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Astrobiology – Average GRE Scores for New Enrollees*

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Analytical (P) - - - - - - - - - -
Verbal (P) - - - c c - - - - -
Quantitative (P) - - - c c - - - - -
Analyt Writing (P) - - - c c - - - - -

*GRE tests taken on or after August 1st, 2011 are scored according the following scale:
    Verbal Reasoning: 130 - 170, 1 point increments
    Quantitative Reasoning: 130 - 170, 1 point increments
    Analytical Writing: 0 - 6, half point increments
  For tests taken prior to August 1st, 2011, scores were converted to the new scale accordingly.
P = Percentile Ranking
c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data
"-" indicates n=0


Astrobiology – Jr/Sr GPA for New Enrollees

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
GPA - - - c c - - - - -

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"-" indicates n=0


Astrobiology – Demographics for New Enrollees

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Total New Enrl - - - 1 4 - - - - -
Domestic - - - c c - - - - -
  Total URM * - - - c c - - - - -
    Black/Afr. Amer. - - - c c - - - - -
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - c c - - - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - c c - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino - - - c c - - - - -
  Asian - - - c c - - - - -
  White - - - c c - - - - -
  Two or More - - - c c - - - - -
  Unknown - - - c c - - - - -
International - - - c c - - - - -

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data
"-" indicates n=0

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Female - - - c c - - - - -
Male - - - c c - - - - -
Nonbinary or other legal identity - - - c c - - - - -
Total - - - 1 4 - - - - -

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"-" indicates n=0


Astrobiology – Total Enrollments by Degree

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
PHD 8 11 10 11 15 12 15 16 18 14


Astrobiology – Total Enrollments by Demographic

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Total Enrl 8 11 10 11 15 12 15 16 18 14
Domestic 7 (88%) 9 (82%) 8 (80%) 8 (73%) 14 (93%) 11 (92%) 14 (93%) 15 (94%) 17 (94%) 13 (93%)
  Total URM * 1 (13%) 3 (27%) 3 (30%) 3 (27%) 4 (27%) 2 (17%) 1 (7%) 1 (6%) 2 (11%) 1 (7%)
    Black/Afr. Amer. - - - - - - - - - -
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - - - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino   1 (13%)   3 (27%)   3 (30%)   3 (27%)   4 (27%)   2 (17%)   1 (7%)   1 (6%)   2 (11%)   1 (7%)
  Asian - - - 1 (9%) 2 (13%) 2 (17%) 4 (27%) 4 (25%) 4 (22%) 3 (21%)
  White 5 (63%) 5 (45%) 4 (40%) 4 (36%) 7 (47%) 6 (50%) 8 (53%) 9 (56%) 10 (56%) 8 (57%)
  Two or More - - - - 1 (7%) 1 (8%) 1 (7%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (7%)
  Unknown 1 (13%) 1 (9%) 1 (10%) - - - - - - -
International 1 (13%) 2 (18%) 2 (20%) 3 (27%) 1 (7%) 1 (8%) 1 (7%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (7%)

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
"-" indicates n=0

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Female 4 (50%) 6 (55%) 5 (50%) 4 (36%) 8 (53%) 6 (50%) 8 (53%) 7 (44%) 6 (33%) 5 (36%)
Male 4 (50%) 5 (45%) 5 (50%) 7 (64%) 7 (47%) 6 (50%) 7 (47%) 9 (56%) 12 (67%) 9 (64%)
Nonbinary or other legal identity - - - - - - - - - -
Total 8 11 10 11 15 12 15 16 18 14

"-" indicates n=0


Astrobiology – Total Degrees Conferred by Degree

Total 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
PHD 2 - 3 2 3 1 1 3 - -
MS - - - - - - 2 3 - -

"-" indicates n=0


Astrobiology – Median Time to Degree (years)

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
In Major/Degree * 4.6 - 5 5.3 4 5.7 8.4 5.3 - -
First Enrollment 4.6 - 6.7 6 5.3 5.7 8.4 5.3 - -
Number (n) n=2 - n=3 n=2 n=3 n=1 n=1 n=3 - -
MS 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
In Major/Degree * - - - - - - 2.5 2.3 - -
First Enrollment - - - - - - 2.5 2.3 - -
Number (n) - - - - - - n=2 n=3 - -

*In Major/Degree: The median time to degree in graduating major and degree at Penn State.
First Enrollment: The median time to degree based on the first enrollment as a graduate student at Penn State.
"-" indicates n=0


Astrobiology – Degree Completion, UP Campus

PHD #Started 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years Total Completed % Completed
2013/14 Cohort 4 - - - 1 1 - - - - 2 50%
2014/15 Cohort - - - - - - - - - - -
2015/16 Cohort 3 - - - - 2 - - 2 67%
2016/17 Cohort 4 - - - 1 1 1 3 75%
2017/18 Cohort 6 - - - 2 - 2 33%
2018/19 Cohort 5 - - - - - -
2019/20 Cohort 1 - - - - -
2020/21 Cohort 6 - - - -
2021/22 Cohort 1 - - -
2022/23 Cohort -

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Logic for Program Review Metrics

(Last updated 8/5/2023)