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 2019-2020). LMU's demographic data as a university can found here.

  • 559 students participated in one or more ORCA programs in AY 19-20.

    Top 6 Majors: Biochemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Political Science, Psychology, Theatre Arts.

    College

    • CBA: 4.18%
    • CFA: 8.91%
    • SFTV: 7.24%
    • BCLA: 29.81%
    • CSE: 49.86%

    Class Year

    • First-Year: 4.74%
    • Sophomore: 15.04%
    • Junior: 20.33%
    • Senior: 59.89%

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Asian: 10.86%
    • Black or African American: 7.52%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 27.02%
    • White: 43.45%
    • Multi-Race: 5.57%
    • Non Resident/International: 5.01%

    First Generation:  13.65%

  • 121 students participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in AY 2019-2020.

    Top 6 Majors: Biology, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Film and Television Production, Psychology, Sociology.

    College

    • CBA: 4.96%
    • CFA: 7.44%
    • SFTV: 8.26%
    • BCLA: 27.27%
    • CSE: 52.07%

    Class Year

    • Sophomore: 14.05%
    • Junior: 28.10%
    • Senior: 57.85%

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Asian: 14%
    • Black or African American: 6.61%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 22.31%
    • White: 45.45%
    • Multi-Race: 7.44%
    • Non Resident/International: 56.61%

    First Generation:  14.88%

  • 11 students participated in the Independent Undergraduate Research Program in AY 2019-2020.

    Included Majors: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Economics, Communication Studies, Film and Television Production, Women's and Gender Studies.

    College

    • CFA: 9.09%
    • SFTV: 9.09%
    • BCLA: 45.45%
    • CSE: 36.36%

    Class Year

    • First-Year: 27.27%
    • Sophomore: 18.18%
    • Junior: 36.36%
    • Senior: 18.18%

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Asian: 2%
    • Black or African American: 36.36%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 18.18%
    • White: 9.09%
    • Multi-Race: 18.18%

    First Generation:  9.09%

  • 22 students participated in the Independent Undergraduate Research Program in Fall 2019.

    Included Majors: Accounting, Biochemistry, Biology, Electrical Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Health and Human Sciences, Humanities, Modern Languages, Mechanical Engineering.

    College

    • CBA: 13.64%
    • BCLA: 54.55%
    • CSE: 31.82%

    Class Year

    • First-Year: 27.27%
    • Sophomore: 18.18%
    • Junior: 18.18%
    • Senior: 36.36%

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Asian: 9.09%
    • Black or African American: 22.73%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 31.82%
    • White: 18.18%
    • Multi-Race: 13.64%
    • Non Resident/International: 4.55%

    First Generation:  27.27%

  • 270 students participated in the 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (held virtually for the first time!).

    Top 6 Majors: Biochemistry, Biology, Computer Science,  Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Theatre Arts.

    College

    • CBA: 4.07%
    • CFA: 9.26%
    • SFTV: 5.93%
    • BCLA: 30.74%
    • CSE: 50%

    Class Year

    • First-Year: 2.96%
    • Sophomore: 10.74%
    • Junior: 15.56%
    • Senior: 70.74%

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Asian: 10.37%
    • Black or African American: 7.04%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 29.26%
    • White: 43.33%
    • Multi-Race: 4.81%
    • Non Resident/International: 4/44%

    First Generation:  14.44%

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

    Top 9 Majors: Biochemistry, Biology, Computer Science,  Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Economics, English, International Relations, Psychology.

    College

    • CBA: 5.80%
    • CFA: 10.14%
    • SOE: 5.8%
    • SFTV: 5.07%
    • BCLA: 38.41%
    • CSE: 32.61%

    Class Year

    • First-Year: 4.35%
    • Sophomore: 9.42%
    • Junior: 23.19%
    • Senior: 43.48%
    • Graduate: 17.39%

    Race/Ethnicity

    • Asian: 12.32%
    • Black or African American: 7.25%
    • Hispanic or Latino: 23.19%
    • White: 39.13%
    • Multi-Race: 6.52%
    • Non Resident/International: 10.14%

    First Generation:  13.04%