Chenming Hu receiving National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama in 2016

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.


  • Number of research areas: 20
  • Number of EECS-affiliated centers and labs: over 70
  • 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

EECS Total Enrollment/College and Campus Comparison (Fall 2022)

EECS Total Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 1,712

L&S Computer Science Total Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 1,994

UC Berkeley Total Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 32,479

EECS Total Graduate Student Enrollment: 757

UC Berkeley Total Graduate Student Enrollment: 12,828


EECS Total Undergraduate Enrollment (Fall 2022) L&S Computer Science Total Undergraduate Enrollment (Fall 2022) UC Berkeley Total Undergraduate Enrollment (Fall 2022) EECS Total Grad Enrollment (Fall 2022) UC Berkeley Total Grad Enrollment (Fall 2022)
CA Resident 69% 62% 74% 40% 38%
Domestic Non-resident 17% 20% 14% 10% 14%
International 14% 19% 12% 50% 31%
Female 23% 26% 55% 24% 48%
Male 76% 74% 44% 75% 50%
Underrepresented Minority (URM)** 13% 5% 24% 6% 16%
Non-URM 73% 77% 64% 44% 54%
First-generation (4-year degree) 20% 11% 29%* NA NA
Pell Grant Recipient 17% 12% 27% NA NA
Grant Recipient 27% 23% 43% NA NA
International/Degree Status-ineligible 14% 19% 12% 50% 50%

*UCB first-gen data is for 2021 only

**URM refers to African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander. International students are not included in the URM data.


Other Metrics

Many distinguished EE Alumni and CS Alumni including 9 ACM A.M. Turing Award winners: Ken Thompson, Niklaus Wirth, Butler Lampson, Douglas Engelbart, Jim Gray, Leonard Adleman, Charles Thacker, Silvio Micali, and Shafi Goldwasser