1 Accountability Subreport on Academic and Professional Degree Students Steven Beckwith Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies
2 Graduate Studies at UC Under the Master Plan, UC is responsible for training professional and doctoral students to meet California s workforce needs. 49,000 academic and professional degree candidates enrolled in the Fall of 2009 in more than 600 programs. Quality of Graduate Students is essential to recruit and retain the best faculty; the faculty select & recruit the students by department Potential Issues: Diversity Professional Outcomes Support & Research Facilities
3 Graduate Degrees awarded in CA Academic Doctorates Academic Masters All Professional Degrees Private 37% UC 63% Private 48% UC 21% CSU 31% Private 58% UC 15% CSU 27% Notes: Academic Doctorates include Ph.D.s awarded in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities. Academic Masters include MA/MS in traditionally academic fields such as arts, humanities, physical sciences, life sciences, engineering/computer science, and social sciences Professional Degrees include masters degrees in professional fields such as architecture, business, education, journalism, social welfare, and public administration as well as licensure related degrees such as J.D., M.D., DDS, OD, PharmD, etc.
4 UC Time to Degree Professional Business Law Medicine Eng & Comp Sci Physical Sciences Classes Professional Practice Classes & Professional Practice Research Academic Doctorates Life Sciences Social Sci & Psych Arts & Humanities Year after start: Source: Survey of Earned Doctorates and various UC Graduate Program Websites
5 Graduate Enrollment by Field Academic & Professional Graduate Enrollment Fall ,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 0 Social Sciences Art & Humanities Phys Sci & Math Life Sciences Eng & Comp Sci Academic Health Profession Doctorates Professional Field Doctorates* Medicine Business Law Health Profess. Profess. Fields* Professional Source: IPEDS Fall 2009 Enrollment Survey *Professional Fields include Architecture, Public Administration, and Academic Doctorates in Business, Law and Education
6 Graduate Admissions Applications, Admits, and New Enrollments to UC Academic PhD Programs, Fall 2000 to Fall ,000 New Enrollees Admits Applications 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000 Admission & enrollment remained flat over the decade 10, Source: UCOP Graduate Admissions Database Note: Applications and Admits are duplicated across campuses and within campuses where people apply to multiple programs at the same campus
7 National Fellowships 2009 Fellowships Awarded Rank by # NSF Institution NSF Ford Javits 1 UC Berkeley Massachusetts Institute of Technology Harvard University Stanford University University of Washington Cornell University UC San Francisco University of Michigan Ann Arbor Carnegie-Mellon University Princeton University UC San Diego California Institute of Technology University of Colorado at Boulder UC Los Angeles University of Wisconsin-Madison UC Davis Northwestern University UC 18 enrolls Georgia 7% of Tech U.S. graduate students but 20 attracts 20 1 to 30% of the 0 prestigious 19 Yale fellowship University students in science, arts, 19 and humanities Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UC Irvine UC Riverside UC Total (% total fellowships) 259 (21%) 29 (24%) 23 (32%)
8 Underrepresented Minority (URM) Graduate Students URM Grad. Enrollment as a % of Total Grad Enrollment 12% Chicano/Latino African-American A i American Indian CA (36.6%) (6.7%) (1.2%) U.S. 9.0% (15.8%) 9.3% (12.8%) (1%) 10% 8% 6% 4% 2% 0% UC System Other AAU Publics AAU Privates Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment Surveys & Current Population Survey, 2009 Underrepresented Minorities: African American, Chicano/Latino and American Indian
9 14% 12% 10% 8% 6% 4% 2% 0% Underrepresented Minority Professional Degree Students Professional Degree URM Enrollment as a % of Total Professional Practice Degree Enrollment Chicano/Latino African American American Indian CA (36.6%) (6.7%) (1.2%) U.S. 9.0% (15.8%) 9.3% (12.8%) (1%) UC System Other AAU Publics AAU Privates Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment Surveys & Current Population Survey, 2009 Underrepresented Minorities: African American, Chicano/Latino and American Indian
10 Academic Doctorates Awarded Doctorates at UC Campuses & Comparison Institutions, UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC Davis ranked #1, #5 and #20 nationally training the most PhDs among all US universities in * (1) Source: IPEDS Completions Survey; *Most recent year available form Survey of Earned Doctorates
11 Professional Degrees Awarded 2,500 Graduate Professional Degrees Awarded at UC and Comparison Institutons tons Campus Totals 2,000 1,500 1, Public Administration Other Medicine Education Law Other Health Business Source: IPEDS Completions Survey Note: Includes Professional Masters degrees (e.g. Business, Public Health, Education, etc.) and professional practice degrees (e.g. Law, Medicine, etc.)
12 Completion Rates 80% 10 Year Ph.D. Completion Rates Universitywide to Universitywide Nationwide Average 60% 40% 20% 0% All Fields Arts & Social Life Physical Engineering i & Humanities Sciences Sciences Sciences Computer Science Source: UCOP Corporate Student System and Council of Graduate Schools Completion and Attrition Program Data
13 Post Graduation Outcomes 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% No Definite Plans Definite Plans: Undisclosed Postdoctoral Studies No Definite Plans Postdoctoral Studies Definite Plans: Undisclosed 40% 30% Employment 20% Employment 10% 0% UC National All Fields Source: Survey of Earned Doctorates,
14 Graduate Student Funding Support* of UC Academic Doctoral Students UC Teaching Assist. UC Fellowship UC Res. Assist. UC Funded External Fellowship External Res. Assist. Loan/Work Study Externally Funded $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $0 LWS UC Fellow TA Humanities Source: UC Graduate Student Support Tables * Includes Tuition, Fees and Stipend LWS Ex RA Ex Fell UC Fellow TA Social Sciences Extern RA Ex Fell RA UC Fellow TA Physical Sciences Extern RA Ex Fell RA UC Fellow TA Life Sciences Extern RA Ex Fell RA UC Fellow TA Engineering/ Comp. Sci.
15 Accountability Summary UC Leads Nationally Attracting high-quality graduate students, an essential condition to recruit & retain the best faculty Training higher percentage of URM students Training a higher percentage of STEM doctorates Training a substantial percentage of the nation s Ph.D.s UC continues to strive for improved student quality UC has not yet met its aspirational goals for: Diversity Student Support
16 Future Challenges Measuring the impact of Financial Support on Graduate Student Quality Are UC programs losing the top-choice admitted students to other universities because of finances? How do UC s financial offers impact the Research Enterprise? Graduate Student Career Paths What are UC Doctoral Recipients doing years later? How are these outcomes comparable to other institutions? How are UC Doctoral Recipients benefitting California s academic achievement, economy and society?