OAA Demographics

While any student may disclose disability at any point during the semester, we have found it helpful to take a “snapshot” of students who have gone through this process and been determined eligible to request reasonable accommodations with the broader campus community. This information may be of interest to those planning their curriculum to include their students with disabilities; it’s also being provided directly for the support of people with disabilities, a reminder that you are not alone.

Census Date: August 27, 2021

  • Total number of students registered with OAA

  • Total number of (active) students registered with OAA: 494
  • Total number of students requesting accommodation in Fall 2021 (as of 8/27/2021): 342
  • Disability Types (attending Fall 2021):

  • ADHD: 106
  • Autism: 23
  • Deaf and Hearing Impaired: 6
  • Psychological Disability: 119
  • Specific Learning Disability: 28
  • Visual Impairment: 4
  • Other Health Impaired or Chronic Illness: 61

Note: These figures reflect primary conditions only. Students may disclose, and receive accommodations, for secondary conditions. For example, while 23 students have listed Autism as their primary diagnosis, 4 students have reported this condition as a non-primary condition for which they are requesting accommodation; 6 students have reported Hearing Impairments as primary, and 2 more report this condition as secondary.

  • Racial Demographics

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 7
  • Black: 16
  • White (not of Hispanic origin) : 215
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 14
  • Spanish Culture or Origin: 17
  • Other: 2
  • Prefer not to say*: 6

* These figures are drawn through an optional, voluntary identification process; students who do not provide this information are not included in the data provided above. Students who select “Prefer not to say,” are represented here.