Facts and Figures

This page contains snapshot of current and historical data related to student, faculty, staff and administration diversity. All info is current as of April 2016. The Office of Institutional Research website has the most up-to-date numbers and dives deeper into the demographics and data points. 

Learn more about President Schill's and Vice President Alex-Assensoh's initiatives to enhance diversity.

Student Data 

Students of Color in Total UO Enrollment

The University of Oregon total enrollment for 2016_2017 was 23,634 students, with 25.6 percent students of color. The 5-year trend, from 2012-13 to 2016-17 saw an increase of students of color from 19.8 percent to 25.6 percent; international students increased from 10.9 percent to 13.2 percent. Enrollment in fall term included 5,966 students of color and 3,123 international students (unduplicated head count). For graduate students, the five year trend was an increase from 12 percent to 17 percent; international students saw an increase from 11 percent to 12 percent. Further information can be found at Student Demographics 2006-07 to 2016-17.

Student Enrollment numbers 2012 to 2016_17

Source: Office of Institutional Research student website. Data can be filtered by school or college. 

Student Demographics by Ethnicity and Gender

Looking closer at students of color in fall 2016, total enrollment included 2,451 Hispanic or Latino students, 1,309 Asian students, 493 black or African American students, 153 American Indian or Alaskan Native students, and 103 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander students. In addition, 3,006 international students and 1,474 students of two or more races were enrolled in that fall. 

All students by race 2006 to 2016_17

Total enrollment in fall 2016 was made up of 53.2 percent females and 46.8 percent males. The gender breakdown of undergraduate and graduate students closely mirrored total enrollment and the 10-year trend remained steady. 

Students by gender, 2006 to 2016_17

Source: Student Demographics 2006_2007 to 2016_2017

Retention and Graduation Rates for Students of Color

Of the first-time student of color freshman who started in fall 2013, 85 percent returned for their second year. Of the students of color who started their freshman year in 2008, 34.8 percent graduated within four years, 61.3 percent graduated in five years, and 64.9 percent graduated within six years. 

2016 retention and graduation

Source: 2-, 3-, and 4-Year Retention and 4-, 5-, and 6-Year Graduation Rates for Students of Color by Race/Ethnicity


Faculty, Staff and Administration Data

The UO employed 6,976 in 2016_2017, with 14.3 percent employees of color. 

Employees by Ethnicity 2007 to 2016_2017

Female employees represented 53.5 percent of the workforce and males represented 46.5 percent. 

Employees by Gender 2007 to 2016_2017

Other employee data may be found at:

For a breakdown of diversity within each school and college, visit the Office of Institutional Research personnel website. Select the "Faculty by School/College" or "Staff by School/College" tab along the top to look at employee of color or gender data for the selected school or college.