University of California-Merced

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,442
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,013
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.98%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
72%
25,424 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,847
99.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
66.2%
985 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 (320 degrees awarded), General Psychology (221 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (159 degrees).

In 2019, 1,560 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Merced. 53.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (729 degrees), 2.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (331 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Merced is $11,442, which is $−17,058 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Merced is $11,442, which is $−17,058 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,013.

In 2019, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,442
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of California-Merced was $11,442. The cost of tuition at University of California-Merced is $−17,058 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,013
2019 Value
13.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of California-Merced had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,013. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of California-Merced grew by 13.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,566
Room and Board
$1,006
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Merced was of $12,566 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,006. The cost of room and board increased by 1.43% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 9.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at University of California-Merced received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 90% 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.
2.98%
2017 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Merced was 2.98%, which represents 37 out of the 1243 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of California-Merced received 25,424 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.17% annual growth. Out of those 25,424 applicants, 18,294 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72% acceptance rate.

There were 8,847 students enrolled at University of California-Merced in 2019, and 96% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Merced has an overall enrollment yield of 11.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
18,294
Accepted Out of 25,424

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Merced was 72% (18,294 admissions from 25,424 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 66.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.17%, while admissions grew by 10%.

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SAT Scores

96%
Submission Percentage
2,020
Scores Submitted

96% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Merced in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Merced has a total enrollment of 8,847 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Merced is 8,774 students and the part-time enrollment is 73. This means that 99.2% 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 52.6% Hispanic or Latino, 18.2% Asian, 10.3% White, 4.23% Black or African American, 3% Two or More Races, 0.543% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0791% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Merced in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (30.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (24.9%) and Asian Male (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (13%), followed by White Male (12.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Merced, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,847 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Merced is 8,774 and the part-time enrollment is 73. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at University of California-Merced are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2019 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 85%. 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
    4,653
  2. Asian
    1,613
  3. White
    907

The enrolled student population at University of California-Merced is 52.6% Hispanic or Latino, 18.2% Asian, 10.3% White, 4.23% Black or African American, 3% Two or More Races, 0.543% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0791% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 72 students (0.814%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 96 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Merced. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of California-Merced is hispanic or latino (729 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (331 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Merced is General Biological Sciences (320 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (221 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (159 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 (338 degrees awarded), Engineering (335 degrees), and Psychology (231 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 Other managers (682,251 people), Physicians (539,019 people), Software developers (524,210 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (402,732 people), and Postsecondary teachers (387,108 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Merced are Biology (338 degrees awarded), Engineering (335 degrees), Psychology (231 degrees), Physical Sciences (56 degrees), and Social Sciences (178 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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Computer hardware engineers, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of California-Merced are Biology (338 degrees awarded), Engineering (335 degrees), Psychology (231 degrees), Physical Sciences (56 degrees), and Social Sciences (178 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-Merced are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (872,434 people), Elementary & secondary schools (790,230 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (766,285 people), Computer Systems Design (685,009 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (502,637 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Merced are Biology (338 degrees awarded), Engineering (335 degrees), Psychology (231 degrees), Physical Sciences (56 degrees), and Social Sciences (178 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. 320 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 221 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 159 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Merced was General Biological Sciences with 320 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

732
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
828
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 732 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Merced, which is 0.884 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (828).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 117 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Merced in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.576 times less than the 203 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 203 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Merced in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.74 times more than the 117 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 33% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Merced is Female and White (78.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.22% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    729 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    331 degrees awarded
  3. White
    222 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Merced is hispanic or latino (729 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (331 degrees).

0.833% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    437 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    292 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    168 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-Merced is hispanic or latino female (437 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (292 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Merced has an endowment valued at nearly $13.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.34M (38.8%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of California-Merced had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-Merced employs 148 Lecturers, 111 Assistant professors, and 82 Professors. Most academics at University of California-Merced are Female Lecturers (79), Male Lecturers(69), and Male Assistant professors (61).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Merced are: Business and Financial Operations, with 187 employees, Service, with 180 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 177 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.8M
2019 Endowment
15.8%
growth from 2018

University of California-Merced has an endowment valued at about $13.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Merced grew 15.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $297M 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. $22.1M - Federal
  2. $3.79M - State
  3. $372k - Local

As of 2019, University of California-Merced received $22.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.79M from state grants and contracts, and $372k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$157M
2019 Salaries
11.5%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of California-Merced paid a median of $157M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 11.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.4% growth from 2017 and a 11.3% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.6M
Instructional Salaries
407
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of California-Merced paid a total of $42.6M to 407 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
148 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
187 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Merced were Lecturer with 148 employees; Assistant professor with 111 employees; and Assistant professor with 82 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Merced were Business and Financial Operations with 187 employees; Service with 180 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 177 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Merced was Female Lecturer with 79 employees, Male Lecturer with 69 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 61 employees.

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

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