PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology


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
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 106 Chemical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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1-1

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 106 Chemical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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1-4

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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788

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$33,324
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,113
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
NA

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$80

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$10,872
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,826

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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NA

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
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9%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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55%
FELLOWSHIP
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36%
TRAINEESHIP
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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
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
100%

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
5%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
3%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
19%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
2%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
3%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
0%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
67%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
0%
SELF SUPPORT
0%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Chemical Engineering doctorate recipients from California Institute of Technology


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
23%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
4%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
73%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Chemical Engineering doctorate recipients from California Institute of Technology


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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

6.0

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

59%

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
83%
Negotiating with specific organizations
4%*
Still seeking
13%*
Other
0%

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
52%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
13%*
Private sector
32%
Government
3%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
92%
Teaching
8%*
Management or administration
0%
Professional services to individuals
0%

Job Location

(For non-US citizens on temporary visas with a definite commitment at graduation)

In the United States
78%*
Outside the United States
22%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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12

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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NO
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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YES
STATISTICS
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NO
RESEARCH ETHICS
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NO

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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NO
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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NO
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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NO
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 106 Chemical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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1-2

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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5.0
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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3.5

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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100%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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16.0

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
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 106 Chemical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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46-84

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
29%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
7%

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

Sex
MALE
71%
FEMALE
29%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
88%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
12%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
16%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
67%
HISPANIC
3%
UNKNOWN
2%

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

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

Sex
MALE
71%
FEMALE
29%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
64%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
36%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
10%
WHITE
47%
HISPANIC / LATINO
3%
UNKNOWN
38%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
NA
PART TIME
NA

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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45
Interdisciplinary faculty
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69%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
58
First year
8

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.6

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Chemical Engineering degrees from California Institute of Technology


Master's degrees/year

10.4

Doctoral degrees/year

10.8

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(626) 395-6811 ext. 6811


Location

1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125


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

✝ Data are for all Chemical Engineering degree recipients from California Institute of Technology and may include graduates from more than one program.