By the Numbers

Discover EECS through some of the facts and figures that describe our faculty, students and alumni, and see how our academic programs compare to those in other institutions.

Research

  • Number of research areas: 21
  • Number of EECS-affiliated centers and labs: over 60
  • Many interdisciplinary projects including collaborations with
    • Other departments at Cal: Berkeley Center for New Media, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Economics, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Integrative Biology, International Computer Science Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology, School of Information, School of Optometry, and Statistics
    • Government agencies:  Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Army Research Office (ARO), California Department of Justice, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURI), National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Office of Naval Research (ONR)
    • Other universities: CMU, GaTech, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Penn State, Stanford, TU Berlin, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, UIUC, UMD, UMich, University of Colorado Boulder, UT Austin, and UWash
    • Private companies: AMD, AT&T, Cray, Denso Corp, Globalfoundries, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Mathworks, MEARS Technologies, Microelectronics Advanced Research Corp (MARCO), Micron Technology, National Instruments, National Semiconductor, Nokia, nVidia, Oracle, Pixar, Raytheon, Samsung, SRC, Sumitomo Electric Ltd, Sun Microsystems, Synopsys, Texas Instruments, Toyota, and Willow Garage Inc
    • Open source communities

US News Graduate Rankings

Global Rankings

US News Global Rankings (2018)

Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU) - 2018

CSRankings

U.S. and global overall ranking (2018): 4

  • Systems: 2
    operating systems(2), computer networks(2), computer security(4), design automation(5),  mobile computing(5), embedded systems(6), high-performance computing(6), software engineering(9)
  • Theory: 5
    cryptography(4), algorithms & complexity(8)
  • Artificial Intelligence: 5
    machine learning(2), natural language processing(5), computer vision(9)
  • Interdisciplinary Areas: 8
    comp. bio & bioinformatics(3), robotics(3), human-computer interaction(10), computer graphics(10)

Number of Undergraduate Students

Count of number of undergraduate students for EE, CS, and total, by year from 2009 to 2017
YearEECS BS ProgramComputer Science BA Program (juniors/seniors only)Total Undergraduates
20171,4061,4512,857
20161,3431,2032,546
20151,3129062,218
20141,2517612,012
20131,2964821,778
20121,2292801,509
20111,1552241,379
201010911791270
20099911421,133

Undergraduate Demographics

  • Percentage of freshman applicants admitted for the 2017-18 academic year: 6.9%
  • Average time to undergraduate degree: 7.89 semesters
  • Percentage of undergraduates who are international students: 15%

Bachelor's Degrees Granted

Number of bachelor's degrees granted for EECS BS and Computer Science BA, by year from 2009-10 to 2016-17

Year

EECS BS

Computer Science BA

Total Bachelor's Degrees

2016-17

392

557

949

2015-16

362

422

784

2014-15

367

330

697

2013-14

407

218

625

2012-13

329

165

493

2011-12

317

115

432

2010-11

263

117

380

2009-10

274

84

358

Number of Graduate Students

Count of number of graduate students for EE, CS, and total, by year from 2007 to 2017
YearEECSTotal Graduate Students
2017462285747
2016374256630
2015383261644
2014359225584
2013316238554
2012319238557
2011321238559
2010310222532
2009316220536
2008303234537
2007304219523

Master's Degrees Granted

The number of Master's degrees granted by degree type and by year, from 2010 to 2017

Year

2 Yr MS

5th Yr MS

MEng

Non-terminal

Total Master's Degrees Granted

2016-17

16

22

28

13

79

2015-16

22

16

32

21

91

2014-15

15

6

58

23

102

2013-14

18

7

18

25

68

2012-13

19

12

N/A

27

58

2011-12

14

9

N/A

23

46

2010-11

11

7

N/A

37

55

2009-10

17

9

N/A

44

70

Ph.D. Degrees Granted

Number of PhD degrees granted for EE, CS, and total by year from 2009-10 to 2016-17

Year

EE

CS

Total PhDs Granted

2016-17

39

29

68

2015-16

32

46

78

2014-15

47

18

65

2013-14

49

41

90

2012-13

39

33

72

2011-12

51

25

76

2010-11

45

31

76

2009-10

36

32

68

Curriculum

Average Starting Salary

Class of 2016

  • Bachelor's: $99,921

Class of 2017

  • Master's: $110,000 - $119,000
  • PhD: $110,000 - $119,000*

*Please note: Ph.D. starting salary averages are lowered by those who begin their careers as postdocs.

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