University of California-Davis

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,564
1.07% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,385
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.957%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
37.3%
94,747 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
39,679
95.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
86.3%
4,919 Graduates

About

University of California-Davis is a higher education institution located in Yolo County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of California-Davis were Other Research & Experimental Psychology (924 degrees awarded), Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (596 degrees), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (559 degrees).

In 2022, 12,064 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Davis. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (3,204 degrees), 1.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (3,053 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Davis is $11,564, which is $−18,586 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Davis is $11,564, which is $−18,586 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,385.

In 2022, 65% of undergraduate students attending University of California-Davis received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,564
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of California-Davis was $11,564. The cost of tuition at University of California-Davis is $−18,586 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$17,385
2022 Value
4.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of California-Davis had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,385. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of California-Davis grew by 4.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,285
Room and Board
$1,197
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Davis was of $14,285 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.993% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,197. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.61% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
22%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at University of California-Davis received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.99% with respect to 2021, when 67% 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.
0.957%
2019 Default Rate
51
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Davis was 0.957%, which represents 51 out of the 5330 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of California-Davis received 94,747 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.75% annual growth. Out of those 94,747 applicants, 35,377 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 37.3% acceptance rate.

There were 39,679 students enrolled at University of California-Davis in 2022.

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

Acceptance Rate

37.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
35,377
Accepted Out of 94,747

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Davis was 37.3% (35,377 admissions from 94,747 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 48.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.75%, while admissions declined by −16.7%..

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Enrollment

University of California-Davis had a total enrollment of 39,679 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Davis is 38,072 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,607. This means that 95.9% of students enrolled at University of California-Davis are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Davis, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28.1% Asian, 24.1% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Two or More Races, 1.97% Black or African American, 0.252% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Davis in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (18.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.2%) and Asian Male (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21%), followed by White Male (14.4%) and Asian Female (9.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Davis in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39,679 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Davis is 38,072 and the part-time enrollment is 1,607. This means that 95.9% of students enrolled at University of California-Davis are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2022 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-Davis was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of California-Davis had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    11,138 enrolled students
  2. White
    9,551 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8,760 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of California-Davis is 28.1% Asian, 24.1% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Two or More Races, 1.97% Black or African American, 0.252% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.144% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 789 students (1.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2,582 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Davis. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of California-Davis is asian (3,204 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (3053 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Davis is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (924 degrees awarded), followed by Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (596 degrees) and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (559 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-Davis, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (1,930 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (503 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (244 degrees).

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-Davis are Physicians (426,290 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (360,409 people), Other managers (351,382 people), Postsecondary teachers (264,254 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (247,012 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Davis in 2022 are Biology (1,930 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (503 degrees), Language & Linguistics (244 degrees), Social Sciences (1,505 degrees), and Human Sciences (364 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Davis are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of California-Davis are Biology (1,930 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (503 degrees), Language & Linguistics (244 degrees), Social Sciences (1,505 degrees), and Human Sciences (364 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Davis are Elementary & secondary schools (613,810 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (583,023 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (572,722 people), Computer Systems Design (292,718 people), and Legal services (289,006 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Davis are Biology (1,930 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (503 degrees), Language & Linguistics (244 degrees), Social Sciences (1,505 degrees), and Human Sciences (364 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Davis.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Davis was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 924 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,741
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
7,323
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,741 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Davis, which is 0.647 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,323).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 363 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Davis in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.45 times more than the 251 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 716 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Davis in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 3.44 times more than the 208 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%
100% Completion Time
86%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 64% of students graduating from University of California-Davis 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (92.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of California-Davis is Female and Two or More Races (92.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.57% of graduates (77 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    3,204 degrees awarded
  2. White
    3,053 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,568 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Davis is asian (3,204 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (3053 degrees).

1.27% of degree recipients (153 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Female
    1,942 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,832 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,789 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of California-Davis is asian female (1,942 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1832 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Davis employs 833 Professors, 324 Associate professors and 277 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of California-Davis are Male Professor (525), Female Professor (308), and Female Associate professor (166).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Davis are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,550 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 1,085 employees, and Research with 1,024 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $482M - Federal
  2. $156M - State
  3. $23.4M - Local

As of 2022, University of California-Davis received $482M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $156M from state grants and contracts, and $23.4M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$3.05B
2022 Salaries
12.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of California-Davis paid a median of $3.05B in salaries, a 12.3% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$283M
Instructional Salaries
1,731
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of California-Davis paid a total of $283M to 1,731 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.25% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
833 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,550 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Davis were Professor with 833 employees, Associate professor with 324 employees, and Assistant professor with 277 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Davis were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,550 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 1,085 employees, and Research with 1,024 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Davis was Male Professor with 525 employees, Female Professor with 308 employees, and Female Associate professor with 166 employees.

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

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