Findings from a Pipeline Study based on Graduate Admissions Records

Recruiting domestic students (i.e., U.S. citizens and permanent residents) into computer science Ph.D. programs in the U.S. is a challenge for most departments, and the health of the “domestic Ph.D. pipeline” is of concern to universities, companies, government agencies, and federal research labs. CRA-E conducted a study that analyzed applications, acceptances, and matriculation rates to 14 doctoral programs. Informed by findings from these studies, recommendations to strengthen the domestic Ph.D. pipeline are presented.

A draft report presented at Snowbird 2014.

A related CACM Viewpoints article: Understanding the U.S. Domestic Computer Science Ph.D. Pipeline, Vol.58, Nr. 8, July 2015.