PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Wood and Paper Science, North Carolina State University at Raleigh


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 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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11-29

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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7-24

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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747

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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$16,456
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,532
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$451

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$16,456
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,532
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$235

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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$7,966
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,324

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$8,760
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,600

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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59%
FELLOWSHIP
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14%
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
0%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
0%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
17%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
3%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
0%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
55%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
21%
SELF SUPPORT
3%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Wood and Paper Science doctorate recipients from North Carolina State University at Raleigh


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
25%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
2%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
7%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
66%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Wood and Paper Science doctorate recipients from North Carolina State University at Raleigh


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)

4.9

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
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
68%
Negotiating with specific organizations
11%*
Still seeking
20%
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
31%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
32%
Private sector
25%
Government
11%

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
57%
Teaching
17%
Management or administration
7%
Professional services to individuals
11%

Job Location

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

In the United States
64%
Outside the United States
36%

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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18

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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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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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 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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9-31

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.8
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.2

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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88%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.0

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 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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9-25

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
9%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
0%

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

Sex
MALE
68%
FEMALE
33%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
48%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
53%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
5%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
38%
HISPANIC
0%
UNKNOWN
5%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
73%
PART TIME
28%

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

Sex
MALE
55%
FEMALE
45%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
74%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
26%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
8%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
3%
WHITE
60%
HISPANIC / LATINO
2%
UNKNOWN
27%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
54%
PART TIME
46%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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22
Interdisciplinary faculty
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5%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
40
First year
5

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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0.7

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Wood and Paper Science degrees from North Carolina State University at Raleigh


Master's degrees/year

14.0

Doctoral degrees/year

8.6

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(919) 515-2011 ext. 2011


Location

2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27695-7001


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

✝ Data are for all Wood and Paper Science degree recipients from North Carolina State University at Raleigh and may include graduates from more than one program.