PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Materials Science and Engineering, Columbia University in the City of New York


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 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
i
41-70

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
i

Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
i
40-63

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
i
789

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
i
$35,396
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
i
$1,604
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,116

Application Fee

i
GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$90

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
i
$10,228
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
i
$1,450

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
i
NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
i
NA

Type of Financial Support
Source: SED, 2000–2004

How 2000–2004 Materials Science and Engineering doctorate recipients from Columbia University in the City of New York paid for their graduate educations


Primary Form of Support

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
i
1%*
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
i
80%
FELLOWSHIP / FOREIGN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
i
19%*
OWN FUNDS / LOANS / MONEY FROM FAMILY
0%
OTHER
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
100%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Materials Science and Engineering doctorate recipients from Columbia University in the City of New York


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
29%*
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
1%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
0%
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
70%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Materials Science and Engineering doctorate recipients from Columbia University in the City of New York


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)

5.0

Completion Rates

i

Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

35%

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
73%
Negotiating with specific organizations
0%
Still seeking
27%*
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
38%*
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
0%
Private sector
62%
Government
0%

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
88%
Teaching
0%
Management or administration
0%
Professional services to individuals
13%*

Job Location

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

In the United States
83%*
Outside the United States
17%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
i
15

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
NO
STATISTICS
i
NO
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
NO

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
i

Research activity ranking out of 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
i
37-71

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
i
2.6
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
i
1.6

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
i
75%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
i
0.8

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 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
i
5-14

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
22%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
12%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
45%
FEMALE
55%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS
47%
PERMANENT RESIDENTS
7%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
47%

Race / Ethnicity
MINORITY
11%

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

Sex
MALE
48%
FEMALE
52%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
69%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
31%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
4%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
10%
WHITE
37%
HISPANIC / LATINO
4%
UNKNOWN
45%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
83%
PART TIME
17%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
i
7
Interdisciplinary faculty
i
14%

Total Students
Source: NRC, 2006

Total
20
First year
4.4

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
i
2.9

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Materials Science and Engineering degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York


Master's degrees/year

9.0

Doctoral degrees/year

6.0

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(212) 854-1754 ext. 1754


Location

116 St and Broadway, New York, NY 10027


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

✝ Data are for all Materials Science and Engineering degree recipients from Columbia University in the City of New York and may include graduates from more than one program.