University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 55
Graduate Academic Students by Race/Ethnicity and Discipline, 1998-99 to 2008-09

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

This chart depicts the racial/ethnic composition of graduate academic students by discipline over the past decade.

UC's graduate programs draw students from across the nation and around the world, including its own undergraduate students.

Racial/ethnic diversity varies across graduate academic disciplines and has tended to improve somewhat over time. Still, 45 percent of graduate academic students are white.

The UC campuses have received funding from the National Science Foundation through its Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professorate (AGEP) grant with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minority students who acquire doctoral degrees in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).

Since Ph.D.s constitute the pool for new faculty, a critical means for increasing the diversity of the faculty is to increase the diversity of the pool of doctoral degree recipients.

Source: UCOP Corporate Student System.

"Other Disciplines" includes interdisciplinary areas, miscellaneous fields such as criminology, and academic degrees in professional fields such as a Ph.D. in business or law.

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.