UHP Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2014-2017 ACADEMIC YEARS (HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAMS)

• As of 2017, UIC has educated and graduated over 7,000 underrepresented minority (URM - Black/African-American, Hispanic, and Native American) health professionals. The UIC Urban Health Program (UHP) supported 5,135 students from 1996 to 2017 compared to 2,195 from 1975 to 1995.

• Matriculated first-year enrollment, total enrollment, and degrees awarded of UIC­UHP students have all been trending upward. First-time matriculated students were 22.5% in 2017 compared to 21.3% in 2013. Similarly, UHP students were 22.6% of total enrollment in 2017, an improvement from 18.6% in 2013. UHP students' share of all degrees awarded in the health sciences increased from 16.4% in 2013 to 20.7% in 2017.

• As a share of new incoming students in the last five years, UHP students have averaged 22.06%. They represent 17.5% on average, of total degrees awarded in the health sciences programs from 2018 to 2017.

• Sources of all UIC-UHP graduates from 2013 to 2017 are as follows: Applied Health Sciences 12.2%, Dentistry 4.8%, Graduate College 28.9%, Medicine 22.2%, Nursing 11.6%, Pharmacy 5.4%, and Public Health 15.9%.

• UHP graduates by degree level (2013-2017): Bachelor's 24.5%, Master's & Doctorate 42.1 %, and Professional (MD, DMD, PharmD, OT/PT) 33.4%.

• Sources of first-time matriculated (enrolled) total UHP students from 2013 to 2017: AHS 17.3%, Dentistry (DMD) 3.5%, Graduate College 23.5%, Medicine (MD) 21.4%, Nursing 12.9%, Pharmacy (PharmD) 6.3%, and Public Health 15.1%.

• Enrollment by program level of matriculated new students (2013-2017): Undergraduate 27%, Graduate 38%, and Professional 35%.

• The average retention rates of first and second years in professional programs are in the range of 90-100%.

• Completion and time to completion (5 years) in selected professional programs range from 90 to 1 00%.

• The Early Outreach Program enrolled a total of 100 students in 2014-15, 112 in 2016-17, and 212 in 2016-17 to its various academic programs. A total of 20 students graduated high school in 2016 and 2017. UIC accepted 13 of these graduates. Twelve are on a health     major track and the average ACT composite score was 23.27 for 2016 through 2017.