Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs
EdD in Educational Leadership at Lamar University


18 Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs – 2010
(rolling 3-year average based on 2008, 2009, 2010)

Doctorate Degrees awarded yearly

 Average 2008, 2009, 2010 = 19

2009-2010 - 14
2008-2009 - 22
2007-2008 - 22

Graduation Rates

Average 95% (2008, 2009, 2010)

2009-2010 -   14/16 =   88%*
2008-2009 –   21/22 =   96%
2007-2008 –   22/22 = 100%

*One still working toward completing dissertation
Students graduating in cohort/students enrolled in the cohort

Rolling 3-year average of registered time to degree of first year students.

8 semesters

Employment Profile
(in field one year after graduation)

 99%

 Higher Education – 24%
K-12 Public School Education – 75%
Seeking employment – 1%   

Admission Criteria

Completed master’s degree in related field with
    minimum GPA 3.5;
Previous Academic record - (GPA x 200) + (GRE V + Q) = or > 1350;
Prior and current evidence of leadership;
Letters of recommendation;
Essay;
Interview with faculty.  

Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with  Financial Support – prior year

32.5%

Average Financial Support Provided

Tuition out of state assistance – 2 students @
     $1000/per out of state student;
Research assistantship – 2@ - $25,000 each;
Performance Enhancement Scholarships – awarded 9@ $588.89/year

Student - Core Faculty Ratio
Rolling 3-year average of full-time student equivalent (FTSE)/rolling 3-year average of full-time faculty equivalent (FTFE) of core faculty

 17:8 (Average 2008, 2009, 2010)

2009-2010 – 12.9:1 (5 full-time faculty)
2008-2009 – 20.3:1 (3 full-time faculty)
2007-2008 – 20.3:1 (3 full-time faculty)

Core Faculty Publications

Average Number of Publications per Core Faculty – 3 Year Period = 5.76 per faculty member

2009-2010 – 23 total for 5 core faculty
2008-2009 – 18 total for 3 core faculty
2007-2008 – 15 total for 3 core faculty

Core Faculty External Grants

No external grants at this time.

*Doctoral faculty has the primary focus to aid student success in completing the degree. Although faculty do consultation and present professional development, currently, no faculty are actively involved in externally funded grant activities.

Percentage of Full-Time Students – rolling 3-year average of the FTS/number of students enrolled in 9 semester hours per semester.

64%

Number of Core Faculty – prior year – 2009-2010

5 core faculty.

Faculty Teaching Load  - for prior year – 2009 - 2010

9 Credit hours/ semester (this includes credit for 3 hour course when chairing a minimum of 4 dissertations per year)

Faculty Diversity

  5 core faculty:
 2 Female,  3 Male
 5 White

Student Diversity – prior year

 38 Male    26 Female

    5 African American
    4 Hispanic   
    5 Asian 
  50 White     

Date of Last External Review

 

SACS - Spring 2008 

External Program Accreditation

Program to be reviewed by NCATE in fall, 2011.

Student Publication/Presentations

3 year rolling average per year per student =  
1.3  Conference Presentations per student
.07 Publications per student

* These numbers include presentations and publications based on students’ dissertation and course work even if the student graduated during the timeframe in which the publication/presentation was under review. These numbers may be under-reported as some students fail to notify our office when a publication/presentation is accepted. Built within the program is that doctoral students are required to make at least one professional presentation and submit at least one article for publication. Additionally, many of our students continue to publish and present their dissertation work after graduation

**Howell Wright (graduated May, 2009) recipient of the 2010 National Rural Education Association (NREA) Dissertation Award