Graduate Program Statistics

The UCSF Graduate Division provides annually-updated PhD program statistics.


These data help the Graduate Division and our graduate programs to assess performance and progress. For example:
  • Are we providing the support necessary to ensure that students graduate at a high rate and in a reasonable period of time?
  • Are our efforts to recruit and retain a diverse student body working?
  • Are there trends that reveal issues that need to be addressed?
  • In which programs do prospective students show the most interest?

At present, you can see information in these key areas:

  • Demographics of enrolled students (gender, race and ethnicity, and citizenship status)
  • Admissions data (acceptance rates and yield rates)
  • Median time to degree
  • PhD completion rates


Data sets will also be available in tabular form in February 2018. If you need tabular data before then, please contact Ning Wang in the Office of Institutional Research.

Looking for statistics on our master's programs? Demographic data are available on the each program's page on this site. For additional stats, please contact the programs directly. See a list of all programs.


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