Almost No Progress in Increasing Black Enrollments at Berkeley

The flagship campus of the University of California at Berkeley reports that there are 892 Black undergraduate students on campus this semester. This is up from 874 Black undergraduates a year ago. The slight increase is due to an increase in the number of Black transfer students. While the number of Black first-year students increased slightly from 2010, due to a large increase in total first-year students, Blacks make up a smaller percentage of the entering class than they did a year ago.

Black women now make up more than 60 percent of all African-American undergraduate students on the Berkeley campus. Women of all races are 52.8 percent of the undergraduate students on campus.

There are 343 Black graduate students on campus this semester compared to 329 a year ago. Blacks make up 3.3 percent of all graduate students at Berkeley.

Due to state law, all admission decisions at the University of California must be made without considering race.


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