Student Financial Aid

Available Data

Cal Answers Student Data Dashboards Map

Student Data dashboards provide Cal Answers users with the ability to view and analyze student data in order to answer questions and improve decision making. The student data dashboards currently available in Cal Answers...

How do I select multiple filter values in the dashboard prompts at the same time?

Single vs. Multi-Select

Prompts with a checkmark allow you to select one value.

Prompts with checkboxes allow you to select multiple values.

select multiple items

Enter Multiple Codes or Numeric Values

When you want to select multiple numeric values and you know the codes, it isn’t necessary to select them from a drop-down list. You can type or paste them into the prompt separated...

Which student data dashboards and reports include Graduate student data?

Most of the student dashboards include Graduate student data. These dashboards in the Student Demographics & Outcomes subject area do not include Graduate Student data:

Graduation, Retention and Time to Degree Multiple Majors

Check out the Cal Answers Student Data Subject Areas, Dashboards & Filters Map job aid. Reports with an * include undergraduate data only. All other reports include both Graduate or Undergraduate student data.

Where can I find report documentation and data dictionaries for each of the student data subject areas?

The Overview tab of each dashboard has links to wiki documentation that explains the dashboard reports and a data dictionary that explains the columns used in the prompts and reports.

Change to Student Ethnicity Reporting

March 31, 2021

Working with the VC-Equity & Inclusion's office, we have implemented a change in how the Pacific Islander ethnicity category rolls up in Cal Answers student reporting. Rather than appearing under the "Asian/Pacific Islander" level 1 ethnicity category, the group will now be under "Underrepresented Minority." In addition, the level 1 category of "Asian/Pacific Islander" will change to "Asian". To ensure that trend reporting continues to work correctly, this change will apply to all historical data for both undergraduate and graduate students in Cal Answers. Note that no level 2 or level...

December Community of Practice - Data for Grant Writing, 12.14.18

December 6, 2018

Join us for the December Cal Answers Student Data Community of Practice session on using data in support of grant writing.

Christopher Hunn, Director of Undergraduate Instruction, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Andrew Eppig, Institutional Research Analyst from the Office of Equity & Inclusion will share their experiences using data in support of grant writing. ...

Major Pipeline Analysis, part 2 of 2, September CoP Session Friday, 9.14.18 @ 1 pm

September 10, 2018
Pipeline Analysis, part 2 of 2 this Friday, September 14, 2018, @ 1:00 pm in Doe Library, room 308A

Pipeline Analysis, part 2 of 2

Come out to learn about the basics of analyzing the Major migration of our students from our...

NEW Student Financial Aid Subject Area in Cal Answers

May 17, 2018
Cal Answers Financial Aid dashboards moved to new Student Financial Aid subject area The Financial Aid and Scholarship team partnered with Cal Answers to create a new subject area, Student Financial Aid, to accommodate data from both the Student Information Systems (SIS) and the legacy system ProSAM. We moved the existing Cal Answers Student Financial Aid and Student Affordabilitydashboards (previously found under the subject area Student Financials) into the new subject area. You can use these dashboards to answer questions such as: What are sources of student support? How...

Now Enrolling! 2 Cal Answers Basic Navigation Training Session in May

April 24, 2018
Want to learn how to navigate the Cal Answers student data subject areas to access, format and print your data tables? Student Data* Basic Navigation Training


Our Berkeley @ April Cal Answers Student Data Community of Practice

April 9, 2018

Our Berkeley, telling the Berkeley story with data

Friday, April 13, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm
University Hall, room 150

Come out for a live demo of Our Berkeley, a website of public-facing, interactive data visualizations and narratives on the major dimensions of our university with comparisons to peer institutions as benchmarks. Office of Planning and Analysis’ Institutional Research Analyst, Noam Manor and Data Visualization and...