TABLE 5-3 Listing of the Universities with Highest “University Relative Rates”


Institution Relative Rate

Howard University 3.98
City University of New York 3.52
New Mexico State University 3.44
University of New Mexico Main 3.29
University of North Texas HSC 3.25
Loma Linda University 2.36
University of Texas HSC 2.36
University of Maryland Baltimore 2.12
University of Georgia 2.10
University of Miami 2.09

NOTE: These rates indicate the attractiveness of the university’s programs beyond what is predicted by the field, percent of URM faculty, and research productivity.

The degree of clustering of URM graduate students is substantial, even after controlling for the clustered URM faculty. The standard deviation of the university effect is estimated to be 0.50 (95 percent confidence interval 0.43 to 0.59). A standard deviation of 0.5 for a Gaussian distribution means that roughly 1 of 3 universities would have relative rates below 0.6 or above 1.6, a demonstration of important variation among institutions in their ability to attract URM PhD students, even after controlling for variation among them in their fractions of URM faculty, research productivity, and field.



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