University of California-Irvine

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,442
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,106
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.49%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
29.9%
97,938 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
36,303
97.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
85%
4,606 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 Computer Science (805 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (770 degrees), and Business & Managerial Economics (696 degrees).

In 2020, 11,637 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 most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (3,680 degrees), 1.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2712 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Irvine is $11,442, which is $−17,187 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Irvine is $11,442, which is $−17,187 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,106.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,442
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of California-Irvine was $11,442. The cost of tuition at University of California-Irvine is $−17,187 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$13,106
2020 Value
14.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of California-Irvine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,106. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of California-Irvine grew by 14.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,498
Room and Board
$1,390
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Irvine was of $14,498 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,390. The cost of room and board increased by 4.73% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.98% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
28%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at University of California-Irvine received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.52% with respect to 2019, when 63% 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.
1.49%
2018 Default Rate
76
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Irvine was 1.49%, which represents 76 out of the 5090 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of California-Irvine received 97,938 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.48% annual growth. Out of those 97,938 applicants, 29,301 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 29.9% acceptance rate.

There were 36,303 students enrolled at University of California-Irvine in 2020, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Irvine has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

29.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
29,301
Accepted Out of 97,938

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Irvine was 29.9% (29,301 admissions from 97,938 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 26.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 2.48%, while admissions grew by 15.5%.

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SAT Scores

91%
Submission Percentage
5,235
Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Irvine in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Irvine has a total enrollment of 36,303 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Irvine is 35,319 students and the part-time enrollment is 984. This means that 97.3% 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 34% Asian, 23% Hispanic or Latino, 16% White, 4.52% Two or More Races, 2.12% Black or African American, 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0771% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Irvine in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (19.6%), followed by Asian Male (17.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (14.7%), followed by White Male (14.6%) and Asian Female (9.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Irvine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36,303 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Irvine is 35,319 and the part-time enrollment is 984. This means that 97.3% of students enrolled at University of California-Irvine are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
2020 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 (84.5%), 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
    12,330
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8,332
  3. White
    5,797

The enrolled student population at University of California-Irvine is 34% Asian, 23% Hispanic or Latino, 16% White, 4.52% Two or More Races, 2.12% Black or African American, 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0771% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 663 students (1.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 969 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Irvine. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of California-Irvine is asian (3,680 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2712 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Irvine is Computer Science (805 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (770 degrees) and Business & Managerial Economics (696 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 Math & Statistics (431 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,692 degrees), and Physical Sciences (373 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 (628,221 people), Software developers (563,082 people), Physicians (506,709 people), Postsecondary teachers (373,802 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (366,344 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Math & Statistics (431 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,692 degrees), Physical Sciences (373 degrees), Engineering (1,402 degrees), and Biology (1,009 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, Other financial specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Math & Statistics (431 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,692 degrees), Physical Sciences (373 degrees), Engineering (1,402 degrees), and Biology (1,009 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 (779,605 people), Computer Systems Design (693,722 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (636,485 people), Elementary & secondary schools (569,466 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (498,941 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Math & Statistics (431 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,692 degrees), Physical Sciences (373 degrees), Engineering (1,402 degrees), and Biology (1,009 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. 805 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 770 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 696 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Irvine was Computer Science with 805 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5,334
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
6,303
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 5,334 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Irvine, which is 0.846 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,303).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 689 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Irvine in Computer Science, which is 3.31 times more than the 208 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 477 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Irvine in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.63 times more than the 293 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 68% 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, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (92.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Irvine is Female and Asian (92.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.76% of graduates (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    3,680 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,712 degrees awarded
  3. White
    2,076 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Irvine is asian (3,680 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2712 degrees).

2.01% of degree recipients (234 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Asian Female
    2,025 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,690 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    1,655 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of California-Irvine is asian female (2,025 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (1,690 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Irvine has an endowment valued at nearly $532M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $67M (12.6%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of California-Irvine had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-Irvine employs 647 Professors, 263 Lecturers, and 257 Associate professors. Most academics at University of California-Irvine are Male Professors (448), Female Professors(199), and Female Lecturers (147).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Irvine are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1137 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 593 employees, and Service with 585 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$532M
2020 Endowment
10.1%
growth from 2019

University of California-Irvine has an endowment valued at about $532M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Irvine grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $230M 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. $262M - Federal
  2. $17M - State
  3. $3.22M - Local

As of 2020, University of California-Irvine received $262M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17M from state grants and contracts, and $3.22M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.65B
2020 Salaries
11.4%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of California-Irvine paid a median of $1.65B in salaries, which represents NaNB% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 11.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.72% growth from 2018 and a 1.95% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$212M
Instructional Salaries
1,418
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of California-Irvine paid a total of $212M to 1,418 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
647 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1137 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Irvine were Professor with 647 employees; Lecturer with 263 employees; and Lecturer with 257 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Irvine were Business and Financial Operations with 1,137 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 593 employees; and Service with 585 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Irvine was Male Professor with 448 employees, Female Professor with 199 employees, and Female Lecturer with 147 employees.

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

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