THECB Report

18 Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs1
2014 Version – as required and defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Number of Degrees Per Year
(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of the number of
degrees awarded per academic year)
Graduation Rates
(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of the percent of 1st
year doctoral students who graduated within 10 years)
Average Time to Degree
(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of the registered time
to degree of 1st year doctoral students within a ten year
3.78 years
Employment Profile
in field within one year of graduation
100% employed
(Definition: Percentage of the last three years of
graduates employed, still seeking, and unknown)
Admissions Criteria
(Definition: Description of admission factors)
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A baccalaureate or higher in appropriate
area (i.e. science, medicine, nursing,
dentistry, MIS, engineering, or computer
GRE score or MAT score
Grade Point Average in previous degrees of
3.0 or higher
TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international
Personal goal statement
Official transcripts from all universities
Resume/ Curriculum Vita (CV)
3 letters of reference from educators &
Percentage of Full-time Students (FTS)
(Definition: FTS/ number of students enrolled or last 3 fall
Average Institutional
Financial Support Provided
(Definition: For those receiving financial support, the
average monetary institutional support provided per fulltime graduate student for the prior year from
assistantships, scholarships, stipend, grants, and
fellowships – does not include tuition or benefits)
Percentage Full-Time Students with
Institutional Financial Report
(Definition: The number of FTS with at least $1,000 of
annual support/the number of FTS)
Number of Core Faculty
(Definition: Number of core faculty in the prior year)
Student-Core Faculty1 Ratio
(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of full time students to
average of core faculty ratio)
Core Faculty Publications
5.04 annual publications
per core faculty member
(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of the number of
publications issued per core faculty member )
Core Faculty External Grants
(Definition: Rolling 3 year average of core faculty member
receiving external funds, external funds per faculty, and
total external funds per program per academic year)
Faculty Teaching Load
(Definition: total number of SCH taught per academic
year by core faculty divided by number of core faculty
Faculty Diversity
(Definition: core faculty by ethnicity & gender)
Ave. # of core faculty receiving external
grants: 11
Ave. external funds per faculty: $ 613,244
Total external funds per program per
academic year: $ 1,358,990
12.91 semester credit hours per core faculty
White (14): Male 10, Female 4
Asian (8): Male 5, Female 3
Black (0)
Hispanic (0)
Core Faculty: Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty who teach 50 percent or more in the doctoral program or other
individuals integral to the doctoral program who can direct dissertation research.
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Student Diversity
(Definition: enrollment headcount by ethnicity & gender
during the prior year)
American Indian/ Alaskan Native (0)
Unidentified (0)
White (12): Male 7, Female 5
Black (1): Male 1
Asian (4): Male 2, Female 2
Unidentified (10): Male 9; Female 1
Pacific Island (1): Male 1
Date of Last External Review
April 6-8, 2010
External Program Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Student Publications/Presentations
(Definition: Rolling 3 year average for the number of
student publications per year by FTE students)
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2.28 publications per year by FTE students