PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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 129 Biology / Integrated Biology / Integrated Biomedical Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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18-52

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 129 Biology / Integrated Biology / Integrated Biomedical Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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14-30

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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721

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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$19,811
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,749
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,101

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$19,811
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,749
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$301

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$77

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$8,670
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,556

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$8,670
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,128

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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29%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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62%
FELLOWSHIP
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2%
TRAINEESHIP
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5%

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
39%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
15%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
1%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
1%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
1%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
31%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
10%
SELF SUPPORT
2%

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)

6.5

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

37%

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

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 129 Biology / Integrated Biology / Integrated Biomedical Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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13-56

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.6
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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4.2

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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92%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.0

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 129 Biology / Integrated Biology / Integrated Biomedical Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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60-104

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
24%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
2%

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

Sex
MALE
46%
FEMALE
54%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
85%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
15%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
NATIVE AMERICAN
1%
ASIAN
3%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
76%
HISPANIC
2%
UNKNOWN
1%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
100%
PART TIME
0%

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

Sex
MALE
41%
FEMALE
59%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
88%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
12%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
8%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
1%
ASIAN
4%
WHITE
69%
HISPANIC / LATINO
2%
UNKNOWN
16%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
52%
PART TIME
48%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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102
Interdisciplinary faculty
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46%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
94
First year
19

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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0.8

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Biology degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Master's degrees/year

2.8

Doctoral degrees/year

10.2

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(919) 962-2211 ext. 2211


Location

103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599


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

✝ Data are for all Biology degree recipients from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and may include graduates from more than one program.