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Facts and Figures

Cornell University Graduate School is committed to providing comprehensive and transparent information on graduate study as a means of supporting prospective applicants in their decision-making process, as well as informing current students, staff, faculty and external audiences on program performance.

Cornell University is a founding member of Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, a collaboration of eight universities and a major cancer institute committed to improving transparency and trainee outcomes in the life sciences. The data below are in direct support of national initiatives that strive to constantly improve graduate education.

Doctoral Program Statistics

An interactive data visualization to help the Cornell community, including prospective students, assess program performance.

Five-Year Admissions Profile

Five-year trends for applicants, applicants who were offered admissions, and admitted students who completed all requirements to become students at Cornell (matriculants); detailed information included on gender, citizenship and ethnicity.

Five-Year Enrollment Profile

Five-year trends for new and continuing students; detailed information included on gender, citizenship and ethnicity.

PhD Median Time-To-Degree

PhD median time-to-degree by graduating cohorts, with discipline comparison available; detailed information included on gender, citizenship and ethnicity.

PhD Attrition and Completion Rates by Discipline

Discipline-level PhD attrition and completion rates by entering cohorts; detailed information included on gender, citizenship and ethnicity.

Doctoral Career Outcomes

A cross-sectional view of the employment status and career-related perceptions of Cornell’s doctoral alumni from degree years 1994 – 2014.