Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program Statistics

Enrollment Headcounts (Fall 2021)

Citizenship

  headcount percent
TOTAL 116  
U.S. citizens and permanent residents 113 97.4%
URG 42 37.2%
international 3 2.6%

Gender

  headcount percent
TOTAL 116  
male 51 44.0%
female 65 56.0%


Admissions

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
applicants  383 388 509 535 388
admits 76 68 56 56 62
matriculants (enrolled) 27 23 15 20 14
admit rate (selectivity) 19.8% 17.5% 11.0% 10.5% 16.0%
yield 35.5% 33.8% 26.8% 35.7% 22.6%


Median Time to Degree for Recipients

by academic year of conferral

Citizenship

  2007-21
TOTAL 6.50
U.S. citizens and permanent residents 6.50
URG 6.50
international 6.75

Gender

  2007-21
TOTAL 6.50
male 6.50
female 6.38


Cohort Completions

by academic year of entry

  2004-06 2007-09 2010-12
TOTAL entering 75 65 49
earned PhD 71 62 45
earned master's 2 2 2
still enrolled fall 2021 0 0 0
no degree earned 2 1 2
total completed (PhD or master's) 73 64 47


PhD Completion Rates

by academic year of entry

Citizenship

  2001-09
All Recipients 94.2%
U.S. citizens and permanent residents 94.4%
URG 96.6%
international 87.5%

Gender

  2001-09
male 94.4%
female 94.0%

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