PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — American Studies, University of Kansas


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 23 American Studies programs


Range of Rankings
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14-18

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 23 American Studies programs


Range of Rankings
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8-20

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Verbal GRE
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623

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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$15,510
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$847
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$717

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$15,510
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$847
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$341

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$65

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$6,802
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$4,348

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$6,854
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$4,348

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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45%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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6%
FELLOWSHIP
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3%
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
50%

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

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
55%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
0%
SELF SUPPORT
45%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 American Studies doctorate recipients from University of Kansas


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
38%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
4%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
3%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
56%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 American Studies doctorate recipients from University of Kansas


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)

7.3

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 8 years

31%

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
57%
Negotiating with specific organizations
0%*
Still seeking
35%
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
0%*
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
90%
Private sector
0%*
Government
10%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
0%
Teaching
80%
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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17

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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NO
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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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 23 American Studies programs


Range of Rankings
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19-22

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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5.6
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.0

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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0%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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2.4

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 23 American Studies programs


Range of Rankings
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9-13

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
60%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
30%

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

Sex
MALE
37%
FEMALE
63%

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

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
8%
NATIVE AMERICAN
2%
ASIAN
0%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
55%
HISPANIC
2%
UNKNOWN
6%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
65%
PART TIME
35%

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

Sex
MALE
42%
FEMALE
58%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
84%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
16%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
3%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
2%
ASIAN
3%
WHITE
66%
HISPANIC / LATINO
3%
UNKNOWN
23%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
44%
PART TIME
56%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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39
Interdisciplinary faculty
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74%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
51
First year
4

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.2

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 American Studies degrees from University of Kansas


Master's degrees/year

5.4

Doctoral degrees/year

3.0

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(785) 864-2700 ext. 2700


Location

Lawrence, KS 66045


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

✝ Data are for all American Studies degree recipients from University of Kansas and may include graduates from more than one program.