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December 4, 2017

The number of Pell Grant recipients at UC Berkeley declined 2% to 8,933 between 2014-15 and 2015-16 according to data published by the Office of Postsecondary Research. While the eight Ivy League universities ranged from a 4% decline to a 7% increase, as a whole, the group remained unchanged at 10,257. As a percentage of total undergraduate population, however, UC Berkeley's 32% is well above that of the combined Ivy League at 17%.

November 13, 2017

Several OPA analysts gave presentations at the 2017 California Association for Institutional Research annual conference on Nov. 8th and 9th:

October 6, 2017

We've updated the following campus data pages to include Fall 2017 and academic year 2016-17 data:

December 15, 2016

The Spring 2016 UCUES overall results, as well as the Fall 2016 SONS results for freshmen and transfers are now available.  UCUES is a system-wide survey of all undergraduates that serves multiple analytic needs on

November 14, 2016

UC Berkeley has traditionally used a set of five public, five private, and two UC institutions as a standard set of peers for most campus level peer comparisons. A consistent peer group from topic to topic and in year-to-year comparisons avoids the perception that different peers are being chosen in order to influence Berkeley’s position. This peer comparison briefing note also defines the “Comparison 8” peer group used by UCOP for faculty salary comparisons.

October 7, 2016

OPA produced briefing notes about the number of units students attempted in their first term, and how this related to normative graduation. For both freshman and transfer entrants, attempting fewer than 13 units was associated with lower normative graduation rates.

October 3, 2016

Data from the Office of Postsecondary Education shows that Ivy League institutions, as a group, had a 1% increase in the number of Pell Grant recipients between 2013-14 and 2014-15 while UC Berkeley’s count remained steady. Although UCB’s count (9,178) was more than 1,000 fewer than all Ivy League schools combined (10,308), the number of UCB’s Pell recipients as a percentage of the total undergraduate population (34%) was twice that of the Ivy League (17%).

March 25, 2016

Here are the Cal Answers Top Ten Dashboard Tips from our newest OPA Institutional Research Analysts, Audrey Thomas and Malcolm Quon. As they were on-boarding to the team and learning Cal Answers, they created a list of tips they wanted to share with the campus Cal Answers community.