Diversity Data Dashboard
|Undergraduate Students||Graduate Students||Faculty||Staff|
|26,094 enrolled undergraduate students||10,279 enrolled graduate students||1,528 ladder-rank faculty||8,821 staff|
|52% are women||46% are women||31% are women||58% are women|
|18% are from underrepresented groups*||11% are from underrepresented groups*||9% are from underrepresented groups*||24% are from underrepresented groups*|
|29% are first-generation college students**||51% are doctoral students||85% are tenured||33% are union represented|
|13% are international||24% are international/non-domestic|
* Underrepresented groups are African American, Chicano/Latino, and Native American/Alaska Native.
** First-generation college students are defined as students where neither parent has earned a four-year degree.
Source: UC Berkeley Cal Answers, Spring 2016
Why We Do This Work: The Numbers
California is one of the most diverse states in the nation with its diversity ever-growing. UC Berkeley's Strategic Plan for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity states as a goal to "[c]reate a critical mass of talented students [...] that will fully represent California’s excellence and diversity." At present, UC Berkeley does not represent the diversity of the state. Part of the work of the Division of Equity & Inclusion is to help redress this lack of representation at UC Berkeley.
African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and undergraduate students with disabilities are represented on campus at far lower levels (often less than half) than they are across the state.
African American Representation
In California, African Americans are roughly 7% of the population, while they are only 3% of undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.
In California, Chicanx/Latinx are roughly 38% of the population, while they are only 14% of undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.
Native American/Alaska Native
In California, Native Americans/Alaska Natives are roughly 2% of the population, while they are only 1% of undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.
Pacific Islander Representation
In California, Pacific Islanders are roughly 0.8% of the population, while they are only 0.2% of undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.
Students with Disabilities
In California, people with disabilities are roughly 10% of the population, while they are only 6% of undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.