University of California-Riverside

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,442
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,045
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.18%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
56.5%
49,515 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
25,547
97.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
74.5%
2,979 Graduates

About

University of California-Riverside is a higher education institution located in Riverside County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of California-Riverside were General Business Administration & Management (621 degrees awarded), Other Research & Experimental Psychology (453 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (414 degrees).

In 2019, 5,688 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Riverside. 52.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,913 degrees), 1.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1750 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Riverside 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-Riverside 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 $13,045.

In 2019, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% 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-Riverside was $11,442. The cost of tuition at University of California-Riverside 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

$13,045
2019 Value
1.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of California-Riverside had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,045. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of California-Riverside grew by 1.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,318
Room and Board
$1,404
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Riverside was of $13,318 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,404. The cost of room and board increased by 3.57% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at University of California-Riverside received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.22% with respect to 2018, when 82% 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.
2.18%
2017 Default Rate
87
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Riverside was 2.18%, which represents 87 out of the 3999 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-Riverside received 49,515 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.888% annual growth. Out of those 49,515 applicants, 27,984 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.5% acceptance rate.

There were 25,547 students enrolled at University of California-Riverside in 2019, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Riverside has an overall enrollment yield of 17%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
27,984
Accepted Out of 49,515

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Riverside was 56.5% (27,984 admissions from 49,515 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 50.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 0.888%, while admissions grew by 12.7%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
4,464
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Riverside in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Riverside has a total enrollment of 25,547 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Riverside is 24,879 students and the part-time enrollment is 668. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at University of California-Riverside are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Riverside, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.5% Hispanic or Latino, 31.1% Asian, 13.8% White, 3.93% Two or More Races, 3.51% Black or African American, 0.341% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.196% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Riverside in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.4%), followed by Asian Male (17.4%) and Asian Female (16.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (14%), followed by White Female (13.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Riverside, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,547 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Riverside is 24,879 and the part-time enrollment is 668. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at University of California-Riverside are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
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-Riverside was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of California-Riverside 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
    9,582
  2. Asian
    7,943
  3. White
    3,517

The enrolled student population at University of California-Riverside is 37.5% Hispanic or Latino, 31.1% Asian, 13.8% White, 3.93% Two or More Races, 3.51% Black or African American, 0.341% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.196% 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, 406 students (1.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 252 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Riverside. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of California-Riverside is hispanic or latino (1,913 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1750 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Riverside is General Business Administration & Management (621 degrees awarded), followed by Other Research & Experimental Psychology (453 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (414 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-Riverside, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (960 degrees awarded), Biology (769 degrees), and Physical Sciences (235 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-Riverside are Physicians (487,715 people), Other managers (417,009 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (404,799 people), Postsecondary teachers (364,060 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (247,816 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Riverside are Social Sciences (960 degrees awarded), Biology (769 degrees), Physical Sciences (235 degrees), Math & Statistics (216 degrees), and English (252 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-Riverside are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of California-Riverside are Social Sciences (960 degrees awarded), Biology (769 degrees), Physical Sciences (235 degrees), Math & Statistics (216 degrees), and English (252 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-Riverside are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (765,688 people), Elementary & secondary schools (696,727 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (606,279 people), Computer Systems Design (345,166 people), and Legal services (322,747 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Riverside are Social Sciences (960 degrees awarded), Biology (769 degrees), Physical Sciences (235 degrees), Math & Statistics (216 degrees), and English (252 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-Riverside.
Most Common
  1. 621 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 453 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 414 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Riverside was General Business Administration & Management with 621 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,718
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,970
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,718 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Riverside, which is 0.915 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,970).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 375 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Riverside in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.03 times more than the 365 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 365 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Riverside in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.973 times less than the 375 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 53% of students graduating from University of California-Riverside completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Riverside is Female and Two or More Races (81.3% 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, 0.739% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,913 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,750 degrees awarded
  3. White
    919 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Riverside is hispanic or latino (1,913 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1750 degrees).

1.83% of degree recipients (104 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,161 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    887 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    863 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-Riverside is hispanic or latino female (1,161 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (887 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Riverside has an endowment valued at nearly $177M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23.8M (13.5%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of California-Riverside had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-Riverside employs 355 Professors, 265 Assistant professors, and 208 Associate professors. Most academics at University of California-Riverside are Male Professors (267), Male Assistant professors(159), and Male Associate professors (121).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Riverside are: Business and Financial Operations, with 430 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 416 employees, and Service with 394 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$177M
2019 Endowment
2.58%
growth from 2018

University of California-Riverside has an endowment valued at about $177M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Riverside grew 2.58% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $134M 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. $90.8M - Federal
  2. $13.8M - State
  3. $2.83M - Local

As of 2019, University of California-Riverside received $90.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.8M from state grants and contracts, and $2.83M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$464M
2019 Salaries
4.69%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of California-Riverside paid a median of $464M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 4.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.94% growth from 2017 and a 14% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$126M
Instructional Salaries
975
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of California-Riverside paid a total of $126M to 975 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.1% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
355 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
430 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Riverside were Professor with 355 employees; Assistant professor with 265 employees; and Assistant professor with 208 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Riverside were Business and Financial Operations with 430 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 416 employees; and Service with 394 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Riverside was Male Professor with 267 employees, Male Assistant professor with 159 employees, and Male Associate professor with 121 employees.

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

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