University of California-Davis

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,442
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,026
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.52%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
46.4%
76,897 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
39,074
95.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
86.2%
4,615 Graduates

About

University of California-Davis is a higher education institution located in Yolo County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of California-Davis were Other Research & Experimental Psychology (806 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (606 degrees), and Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (593 degrees).

In 2020, 11,716 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Davis. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,378 degrees), 1.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2946 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Davis is $11,442, which is $−17,187 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Davis is $11,442, which is $−17,187 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,026.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,442
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of California-Davis was $11,442. The cost of tuition at University of California-Davis is $−17,187 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$17,026
2020 Value
7.18%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of California-Davis had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,026. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of California-Davis grew by 7.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,182
Room and Board
$1,158
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Davis was of $13,182 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,158. The cost of room and board increased by 1.89% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.94% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at University of California-Davis received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.15% with respect to 2019, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.52%
2018 Default Rate
81
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Davis was 1.52%, which represents 81 out of the 5331 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of California-Davis received 76,897 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.53% annual decline. Out of those 76,897 applicants, 35,645 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.4% acceptance rate.

There were 39,074 students enrolled at University of California-Davis in 2020, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Davis has an overall enrollment yield of 17.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
35,645
Accepted Out of 76,897

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Davis was 46.4% (35,645 admissions from 76,897 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 38.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.53%, while admissions grew by 17.4%.

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SAT Scores

90%
Submission Percentage
5,509
Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Davis in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Davis has a total enrollment of 39,074 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Davis is 37,458 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,616. 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 25.6% Asian, 25.2% White, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.55% Two or More Races, 2.17% Black or African American, 0.328% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.164% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Davis in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (17.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.6%) and White Female (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.7%), followed by White Male (15.9%) and Asian Female (8.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Davis, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39,074 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Davis is 37,458 and the part-time enrollment is 1,616. This means that 95.9% of students enrolled at University of California-Davis are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2020 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 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
  1. Asian
    10,016
  2. White
    9,847
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8,454

The enrolled student population at University of California-Davis is 25.6% Asian, 25.2% White, 21.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.55% Two or More Races, 2.17% Black or African American, 0.328% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.164% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 2222 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 white (3,378 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2946 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Davis is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (806 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (606 degrees) and Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (593 degrees).

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 Agriculture (634 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (219 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (391 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-Davis are Physicians (396,799 people), Other managers (172,666 people), Postsecondary teachers (159,352 people), Secondary school teachers (117,323 people), and Other Physical Scientists (113,722 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Davis are Agriculture (634 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (219 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (391 degrees), Biology (1,685 degrees), and Math & Statistics (425 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-Davis are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at University of California-Davis are Agriculture (634 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (219 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (391 degrees), Biology (1,685 degrees), and Math & Statistics (425 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-Davis are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (444,251 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (369,542 people), Elementary & secondary schools (278,569 people), Offices of physicians (204,499 people), and Scientific research & development services (150,143 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Davis are Agriculture (634 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (219 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (391 degrees), Biology (1,685 degrees), and Math & Statistics (425 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-Davis.
Most Common
  1. 806 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 606 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 593 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Davis was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 806 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,747
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
6,969
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 4,747 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Davis, which is 0.681 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,969).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 402 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Davis in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.6 times more than the 252 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 625 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Davis in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 3.45 times more than the 181 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
86%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 61% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (91.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Davis is Female and Asian (91.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.54% of graduates (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,378 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,946 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,261 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Davis is white (3,378 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2946 degrees).

1.42% of degree recipients (166 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,981 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    1,807 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,531 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of California-Davis is white female (1,981 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (1,807 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Davis has an endowment valued at nearly $484M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $63.5M (13.1%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of California-Davis had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-Davis employs 844 Professors, 327 Assistant professors, and 298 Associate professors. Most academics at University of California-Davis are Male Professors (552), Female Professors(292), and Female Assistant professors (164).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Davis are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1301 employees, Service, with 1074 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1045 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$484M
2020 Endowment
1.32%
growth from 2019

University of California-Davis has an endowment valued at about $484M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Davis grew 1.32% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $182M 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. $434M - Federal
  2. $147M - State
  3. $15.9M - Local

As of 2020, University of California-Davis received $434M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $147M from state grants and contracts, and $15.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.6B
2020 Salaries
7.61%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of California-Davis paid a median of $2.6B in salaries, which represents NaNB% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 7.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.58% growth from 2018 and a 6.22% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$265M
Instructional Salaries
1,758
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of California-Davis paid a total of $265M to 1,758 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
844 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1301 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Davis were Professor with 844 employees; Assistant professor with 327 employees; and Assistant professor with 298 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Davis were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,301 employees; Service with 1,074 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 1,045 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Davis was Male Professor with 552 employees, Female Professor with 292 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 164 employees.

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

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