UC Berkeley Quick Facts

Overview

This page shows basic student-focused counts and percentages for UC Berkeley. You can view the most current data in the tables below, or follow these links to see trend and more detailed data:

 

Fall 2017 Enrollment

Undergraduate

Graduate

Total

Female

15,966

5,234

21,200

Male

14,358

6,086

20,444

Decline to State

250

16

266

Total

30,574

11,336

41,910

Undergraduate

Graduate

Total

Asian

11,793

1,972

13,765

White

7,770

4,112

11,882

Chicano/Latino

4,489

907

5,396

African American

998

397

1,395

Native American/Alaska Native

162

60

222

Pacific Islander

60

11

71

Decline to State

1,287

892

2,179

International

4,015

2,985

7,000

Total

30,574

11,336

41,910

For more detail, see Fall Enrollment Data (New Students), Fall Enrollment Trends (All Students), Fall Enrollment by Ethnicity & Gender, and Enrollment Data Since 1869.  Fall enrollment data consists of UC Berkeley's student census, which is collected immediately after the 5th Friday of instruction each Fall semester and reported to UC's Office of the President.

2016-17 Degree Recipients

Degree Recipients

Bachelor

7,724

Masters/Professional

2,945

Doctoral

818

This table shows degree recipients, excluding any rescinded degrees, for the 2016-17 academic year:  Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017.  For more detail, see Degrees Awarded.  Note that some degree recipients (as shown in the table above) are awarded multiple degrees (as shown in the detail table) in the same year.

Undergraduate One-Year Retention Rate

Fall 2015 Entering Cohort

Fall 2015 Entrants Returning in Fall 2016

Freshman Entrants 97%
Transfer Entrants 94%

One-year retention counts students who are enrolled (or, in very rare cases, have already graduated) in the semester that is one year after they first entered the university.

Undergraduate Graduation Rates

Fall 2011

Entering Cohort

% Graduated

Within 4 Years

% Graduated

Within 4.5 Years

% Graduated

Within 5 Years

% Graduated

Within 6 Years

Freshman Entrants

75%

83%

88%

91%

Fall 2013

Entering Cohort

% Graduated

Within 2 Years

% Graduated

Within 2.5 Years

% Graduated

Within 3 Years

% Graduated

Within 4 Years

Transfer Entrants

60%

77%

88%

91%

For more detail, see Undergraduate Graduation Rates.  Graduation timeframes are elapsed time, not enrolled time; Spring and Summer graduations are grouped together in this data.

2017-18 Undergraduate Admissions

Applied

Admitted

Statement of

Intent to Register

Freshman Applicants

85,057

15,491

6,602

Transfer Applicants

18,609

4,755

2,982

Total

103,666

20,246

9,584

This data represents final fall+spring totals at the end of each annual undergraduate admissions cycle.  It may therefore differ slightly from other numbers published earlier in the year.