18 Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs

2018 Version – as required and defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Number of Degrees Per Year

(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of the number of degrees awarded per academic year)

4.33

Graduation Rates

(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of the percent of 1st year doctoral students who graduated within 10 years)

100%

Average Time to Degree

(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of the registered time to degree of 1st year doctoral students within a ten year period)

4.85 years

Employment Profile in field within one year of graduation

(Definition: Percentage of the last three years of graduates employed, still seeking, and unknown)

94% employed

Admissions Criteria

(Definition: Description of admission factors)

  • A baccalaureate or higher in appropriate area (i.e. science, medicine, nursing, dentistry, MIS, engineering, or computer science)
  • GRE score 
  • Grade Point Average in previous degrees of 3.0 or higher
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international students)
  • Personal goal statement
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended
  • Resume/ Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • 3 letters of reference from educators & employers

Percentage of Full-time Students (FTS)

(Definition: FTS/ number of students enrolled or last 3 fall semesters)

100%

Average Institutional Financial Support Provided

(Definition: For those receiving financial support, the average monetary institutional support provided per fulltime graduate student for the prior year from assistantships, scholarships, stipend, grants, and fellowships – does not include tuition or benefits)

$15,463

Percentage Full-Time Students with Institutional Financial Report

(Definition: The number of FTS with at least $1,000 of annual support/the number of FTS)

64%

Number of Core Faculty

(Definition: Number of core faculty in the prior year)

40

Student-Core Faculty1 Ratio

(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of full time students to average of core faculty ratio)

1:0.81

Core Faculty Publications

(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of the number of publications issued per core faculty member)

5.29 annual publications per core faculty member

Core Faculty External Grants

(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of core faculty member receiving external funds, external funds per faculty, and total external funds per program per academic year)

  • Ave. # of core faculty receiving external grants: 15
  • Ave. external funds per faculty: $694,200
  • Total external funds per program per academic year: $12,349,352

Faculty Teaching Load

(Definition: total number of SCH taught per academic year by core faculty divided by number of core faculty member)

6.43 semester credit hours per core faculty member

Faculty Diversity

(Definition: core faculty by ethnicity & gender)

White (17): Male 10, Female 7
Asian (22): Male 16 Female 6
Black (1): Female 1
Hispanic (0)
American Indian/ Alaskan Native (0)
Unidentified (0)

Student Diversity

(Definition: enrollment headcount by ethnicity & gender during the prior year)

White (5): Male 2, Female 3
Black (1): Male 1, Female 0
Asian (4): Male 3, Female 1
Hispanic (0): Male 0, Female 0
Unidentified (11): Male 8; Female 3
Pacific Island (1): Male 1

Date of Last External Review

April 6-8, 2010

External Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Student Publications/Presentations

(Definition: Rolling 3 year average for the number of student publications per year by FTE students)

0.55 publications per year by FTE students

1Core 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.

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