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THE GRADUATE DIVISION, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

2010-11 Berkeley Graduate Prole


Among the 35,000 students at the University of California, Berkeley, 28% are pursuing doctoral and masters degrees in 101 different disciplines. The Berkeley Graduate Prole, created by the Institutional Research and External Relations units in the Graduate Division, offers a complete picture of doctoral and masters student population as well as information on enrollments in each broad discipline and graduate student funding. In addition, the prole presents some of the most important indicators of the exceptional quality of Berkeleys graduate programs. A few highlights from the Berkeley Graduate Prole:
The fall 2010 incoming graduate class of 2,893 students was selected from The largest doctoral enrollments are in the Colleges of Letters & Science, among 38,119 applicants. Engineering, Chemistry, and Natural Resources; the largest professional schools are Business, Law, and Public Health. 58% of Berkeleys graduate students are enrolled in doctoral programs offered in all but one of the 14 schools and colleges on campus; 42% are here to earn masters or professional degrees.

Berkeley has been the top-choice school for winners of the National Science Foundations Graduate Research Fellowships during the past decade.

In most years, Berkeley produces more Ph.D.s than any other U.S. university.

Graduate student statistics


APPLICATIONS Fall 2001 26,016 Fall 2010 38,119 Overall Incoming class ETHNIC DIVERSITY
Total American Indian/Alaskan Native 104 Black/African-American Chicano/Mexican-American Chinese/Chinese-American East Indian/Pakistani International Japanese/Japanese-American Korean Latino/Other Spanish-American Other/Unknown Pacic Islander Pilipino/Filipino Thai/Other Asian Vietnamese White/Caucasian 329 395 760 403 1,912 111 178 340 1,126 26 122 107 136 4,160

ENROLLMENT (FALL 2010) Doctoral 864 Masters 1,914 Total 10,298 2,778 5,910 (58%) 4,388 (42%)

AGE Average Youngest Oldest 28 17 69

U. S. GRADUATE STUDENTS
Top US States California New York Illinois Texas Washington Pennsylvania New Jersey Oregon Maryland Virginia Florida Michigan Total Doctoral Masters Total 1,919 273 170 157 119 160 114 81 95 87 79 96 4,560 2,576 157 71 54 55 79 33 24 47 33 38 46 20 370 3,603 4,495 430 287 224 212 198 193 138 128 128 125 125 116 1,364 8,163

INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS


Doctoral Masters Total China India Korea Canada Taiwan France Germany Japan United Kingdom Israel Brazil Chile Italy Mexico Singapore Thailand Turkey Spain 251 119 141 110 76 32 39 24 30 37 26 21 30 21 24 26 28 9 15 19 14 14 1,350 75 189 56 36 14 43 17 29 22 13 21 24 13 16 12 9 6 18 10 6 10 9 137 785 326 308 197 146 90 75 56 53 52 50 47 45 43 37 36 35 34 27 25 25 24 23 381 2,135

Massachusetts 216

All other states 994

FALL 2010 INCOMING GRADUATE CLASS ONLY Women 45% Underrepresented Minorities 12%
California

48%

Other U.S. states

29%

Australia Iran Switzerland Greece Total

23% International
(from 69 countries)

85 other countries 244

GRADUATE MAJORS (FALL 2010 ENROLLMENT) 101 graduate majors (masters and doctoral), 93 of which grant doctoral degrees
School/College Business Administration Chemistry Education Engineering Environmental Design Information Journalism Law Letters & Science (all divisions) Biological Sciences Humanities Physical Sciences Social Sciences Natural Resources Optometry Public Health Public Policy Social Welfare Other programs Energy & Resources Group Individualized major TOTAL Doctoral 81 452.5 275 1,353 106 19 50 2,937.5 572 785 546 1,034.5 315.5 32 172.5 20.5 45.5 50 46 4 5,910 Masters/ First Professional 1,460.5 11 95 287 275.5 77 98 1046.5 82 3 19 20 40 9 263 335 143.5 186.5 18.5 18.5 4,388 Total 1,541.5 463.5 370 1,640 381.5 96 98 1096.5 3,019.5 575 804 566 1,074.5 324.5 295 507.5 164 232 68.5 64.5 4 10,298 Percentage of total graduate student enrollment 15.0% 4.5% 3.6% 15.9% 3.7% 0.9% 1.0% 10.6% 29.3% 5.6% 7.8% 5.5% 10.4% 3.2% 2.9% 4.9% 1.6% 2.3% .6% .6% .0% 100%

DEGREES GRANTED
Degree Date Doctoral Masters/Professional 2000-01 753* 1,964 2001-02 803* 2,087 2002-03 769* 2,158 2003-04 770* 2,295 2004-05 801* 2,390 2005-06 753 2,337 2006-07 895* 2,351 2007-08 864* 2,406 2008-09 863* 2,385 2009-10 888** 2,397

*The most doctoral degrees awarded in the nation.

**National data not yet available.

JOB PLACEMENT OF DOCTORAL DEGREE RECIPIENTS (based on surveys of students graduating from 2003-04 to 2007-08, conducted 12-18 months after graduation)
count Business (for prot) College or university Government K-12 school National laboratory Self-employed Other Total 750 2,006 181 15 139 39 512 3,642 percent 20.6% 55.1% 4.9% 0.4% 3.8% 1.1% 14.1% 100.0% First positions taken by Berkeley Ph.D.s who went into academia: tenure-track faculty postdoctoral appointment non-tenure track faculty other 769 909 183 145 38.4% 45.3% 9.1% 7.2%

Graduate student funding


COSTS OF GRADUATE EDUCATION AT BERKELEY (for academic graduate students)

2010-11
CA resident Educational fee (Tuition) Student services fee (Registration fee) Campus fees and health insurance Subtotal (all fees and NRST)
3 1 2

2011-12
CA resident 10,152 972 2,850 13,974 21,500 5,000 40,474 Nonresident 10,152 972 2,850 15,102 29,076 21,500 5,000 55,576 9,810 900 2,591 14,694 27,995 21,500 5,000 54,495

Nonresident

9,402 900 2,591 12,893 21,500 5,000 39,393

Nonresident supplemental tuition (NRST) Living expenses (academic year only)4 Summer (living expenses and fees) Total
1 2

based on 2010-11; we estimate 10% increase in the cost of health insurance for 2011-12 NRST is $12,245 for majors with professional degree supplemental tuition 3 some majors have supplemental fees 4 see nancial aid website for up-to-date living expenses

SOURCES OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS


Humanities and social sciences: Fellowships 56% GSIs (teaching assistantships) 36% GSRs (research assistantships) 5% Reader appointments 3% Sciences and engineering: Fellowships 40%

36% GSI 5%
GSR

Fellowships

56%

GSIs (teaching assistantships) 21% GSRs (research assistantships) 38% Reader appointments 1%

38%
GSR

Fellowships

40%

3%
RDR

1%
RDR

21% GSI

AN ARRAY OF FUNDING PACKAGES


Campuswide multi-year fellowships: Berkeley offers several prestigious multi-year awards for the most highly qualied entering doctoral students, including: Berkeley Fellowships (all elds); Chancellors Fellowships and Cota Robles Fellowships (for applicants in all elds who will enhance the diversity in the graduate student population at Berkeley); Mellon Graduate Student Excellence Fellowships (humanities); Regents Intern Fellowships (humanities and social sciences); Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellowships (science and engineering). Humanities and Social Sciences multi-year packages include: 2 years covered by Graduate Division (full fees plus stipend for the academic year and summer) 2 years covered by department through a combination of fellowships, GSI (teaching) or GSR (research) appointments, including fees and a salary 1 year of Doctoral Completion Fellowship from Graduate Division, including full fees plus stipend (contingent on timely advancement to candidacy) Sciences and Engineering multi-year packages include: 2 years covered by Graduate Division (full fees plus stipend for the academic year and summer) 3 years covered by department through a combination of fellowships, GSI (teaching) or GSR (research) appointments, including fees and a salary

These awards are based on merit, offered to doctoral students of outstanding achievement and potential. Through a highly competitive selection conducted by a campuswide faculty committee, 15% of the 1,000 doctoral students who enroll in Berkeleys graduate programs each year receive multi-year fellowships.
400 doctoral 270 doctoral 2,000 doctoral 15,000 doctoral applicants offered admittees nominated admittees offered applicants for campuswide campuswide admission fellowships fellowships 150 campuswide fellowships accepted

Other sources of graduate student support for entering and continuing students: Departmental multi-year packages may include: First-year departmental fellowship (from Graduate Divisions block grant funds or private endowments) Remaining years covered through a combination of departmental fellowships, GSI (teaching) and GSR (research) appointments Continuing students may also apply for fellowship support from the Graduate Division, including: Mentored Research Awards, Summer Fellowships, Doctoral Completion Fellowships, UC Dissertation Awards, Conference Travel Grants, Research Travel Vouchers and Parent Grants, as well as several privately-sponsored fellowship programs.

COMPETITIVE PRESSURES
From the 2010 UCOP Graduate Student Support Survey: Berkeleys top competitors: 1) Stanford 6) University of Chicago 2) MIT 7) Cornell 3) Harvard 8) Columbia 4) Princeton 9) University of Washington, Seattle 5) Cal Tech Deciding factors for students considering graduate offers of admission from several schools: 1) Academic reputation of each university 2) Research interests of faculty in their discipline 3) Amount of nancial support 4) Type of nancial support 5) Multi-year nancial support

Rankings and other measures of excellence


NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
The National Research Council (NRC) has found that Berkeley continues to be one of the nations most preeminent universities for doctoral studies. In the latest study, Berkeley had the highest number of top-ranked doctoral programs in the nation, based on a regression analysis involving 20 criteria from more than 5,000 programs at 212 institutions. http://sites.nationalacademies. org/NRC/index.htm Number of programs ranked within a range that extends into the top ten: University of California, Berkeley Harvard Stanford 48 of 52 47 of 52 40 of 47

FORD FOUNDATION PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS


(cumulative 1986-2010) University of California, Berkeley University of California, Los Angeles University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Harvard University University of Texas, Austin Yale University Stanford University 98 69 63 52 45 39 36

Number of programs ranked within a range that extends into the top ve: University of California, Berkeley Harvard Stanford 43 40 30

OTHER RANKINGS
The 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities, compiled by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, rates UC Berkeley number two in the world (after Harvard and before Stanford). The ranking compared 500 higher education institutions worldwide, public and private. It used a variety of indicators of academic or research performance, including: Nobel Prizes and other international awards won by alumni and faculty or staff. Highly-cited researchers in 21 broad subject categories. Articles published in selected top journals and noted in major citation indexes. The 2010 U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings: In the Social Sciences and Humanities, viewed by departmental reputation, Berkeley came away with new rst place rankings for its departments of English, History, Psychology, and Sociology. The campus maintained its previous levels in the rankings of its programs in Engineering (third), Law (sixth), Business (seventh), and Education (seventh).

Number of programs assigned an upper range of rst place: Harvard University of California, Berkeley Stanford 19 16 11

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS


(cumulative 2001-2010) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 University of California, Berkeley Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stanford University Harvard University University of Michigan University of Washington Cornell University Princeton University Georgia Institute of Technology California Institute of Technology 1,101 985 829 687 320 274 261 257 234 226

FACULTY EXCELLENCE www.berkeley.edu/about/rank.shtml#awards RESEARCH CENTERS www.berkeley.edu/research GRADUATE ALUMNI


19 37 29 Nobel Prize winners MacArthur Foundation genius grant recipients National Medal of Science recipients

Counts represent the number of NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award offers to students who indicated each institution as their rst choice for graduate school during the period 2001-2010, from the total 11,587 GRFP awards made during the 10-year period. The metric shows the choices of the nations top science and engineering graduate students, reecting which institutions they believe offer them the best graduate research opportunities.