PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Cancer Biology, University of Chicago


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 127 Cell and Developmental Biology programs


Range of Rankings
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11-63

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 127 Cell and Developmental Biology programs


Range of Rankings
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16-68

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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740

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$40,428
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$714
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,497

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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$11,697
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,112

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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NA

Type of Financial Support
Source: SED, 2000–2004

How 2000–2004 Cancer Biology doctorate recipients from University of Chicago paid for their graduate educations


Primary Form of Support

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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0%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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46%
FELLOWSHIP / FOREIGN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
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54%
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
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
100%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Cancer Biology doctorate recipients from University of Chicago


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
17%*
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
0%
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
83%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Cancer Biology doctorate recipients from University of Chicago


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)

6.0

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

51%

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
81%
Negotiating with specific organizations
3%*
Still seeking
17%*
Other
0%

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
91%*
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
0%*
Private sector
0%*
Government
0%*

Job Location

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

In the United States
100%
Outside the United States
0%

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 127 Cell and Developmental Biology programs


Range of Rankings
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14-80

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.9
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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4.9

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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93%

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 127 Cell and Developmental Biology programs


Range of Rankings
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63-99

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
29%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
3%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
47%
FEMALE
53%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS
77%
PERMANENT RESIDENTS
4%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
19%

Race / Ethnicity
MINORITY
6%

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

Sex
MALE
60%
FEMALE
40%

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

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
4%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
10%
WHITE
48%
HISPANIC / LATINO
3%
UNKNOWN
35%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
69%
PART TIME
31%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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69
Interdisciplinary faculty
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14%

Total Students
Source: NRC, 2006

Total
36
First year
5

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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0.5

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Cancer Biology degrees from University of Chicago


Master's degrees/year

2.6

Doctoral degrees/year

10.6

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(773) 702-1234 ext. 1234


Location

5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637


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

✝ Data are for all Cancer Biology degree recipients from University of Chicago and may include graduates from more than one program.