The University of Arizona reports its employee demographics using a yearly fall census file. A census file is a snapshot of data at a point in time that will not be updated with changing demographics. Census files ensure reliability (historical reports can be replicated) and comparability (especially with other institutions' counts), and produce meaningful trends over time.
- Minority includes African American or Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and 2 or More Races.
- The minority percentage is based upon the known population only: Minority, White, and Nonresident Alien. Employees with unknown race/ethnicity are excluded from the calculation.
- Administrators include president, provost, deans, vice presidents/provosts, chief information officers and all assistant/associate level presidents, provosts and deans, as well as select director titles.
- Other Appointed includes continuing track professionals, directors, postdocs, clinical assistants, and other academic and service professionals.