University of California-San Diego

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,220

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,770

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.13%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

35.7%

84,208 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

34,979

96.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

87.2%

3,442 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 General Economics (552 degrees awarded), Computer Science (470 degrees), and Biochemistry (342 degrees).

In 2016, 8,531 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-San Diego. 47.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were asian (2,866 degrees), 1.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2314 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-San Diego 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-San Diego 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 $14,770.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% 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-San Diego was $11,220. The cost of tuition at University of California-San Diego 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

$14,770

2016 Value

0.551%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of California-San Diego had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,770. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of California-San Diego grew by 0.551%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,909

Room and Board

$1,516

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-San Diego was of $10,909 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,516. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.397% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.464% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at University of California-San Diego received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 7.81% with respect to 2015, when 64% 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.

2.13%

2015 Default Rate

105

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-San Diego was 2.13%, which represents 105 out of the 4928 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 84,208 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.87% annual growth. Out of those 84,208 applicants, 30,028 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.7% acceptance rate.

There were 34,979 students enrolled at University of California-San Diego in 2016, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-San Diego has an overall enrollment yield of 19.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

35.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

30,028

Accepted Out of 84,208

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-San Diego was 35.7% (30,028 admissions from 84,208 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 33.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.87%, while admissions grew by 14%.

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SAT Scores

58%

Submission Percentage

3,337

Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-San Diego in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-San Diego has a total enrollment of 34,979 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-San Diego is 33,821 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,158. This means that 96.7% 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 31.7% Asian, 22% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.33% Two or More Races, 1.47% Black or African American, 0.266% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-San Diego in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Male (18.8%), followed by Asian Female (17.3%) and White Male (10.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (17.9%), followed by White Female (12.6%) and Asian Male (7.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-San Diego, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34,979 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-San Diego is 33,821 and the part-time enrollment is 1,158. This means that 96.7% of students enrolled at University of California-San Diego are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%

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-San Diego was 95%. 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

    11,096

  2. White

    7,693

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5,198

The enrolled student population at University of California-San Diego is 31.7% Asian, 22% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.33% Two or More Races, 1.47% Black or African American, 0.266% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.1% 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, 752 students (2.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 351 fewer women than men received degrees from University of California-San Diego. The majority of degree recipients at University of California-San Diego are asian (2,866 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2314 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-San Diego is General Economics (552 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (470 degrees) and Biochemistry (342 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 Biology (1,535 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,635 degrees), and Physical Sciences (444 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 Miscellaneous managers (749,808 people), Physicians & surgeons (508,705 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (469,811 people), Postsecondary teachers (396,569 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (348,425 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-San Diego are Biology (1,535 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,635 degrees), Physical Sciences (444 degrees), Social Sciences (1,283 degrees), and Math & Statistics (257 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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of California-San Diego are Biology (1,535 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,635 degrees), Physical Sciences (444 degrees), Social Sciences (1,283 degrees), and Math & Statistics (257 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 (724,667 people), Hospitals (683,476 people), Computer Systems Design (600,309 people), Elementary & secondary schools (553,707 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (495,681 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-San Diego are Biology (1,535 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,635 degrees), Physical Sciences (444 degrees), Social Sciences (1,283 degrees), and Math & Statistics (257 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. 552 degrees awarded

  2. 470 degrees awarded

  3. 342 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-San Diego was General Economics with 552 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,441

  2. 4,090

In 2016, 4,441 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-San Diego, which is 1.09 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,090).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 459 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-San Diego in Computer Science, which is 3.99 times more than the 115 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 230 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-San Diego in General Psychology, which is 2.21 times more than the 104 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%

100% Completion Time

86%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 57% 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, 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (92.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-San Diego is Female and Asian (92.6% 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, 9.3% of graduates (320 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    2,866 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,314 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-San Diego is asian (2,866 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2314 degrees).

2.98% of degree recipients (254 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Asian Male

    1,493 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    1,373 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    1,262 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-San Diego is asian male (1,493 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more asian male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (1,373 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-San Diego has an endowment valued at nearly $720M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $26.9M (3.74%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of California-San Diego had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $1.82B on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

University of California-San Diego employs 606 Professors, 230 Assistant professors, and 221 Associate professors. Most academics at University of California-San Diego are Male Professors (474), Male Associate professors(141), and Female Professors (132).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-San Diego are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1443 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 950 employees, and Research with 717 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$720M

2015 Endowment

34.6%

growth from 2014

University of California-San Diego has an endowment valued at about $720M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-San Diego grew 34.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $449M 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. $650M - Federal

  2. $40.4M - State

  3. $14M - Local

As of 2015, University of California-San Diego received $650M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $40.4M from state grants and contracts, and $14M 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.

$1.82B

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of California-San Diego had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $1.82B on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of California-San Diego as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.82B

2015 Salaries

6.7%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of California-San Diego paid a median of $1.82B in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 6.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.18% growth from 2013 and a 3.5% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$148M

Instructional Salaries

1,137

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of California-San Diego paid a total of $148M to 1,137 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.13% 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

606 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1443 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-San Diego were Professor with 606 employees; Assistant professor with 230 employees; and Assistant professor with 221 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-San Diego were Business and Financial Operations with 1,443 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 950 employees; and Research with 717 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-San Diego was Male Professor with 474 employees, Male Associate professor with 141 employees, and Female Professor with 132 employees.

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

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