Characteristics of Texas Doctoral Programs

MeasureOperational DefinitionPhD ProgramDNP Program
Number of Degrees Per Year Rolling three-year average of the number of degrees awarded per academic year 9 22
Graduation Rates Rolling three-year average of the percent of first-year doctoral students[1] who graduated within ten years 71% 63%*
Average Time to Degree Rolling three-year average of the registered time to degree[2] of first-year doctoral students within a ten year period 17 semesters 10 semesters
Employment Profile (in field within one year of graduation) Percentage of the last three years of graduates employed in academia, post-doctorates, industry/professional, government, and those still seeking employment (in Texas and outside Texas) 89% in academia; 11% in practice  6% in academia; 94% in practice 
Admissions Criteria Description of admission factors https://nursing.uth.edu/prospstudent/admit-phd.htm https://nursing.uth.edu/prospstudent/admit-dnp.htm
Percentage Full-Time Students Rolling three-year average of the FTS (≥ 9 SCH)/number students enrolled (headcount) for last three fall semesters 30% 9%
Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support In the prior year, the percentage of FTS (≥ 18 SCH) with support/the number of FTS 80% 86%
Average Financial Support Provided For those receiving financial support, the average financial support provided per full-time graduate student (including tuition rebate) for the prior year, including research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships, tuition, benefits, etc. that is “out-of-pocket” $15,123.85 $26,482.33
Number of Core Faculty Number of core faculty in the prior year 15 16
Student-Core Faculty[1] Ratio Rolling three-year average of full-time student equivalent (FTSE) /rolling three-year average of full-time faculty equivalent (FTFE) of core faculty (Student FTE 22.8/Faculty FTE 15) = Student-Core Faculty Ratio of 1.52:1 (Student FTE 52.85/Faculty FTE 16) = Student-Core Faculty Ratio of 3.30:1
Core Faculty Publications Rolling three-year average of the number of discipline-related refereed papers/ publications, juried creative/performance accomplishments, book chapters, notices of discoveries filed/patents issued, and books per year per core faculty member. 79 35
Core Faculty External Grants Rolling three-year average of the number of core faculty receiving external funds, average external grant $ per faculty, and total external grant $ per program per academic year[2] # Core Faculty Receiving Funds 14;
Avg External Grants/faculty member: $137,270.00
Total External Grants $ for year: $1,475,621.00
# Core Faculty Receiving Funds 24;
Avg External Grants/faculty member: $25732.00
Total External Grants $ for year: $1,836,090.00
Faculty Teaching Load Total number of semester credit hours in organized teaching courses taught per academic year by core faculty divided by the number of core faculty in the prior year 18.38 10.94
Faculty Diversity Core faculty by ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender, updated when changed Diversity: 14 Females; 1 Male;
Ethnicity:  1 Black; 3 Asian; 11 Caucasian
Diversity: 2 Males, 14 Females;
 Ethnicity: 16 Caucasian
Student Diversity Enrollment headcount by ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender in program in the prior year 6 Male; 28 Female 16 Male; 60 Females
5 Asian American; 7 Black American; 15 Caucasian; 4 Hispanic American; 3 Unknown 11 Asian American; 14 Black American; 36 Caucasian; 10 Hispanic American; 1 Native American; 2 Multi-racial; 2 Unknown
Date of Last External Review Date of last formal external review, updated when changed Will not be reviewed until 2016 12/31/2011
External Program Accreditation Name of body and date of last program accreditation review, if applicable, updated when changed SACSCOC Accreditation (Reaffirmed 2010-2020) CCNE Accreditation (December 31, 2011 - December 31, 2021)
Student Publications/ Presentations For the three most recent years, the number of discipline-related refereed papers/publications, juried creative/performance accomplishments, book chapters, books, and external presentations per year by student FTE 2014-2015   6.57
2013-2014   3.9
2012-2013   2.2
2014-2015   0
2013-2014   5.7
2012-2013   1.2

*DNP Program began 2006; data reflects nine year rate for one cohort.
1PhD Admissions Criteria can be found at https://nursing.uth.edu/prospstudent/phd/admininstr.htm
2DNP Admissions Criteria can be found at https://nursing.uth.edu/prospstudent/dnp/admininstr.htm