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Undergraduate Graduation Rates
When available, use the filters to the right of each dashboard page to view graduation rates by entry type, gender, and ethnicity. Or, click on the navigation boxes/arrows that appear at the top of each dashboard page for a brief guided tour through the data.
Download this data here (Last updated on December 21, 2018)
Sources & Methodology:
- This graduation rate data is available in Berkeley's data warehouse reporting system, Cal Answers. For each cohort of entering undergraduate students, we count the total elapsed time to graduation of each student, not just semesters in which they're actually enrolled. Students who graduate in a summer term are grouped with those graduating in the immediately preceding spring semester for counting purposes.
- These are Berkeley-only rates, so students who leave Berkeley and then graduate from another university are still counted as not graduated.
- Note that some bars may not sum exactly to 100%, due to rounding errors.
- The "Underrepresented Minority" ethnicity category includes students who self-identify as African-American, Chicanx/Latinx, or Native American/Alaska Native. The "Asian/Pacific Islander" ethnicity category includes students who self-identify as either Asian or Pacific Islander. The "International" category includes non-US citizens/non-permanent residents, who are not counted under specific ethnicities for federal reporting purposes. The "White/Other" ethnicity category includes students who self-identify as White or do not provide information. Prior to 2011, students could also choose an "Other" ethnic category.
Notes on Other Available Data:
- The National Center for Education Statistics (often referred to as "IPEDS," the name of their primary data collection program for postsecondary institutions) does publish graduation rates, but they include only those students who enter in a fall semester as new freshmen. This approach ignores about a third of Berkeley's entering classes (those who are transfer students and those who start in a spring semester).
- Although the UC Information Center, doesn't currently publish graduation rates, UC's Office of the President does include them in the annual UC Accountability Report. While most of the charts in that report show only fall-entering freshmen, they do also include some information about fall-entering transfer students.
- You can find more detail about UC Berkeley's graduation rates in the following reports: Factors Related to Graduation Rates: Freshman Entrants, Factors Related to Graduation Rates: Transfer Entrants, Freshman Graduation Rates: Elapsed Versus Enrolled Time, and Diversity Data Dashboard.