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Enrollments by Division

Explore trends in student enrollments by division below.

Sources & Methodology:
  • Data comes from UC Berkeley's data warehouse reporting system, Cal Answers. Headcount represents the figures taken at fall/spring census, which occurs the 5th week of the term. Note that Fall 2016 Residency figures differ from the UC Info Center Fall Enrollment Headcount dashboard because of errors in the census file that were sent to UCOP at the time. The errors have been corrected at UC Berkeley.
  • Students who do not provide information about their gender are assigned a value of "Decline to State." For more information about this data element, please see the Cal Answers data dictionary.
  • 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.
  • An ethnicity value of "International" indicates demographic residency in accordance with federal reporting guidelines, which specify that international student not be included in counts by particular ethnic categories. The headcount of undergraduate non-residents is based on those paying non-resident supplemental tuition for UC Berkeley. Note that not all international undergraduates pay non-resident tuition; some international students receive supplemental non-resident tuition waivers in accordance with AB 540.
  • L&S Administered Programs: In addition to the major programs administered through L&S's five divisions, Letters & Science has agreements with several professional schools and colleges on campus for the following non-divisional undergraduate major programs: Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Economics and Policy, Legal Studies, Operations Research & Management Science, Public Health, and Social Welfare.
  • All visiting students are reported in a single location, under the "Other EVCP Programs" unit.
  • Graduate Division: Berkeley offers doctoral students the opportunity to create an interdisciplinary major of their own design; this major is reported under the "Graduate Division" unit.
  • A residency value of Unknown/Other includes students for whom UC Berkeley does not capture fee residency data, such as graduate students in self-supporting degree programs. A new student information system implemented in Fall 2016 began to capture the fee residency data in a new way; this is why new values of Unknown/Other begin to appear in that term.
Notes on Other Available Data:
  • Another source for similar data is the UC Information Center Fall enrollment headcounts dashboard, which compiles data from all UC campuses. The UCOP figures represent the fall term only, and may differ slightly from the fall figures shown here because the data flowing into UC Berkeley's data warehouse undergoes slightly different transformation processes than the data process that produces the official census file that is submitted to UCOP. The difference is more pronounced in Fall 2016 (due to bugs related to the impelementation of a new student information system), in which errors in the census file were subsequently corrected at Berkeley but not at UCOP.
  • The National Center for Education Statistics (often referred to by the name of their primary data collection program for postsecondary institutions, "IPEDS") also publishes data similar to this. Because they completely exclude our Optometry Residents, their counts of graduate students will be lower than we report here on campus.