PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Geography, University of California-Berkeley


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
i

Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 50 Geography programs


Range of Rankings
i
10-25

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
i

Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 50 Geography programs


Range of Rankings
i
3-16

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
i
686

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

Out-of-State Students

i
FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
i
$22,872
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
i
$3,397
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
NA

In-State Students

i
FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
i
$22,872
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
i
$3,397
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
NA

Application Fee

i
GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$70

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
i
$15,308
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
i
$3,344

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
i
$10,036
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
i
$3,901

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
i
26%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
i
7%
FELLOWSHIP
i
50%
TRAINEESHIP
i
0%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
i
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
91%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
0%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
0%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
5%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
0%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
3%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
81%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
2%
SELF SUPPORT
9%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Geography doctorate recipients from University of California-Berkeley


Median tuition remission

50%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
19%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
52%
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
30%*

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Geography doctorate recipients from University of California-Berkeley


Median graduate school debt
i
$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

i

Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

7.0

Completion Rates

i

Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

20%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
62%
Negotiating with specific organizations
9%*
Still seeking
29%
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
52%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
38%
Private sector
0%*
Government
0%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
50%
Teaching
50%*
Management or administration
0%
Professional services to individuals
0%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
i
18

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
i
YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
i
YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
i
YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
i
YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
i
YES
WRITING
i
YES
STATISTICS
i
YES
RESEARCH ETHICS
i
YES

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
i
YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
i
YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
i
YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
i
YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
i
YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
i
YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
i
YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
i
YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
i
YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
i
YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
i
YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
i
YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
i

Research activity ranking out of 50 Geography programs


Range of Rankings
i
11-29

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
i
0.4
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
i
2.5

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
i
50%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
i
1.6

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
i

Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 50 Geography programs


Range of Rankings
i
19-38

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
19%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
12%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
43%
FEMALE
57%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
91%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
9%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
NATIVE AMERICAN
2%
ASIAN
2%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
69%
HISPANIC
10%
UNKNOWN
7%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
100%
PART TIME
0%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
57%
FEMALE
43%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
80%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
20%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
3%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
1%
ASIAN
16%
WHITE
44%
HISPANIC / LATINO
6%
UNKNOWN
30%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
89%
PART TIME
11%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
i
27
Interdisciplinary faculty
i
44%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
58
First year
9

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
i
1.9

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Geography degrees from University of California-Berkeley


Master's degrees/year

0.6

Doctoral degrees/year

5.4

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(510) 642-6000 ext. 6000


Location

Berkeley, CA 94720


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Geography degree recipients from University of California-Berkeley and may include graduates from more than one program.