University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 57
Graduate Professional Students by Race/Ethnicity and Discipline, 1998-99 to 2008-09

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

Underrepresented students (American Indian, African American and Chicano/Latino) constituted 12 percent of all professional degree students in 2008-09.

The proportion of underrepresented minority students varies by professional degree program-lowest in business (5 percent) and highest (26 percent) in education.

In 2008, almost 20 percent of UC's first-year medical students were underrepresented students compared to a national average of 14.5 percent. Many of these students are enrolled in Programs in Medical Education (PRIME), which are designed to address the needs of underserved groups and communities. For further information, see the January 2010 Accountability Sub-Report on Health Sciences and Services (pdf).

The University is concerned about increases in professional degree fees and closely monitors their impact on the number of underrepresented minority students enrolled across its professional degree programs.

Source: UCOP Corporate Student System.

"Other Health" includes dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine; "Other Disciplines" includes programs such as architecture, library and information science, public policy and social welfare, among others.

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.