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Pell Grant Recipients
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Sources & Methodology:
- The percentage of Pell Grant recipients is calculated as the number of students who received a Pell Grant in Fall, Spring, or Summer of the Financial Aid Year divided by the total number of registered students during the same time period for both freshman and transfer entrants. This data comes from UC Berkeley's data warehouse reporting system, Cal Answers.
- The total number of Pell Grant awards by institution comes from the US Department of Education Office of Post Secondary Education (OPE).
- Degree seeking undergraduate enrollment data comes from the Common Data Set (CDS), a product of the Common Data Set Initiative. The Common Data Set Initiative is "a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report.
- The 6-yr Graduation Rate data for Pell Grant recipients in the 2011 new freshman cohort comes from the US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics' data system called the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
- Regarding the graduation rate data, it is important to note that a large group of Berkeley Pell Grant recipients are missing from the data set because IPEDS is only collecting data on new entering full-time freshmen. All entering transfer students and part-time freshmen are missing from this data.
Notes on Other Available Data:
- Another source for similar data is the UC Information Center dashboard titled UC Leads the Way in Enrollment and Six Year Graduation of Pell Grant Recipients, which uses the same IPEDS data sources as this dashboard and compiles data from all UC campuses as well as a broader range of insititutions including the American Association of Universities (AAU) member schools, California State University (CSU) campuses and a selection of other large state university systems.
- UC Berkeley's Office of Planning & Analysis also publishes a briefing on Pell Grant Recipients as a Peer Metric which compares Pell Grant recipient counts to Ivy League schools and it similarly relies on data from the Office of Post Secondary Education (OPE), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and each institution's Common Data Set (CDS).