Welcome to the Office of Planning & Analysis
At the Office of Planning & Analysis (OPA), our purpose is to create decision support that helps Berkeley better fulfill its teaching, research and public service mission and live up to our campus goal of promoting access and excellence. Our core values that define how we contribute to the campus community include creativity, integrity, collaboration, excellence and stewardship. And our goal is to transform OPA from a standard institutional research office to one of the most trusted, innovative, and influential advisory groups on the campus.
Planning & Analysis Highlights
Survey of New Students 2013
The annual Survey of New Students, which is administered to all new freshmen and transfer students, has now closed. Just released is a briefing note entitled “Transitional Support for UC Berkeley’s Entering Class
,” which highlights the resources undergraduates are making use of and finding value in during their transition into Berkeley. Summaries of the overall results for new freshmen
and transfer students
are now available.
UC Berkeley Among Four California Institutions in Top 12 THE Rankings
The Times Higher Education (THE) of London released their annual World University Rankings
based on indicators of teaching quality, research quantity and quality, and international outlook. Berkeley was again ranked the best U.S. public university, and ranked 8th in the world.
2012-13 Common Good Curriculum Annual Report
Read the 2012-13 Common Good Curriculum Annual Report
which highlights gains made in the 3rd year of the initiative to increase students’ access to three critical areas of the “common-good curriculum” – reading and composition (R&C); lower division math and science “gateway” courses; and foreign language instruction.
OPA Annual Report
Check out our 2012-13 Annual Report
which highlights our collaborative efforts to improve undergraduate outcomes and how that work epitomizes what is possible with our investment in Cal Answers. The report also explains how we are empowering the campus community to help us create a culture of evidence and how you can get involved.
We Simplify with Cal Answers
Check out OPA's own Sereeta Alexander in this month's Berkeley operating principle video We Simplify
as Sereeta highlights one of the key benefits from Cal Answers - One Question, One Answer!
Undergraduate Graduation Rates
The 2013-14 California Governor’s Budget Summary
cited graduation rates as a key metric for the UC and CSU systems. At UC Berkeley, these rates have increased significantly over time and continue to be among the highest of any public university in the United States. Read more in our recently completed Undergraduate Graduation Rates