PostbacCAS 2018/2019 Cycle Report

2018/2019 Cycle Report

The 2018-2019 PostbacCAS™ Cycle Report aggregates data for all verified applicants who applied through the Centralized Application Service (CAS™) during the 2018-2019 admission cycle (August 15, 2018 through August 1, 2019). This report reflects data for those applying to Spring, Summer and Fall 2019. Liaison offers it as a resource to participating schools to assist in trend and recruitment analysis, benchmarking and strategic decision-making.

PostbacCAS Summary

46 schools participating

Academic Enhancers

81 programs offered

11

Schools offering Academic Enhancers programs

6,691 Total Verified Applications (Designations)

1.49

Programs students apply to on average

1,541

Total submitted applicants

TREND: February and April were peak months for these applicants

1,376

Total verified applicants

Career Changers

Academic Enhancers & Career Changers

17

18

Schools offering Career Changers programs

Schools offering both programs

2.53

1.68

Programs students apply to on average

Programs students apply to on average

1,038

1,359

Total submitted applicants

Total submitted applicants

944

1,225

Total verified applicants

Total verified applicants

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS BY LOCATION

States with the most programs in PostbacCAS:

• California • Colorado • Florida

• Missouri • New York • Pennsylvania • Virginia

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PostbacCAS Applicant Pool - Academic Enhancer PostbacCAS 2018/2019 Cycle Report

Based on verified applicants only

GENDER DISTRIBUTION

RACE & ETHNICITY

AGE GROUP

RESIDENCY BY STATE

9

1

1

4

5

1 1

8

1

21

6

1

81

19

0

7

3

122

5

73

8

3

20

52

9 1

50

11

14

331

58

3 105

5

8

1

67

13

4

52

1

6

19

2

23

8

5

47

3

3

64

4

0

TOP 10 SENDING INSTITUTIONS 1. University of California - San Diego 2. Temple University 3. University of California - Los Angeles 4. University of Maryland - College Park 5. University of California - Irvine and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and University of California - Davis 6. University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh 7. University of California - Berkeley 8. University of California - Santa Barbara 9. Arizona State University - Tempe 10. Virginia Commonwealth University

TOP 10 MAJORS 1. Biology 2. Biological Sciences 3. Psychology 4. Neuroscience 5. Biochemistry 6. Chemistry 7. Health Science 8. Biomedical Science 9. Human Biology 10. Public Health

TOTAL DEGREES AWARDED

Associate degree: 128 Bachelor’s degree: 988 Master’s degree: 55 Doctoral degree: 1 Certificate/Diploma: 19

TOP 5 DEGREES AWARDED 1. Bachelor of Science

2. Bachelor of Arts 3. Associate Arts 4. Associate of Science 5. Master of Science

Across all degree levels

OVERALL GPA: 3.20

OVERALL SCIENCE GPA: 3.03

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PostbacCAS 2018/2019 Cycle Report

PostbacCAS Applicant Pool - Career Changer Based on verified applicants only

GENDER DISTRIBUTION

RACE & ETHNICITY

AGE GROUP

RESIDENCY BY STATE

16

6

1

4

10

1 3

5

2

36

11

2

77

10

0

12 8 19 5 35

72

1

1

3

11

61

21

5

7

241

12

2 77

1

4

4

25

8

1

7

2

2

11

0

15

1

7

34

2

4

39

3

1

TOP 10 SENDING INSTITUTIONS

TOP 10 MAJORS

TOTAL DEGREES AWARDED

Associate degree: 102 Bachelor’s degree: 710 Master’s degree: 122 Doctoral degree: 15 Certificate/Diploma: 19

1. University of California - Los Angeles 2. University of Virginia - Charlottesville 3. University of Maryland - College Park 4. University of California - San Diego 5. University of California - Irvine and University of Pennsylvania 6. Stanford University 7. University of California - Berkeley and University of Florida and Yale University 8. California State University - Northridge 9. Pennsylvania State University and George Mason University 10. Temple University

1. Psychology 2. Biology 3. Economics 4. Public Health 5. Nursing 6. Political Science 7. English 8. Neuroscience and History 9. Sociology 10. Anthropology

TOP 5 DEGREES AWARDED

1. Bachelor of Arts 2. Bachelor of Science 3. Associate Arts 4. Master of Science 5. Master of Arts

Across all degree levels

OVERALL GPA: 3.40

OVERALL SCIENCE GPA: 3.23

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PostbacCAS Applicant Pool - Academic Enhancer & Career Changer Based on verified applicants only

GENDER DISTRIBUTION

RACE & ETHNICITY

AGE GROUP

RESIDENCY BY STATE

9

3

1

2

5

2 1

10

3

13

9

2

50

13

0

10 5 6 1 34

30

6

9

7

20

51

67

10

18

325

62

3 132

10

20

5

31

14

10

16

4

23

11

1

20

4

5

70

2

1

50

4

1

TOP 10 SENDING INSTITUTIONS 1. University of California - Davis 2. University of California - Irvine 3. University of California - Los Angeles 4. University of California - San Diego 5. University of Virginia - Charlottesville 6. University of Maryland - College Park 7. University of California - Berkeley 8. University of Colorado - Boulder 9. Virginia Commonwealth University 10. University of California - Santa Barbara and University of Illinois - Urbana / Champaign

TOP 10 MAJORS 1. Biology 2. Psychology 3. Biological Sciences

TOTAL DEGREES AWARDED

Associate degree: 146 Bachelor’s degree: 902 Master’s degree: 80 Doctoral degree: 2 Certificate/Diploma: 20

4. Neuroscience 5. Biochemistry 6. Chemistry

TOP 5 DEGREES AWARDED 1. Bachelor of Science

7. Public Health 8. Health Science 9. Biomedical Science 10. Human Biology

2. Bachelor of Arts 3. Associate Arts 4. Associate of Science 5. Master of Science

Across all degree levels

OVERALL GPA: 3.18

OVERALL SCIENCE GPA: 2.99

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PostbacCAS 2018/2019 Cycle Report

Conclusion Until now, very little data has been captured about post-bac programs and the students who leverage these opportunities to either enhance their current careers or begin new career paths. Even without empirical evidence, there’s no question that the over 200 post-bac programs at institutions across the U.S. are integral to creating a diverse healthcare workforce. With the support of the PostbacCAS community, we are now in the position to create a one-of-its-kind report that will create a foundation for longitudinal analysis of how students persist through these medical programs. Crises like COVID-19 are highlighting the importance of health professions and increasing national interest in these career paths for non-traditional students. Through data provided by PostbacCAS, these reports will inform programs’ abilities to structure, enhance and improve their academic offerings while helping students understand the breadth of opportunities available in the health professions.

Next Steps • The 2019-2020 Cycle Report will be published in December 2020.

• For the 2019-2020 Cycle Report, PostbacCAS would like to report on matriculated student metrics and profiles. To do so, we highly recommend that PostbacCAS member programs tie their local status to final decision codes for the 2019-2020 cycle. • The 2019-2020 application cycle will close on July 31, 2020. Please enter final decisions no later than October 30, 2020. Details on reporting final decision codes are available here.

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