PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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 106 Chemical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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12-40

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 106 Chemical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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16-40

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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778

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$38,100
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,938
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,587

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$75

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$11,145
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$850

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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15%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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71%
FELLOWSHIP
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6%
TRAINEESHIP
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6%

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
13%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
22%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
10%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
0%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
35%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
16%
SELF SUPPORT
3%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Chemical Engineering doctorate recipients from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
41%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
2%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
56%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Chemical Engineering doctorate recipients from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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)

5.0

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

73%

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
80%
Negotiating with specific organizations
7%*
Still seeking
13%
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
36%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
7%*
Private sector
56%
Government
1%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
91%
Teaching
4%*
Management or administration
0%
Professional services to individuals
5%*

Job Location

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

In the United States
78%*
Outside the United States
22%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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10

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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NO
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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NO
STATISTICS
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NO
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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NO
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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NO
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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NO
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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NO
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 106 Chemical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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13-49

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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3.2
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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2.5

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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87%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.3

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 106 Chemical Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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27-55

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
8%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
9%

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

Sex
MALE
75%
FEMALE
25%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
33%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
67%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
4%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
28%
HISPANIC
1%
UNKNOWN
0%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
99%
PART TIME
1%

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

Sex
MALE
70%
FEMALE
30%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
60%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
40%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
3%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
4%
WHITE
46%
HISPANIC / LATINO
3%
UNKNOWN
44%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
77%
PART TIME
23%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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55
Interdisciplinary faculty
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58%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
69
First year
9

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.4

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Chemical Engineering degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Master's degrees/year

8.6

Doctoral degrees/year

13.8

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(518) 276-6000 ext. 6000


Location

110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180-3590


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

✝ Data are for all Chemical Engineering degree recipients from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and may include graduates from more than one program.