University of California-Santa Barbara

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,220

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,149

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.41%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

35.8%

77,112 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

24,346

97.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

82.3%

3,042 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 (514 degrees awarded), Experimental Psychology (478 degrees), and General Communication (409 degrees).

In 2016, 6,766 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Santa Barbara. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,718 degrees), 1.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1501 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Santa Barbara is $11,220, which is $-14,636 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Santa Barbara 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 $15,149.

In 2016, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% 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-Santa Barbara was $11,220. The cost of tuition at University of California-Santa Barbara 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

$15,149

2016 Value

5.48%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of California-Santa Barbara had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,149. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of California-Santa Barbara grew by 5.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,028

Room and Board

$1,403

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Santa Barbara was of $12,028 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,403. The cost of room and board increased by 0.686% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.863% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at University of California-Santa Barbara received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.55% with respect to 2015, when 66% 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.

2.41%

2015 Default Rate

89

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Santa Barbara was 2.41%, which represents 89 out of the 3696 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 77,112 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.32% annual growth. Out of those 77,112 applicants, 27,581 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.8% acceptance rate.

There were 24,346 students enrolled at University of California-Santa Barbara in 2016, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Santa Barbara has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

35.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

27,581

Accepted Out of 77,112

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Santa Barbara was 35.8% (27,581 admissions from 77,112 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 32.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.32%, while admissions grew by 19.8%.

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SAT Scores

81%

Submission Percentage

4,049

Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Santa Barbara in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Santa Barbara has a total enrollment of 24,346 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Santa Barbara is 23,803 students and the part-time enrollment is 543. This means that 97.8% 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 34.9% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 17.4% Asian, 7.61% Two or More Races, 2.06% Black or African American, 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of California-Santa Barbara in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (17.2%), followed by White Male (16.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (26.9%), followed by White Female (20%) and Asian Male (4.95%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Santa Barbara, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,346 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Santa Barbara is 23,803 and the part-time enrollment is 543. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at University of California-Santa Barbara are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

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-Santa Barbara was 93%. 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

    8,503

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,902

  3. Asian

    4,240

The enrolled student population at University of California-Santa Barbara is 34.9% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 17.4% Asian, 7.61% Two or More Races, 2.06% Black or African American, 0.197% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% 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 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, 734 students (3.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 610 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Santa Barbara. The majority of degree recipients at University of California-Santa Barbara are white (2,718 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1501 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Santa Barbara is Sociology (514 degrees awarded), followed by Experimental Psychology (478 degrees) and General Communication (409 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 (327 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (140 degrees), and Social Sciences (1,605 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 (316,689 people), Miscellaneous managers (283,616 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (195,518 people), Postsecondary teachers (161,406 people), and Chief executives & legislators (107,452 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Santa Barbara are Natural Resources & Conservation (327 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (140 degrees), Social Sciences (1,605 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (128 degrees), and Math & Statistics (310 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-Santa Barbara are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of California-Santa Barbara are Natural Resources & Conservation (327 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (140 degrees), Social Sciences (1,605 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (128 degrees), and Math & Statistics (310 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 (363,527 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (310,481 people), Legal services (253,746 people), Computer Systems Design (181,620 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (166,486 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Santa Barbara are Natural Resources & Conservation (327 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (140 degrees), Social Sciences (1,605 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (128 degrees), and Math & Statistics (310 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. 514 degrees awarded

  2. 478 degrees awarded

  3. 409 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Santa Barbara was Sociology with 514 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,078

  2. 3,688

In 2016, 3,078 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Santa Barbara, which is 0.835 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,688).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 236 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Santa Barbara in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.83 times more than the 129 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 376 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Santa Barbara in Sociology, which is 2.43 times more than the 155 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 69% 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 82% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Santa Barbara is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 4.11% of graduates (125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,718 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,501 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Santa Barbara is white (2,718 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1501 degrees).

3.71% of degree recipients (251 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,465 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,253 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    915 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of California-Santa Barbara is white female (1,465 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,253 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Santa Barbara has an endowment valued at nearly $168M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.5M (6.27%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of California-Santa Barbara had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $449M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

University of California-Santa Barbara employs 521 Professors, 155 Associate professors, and 147 Lecturers. Most academics at University of California-Santa Barbara are Male Professors (369), Female Professors(152), and Male Associate professors (87).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Santa Barbara are: Business and Financial Operations, with 529 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 458 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 439 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$168M

2015 Endowment

16.1%

growth from 2014

University of California-Santa Barbara has an endowment valued at about $168M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Santa Barbara grew 16.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $103M 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. $119M - Federal

  2. $7.23M - State

  3. $818k - Local

As of 2015, University of California-Santa Barbara received $119M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.23M from state grants and contracts, and $818k 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.

$449M

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of California-Santa Barbara had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $449M 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-Santa Barbara as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$449M

2015 Salaries

9.25%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of California-Santa Barbara paid a median of $449M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 9.25% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.82% growth from 2013 and a 1.06% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$119M

Instructional Salaries

923

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of California-Santa Barbara paid a total of $119M to 923 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% 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

521 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

529 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Santa Barbara were Professor with 521 employees; Associate professor with 155 employees; and Associate professor with 147 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Santa Barbara were Business and Financial Operations with 529 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 458 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 439 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Santa Barbara was Male Professor with 369 employees, Female Professor with 152 employees, and Male Associate professor with 87 employees.

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

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