Keck Graduate Institute

Tel: 9096077855
  • 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 600 students (99% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Keck Graduate Institute is one of 52 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Mt. San Antonio College (7.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 96% over five years.
Keck Graduate Institute(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty51 staff92 staff
Keck Graduate Institute Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 600 has grown by 277% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 4:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment600 students7,516 students
Keck Graduate Institute Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio12:144:1
Keck Graduate Institute Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students591 students1,613 students
Keck Graduate Institute Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students9 students5,903 students
Keck Graduate Institute Part-Time Students (2009-2016)
Keck Graduate Institute Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Keck Graduate Institute Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Keck Graduate Institute Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Keck Graduate Institute Black (2008-2016)
% White
Keck Graduate Institute White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Keck Graduate Institute Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Keck Graduate Institute Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.700.73
Keck Graduate Institute Diversity Score (2007-2016)

Finances and Admission

    Median Debt for Graduates-$9,500
    Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,500
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    Today the most exciting work in the life sciences, engineering, and management is 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 boundaries between 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: The PhD in Applied Life Sciences is 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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