Program Outcomes

Van Andel Institute is dedicated to excellence in research and scientific training.

As a reflection of this commitment, we are pleased to join the Coalition for Next Generation Life Sciences, a collaborative effort to enhance transparency by publishing outcomes data for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Metrics include:

  • Admissions and matriculation data of Ph.D. students
  • Median time-to-degree and completion data for Ph.D. programs
  • Demographics of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars by gender, underrepresented minority status and citizenship status
  • Median time in postdoctoral status at the institution
  • Career outcomes for Ph.D. and postdoctoral alumni, classified by job sector and career type using a common taxonomy
    Source: Coalition for Next Generation Life Sciences

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For questions about VAI graduate student data, please contact Christy Mayo at For questions about VAI postdoctoral fellow data, please contact Dr. Erica Gobrogge at

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