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Biogeochemistry – Average GRE Scores for New Enrollees*

PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Analytical (P) - - - - - - - - - -
Verbal (P) c - c c c c c - c c
Quantitative (P) c - c c c c c - c c
Analyt Writing (P) c - c c c c c - c c

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*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


Biogeochemistry – Jr/Sr GPA for New Enrollees

PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
GPA - - - - - - c - c c

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

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"-" indicates n=0


Biogeochemistry – Demographics for New Enrollees

PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total New Enrl 2 - 1 1 1 1 3 - 3 2
Domestic c - c c c c c - c c
  Total URM * c - c c c c c - c c
    Black/Afr. Amer. c - c c c c c - c c
    Am. Ind./AK Native c - c c c c c - c c
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. c - c c c c c - c c
    Hispanic/Latino c - c c c c c - c c
  Asian c - c c c c c - c c
  White c - c c c c c - c c
  Two or More c - c c c c c - c c
  Unknown c - c c c c c - c c
International c - c c c c c - c c

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
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PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Female c - c c c c c - c c
Male c - c c c c c - c c
Total 2 - 1 1 1 1 3 - 3 2

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

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Biogeochemistry – Total Enrollments by Advisor/Reporting Department and Degree

GEOSC 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 *
PHD 19 18 19 17 16
Other 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 *
PHD 1 - 1 - -
Total 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
PHD 20 18 20 17 16 12 14 15 16 20

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

"-" indicates n=0
*Advisor/Reporting Department data is unavailable for this year.


Biogeochemistry – Total Enrollments by Demographic

PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total Enrl 20 18 20 17 16 12 14 15 16 20
Domestic 17 (85%) 16 (89%) 17 (85%) 13 (76%) 13 (81%) 10 (83%) 11 (79%) 12 (80%) 12 (75%) 16 (80%)
  Total URM * - - - - - - - - - -
    Black/Afr. Amer. - - - - - - - - - -
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - - - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino - - - - - - - - - -
  Asian - - - - - 1 (8%) - - 1 (6%) 1 (5%)
  White 16 (80%) 14 (78%) 15 (75%) 12 (71%) 12 (75%) 9 (75%) 11 (79%) 11 (73%) 10 (63%) 13 (65%)
  Two or More - 1 (6%) 1 (5%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) - - 1 (7%) 1 (6%) 2 (10%)
  Unknown 1 (5%) 1 (6%) 1 (5%) - - - - - - -
International 3 (15%) 2 (11%) 3 (15%) 4 (24%) 3 (19%) 2 (17%) 3 (21%) 3 (20%) 4 (25%) 4 (20%)

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*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 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Female 13 (65%) 15 (83%) 16 (80%) 13 (76%) 12 (75%) 9 (75%) 8 (57%) 9 (60%) 9 (56%) 13 (65%)
Male 7 (35%) 3 (17%) 4 (20%) 4 (24%) 4 (25%) 3 (25%) 6 (43%) 6 (40%) 7 (44%) 7 (35%)
Total 20 18 20 17 16 12 14 15 16 20

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Biogeochemistry – Total Degrees Conferred by Advisor/Reporting Department and Degree

GEOSC 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 *
PHD 2 3 4 4 5
Other 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 *
PHD - - 1 - -
Total 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
PHD 2 3 5 4 5 4 2 3 - 2

(Last updated 10/26/2021)

"-" indicates n=0
*Advisor/Reporting Department data is unavailable for this year.


Biogeochemistry – Median Time to Degree (years)

PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
In Major/Degree * 5.7 5.3 5.3 6.2 4.3 5.7 6.2 4.3 4.6 6
First Enrollment 5.7 5.3 5.3 6.2 5.4 6.2 7.3 4.3 7 9
Number (n) n=2 n=3 n=5 n=4 n=5 n=4 n=2 n=3 n=1 n=2

(Last updated 10/27/2021)

*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.


Biogeochemistry – 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
2011/12 Cohort 8 - - - 3 2 2 - - - 7 88%
2012/13 Cohort 1 - - 1 - - - - - 1 100%
2013/14 Cohort 2 - - - - 1 - 1 2 100%
2014/15 Cohort 4 - - - 2 - - 2 50%
2015/16 Cohort 1 - - - - 1 1 100%
2016/17 Cohort 5 - - - - - -
2017/18 Cohort 6 - - - - -
2018/19 Cohort 2 - - - -
2019/20 Cohort 4 - - -
2020/21 Cohort 2

(Last updated 10/27/2021)

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