University of California-Irvine

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,220

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,780

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.97%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

40.6%

77,816 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

32,754

97.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

87.2%

3,842 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 General Biological Sciences (619 degrees awarded), Social Psychology (574 degrees), and Other Public Health (536 degrees).

In 2016, 9,181 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 (3,346 degrees), 1.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1951 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Irvine is $11,220, which is $-14,636 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Irvine is $11,220, which is $-14,636 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,780.

In 2016, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,220

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of California-Irvine was $11,220. The cost of tuition at University of California-Irvine is $-14,636 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$13,780

2016 Value

4.84%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of California-Irvine had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,780. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of California-Irvine grew by 4.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,188

Room and Board

$1,749

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Irvine was of $11,188 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,749. The cost of room and board increased by 1.83% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.982% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of California-Irvine received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 6.85% with respect to 2015, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.97%

2015 Default Rate

97

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Irvine was 1.97%, which represents 97 out of the 4929 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-Irvine received 77,816 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.42% annual growth. Out of those 77,816 applicants, 31,630 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.6% acceptance rate.

There were 32,754 students enrolled at University of California-Irvine in 2016, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Irvine has an overall enrollment yield of 20.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

31,630

Accepted Out of 77,816

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Irvine was 40.6% (31,630 admissions from 77,816 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 38.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 8.42%, while admissions grew by 13.9%.

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SAT Scores

87%

Submission Percentage

5,727

Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Irvine in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Irvine has a total enrollment of 32,754 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Irvine is 31,981 students and the part-time enrollment is 773. This means that 97.6% 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 32.7% Asian, 23.8% Hispanic or Latino, 17.4% White, 3.58% Two or More Races, 1.88% Black or African American, 0.318% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0702% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Irvine in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Female (19.4%), followed by Asian Male (16.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (18%), followed by White Female (14.6%) and Asian Female (7.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Irvine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32,754 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Irvine is 31,981 and the part-time enrollment is 773. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at University of California-Irvine are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

2016 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 92%. 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

    10,715

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7,799

  3. White

    5,689

The enrolled student population at University of California-Irvine is 32.7% Asian, 23.8% Hispanic or Latino, 17.4% White, 3.58% Two or More Races, 1.88% Black or African American, 0.318% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0702% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 748 students (2.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 775 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Irvine. The majority of degree recipients at University of California-Irvine are asian (3,346 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1951 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Irvine is General Biological Sciences (619 degrees awarded), followed by Social Psychology (574 degrees) and Other Public Health (536 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 (1,370 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,125 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (86 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 Miscellaneous managers (723,289 people), Physicians & surgeons (504,513 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (422,971 people), Postsecondary teachers (359,226 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (350,866 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Social Sciences (1,370 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,125 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (86 degrees), Physical Sciences (280 degrees), and Biology (819 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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Social Sciences (1,370 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,125 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (86 degrees), Physical Sciences (280 degrees), and Biology (819 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 (676,184 people), Hospitals (672,053 people), Computer Systems Design (546,924 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (485,240 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (478,308 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Irvine are Social Sciences (1,370 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,125 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (86 degrees), Physical Sciences (280 degrees), and Biology (819 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. 619 degrees awarded

  2. 574 degrees awarded

  3. 536 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Irvine was General Biological Sciences with 619 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,203

  2. 4,978

In 2016, 4,203 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Irvine, which is 0.844 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,978).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 300 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Irvine in Computer Science, which is 4.05 times more than the 74 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 424 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Irvine in Social Psychology, which is 2.74 times more than the 155 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%

100% Completion Time

86%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 86% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Irvine is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.72% of graduates (143 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    3,346 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,951 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,934 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Irvine is asian (3,346 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1951 degrees).

2.74% of degree recipients (252 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Asian Female

    1,856 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Male

    1,490 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-Irvine is asian female (1,856 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (1,490 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Irvine has an endowment valued at nearly $356M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $20.9M (5.89%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of California-Irvine had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $1.15B on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

University of California-Irvine employs 566 Professors, 239 Associate professors, and 189 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of California-Irvine are Male Professors (406), Female Professors(160), and Male Associate professors (128).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Irvine are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1044 employees, Management, with 514 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 502 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$356M

2015 Endowment

14.7%

growth from 2014

University of California-Irvine has an endowment valued at about $356M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Irvine grew 14.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $85M 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. $186M - Federal

  2. $21.6M - State

  3. $4.42M - Local

As of 2015, University of California-Irvine received $186M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $21.6M from state grants and contracts, and $4.42M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$1.15B

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of California-Irvine had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $1.15B on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$1.15B

2015 Salaries

4.79%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of California-Irvine paid a median of $1.15B in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 4.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.9% growth from 2013 and a 4.43% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$144M

Instructional Salaries

1,153

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of California-Irvine paid a total of $144M to 1,153 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

566 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1044 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Irvine were Professor with 566 employees; Associate professor with 239 employees; and Associate professor with 189 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Irvine were Business and Financial Operations with 1,044 employees; Management with 514 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 502 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Irvine was Male Professor with 406 employees, Female Professor with 160 employees, and Male Associate professor with 128 employees.

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

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