PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University


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 74 Operations Research, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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3-15

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 74 Operations Research, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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8-28

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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751

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$33,141
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$418
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$460

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
NA

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$10,840
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$1,400

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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0%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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67%
FELLOWSHIP
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7%
TRAINEESHIP
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18%

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
92%

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
23%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
20%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
10%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
28%
FOREIGN SOURCES
2%
OTHER US SOURCES
8%
SELF SUPPORT
8%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Engineering and Public Policy doctorate recipients from Carnegie Mellon University


Median tuition remission

68%*

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
24%*
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
1%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
15%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
60%*

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Engineering and Public Policy doctorate recipients from Carnegie Mellon University


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)

4.0

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

52%

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
73%*
Negotiating with specific organizations
2%*
Still seeking
25%*
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
7%*
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
41%*
Private sector
46%*
Government
6%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
55%*
Teaching
39%*
Management or administration
0%*
Professional services to individuals
6%*

Job Location

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

In the United States
56%*
Outside the United States
44%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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16

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
NO

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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YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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NO
STATISTICS
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YES
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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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
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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YES
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 74 Operations Research, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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4-20

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.1
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.2

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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87%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.7

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 74 Operations Research, Systems Engineering, and Industrial Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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28-55

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
13%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
0%

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

Sex
MALE
58%
FEMALE
42%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
73%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
27%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
5%
NATIVE AMERICAN
2%
ASIAN
8%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
2%
WHITE
53%
HISPANIC
2%
UNKNOWN
2%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
97%
PART TIME
3%

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

Sex
MALE
70%
FEMALE
30%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
55%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
45%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
9%
WHITE
32%
HISPANIC / LATINO
2%
UNKNOWN
55%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
76%
PART TIME
24%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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54
Interdisciplinary faculty
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43%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
62
First year
11

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.0

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Engineering and Public Policy degrees from Carnegie Mellon University


Master's degrees/year

1.0

Doctoral degrees/year

1.0

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(412) 268-2000 ext. 2000


Location

5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890


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

✝ Data are for all Engineering and Public Policy degree recipients from Carnegie Mellon University and may include graduates from more than one program.