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Sources & Methodology:
- UC Berkeley's human resources census headcount data is available in our data warehouse reporting system, Cal Answers, and represents Fall (October) census headcounts. In those cases where a person has multiple simultaneous job appointments, this dataset counts each person only in their primary job to avoid any duplication at lower organizational levels.
- The undergraduate and graduate student Fall census headcounts that appear on the "Executive Summary" page are also available in the Cal Answers reporting system.
- The staff and student data that appear on the "Peer Comparison" page are sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics IPEDS site. See below for more information.
Notes on Other Available Data:
- You can find more information about UC Berkeley's staff on the Berkeley Human Resources website.
- The UC Information Center's Employee Headcount dashboard, contains payroll-derived headcount values for each UC location. The "Non-Academic" section of the UCOP dashboard, leaving out "Student Staff," gives headcount totals that are close to campus HR data.
- The National Center for Education Statistics (often referred to as "IPEDS," the name of their primary data collection program for postsecondary institutions) publishes two staff headcount datasets, which are both used in the "Peer Comparison" page of this dashboard. For that page, we also use total student counts from IPEDS.
- One dataset is for full-time and part-time non-instructional staff as of November 1st, but includes medical staff, which makes comparisons difficult between institutions that have medical schools and those (like Berkeley) that don't. Note that Berkeley does have some medical staff, however, in units such as the School of Optometry and University Health Services. Because Stanford University did not update this IPEDS dataset in 2012 and 2014, we have filled in those values for charting purposes with the counts that Stanford reported in 2013 and 2015.
- The other dataset is for full-time non-medical non-instructional staff as of November 1st, but that leaves out part-time workers.
- The UC Office of the President sends this data to the NCES on behalf of the campuses, using payroll (not HR) data as the source, so it's not a perfect match with our campus HR data. Also keep in mind that IPEDS excludes Optometry Residents, resulting in lower graduate student counts than are typically reported on campus.