University of California-Santa Barbara

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,442
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$16,767
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.56%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
29.6%
93,446 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
26,314
97.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
81.9%
3,865 Graduates

About

University of California-Santa Barbara is a higher education institution located in Santa Barbara County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of California-Santa Barbara were Sociology (627 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (582 degrees), and Experimental Psychology (523 degrees).

In 2019, 7,269 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Santa Barbara. 54.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,577 degrees), 1.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1772 degrees).

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

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Santa Barbara 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 $16,767.

In 2019, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% 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-Santa Barbara was $11,442. The cost of tuition at University of California-Santa Barbara 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

$16,767
2019 Value
0.857%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of California-Santa Barbara had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,767. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of California-Santa Barbara grew by 0.857%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,022
Room and Board
$1,157
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Santa Barbara was of $14,022 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,157. The cost of room and board increased by 3.89% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.22% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
31%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at University of California-Santa Barbara received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 62% 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.
1.56%
2017 Default Rate
57
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Santa Barbara was 1.56%, which represents 57 out of the 3660 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-Santa Barbara received 93,446 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.24% annual growth. Out of those 93,446 applicants, 27,626 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 29.6% acceptance rate.

There were 26,314 students enrolled at University of California-Santa Barbara in 2019, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Santa Barbara has an overall enrollment yield of 17.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

29.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
27,626
Accepted Out of 93,446

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Santa Barbara was 29.6% (27,626 admissions from 93,446 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 32.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.24%, while admissions declined by −7.06%.

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SAT Scores

87%
Submission Percentage
4,288
Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Santa Barbara in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Santa Barbara has a total enrollment of 26,314 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Santa Barbara is 25,633 students and the part-time enrollment is 681. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at University of California-Santa Barbara are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Santa Barbara, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.3% White, 23.3% Hispanic or Latino, 16.5% Asian, 7.56% Two or More Races, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.198% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of California-Santa Barbara in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15%) and White Male (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (23.2%), followed by White Female (18.8%) and Asian Male (5.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Santa Barbara, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,314 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Santa Barbara is 25,633 and the part-time enrollment is 681. This means that 97.4% of students enrolled at University of California-Santa Barbara are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
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-Santa Barbara was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of California-Santa Barbara had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,239
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6,120
  3. Asian
    4,349

The enrolled student population at University of California-Santa Barbara is 31.3% White, 23.3% Hispanic or Latino, 16.5% Asian, 7.56% Two or More Races, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.198% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.141% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 606 students (2.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 675 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Santa Barbara. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of California-Santa Barbara is white (2,577 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1772 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Santa Barbara is Sociology (627 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (582 degrees) and Experimental Psychology (523 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-Santa Barbara, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (415 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (149 degrees), and Social Sciences (1,768 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of California-Santa Barbara are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (333,653 people), Other managers (266,405 people), Postsecondary teachers (161,400 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (129,302 people), and Chief executives & legislators (123,576 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Santa Barbara are Natural Resources & Conservation (415 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (149 degrees), Social Sciences (1,768 degrees), Math & Statistics (425 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (134 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of California-Santa Barbara are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at University of California-Santa Barbara are Natural Resources & Conservation (415 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (149 degrees), Social Sciences (1,768 degrees), Math & Statistics (425 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (134 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-Santa Barbara are Elementary & secondary schools (371,842 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (319,273 people), Legal services (257,710 people), Computer Systems Design (228,468 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (178,532 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Santa Barbara are Natural Resources & Conservation (415 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (149 degrees), Social Sciences (1,768 degrees), Math & Statistics (425 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (134 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-Santa Barbara.
Most Common
  1. 627 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 582 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 523 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Santa Barbara was Sociology with 627 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,297
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,972
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,297 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Santa Barbara, which is 0.83 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,972).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 374 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Santa Barbara in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.66 times more than the 225 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 487 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Santa Barbara in Sociology, which is 3.12 times more than the 156 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 68% of students graduating from University of California-Santa Barbara completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (90%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Santa Barbara is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (90% 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, 1.27% of graduates (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,577 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,772 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,258 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Santa Barbara is white (2,577 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1772 degrees).

2.6% of degree recipients (189 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,355 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,222 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-Santa Barbara is white female (1,355 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,222 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Santa Barbara has an endowment valued at nearly $252M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23.4M (9.3%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of California-Santa Barbara had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-Santa Barbara employs 506 Professors, 212 Lecturers, and 206 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of California-Santa Barbara are Male Professors (345), Female Professors(161), and Female Lecturers (122).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Santa Barbara are: Office and Administrative Support, with 524 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 523 employees, and Service with 495 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$252M
2019 Endowment
17.5%
growth from 2018

University of California-Santa Barbara has an endowment valued at about $252M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Santa Barbara grew 17.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $59.5M lower 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. $127M - Federal
  2. $9.67M - State
  3. $1.7M - Local

As of 2019, University of California-Santa Barbara received $127M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.67M from state grants and contracts, and $1.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$542M
2019 Salaries
6.5%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of California-Santa Barbara paid a median of $542M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 6.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.05% growth from 2017 and a 20.9% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$162M
Instructional Salaries
1,078
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of California-Santa Barbara paid a total of $162M to 1,078 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% 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
506 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
524 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Santa Barbara were Professor with 506 employees; Lecturer with 212 employees; and Lecturer with 206 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Santa Barbara were Office and Administrative Support with 524 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 523 employees; and Service with 495 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Santa Barbara was Male Professor with 345 employees, Female Professor with 161 employees, and Female Lecturer with 122 employees.

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

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