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Department of Physical Therapy
Member, Texas Tech University System The Princeton Review - 373 Best Colleges, 2011 Edition

18 Characteristics of a Doctoral Program

1. Number of Degrees per Year

For each of the three most recent years, average of the number of DPT degrees awarded per academic year. Please note: first DPT graduation May 2012.

Degrees awarded per Academic Year Table
2011-2012 2012-13 2013-14 3 Year Average
19  18    

2. Graduation Rates

For each of the three most recent years, average of the percent of first-year doctoral students who graduated within ten years. (First-year doctoral students: Those students who have matriculated as doctoral students with a doctoral degree objective.)

Graduation Rates Table
2011-2012 2012-13 2013-14 3 Year Average
95% 90%     

3. Average Time to Degree

For each of the three most recent years, average of the graduates’ time to degree. (For each academic year, the time to degree is defined as beginning the year students matriculated with a doctoral degree objective until the year they graduated.)

Average Time to Degree Table
2011-2012 2012-13 2013-14 3 Year Average
3 years  3.01 years    

4. Employment Profile (in field within one year of graduation)

For each of the three most recent years, the number and percent of graduates by year employed, those still seeking employment, and unknown.

Employment Profile Table
  2011-2012 2012-13 2013-14 3 Year Average
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Employed 19 100%  18 100%        
Still seeking Employment                

5. Admissions Criteria

Description of admission factors.

Admissions Criteria Table
Criteria Class of 2013
(2010 Cohort)
Class of 2014
(2011 Cohort)
Class of 2015
(2012 Cohort)
Class of 2016 (2013 Cohort)
Overall GPA 3.35 3.49 3.34 3.38
Last 60 hours GPA 3.38 3.58 3.51 3.51
Prerequisite Courses GPA 3.34 3.39 3.32 3.44
 GRE (Verbal & Quantitative) 1140  1143 1157 1223
 Graduate Formula 2675 2717 2680 2764

6. Percentage of Full-time Students

FTS/number students enrolled (headcount) for last three fall semesters.

Percentage of Full-time Students Table
Fall 2010 Fall 2011
Fall 2012
100%/37 100%/62 100%/60

7. Average Institutional Financial Support Provided

For those receiving financial support, the average monetary institutional support provided per full-time graduate student for the prior year from assistantships, scholarships, stipends, grants, and fellowships (does not include tuition or benefits).

Financial Support Table
2012-13
$3,927

8. Percentage Full-time Students with Institutional Financial Support

In the period year, the number of FTS with at least $1000 of annual support/the number of FTS.

Percentage of Full-time Students with Financial Support Table
2012-13
65%

9. Number of Core Faculty

Core Faculty: Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty who teach 50% or more in the doctoral program or other individuals integral to the doctoral program who can direct dissertation research.

Number of Core Faculty Table
2012-13
10

10. Student-Core Faculty Ratio

For each of the three most recent years, average of full-time student equivalent (FTSE)/average of full-time faculty equivalent (FTFE) of core faculty.

Student-Core Faculty Ratio Table
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 3 Year Average
5.89 7.75 6.1 6.29

11. Core Faculty Publications

For each of the three most recent years, average of the number of discipline-related refereed papers/publications, books/book chapters, juried creative/performance accomplishments, and notices of discoveries filed/patents issued per core faculty member.

Core Faculty Publications Table
20010-11 2011-12 2012-13 3 Year Average
2.78 2.13 1.00 1.84

12. Core Faculty External Grants

For each of the three most recent years, average of the number of core faculty receiving external funds, average external funds per faculty, and total external funds per program per academic year. (All external funds received by core faculty from any source including research grants, training grants, gifts from foundations, etc., reported as expenditures.)

Core Faculty External Grants Table
  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 3 Year Average
Number of Core Faculty receiving external funds 0 0 0 0
Average external fund per faculty  0 0 0 0
Total external funds per program  0  0 0  0

Although faculty have not received “external” funds, research is being supported by internal research enhancement grants that have grown to $44,451 in the 2012-13 year.

13. Faculty Teaching Load

Total number of semester credit hours in organized teaching courses taught per academic year by core faculty divided by the number of core faculty.

Faculty Teaching Load Table
2012-13 (SCH)
2012-13 (Weighted SCH)
9.9 20.91

14. Faculty Diversity

Core faculty by ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender, updated when changed. (November 2012).

Faculty Diversity Table
  White Black Hispanic Other
Female 5 0 0 0
Male 2 0 0 3

15. Student Diversity

Enrollment headcount by ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender in program during the prior year.

Student Diversity Table
  2012-2013
White
2012-2013
Black
2012-2013
Hispanic
2012-2013
Other
Female 28 1 3 3
Male 20 1 4 2

16. Date of Last External Review

Date of last formal external review, updated when changed. (THECB)

Date of Last External Review Table
2009

17. External Program Accreditation

Name of body and date of last program accreditation review, if applicable, updated when changed.

External Program Accreditation Table
  Date Reviewed Date of Next Review
Accreditation Body - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 2007 2017
CAPTE verification logo

18. Student Publications or Presentations

For the three most recent years, the number of discipline-related refereed papers/publications, juried creative/performance accomplishments, book chapters, books, and external presentations per year by student FTE.

Student Publications or Presentations Table
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
.15 .10 .31

Comments: Student and student alumni publications are included the year published for No. 18.