PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University


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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7-51

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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13-64

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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695

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$37,632
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$374
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,568

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
NA

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$12,650
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,198

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 Vanderbilt University paid for their graduate educations


Primary Form of Support

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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0%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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27%
FELLOWSHIP / FOREIGN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
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67%
OWN FUNDS / LOANS / MONEY FROM FAMILY
6%*
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 Vanderbilt University


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
15%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
0%
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
85%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Cancer Biology doctorate recipients from Vanderbilt University


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)

5.4

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

76%

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
80%
Negotiating with specific organizations
10%
Still seeking
10%*
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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13-83

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.2
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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6.4

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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100%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.3

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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7-28

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
37%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
2%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
39%
FEMALE
61%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS
88%
PERMANENT RESIDENTS
4%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
8%

Race / Ethnicity
MINORITY
18%

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

Sex
MALE
44%
FEMALE
56%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
82%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
18%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
6%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
2%
WHITE
59%
HISPANIC / LATINO
2%
UNKNOWN
31%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
84%
PART TIME
16%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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82
Interdisciplinary faculty
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38%

Total Students
Source: NRC, 2006

Total
67
First year
13.4

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 Cancer Biology degrees from Vanderbilt University


Master's degrees/year

2.8

Doctoral degrees/year

17.8

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(615) 322-7311 ext. 7311


Location

2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37240


*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 Vanderbilt University and may include graduates from more than one program.