University of California-Irvine

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,502

2.51% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,944

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

36.5%

85,092 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

35,242

97.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

84.9%

4,329 Graduates

About

University of California-Irvine is a higher education institution located in Orange County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of California-Irvine were Social Psychology (648 degrees awarded), Other Public Health (560 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (556 degrees).

In 2017, 9,604 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Irvine. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were asian (3,242 degrees), 1.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2136 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Irvine is $11,502, which is $-14,998 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Irvine is $11,502, which is $-14,998 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,944.

In 2017, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,502

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of California-Irvine was $11,502. The cost of tuition at University of California-Irvine is $-14,998 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,944

2017 Value

1.19%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of California-Irvine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,944. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of California-Irvine grew by 1.19%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,622

Room and Board

$1,766

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Irvine was of $11,622 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,766. The cost of room and board increased by 3.88% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.972% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at University of California-Irvine received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.94% with respect to 2016, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

1.8%

2016 Default Rate

91

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Irvine was 1.8%, which represents 91 out of the 5064 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of California-Irvine received 85,092 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.35% annual growth. Out of those 85,092 applicants, 31,063 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36.5% acceptance rate.

There were 35,242 students enrolled at University of California-Irvine in 2017, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Irvine has an overall enrollment yield of 21.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

31,063

Accepted Out of 85,092

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Irvine was 36.5% (31,063 admissions from 85,092 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 40.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 9.35%, while admissions declined by -1.79%.

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SAT Scores

86%

Submission Percentage

5,649

Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Irvine in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Irvine has a total enrollment of 35,242 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Irvine is 34,452 students and the part-time enrollment is 790. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at University of California-Irvine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Irvine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.5% Asian, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 17% White, 3.73% Two or More Races, 1.95% Black or African American, 0.261% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0681% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Irvine in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Female (19.1%), followed by Asian Male (16.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (17.1%), followed by White Female (15.1%) and Asian Female (8.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Irvine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35,242 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Irvine is 34,452 and the part-time enrollment is 790. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at University of California-Irvine are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of California-Irvine was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of California-Irvine had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    11,451

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8,422

  3. White

    5,996

The enrolled student population at University of California-Irvine is 32.5% Asian, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 17% White, 3.73% Two or More Races, 1.95% Black or African American, 0.261% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0681% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 642 students (1.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 806 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Irvine. The majority of degree recipients at University of California-Irvine are asian (3,242 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2136 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Irvine is Social Psychology (648 degrees awarded), followed by Other Public Health (560 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (556 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-Irvine, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (1,549 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,243 degrees), and Physical Sciences (279 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Other managers (678,391 people), Physicians (542,343 people), Software developers (429,102 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (411,687 people), and Postsecondary teachers (382,141 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Social Sciences (1,549 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,243 degrees), Physical Sciences (279 degrees), Biology (791 degrees), and Psychology (873 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Social Sciences (1,549 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,243 degrees), Physical Sciences (279 degrees), Biology (791 degrees), and Psychology (873 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (845,559 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (812,648 people), Elementary & secondary schools (785,299 people), Computer Systems Design (625,997 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (485,572 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Social Sciences (1,549 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,243 degrees), Physical Sciences (279 degrees), Biology (791 degrees), and Psychology (873 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of California-Irvine.

Most Common

  1. 648 degrees awarded

  2. 560 degrees awarded

  3. 556 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Irvine was Social Psychology with 648 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,399

  2. 5,205

In 2017, 4,399 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Irvine, which is 0.845 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,205).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 434 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Irvine in Computer Science, which is 4.82 times more than the 90 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 500 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Irvine in Social Psychology, which is 3.16 times more than the 158 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%

100% Completion Time

88%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 72% of students graduating from University of California-Irvine completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 88% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 89% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (91.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Irvine is Female and Asian (91.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.02% of graduates (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    3,242 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,136 degrees awarded

  3. White

    1,940 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Irvine is asian (3,242 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2136 degrees).

2.3% of degree recipients (221 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Asian Female

    1,810 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Male

    1,432 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,323 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-Irvine is asian female (1,810 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (1,432 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Irvine has an endowment valued at nearly $373M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $27.6M (7.39%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of California-Irvine had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-Irvine employs 617 Professors, 252 Associate professors, and 233 Lecturers. Most academics at University of California-Irvine are Male Professors (435), Female Professors(182), and Male Associate professors (136).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Irvine are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1135 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 533 employees, and Research with 482 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$373M

2017 Endowment

15.1%

growth from 2016

University of California-Irvine has an endowment valued at about $373M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Irvine grew 15.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $86.5M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $201M - Federal

  2. $18.2M - State

  3. $2.9M - Local

As of 2017, University of California-Irvine received $201M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $18.2M from state grants and contracts, and $2.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.34B

2017 Salaries

9.91%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of California-Irvine paid a median of $1.34B in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 9.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.87% growth from 2015 and a 4.79% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$176M

Instructional Salaries

1,283

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of California-Irvine paid a total of $176M to 1,283 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

617 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1135 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Irvine were Professor with 617 employees; Associate professor with 252 employees; and Associate professor with 233 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Irvine were Business and Financial Operations with 1,135 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 533 employees; and Research with 482 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Irvine was Male Professor with 435 employees, Female Professor with 182 employees, and Male Associate professor with 136 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of California-Irvine.

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