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Download this data here (Last updated on February 22, 2024)
Sources & Methodology:
  • Student enrollment data comes from UC Berkeley's data warehouse reporting system, Cal Answers. All enrollment counts are from the Fall/Spring student census, which occurs at the end of the 5th week of instruction each term.
  • The "Underrepresented Minority" ethnicity category includes students who self-identify as African American, Asian Underrepresented, Chicanx/Latinx, Native American/Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander. The "Asian Non-Underrepresented" ethnicity category includes students who self-identify as Asian, except for underrepresented groups. The "International" category includes non-US citizens/non-permanent residents; these students are not counted under specific ethnicities in accordance with federal reporting requirements. The "White/Other" ethnicity category includes students who self-identify as White or do not provide information.
  • Fee residency is based on whether a student pays nonresident supplemental tuition, not necessarily on where a student is from. Nonresidents sometimes receive exemptions and waivers for nonresident tuition and fees. A residency value of Unknown includes students for whom UC Berkeley does not always capture fee residency data, such as graduate students in self-supporting degree programs. Berkeley's Student Information System, implemented in Fall 2016, captured fee residency data in a new way; this is why the Unknown value only began to appear in that term.
  • 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 refer to this UC Office of the President (UCOP) documentation.
  • Note that the sum of school/division enrollment does not equal the total campus headcount because students with multiple majors in more than one school or division are counted in both.
Notes on Other Available Data:
  • Another source for similar data is the UC Information Center Fall enrollment at a glance 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 transformations than the data process that UCOP uses.
  • 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.