Doctoral - Research Student Data

Chief Academic Officers of the Association of American Universities (AAU) issued a statement on September 12, 2017 regarding doctoral education data transparency. They stressed the importance of providing prospective and current students with easily accessible information. To that end, we have been providing doctoral education data since Fall 2017.

AAU Statement

 

Doctoral - Research Student Demographics

In spring 2021, 829 doctoral (Ph.D.) research students were enrolled at IUPUI, which is 10% of the total IUPUI graduate and professional student body. The following tables break down Ph.D. student data into different categories.

Gender
 NumbersPercentage
Female44954%
Male38046%
Race & Ethnicity
 NumbersPercentage
African American728.7%
American Indian10.1%
Asian American577%
Hispanic/Latino334%
International28835%
Pacific Islander10.1%
Two or more races192%
White35943%
Unknown10.1%
Residency
 NumbersPercentage
Indiana Resident35442%
Domestic Non-resident18058%
International Non-Resident276
MSEP* Recipient
*Midwest Student Exchange Program
19

 Time to DegreeYears
STEM*5.5
Health Sciences**5.6
Humanities, Education, Law and Social Sciences5.9

*Science, Engineering and Medicine
**Dental, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health

Discipline AreaStipend RangeStipend and
Health
Tuition10 or 12 Month
Appointments
Length of
Support
Health Science$5,000 - $32,000ProvidedAmount and credit hour limits varyPrimarily 12 month1 - 6 years
Humanities$14,000 - $22,500ProvidedAmount and credit hour limits varyPrimarily 10 month2 - 5 years
STEM$16,000 - $27,000ProvidedAmount and credit hour limits varyPrimarily 12 month1 - 6 years

Programs support a mix of Fellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, and Graduate Assistantships to varying degrees.

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The following data is taken from the 2019 Survey of Earned Doctorates.

Pie chart of postgraduation status


Pie chart of postgraduation employment