 161
Female 42% 40% 43%
Male 58% 60% 58%
International 22% 23% 25%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 78% 77% 76%

PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race

Black or African American 6% 5% 5%
Asian 15% 18% 18%
Hispanic of any race 4% 4% 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
White 57% 54% 58%
Two or more races (includes Hispanic) 1% 1% 1%
Not indicated 16% 16% 14%

PhD Degrees

2015-16

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 20 16
Median years to PhD 5.3 5.3
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.7 5.4
Percent of students who entered between
2004-05 and 2008-09, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2016
83%

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