University of California-Merced

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,220

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,805

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.98%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

74.2%

20,888 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

7,336

99% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

66.4%

886 Graduates

About

University of California-Merced is a higher education institution located in Merced County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of California-Merced were General Biological Sciences (242 degrees awarded), General Psychology (232 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (125 degrees).

In 2016, 1,298 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Merced. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (505 degrees), 1.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (315 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Merced 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-Merced 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 $12,805.

In 2016, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% 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-Merced was $11,220. The cost of tuition at University of California-Merced 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

$12,805

2016 Value

2.21%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of California-Merced had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,805. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of California-Merced grew by 2.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,295

Room and Board

$1,429

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Merced was of $11,295 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,429. The cost of room and board increased by 3.1% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.705% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at University of California-Merced received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.14% with respect to 2015, when 88% 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.

3.98%

2015 Default Rate

50

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Merced was 3.98%, which represents 50 out of the 1255 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-Merced received 20,888 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.7% annual growth. Out of those 20,888 applicants, 15,492 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.2% acceptance rate.

There were 7,336 students enrolled at University of California-Merced in 2016, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Merced has an overall enrollment yield of 13.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

15,492

Accepted Out of 20,888

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Merced was 74.2% (15,492 admissions from 20,888 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 60.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10.7%, while admissions grew by 35.3%.

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SAT Scores

92%

Submission Percentage

1,886

Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Merced in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Merced has a total enrollment of 7,336 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Merced is 7,260 students and the part-time enrollment is 76. This means that 99% of students enrolled at University of California-Merced are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Merced, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.7% Hispanic or Latino, 20.4% Asian, 12.9% White, 4.44% Black or African American, 3.52% Two or More Races, 0.722% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.164% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Merced in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (28.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (22.7%) and Asian Male (11.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (19.1%), followed by White Female (15.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Merced, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,336 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Merced is 7,260 and the part-time enrollment is 76. This means that 99% of students enrolled at University of California-Merced are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

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-Merced was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of California-Merced had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,574

  2. Asian

    1,496

  3. White

    947

The enrolled student population at University of California-Merced is 48.7% Hispanic or Latino, 20.4% Asian, 12.9% White, 4.44% Black or African American, 3.52% Two or More Races, 0.722% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.164% 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, 54 students (0.736%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 118 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Merced. The majority of degree recipients at University of California-Merced are hispanic or latino (505 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (315 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Merced is General Biological Sciences (242 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (232 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (125 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-Merced, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (253 degrees awarded), Psychology (237 degrees), and Engineering (219 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-Merced are Miscellaneous managers (802,745 people), Physicians & surgeons (546,606 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (435,050 people), Postsecondary teachers (408,015 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (390,020 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Merced are Biology (253 degrees awarded), Psychology (237 degrees), Engineering (219 degrees), Social Sciences (233 degrees), and Physical Sciences (57 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-Merced are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of California-Merced are Biology (253 degrees awarded), Psychology (237 degrees), Engineering (219 degrees), Social Sciences (233 degrees), and Physical Sciences (57 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of California-Merced are Hospitals (832,803 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (797,965 people), Elementary & secondary schools (745,459 people), Computer Systems Design (588,486 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (497,447 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Merced are Biology (253 degrees awarded), Psychology (237 degrees), Engineering (219 degrees), Social Sciences (233 degrees), and Physical Sciences (57 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-Merced.

Most Common

  1. 242 degrees awarded

  2. 232 degrees awarded

  3. 125 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Merced was General Biological Sciences with 242 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 590

  2. 708

In 2016, 590 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Merced, which is 0.833 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (708).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 93 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Merced in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.624 times less than the 149 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 182 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Merced in General Psychology, which is 3.31 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%

100% Completion Time

64%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 34% of students graduating from University of California-Merced completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Merced is Male 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, 3.16% of graduates (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    505 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    315 degrees awarded

  3. White

    251 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Merced is hispanic or latino (505 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (315 degrees).

2.47% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    314 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    191 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    158 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-Merced is hispanic or latino female (314 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (191 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Merced has an endowment valued at nearly $10.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.84M (27.6%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of California-Merced had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $110M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

University of California-Merced employs 112 Lecturers, 94 Assistant professors, and 64 Associate professors. Most academics at University of California-Merced are Female Lecturers (59), Male Lecturers(53), and Male Assistant professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Merced are: Management, with 165 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 162 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 134 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.3M

2015 Endowment

26%

growth from 2014

University of California-Merced has an endowment valued at about $10.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Merced grew 26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $261M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $16.6M - Federal

  2. $696k - State

  3. $120k - Local

As of 2015, University of California-Merced received $16.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $696k from state grants and contracts, and $120k 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.

$110M

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of California-Merced had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $110M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$110M

2015 Salaries

16%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of California-Merced paid a median of $110M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10% growth from 2013 and a 13% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$27.2M

Instructional Salaries

313

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of California-Merced paid a total of $27.2M to 313 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% 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

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

112 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

165 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Merced were Lecturer with 112 employees; Assistant professor with 94 employees; and Assistant professor with 64 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Merced were Management with 165 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 162 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 134 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Lecturer

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Merced was Female Lecturer with 59 employees, Male Lecturer with 53 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 53 employees.

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

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