Doctoral Peer Institution Comparisons

Last Updated
08/12/2022
Description

This data visualization reports summary information on UW-Madison graduate program degree and completion metrics, as well as peer comparison data from AAU peers for the same metrics. Metrics include Time-to-Degree, Completion rate, and Retention rate.

Report URL
https://tableau.wisconsin.edu/#/views/DoctoralPeerInstitutionComparisons/DoctoralPeerInstitutionComparisons
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/47752/versions/63072
Data Domain(s)
Other, Student Record
Access Restrictions
Publicly Available
Data Source Information
InfoAccess, Other
Data View Information
ACADEMIC_PLAN; ACADEMIC_SUBPLAN; RETENTION_PLAN_HISTORY; RETENTION_SEMESTER_HISTORY; RETENTION_STUDENT; STDNT_PLAN_MULTITERM; STDNT_SUBPLAN_MULTITERM; RETENTION_AWARDS_MAIN; RETENTION_AWARDS_PLAN; RETENTION_AWARDS_SUBPLAN; STDNT_TERM_CODES;
Update Schedule
Data are updated annually in the summer for the prior academic year.
Responsible Office
Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment
Important Notes

Doctoral Time-to-Degree

Doctoral time-to-degree takes an annual degree cohort and looks at the median number of years to earn the doctoral degree. Data is displayed by program, with data for comparable programs at other AAU institutions. Programs are matched via the federal Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes.
 

Doctoral Completion Rates

Completion Rates look at the proportion of students who have completed their doctoral degree in that program , are still enrolled at the university, or are not enrolled, compared to the number of years since a cohort has entered a doctoral program. Data is displayed by program, with data for comparable programs at other public AAU institutions. Programs are matched via the federal Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes.

Retention, Enrollment, and Completion rates are calculated based on the most recent year that a entering cohort has completed. An entrance cohort consists of all students whose first term in a PhD plan for that program was in a given academic year (Summer, Fall, Spring).

Completed

“Completed” is the percent of a doctoral program entrance cohort in a given program that was awarded a doctoral degree in that program.

Still Enrolled

“Still Enrolled” is the percent of a doctoral program entrance cohort in a given program that was still enrolled at UW-Madison.

No Longer Enrolled

“Not Enrolled” is the percent of a doctoral program entrance cohort that neither completed nor was still enrolled at UW-Madison.

How Peer Comparisons are Calculated

Peer comparisons are calculated based on the federal Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes. Each UW-Madison program is assigned a CIP code based on the program and curriculum at the time of program approval. This code is matched to those programs at other Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions that have similar programs. Peer comparisons are shown at the six-digit CIP match (program) when possible and at the four-digit CIP match (area) when a six-digit CIP match is unavailable.

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Completion Status

Point-in-time designation based upon a student's degree completion status. Examples include but are not limited to 'Completed Degree', 'Left with Other Degree from Program', 'Not Enrolled in Program, No Degree', 'Still Enrolled', etc.

Student Record
Academic Award Completion Term

The academic term in which an academic award was granted.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Academic Year

An academic year consists of sequential summer, fall, spring terms. For example, the 2011-12 academic years includes summer 2011, fall 2011, and spring 2012.

Academic Planning
Academic Award Plan Academic plan corresponding to an academic award. Academic Planning, Student Record
Academic Plan

An area of study--such as a major, minor, or certificate--that is within an academic career.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Cohort

A specific group of students established for tracking purposes based on an event shared by the group of students. Examples include entrance cohorts and graduation cohorts.

Student Record
Graduation Rate

The percentage of students in a cohort who have graduated as of a specified measurement period.

Student Record
Retention Rate

The percentage of students in a cohort who are enrolled in one measurement period and also enrolled in a subsequent measurement period.

Student Record
Student

Any person who is registered for study at UW-Madison for a specified academic period.

Student Record
Term

A period of instruction: Fall, Spring, or Summer.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Time to Degree

Elapsed Calendar Time to Degree in years from academic career matriculation term start date to degree completion term conferral date. This is displayed to three decimal places.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Program (Academic Structure)

A group of academic plans that share characteristics within an academic group. Academic program code controls administrative functions such as min credits, max credits, tuition rates, academic standing, grading schemes, full-time/part-time standing, financial aid primacy number.

Academic Planning, Student Record