The University Of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Overview of The University Of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson is in a large city, in Houston, TX. The school is classified as a public college. Students at MD Anderson earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The most common major fields study at the school include medicine.

MD Anderson Selectivity

MD Anderson does not admit all applicants.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at MD Anderson are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Body

MD Anderson, in 2007-2008, had 139 students (133 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting MD Anderson

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston , TX 77030-4009
General Phone: (800) 392-1611

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MD Anderson Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology70radiation therapist, cytotechnologist, clinical lab tech, genetics tech
Medicine12medical physics

Number of programs and degrees for MD Anderson in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years145
Bachelor's degree685

MD Anderson Student Body

In 2007-2008, MD Anderson had a total enrollment of 139 students (133 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 31%
Black 13%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 31%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 5%
22-24 35%
25-29 27%
30-34 12%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 2%

MD Anderson Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Houston, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

MD Anderson Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancenot required

MD Anderson Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
MD Anderson participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2555400)

MD Anderson Faculty

MD Anderson has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track12160
Non-tenured and not on tenure track492345

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year140$357,42927$314,953
Associate professorcalendar year56$257,52220$242,432
Assistant professorcalendar year57$198,79735$191,702
Instructorcalendar year3$45,6612*
Lecturercalendar year280$239,243193$225,461
All faculty totalcalendar year536$266,637277$229,884

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

MD Anderson Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Health/Medical Physics

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MD Anderson Highlights

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What Sets MD Anderson Apart:

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