PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Computer Science, University of Maryland-College Park


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 128 Computer Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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7-44

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 128 Computer Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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7-25

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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791

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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$18,288
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,187
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,016

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$18,288
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,187
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$471

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$60

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$9,575
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$3,024

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$9,575
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$3,024

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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28%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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59%
FELLOWSHIP
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2%
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
12%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
0%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
25%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
1%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
1%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
3%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
30%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
16%
SELF SUPPORT
10%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Computer Science doctorate recipients from University of Maryland-College Park


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
8%*
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
9%
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
82%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Computer Science doctorate recipients from University of Maryland-College Park


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)

6.3

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

29%

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
76%
Negotiating with specific organizations
10%*
Still seeking
14%
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
15%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
33%
Private sector
44%
Government
8%

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
87%
Teaching
13%*
Management or administration
0%*
Professional services to individuals
0%*

Job Location

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

In the United States
80%
Outside the United States
20%

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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16

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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NO
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 128 Computer Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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6-52

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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2.4
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.0

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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100%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.2

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 128 Computer Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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47-90

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
15%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
0%

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

Sex
MALE
81%
FEMALE
19%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
45%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
55%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
5%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
35%
HISPANIC
0%
UNKNOWN
3%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
91%
PART TIME
9%

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

Sex
MALE
52%
FEMALE
48%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
76%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
24%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
8%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
8%
WHITE
52%
HISPANIC / LATINO
3%
UNKNOWN
29%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
67%
PART TIME
33%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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77
Interdisciplinary faculty
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22%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
221
First year
43

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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2.9

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Computer Science degrees from University of Maryland-College Park


Master's degrees/year

29.4

Doctoral degrees/year

28.2

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(301) 405-1000 ext. 1000


Location

College Park, MD 20742


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

✝ Data are for all Computer Science degree recipients from University of Maryland-College Park and may include graduates from more than one program.