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) - 2017

CSRankings

U.S. and global overall ranking (2017): 3

  • Theory: 1
    crypography(3), algorithms & complexity(7)
  • Artificial Intelligence: 3
    computer vision(2), machine learning(3), natural language processing(5)
  • Systems: 6
    computer security(3), design automation(3), operating systems(4), software engineering(6), computer networks(8)
  • Interdisciplinary Areas: 6
    robotics(2)

CSRankings: Number of publications at top* CS venues in 2017

*Venues which CSRankings determined to be the most impactful and selective conferences for each area.

Number of Undergraduate Students

<a name="undergrads"></a>Count of number of undergraduate students for EE, CS, and total, by year from 2009 to 2017

Year

EECS BS Program

Computer Science BA Program (juniors/seniors only)

Total Undergraduates

2017

1,406

1,451

2,857

2016

1,343

1,203

2,546

2015

1,312

906

2,218

2014

1,251

761

2,012

2013

1,296

482

1,778

2012

1,229

280

1,509

2011

1,155

224

1,379

2010

1091

179

1270

2009

991

142

1,133

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

<a name="grads"></a>Count of number of graduate students for EE, CS, and total, by year from 2007 to 2017

Year

EE

CS

Total Graduate Students

2017

462

285

747

2016

374

256

630

2015

383

261

644

2014

359

225

584

2013

316

238

554

2012

319

238

557

2011

321

238

559

2010

310

222

532

2009

316

220

536

2008

303

234

537

2007

304

219

523

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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