PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Ecology, Colorado State 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 95 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology programs


Range of Rankings
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9-42

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 95 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology programs


Range of Rankings
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12-38

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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690

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

Out-of-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$18,116
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,496
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,006

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$18,116
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,496
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$359

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$50

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$8,378
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,232

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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24%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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47%
FELLOWSHIP
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0%
TRAINEESHIP
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22%

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

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
0%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
86%
SELF SUPPORT
6%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Ecology doctorate recipients from Colorado State University


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
30%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
3%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
67%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Ecology doctorate recipients from Colorado State 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

33%

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
NO

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
88%
Negotiating with specific organizations
2%*
Still seeking
10%*
Other
0%

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
69%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
12%*
Private sector
1%*
Government
17%

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
55%
Teaching
0%*
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)
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14

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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YES
STATISTICS
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YES
RESEARCH ETHICS
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YES

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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NO
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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NO
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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NO
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 95 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology programs


Range of Rankings
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4-31

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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2.4
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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2.6

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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94%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.2

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 95 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology programs


Range of Rankings
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38-69

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
18%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
5%

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

Sex
MALE
38%
FEMALE
63%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
92%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
8%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
NATIVE AMERICAN
1%
ASIAN
1%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
75%
HISPANIC
1%
UNKNOWN
11%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
53%
PART TIME
47%

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

Sex
MALE
51%
FEMALE
49%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
100%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
0%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
2%
ASIAN
5%
WHITE
78%
HISPANIC / LATINO
6%
UNKNOWN
7%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
37%
PART TIME
63%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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50
Interdisciplinary faculty
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22%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
96
First year
20

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.9

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Ecology degrees from Colorado State University


Master's degrees/year

10.8

Doctoral degrees/year

11.2

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(970) 491-1101 ext. 1101


Location

102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100


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

✝ Data are for all Ecology degree recipients from Colorado State University and may include graduates from more than one program.