Keck Graduate Institute

535 Watson Dr
Claremont, CA 91711
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • Founded in 1997, Keck Graduate Institute is the only American graduate institution devoted solely to bioscience education and discovery. KGI is the seventh and newest member of the Claremont Colleges consortium.

School Highlights

Keck Graduate Institute serves 631 students (98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 75%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 631 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 86%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Keck Graduate Institute ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 160 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Keck Graduate Institute
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
160 staff
312 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Keck Graduate Institute has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Keck Graduate Institute diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
631 students
7,900 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
21:1
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# Full-Time Students
621 students
1,661 students
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# Part-Time Students
10 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
n/a
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
1,646 students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
621 students
54 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
6,312 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
10 students
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
419 students
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
33%
13%
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% Hispanic
10%
45%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
14%
25%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
29%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.77
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
35%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
n/a
86%
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$6,239
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

Today the most exciting work in the life sciences, engineering, and managementis happening in the biosciences industry. To translate new discoveries into applications that improve the human condition, industry demands a new kind of professional - scientifically proficient and managerially savvy.

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)has responded to this challenge with a pioneering class of graduate degrees and programs to educate those individuals who want to shape the future of the life sciences.

Established to prepare the future generation of industry leaders, KGI breaks down and transforms traditional boundariesbetween the academic and corporate worlds. Our degree and research programs are singularly focused on the unique and specific demands of the biosciences industry, drawing widely on the guidance of a world-class advisory council that includes leaders in industry, science, and higher education.

Recognizing that the solution of practical, real-world challenges requires close teamwork, creative problem-solving skills, and cross-functional fluency, our curriculum is fundamentally interdisciplinary, incorporating an intensive technical component and a broad management and policy component, as well as innovative approaches to developing leadership skills. As a result, our students graduate with a practical understanding of the results-oriented, collaborative culture in which scientists, engineers, and managers operate.

KGI Academic Programs:
  • Master of Business and Science(MBS):Designed to educate those who want to lead the way in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare product and bioagricultural industries.
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biopharmaceutical Processing: The two-year program is designed for high potential individuals seeking a career in biopharmaceutical processing and biomanufacturing.
  • PhD programs:ThePhD in Applied Life Sciencesis available to graduates of the MBS program.
  • Postdoctoral Professional Masters in Bioscience Management(PPM): For post-doctoral fellows with backgrounds in science and engineering who want to acquire the business and management skills needed to pursue senior management positions within the life sciences industry or embark on entrepreneurial ventures intended to commercialize technologies developed in laboratories.
  • Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program(PPC): For those who already have an undergraduate degree in science or engineering, and who want to improve their chances of gaining acceptance into medical school.
  • Certificate in Bioscience Management:For PhD students and post-doctoral fellows from other institutions who have backgrounds in science but wish to acquire business and management skills in the applied life sciences.
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD): Graduates from the School of Pharmacy will be prepared for the increasingly diverse roles pharmacists play in providing health care.
  • Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counselings (MSGC): The two-year program is dedicated to benefiting society through the education, training, and development of innovative, collaborative, culturally-competent, articulate, and caring genetic counselors who will serve the needs of individual patients, the healthcare system, and the bioscience industry
  • Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA):Upon completion of the two-year program, students will be able to utilize their foundation in genetics along with a practical knowledge of analytics to be able to translate information and bridge gaps between research scientists and practitioners.
  • Summer Programs:KGI offers several unique summer programs tailored to suit undergraduate, pre-health, and post-doc students.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 631 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 86%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,305 per year for in-state students and $8,200 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $24,360 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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