In December 2017, Duke joined nine other institutions to form the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, a collaboration that aims to provide meaningful data that speaks directly to the current state of graduate education, postdoctoral training, and career prospects in the life sciences. This is an important undertaking that facilitates a greater degree of transparency and comparability for students, faculty and institutions of higher learning.

The 10 institutions in the coalition are: Cornell University, Duke University, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, University of California San Francisco, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Wisconsin.

Coalition members commit to collecting and publishing data using common standards on:

  • Admissions and matriculation data of Ph.D. students.
  • Median time-to-degree and completion data for Ph.D. programs.
  • Demographics of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars by gender, underrepresented minority status, and citizenship status.
  • Median time in postdoctoral status at the institution.
  • Career outcomes for Ph.D. and postdoctoral alumni, classified by job sector and career type.

Data for Life Sciences Programs

Last updated January 28, 2019

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