Cancer Biology (GDBBS)

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.

Cancer Biology admitted its first cohort in 2011.

MD/PhD students are excluded from the Admissions entries, included in the enrollment entries (when they are enrolled in the LGS, as opposed to in the SOM), included in the number of degrees awarded (PhD only), and excluded from the time to degree and completion percentage entries.

PhD Program Data

Fall 2016

Fall 2015

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 145 135 129
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 17 (12%) 13 (10%) 14 (12%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 5 (29%) 6 (46%) 6 (38%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 37 32 26
Female 68% 72% 68%
Male 32% 28% 32%
International 14% 16% 13%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 88% 84% 87%

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

Black or African American 19% 22% 18%
Asian 9% 11% 9%
Hispanic of any race 13% 11% 12%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 47% 48% 48%
Two or more races (includes Hispanic) 3% 3%
Not indicated 9% 7% 9%

PhD Degrees

2015-16

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 1 1
Median years to PhD 4.9 4.9
Average adjusted years to PhD 4.9 4.9
Percent of students who entered between
2004-05 and 2008-09, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2016

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