CEED is committed to the development, recruitment,
retention, and graduation of underrepresented engineering and computing students

Our Mission

The CEED Mission is to work with a community of partners to ensure equity and parity in the K-20 pathways that lead to engineering and computing degrees. CEED’s undergraduate retention approach offers numerous programs and services focused on the personal, academic, and career development of economically disadvantaged and underrepresented engineering and computing students at UCLA.

Our Progress

Supported Student Organizations

Supported Undergraduates

As showcased in the the charts below, UCLA CEED has been able to substantially narrow the retention gap between underrepresented minorities (URM) and non-URM engineering students. The University of California defines URM groups as American Indian, African American, Latino/a, Mexican American, and Pacific Islanders.

*Average percentage of Engineering students who returned for the stated year for the 4 cohorts who entered UCLA as freshman between 2005-09

SOURCE: UCLA Office of Analysis & Information Management (AIM), Fall 2013

*Six-year graduation rate for students in Engineering, Enginnering Technology, and Computing nationally

SOURCE: American Society for Engineering Education, 2012