University of California-Davis

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,502
2.51% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$16,466
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.67%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
43.4%
70,952 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
37,380
96.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
85.2%
3,969 Graduates

About

University of California-Davis is a higher education institution located in Yolo County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of California-Davis were Other Research & Experimental Psychology (736 degrees awarded), General Economics (562 degrees), and Business & Managerial Economics (558 degrees).

In 2017, 10,502 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Davis. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,403 degrees), 1.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3092 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Davis 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-Davis 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 $16,466.

In 2017, 67% 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-Davis was $11,502. The cost of tuition at University of California-Davis 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

$16,466
2017 Value
2.66%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of California-Davis had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,466. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of California-Davis grew by 2.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,722
Room and Board
$1,601
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Davis was of $11,722 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,601. The cost of room and board increased by 2.58% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.59% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of California-Davis received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.47% with respect to 2016, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.67%
2016 Default Rate
91
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Davis was 1.67%, which represents 91 out of the 5456 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of California-Davis received 70,952 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.5% annual growth. Out of those 70,952 applicants, 30,762 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.4% acceptance rate.

There were 37,380 students enrolled at University of California-Davis in 2017, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Davis has an overall enrollment yield of 19.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
30,762
Accepted Out of 70,952

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Davis was 43.4% (30,762 admissions from 70,952 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 42.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.5%, while admissions grew by 6.15%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
4,766
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Davis in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Davis has a total enrollment of 37,380 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Davis is 36,047 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,333. This means that 96.4% of students enrolled at University of California-Davis are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Davis, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28.8% White, 25.5% Asian, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.05% Two or More Races, 2.24% Black or African American, 0.369% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Davis in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Female (17.3%), followed by White Female (14.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.8%), followed by White Male (19%) and Asian Female (7.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Davis, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37,380 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Davis is 36,047 and the part-time enrollment is 1,333. This means that 96.4% of students enrolled at University of California-Davis are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
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-Davis was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of California-Davis had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,777
  2. Asian
    9,538
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7,210

The enrolled student population at University of California-Davis is 28.8% White, 25.5% Asian, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.05% Two or More Races, 2.24% Black or African American, 0.369% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.179% 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1656 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Davis. The majority of degree recipients at University of California-Davis are white (3,403 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3092 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Davis is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (736 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (562 degrees) and Business & Managerial Economics (558 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-Davis, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (558 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (168 degrees), and Biology (1,591 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-Davis are Physicians (386,878 people), Postsecondary teachers (153,648 people), Other managers (145,179 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (142,905 people), and Other Physical Scientists (91,763 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Davis are Agriculture (558 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (168 degrees), Biology (1,591 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (258 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (277 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-Davis are Surgeons, Sales managers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of California-Davis are Agriculture (558 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (168 degrees), Biology (1,591 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (258 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (277 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-Davis are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (464,580 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (338,558 people), Elementary & secondary schools (266,329 people), Offices of physicians (177,765 people), and Scientific research & development services (127,555 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Davis are Agriculture (558 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (168 degrees), Biology (1,591 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (258 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (277 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-Davis.
Most Common
  1. 736 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 562 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 558 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Davis was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 736 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 4,423
  2. 6,079

In 2017, 4,423 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Davis, which is 0.728 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,079).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 355 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Davis in General Economics, which is 1.58 times more than the 224 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 565 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Davis in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 3.3 times more than the 171 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 58% of students graduating from University of California-Davis completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% within 200%.

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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-Davis 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, 1.16% of graduates (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,403 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    3,092 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,693 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Davis is white (3,403 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3092 degrees).

1.7% of degree recipients (179 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,936 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    1,808 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    1,467 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-Davis is white female (1,936 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (1,808 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Davis has an endowment valued at nearly $406M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $74.7M (18.4%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of California-Davis had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-Davis employs 871 Professors, 327 Assistant professors, and 315 Associate professors. Most academics at University of California-Davis are Male Professors (608), Female Professors(263), and Male Assistant professors (177).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Davis are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1286 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1197 employees, and Research with 994 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$406M
2017 Endowment
22.7%
growth from 2016

University of California-Davis has an endowment valued at about $406M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Davis grew 22.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $119M 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. $397M - Federal
  2. $132M - State
  3. $18.2M - Local

As of 2017, University of California-Davis received $397M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $132M from state grants and contracts, and $18.2M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.19B
2017 Salaries
9.29%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of California-Davis paid a median of $2.19B in salaries, which represents NaNB% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 9.29% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.85% growth from 2015 and a 5.43% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$243M
Instructional Salaries
1,775
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of California-Davis paid a total of $243M to 1,775 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.1% 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
871 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1286 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Davis were Professor with 871 employees; Assistant professor with 327 employees; and Assistant professor with 315 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Davis were Business and Financial Operations with 1,286 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,197 employees; and Research with 994 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Davis was Male Professor with 608 employees, Female Professor with 263 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 177 employees.

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

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