University of California-San Diego

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,442
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,864
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.52%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
31.5%
99,114 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
38,736
96.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
85.9%
3,928 Graduates

About

University of California-San Diego is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of California-San Diego were International & Global Studies (500 degrees awarded), Cognitive Science (479 degrees), and Biochemistry (442 degrees).

In 2019, 10,713 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-San Diego. 47.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (3,148 degrees), 1.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2388 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-San Diego 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-San Diego 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 $14,864.

In 2019, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% 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-San Diego was $11,442. The cost of tuition at University of California-San Diego 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

$14,864
2019 Value
10.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of California-San Diego had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,864. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of California-San Diego grew by 10.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,433
Room and Board
$1,102
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-San Diego was of $13,433 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,102. The cost of room and board increased by 4.27% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.01% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at University of California-San Diego received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 58% 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.
1.52%
2017 Default Rate
68
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-San Diego was 1.52%, which represents 68 out of the 4486 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-San Diego received 99,114 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.25% annual growth. Out of those 99,114 applicants, 31,200 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 31.5% acceptance rate.

There were 38,736 students enrolled at University of California-San Diego in 2019, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-San Diego has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

31.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
31,200
Accepted Out of 99,114

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-San Diego was 31.5% (31,200 admissions from 99,114 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 30.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.25%, while admissions grew by 6.02%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
5,361
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-San Diego in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-San Diego has a total enrollment of 38,736 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-San Diego is 37,316 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,420. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at University of California-San Diego are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-San Diego, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.1% Asian, 20.8% White, 18.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.54% Two or More Races, 1.67% Black or African American, 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-San Diego in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (16.9%), followed by Asian Female (16.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (14.8%), followed by White Female (11.9%) and Asian Female (6.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-San Diego, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38,736 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-San Diego is 37,316 and the part-time enrollment is 1,420. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at University of California-San Diego are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
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-San Diego was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of California-San Diego had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    11,266
  2. White
    8,072
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7,332

The enrolled student population at University of California-San Diego is 29.1% Asian, 20.8% White, 18.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.54% Two or More Races, 1.67% Black or African American, 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.111% 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, 697 students (1.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 631 fewer women than men received degrees from University of California-San Diego. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of California-San Diego is asian (3,148 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2388 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-San Diego is International & Global Studies (500 degrees awarded), followed by Cognitive Science (479 degrees) and Biochemistry (442 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-San Diego, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (683 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (1,411 degrees), and Biology (1,918 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-San Diego are Software developers (533,590 people), Physicians (515,674 people), Other managers (470,585 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (359,819 people), and Postsecondary teachers (300,152 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-San Diego are Math & Statistics (683 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (1,411 degrees), Biology (1,918 degrees), Physical Sciences (548 degrees), and Engineering (1,690 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-San Diego are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at University of California-San Diego are Math & Statistics (683 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (1,411 degrees), Biology (1,918 degrees), Physical Sciences (548 degrees), and Engineering (1,690 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-San Diego are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (624,982 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (619,667 people), Computer Systems Design (580,952 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (476,713 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (419,083 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-San Diego are Math & Statistics (683 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (1,411 degrees), Biology (1,918 degrees), Physical Sciences (548 degrees), and Engineering (1,690 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-San Diego.
Most Common
  1. 500 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 479 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 442 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-San Diego was International & Global Studies with 500 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

5,672
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
5,041
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 5,672 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-San Diego, which is 1.13 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,041).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 556 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-San Diego in Computer Science, which is 3.76 times more than the 148 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 261 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-San Diego in International & Global Studies, which is 1.09 times more than the 239 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 55% of students graduating from University of California-San Diego completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 87% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (96.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-San Diego is Female and Black or African American (96.2% 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, 2.62% of graduates (103 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    3,148 degrees awarded
  2. White
    2,388 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,400 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-San Diego is asian (3,148 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2388 degrees).

1.87% of degree recipients (200 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Asian Male
    1,642 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    1,506 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    1,294 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-San Diego is asian male (1,642 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more asian male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (1,506 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-San Diego has an endowment valued at nearly $799M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $60.5M (7.56%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of California-San Diego had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-San Diego employs 620 Professors, 260 Lecturers, and 258 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of California-San Diego are Male Professors (494), Male Assistant professors(141), and Female Lecturers (137).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-San Diego are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1399 employees, Service, with 1380 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1326 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$799M
2019 Endowment
7.2%
growth from 2018

University of California-San Diego has an endowment valued at about $799M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-San Diego grew 7.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $488M 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. $741M - Federal
  2. $54.7M - State
  3. $16.2M - Local

As of 2019, University of California-San Diego received $741M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $54.7M from state grants and contracts, and $16.2M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.54B
2019 Salaries
7.69%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of California-San Diego paid a median of $2.54B in salaries, which represents NaNB% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 7.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.09% growth from 2017 and a 11.6% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$208M
Instructional Salaries
1,374
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of California-San Diego paid a total of $208M to 1,374 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.16% 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
620 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1399 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-San Diego were Professor with 620 employees; Lecturer with 260 employees; and Lecturer with 258 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-San Diego were Business and Financial Operations with 1,399 employees; Service with 1,380 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,326 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-San Diego was Male Professor with 494 employees, Male Assistant professor with 141 employees, and Female Lecturer with 137 employees.

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

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