Cancer Biology (GDBBS)

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100.

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 2017

Fall 2016

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 155 145 134
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 15 (10%) 17 (12%) 15 (11%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 7 (47%) 5 (29%) 6 (39%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 39 37 31
Female 62% 68% 70%
Male 38% 32% 30%
International 18% 14% 14%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 82% 88% 86%

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

Black or African American 16% 19% 21%
Asian 3% 9% 7%
Hispanic of any race 13% 13% 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 56% 47% 48%
Two or more races 6% 3% 2%
Not indicated 6% 9% 8%

PhD Degrees

2016-17

2015-16

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 4 1 1
Median years to PhD 5.3 4.9 5.3
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.4 4.9 5.3
Percent of students who entered between
2005-06 and 2009-10, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2017

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