University of California-Berkeley

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,502
2.51% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$18,530
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
17.1%
85,044 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
41,891
93% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
91.1%
4,018 Graduates

About

University of California-Berkeley is a higher education institution located in Alameda County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of California-Berkeley were General Economics (615 degrees awarded), Cellular & Molecular Biology (571 degrees), and Computer Science (556 degrees).

In 2017, 12,673 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Berkeley. 50.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,707 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3566 degrees).

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

About the photo: UC Berkeley Campanile aka Sather Tower.

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Berkeley 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 $18,530.

In 2017, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 24% 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-Berkeley was $11,502. The cost of tuition at University of California-Berkeley 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

$18,530
2017 Value
7.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of California-Berkeley had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,530. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of California-Berkeley grew by 7.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,469
Room and Board
$1,262
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Berkeley was of $13,469 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,262. The cost of room and board increased by 3.72% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
24%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at University of California-Berkeley received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5% with respect to 2016, when 60% 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.
2%
2016 Default Rate
91
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Berkeley was 2%, which represents 91 out of the 4542 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of California-Berkeley received 85,044 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.01% annual growth. Out of those 85,044 applicants, 14,549 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 17.1% acceptance rate.

There were 41,891 students enrolled at University of California-Berkeley in 2017, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Berkeley has an overall enrollment yield of 43.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

17.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
14,549
Accepted Out of 85,044

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Berkeley was 17.1% (14,549 admissions from 85,044 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 16.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.01%, while admissions grew by 4.11%.

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SAT Scores

73%
Submission Percentage
4,674
Scores Submitted

73% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Berkeley in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Berkeley has a total enrollment of 41,891 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Berkeley is 38,952 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,939. This means that 93% of students enrolled at University of California-Berkeley are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Berkeley, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29% Asian, 28.6% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.33% Two or More Races, 1.98% Black or African American, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0931% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of California-Berkeley in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Female (17.9%), followed by Asian Male (17.2%) and White Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (18.3%), followed by White Female (18.3%) and Asian Female (6.58%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Berkeley, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41,891 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Berkeley is 38,952 and the part-time enrollment is 2,939. This means that 93% of students enrolled at University of California-Berkeley are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
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-Berkeley was 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of California-Berkeley had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    12,158
  2. White
    11,970
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5,660

The enrolled student population at University of California-Berkeley is 29% Asian, 28.6% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.33% Two or More Races, 1.98% Black or African American, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0931% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 2,173 students (5.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 91 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Berkeley. The majority of degree recipients at University of California-Berkeley are white (3,707 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3566 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Berkeley is General Economics (615 degrees awarded), followed by Cellular & Molecular Biology (571 degrees) and Computer Science (556 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-Berkeley, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (291 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (437 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (211 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of California-Berkeley are Architects, except landscape and naval (87,105 people), Other managers (82,216 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (70,157 people), Postsecondary teachers (66,147 people), and Software developers (50,436 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Berkeley are Architecture and Related Services (291 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (437 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (211 degrees), Math & Statistics (599 degrees), and Legal (790 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of California-Berkeley are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Sales managers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of California-Berkeley are Architecture and Related Services (291 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (437 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (211 degrees), Math & Statistics (599 degrees), and Legal (790 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-Berkeley are Architectural, engineering & related services (156,841 people), Elementary & secondary schools (135,183 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (114,459 people), Computer Systems Design (77,718 people), and Construction (58,495 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Berkeley are Architecture and Related Services (291 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (437 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (211 degrees), Math & Statistics (599 degrees), and Legal (790 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-Berkeley.
Most Common
  1. 615 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 571 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 556 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Berkeley was General Economics with 615 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 6,291
  2. 6,382

In 2017, 6,291 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Berkeley, which is 0.986 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,382).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 588 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Berkeley in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.57 times more than the 375 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 375 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Berkeley in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.638 times less than the 588 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
92%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 73% of students graduating from University of California-Berkeley completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 92% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% 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 (94.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Berkeley is Female and Asian (94.8% 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, 1.57% of graduates (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,707 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    3,566 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,398 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Berkeley is white (3,707 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3566 degrees).

5.57% of degree recipients (706 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,905 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    1,874 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    1,802 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-Berkeley is white male (1,905 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (1,874 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Berkeley has an endowment valued at nearly $1.91B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $121M (6.34%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of California-Berkeley had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-Berkeley employs 877 Professors, 315 Associate professors, and 263 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of California-Berkeley are Male Professors (638), Female Professors(239), and Male Associate professors (173).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Berkeley are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1619 employees, Research, with 1364 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 987 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.91B
2017 Endowment
11.1%
growth from 2016

University of California-Berkeley has an endowment valued at about $1.91B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Berkeley grew 11.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.62B 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. $378M - Federal
  2. $79.6M - State
  3. $13M - Local

As of 2017, University of California-Berkeley received $378M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $79.6M from state grants and contracts, and $13M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.22B
2017 Salaries
4.92%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of California-Berkeley paid a median of $1.22B in salaries, which represents NaNB% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 4.92% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.981% decline from 2015 and a 6.23% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$261M
Instructional Salaries
1,728
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of California-Berkeley paid a total of $261M to 1,728 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.4% 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
877 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1619 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Berkeley were Professor with 877 employees; Associate professor with 315 employees; and Associate professor with 263 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Berkeley were Business and Financial Operations with 1,619 employees; Research with 1,364 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 987 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-Berkeley was Male Professor with 638 employees, Female Professor with 239 employees, and Male Associate professor with 173 employees.

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

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