Diversity Data Dashboard

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Fall 2020 Fast Facts

Undergraduate StudentsGraduate StudentsFacultyStaff
30,799 enrolled undergraduate students 11,548 enrolled graduate students 1,520 ladder faculty 8,723 staff
54% are women 46% are women 34% are women 52% are women
1% are transgender/gender non-conforming* 1% are transgender/gender non-conforming* 1% are transgender/gender non-conforming 1% are transgender/gender non-conforming
11% are LGBQ+* 9% are LGBQ+* 6% are LGBQ+* 10% are LGBQ+*
11% have a disability** 4% have a disability** 5% have a disability** 8% have a disability**
22% are from underrepresented groups*** 15% are from underrepresented groups*** 11% are from underrepresented groups*** 26% are from underrepresented groups***
29% are first generation college students† 46% are doctoral students 85% are tenured 32% are represented
26% are Pell Grant Recipients
12% are international 25% are international/non-domestic

* Student LGBTQ+ identities only started to be collected on the applications in 2016 for undergraduates and in 2018 for graduate students, so current numbers are undercounts.
** Disability data for students comes from the Disabled Students Program while disability data for employees comes from our employee data system.
*** Underrepresented groups are African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander.
† First-generation college students are defined as students where neither parent has earned a four-year degree.

SOURCES: UC BERKELEY CAL ANSWERS, DSP, OPA, OUA, OFEW, and GRADUATE DIVISION and UC INFO CENTER, Fall 2020

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

African Americans have less than half the representation among undergraduates that they do in California

In California, African Americans are roughly 7% of the population, while they are only 4% of undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.

Chicanx/Latinx Representation

Chicanx/Latinx people have less than half the representation among undergraduates that they do in California

In California, Chicanx/Latinx are roughly 39% of the population, while they are only 18% of undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.

Native American/Alaska Native

Native Americans/Alaska Natives have less than a quarter the representation among undergraduates that they do in California

In California, Native Americans/Alaska Natives are roughly 2% of the population, while they are only 0.4% of undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.

Pacific Islander Representation

Pacific Islanders have a quarter the representation among undergraduates that they do in California

In California, Pacific Islanders are roughly 0.8% of the population, while they are only 0.2% of undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.

  Disability Representation

People with disabilities have slightly more than half the representation among undergraduates that they do in California

In California, people with disabilities are roughly 18% of the population, while they are only 11% of undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.