ORCA by the Numbers

Demographic Data

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of ORCA's mission. We are committed to inclusive excellence, and to increasing engagement from LMU's entire student body, including first-generation college students and students from historically underrepresented groups. In order to be as transparent as possible, below are the demographic breakdowns for all ORCA programs for the past academic year (AY 2020-21). LMU's demographic data as a university can found here.

  • 619 students participated in one or more ORCA programs in AY 20-21.

    Most represented majors: Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Film and Television Production, Psychology.

    College

    • CBA: 7.4%
    • CFA: 9.5%
    • SFTV: 8.6%
    • BCLA: 31.4%
    • CSE: 41.1%
    • SOE: 2%

    Class Year

    • First-Year: 6.37%
    • Sophomore: 12.7%
    • Junior: 22.4%
    • Senior: 52.6%
    • Graduate: 5.5%

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Asian: 11.7%
    • Black or African American: 8.2%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 26.7%
    • White: 40%
    • Multi-Race: 8.4%
    • Non Resident/International: 5.75%

    First Generation: 10.9%

  • 105 students participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in AY 2020-2021.

    Most represented majors: Biology, Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Film and Television Production, Psychology, and Screenwriting.

    College

    • CBA: 2.9%
    • CFA: 4.8%
    • SFTV: 12.4%
    • BCLA: 26.7%
    • CSE: 53%

    Class Year

    • First-Year: 2%
    • Sophomore: 12.4%
    • Junior: 27.6%
    • Senior: 58%

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Asian: 11.43%
    • Black or African American: 5.71%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 27.62%
    • White: 40%
    • Multi-Race: 11.43%
    • Non Resident/International: 3.81%

    First Generation:  3.81%

  • 14 students participated in the Independent Undergraduate Research Program in AY 2020-2021.

    Most represented majors: Physics and Screenwriting.

    College

    • CBA: 28.57%
    • CFA: 14.3%
    • SFTV: 28.57%
    • BCLA: 21.4%
    • CSE: 53%

    Class Year

    • First-Year: 14.3%
    • Sophomore: 28.6%
    • Junior: 21.4%
    • Senior: 35.7%

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Black or African American: 14.29%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 14.29%
    • White: 50%
    • Multi-Race: 7.14%

    First Generation:  7%

  • 68 students participated in the Research Learning Community during AY 20-21.

    Most represented majors: Biology. Civil Engineering, Info  Systems and Business Analytics, Political Science, and Film and Television Production, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, English.

    College

    • CBA: 4.4%
    • CFA: 2.9%
    • SFTV: 5.9%
    • BCLA: 42.6%
    • CSE: 44%

    Class Year

    • First-Year: 23.5%
    • Sophomore: 33.8%
    • Junior: 29.4%
    • Senior: 13.2 %

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Asian: 10.3%
    • Black or African American: 7.4%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 32.4%
    • White: 38.2%
    • Multi-Race: 4.4%
    • Non Resident/International: 7.4%

    First Generation:  16%

  • 201 students participated in the Virtual 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in AY 20-21.

    Most represented majors: Biology, Computer Science, Dance, Political Science, Psychology, Studio  Arts.

    College

    • CBA: 3%
    • CFA: 15.9%
    • SFTV: 5.47%
    • BCLA: 28.9%
    • CSE: 46.8%
    • SOE: 4.3%

    Class Year

    • First-Year: 3%
    • Sophomore: 8.5%
    • Junior: 13.4%
    • Senior: 51.7%

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Asian: 10.95%
    • Black or African American: 9.45%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 23.4%
    • White: 41.8%
    • Multi-Race: 8.96%
    • Non Resident/International: 5.47%

    First Generation:  11.9%

  • 231 students participated in the Rains Research Assistant Program in AY 20-21.

    Most represented majors: Biology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, English and Finance, Mechanical Engineering, International Relations, Film and Television Production and Psychology.

    College

    • CBA: 11.6%
    • CFA: 4.7%
    • SFTV: 8.6%
    • BCLA: 37.8%
    • CSE: 33%
    • SOE: 4.3%

    Class Year

    • First-Year: 10.3%
    • Sophomore: 20.2%
    • Junior: 27.47%
    • Senior: 29.61%
    • Graduate: 11.6%

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Asian: 13.73%
    • Black or African American: 8.58%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 25%
    • White: 40.7%
    • Multi-Race: 6%
    • Non Resident/International: 5.6%

    First Generation:  12%