Statistics & Data Hub

The Statistics & Data Hub brings together different sources of publicly-available data to support PIs and Departments in creating their BPC Plans. The Tools section contains web apps that summarize some of these public datasets and links to other similar tools from the computing community. The Data section lists other useful public datasets, allowing PIs and Departments to access data more specific to their context.


Overview of Patterns of Underrepresentation in Computing

The following communities have documented patterns of underrepresentation in computing and closely-related disciplines: People who identify as disabled, women, Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and/or Other Pacific Islanders. 

According to the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, only 9.9% of 2021 doctorate recipients in computer and information sciences identified as having a disability in 2021 (see Figure 7-10). Outside of science and engineering disciplines, disabled people represent 13.3% of doctoral recipients. More information is available about challenges in collecting data regarding students with disabilities (link).

According to 2021 graduation data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS, see summary data and by gender and by race/ethnicity), the representation of the following communities among undergraduate degree recipients in computing and closely-related fields are lower than their representation among other undergraduate degree earners in the US: women (21% in computing vs. 59% overall), Black students (8% in computing vs. 10% overall), Hispanic students (11% in computing vs. 16% overall), American Indian or Alaska Native students (0.2% in computing vs. 0.5% overall), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students (0.20% in computing vs. 0.21% overall).

BPCnet BPC Indicators Report

BPCnet publishes a report that contains summaries of data on computing degrees awarded from Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and on early career faculty from the CRA Taulbee Survey. The focus of this report is to display racial/ethnic and gender composition of individuals who were awarded higher education degrees in computing and early career faculty in higher education.


Click one of the below images to access tools that display disaggregated data for computing or engineering degree recipients at your institution and K-12 enrollment, along with state and national data for additional context. These data can be included in your BPC Plan.

IPEDS degrees awarded in computing-related programs
IPEDS degrees awarded in engineering-related programs
CCD K-12 enrollment

Other tools from the computing community for accessing IPEDS degree completion data specific to computing include:

Downloadable Datasets

Interested in recent computing or engineering degrees awarded nationally? Download a dataset of summarized IPEDS data:

Public Datasets

These initiatives release many public datasets that report data for populations defined by NSF CISE as underrepresented in computing. These may serve as other good sources of data to include in your BPC Plan:

Do you know of other public data initiatives that should be included on this list? Contact us to let us know!

BPC Shared Measures

BPC Alliances worked together as part of the “BPC-DP: Developing Shared Measures Among the BPC Community” project to explore and agree on a shared measurement framework. This project was funded by the National Science Foundation as a BPC demonstration project (NSF award 2137842) and was built on prior data collection efforts. Click the button below to learn more about the BPC Shared Measures Project led by CRA and SageFox Consulting Group, and to access the data collection templates and technical reports.