Grad Division snapshot: a dozen years in four pages Published: May 15, 2011 By: Dick Cortén Ahead of the Curve The Graduate Division has just produced an updated summary of its activities and accomplishments, with a dozen-year-long perspective. It’s called “Ahead of the Curve,” and some of its highlights include the following: Berkeley continues to reap the most NSF, Ford Foundation Diversity, and NCER STAR graduate fellowships in the nation. Applications have grown 46 percent and enrollment has grown 20 percent since 2000 (not counting Law). Efforts to improve diversity among academic doctoral students show good results in most areas. Over the past decade, Berkeley has awarded the highest number of Ph.D.s (in non-education fields) in the nation to students who are historically underrepresented in graduate education. Technological innovations (such as GradCycle, GLOW, online admissions and applicant review, online fellowships review) continue to streamline the workload of graduate program staff and faculty, as well as saving time and effort for prospective and current students. Compared to 2000, the Graduate Division now serves 51 percent more students per staff FTE with a reduced cost of 28 percent in constant dollars. The “Ahead of the Curve” report, in full detail, is available online.