University of California-San Diego (110680)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,564
1.07% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$16,111
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.663%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
23.7%
131,197 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
42,006
95.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
87.7%
5,013 Graduates

About

University of California-San Diego (110680) is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of California-San Diego (110680) were Cognitive Science (759 degrees awarded), Computer Science (591 degrees), and Anatomy (554 degrees).

In 2022, 12,110 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-San Diego (110680). 50.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (3,651 degrees), 1.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2,485 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-San Diego (110680) 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-San Diego (110680) 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 $16,111.

In 2022, 58% of undergraduate students attending University of California-San Diego (110680) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% 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-San Diego (110680) was $11,564. The cost of tuition at University of California-San Diego (110680) 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

$16,111
2022 Value
3.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of California-San Diego (110680) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,111. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of California-San Diego (110680) grew by 3.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,264
Room and Board
$1,152
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-San Diego (110680) was of $15,264 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.96% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,152. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.49% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

58% of undergraduate students at University of California-San Diego (110680) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.75% with respect to 2021, when 57% 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.
0.663%
2019 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-San Diego (110680) was 0.663%, which represents 31 out of the 4673 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 (110680) received 131,197 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.8% annual growth. Out of those 131,197 applicants, 31,103 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 23.7% acceptance rate.

There were 42,006 students enrolled at University of California-San Diego (110680) in 2022.

University of California-San Diego (110680) has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

23.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
31,103
Accepted Out of 131,197

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-San Diego (110680) was 23.7% (31,103 admissions from 131,197 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 34.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.8%, while admissions declined by −23.2%..

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Enrollment

University of California-San Diego (110680) had a total enrollment of 42,006 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of California-San Diego (110680) is 40,252 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,754. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at University of California-San Diego (110680) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-San Diego (110680), both undergraduate and graduate, is 30% Asian, 20.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19.4% White, 5.48% Two or More Races, 1.7% Black or African American, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0928% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of California-San Diego (110680) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (17.1%), followed by Asian Male (16.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (11.8%), followed by White Female (10.7%) and Asian Female (7.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-San Diego (110680) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42,006 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-San Diego (110680) is 40,252 and the part-time enrollment is 1,754. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at University of California-San Diego (110680) are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
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-San Diego (110680) was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of California-San Diego (110680) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    12,607 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8,688 enrolled students
  3. White
    8,132 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of California-San Diego (110680) is 30% Asian, 20.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19.4% White, 5.48% Two or More Races, 1.7% Black or African American, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0928% 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 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, 896 students (2.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 160 more women than men received degrees from University of California-San Diego (110680). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of California-San Diego (110680) is asian (3,651 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2485 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-San Diego (110680) is Cognitive Science (759 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (591 degrees) and Anatomy (554 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-San Diego (110680), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,625 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (628 degrees), and Math & Statistics (601 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-San Diego (110680) are Software developers (553,136 people), Physicians (517,962 people), Other managers (498,177 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (380,232 people), and Postsecondary teachers (315,605 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-San Diego (110680) in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,625 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (628 degrees), Math & Statistics (601 degrees), Biology (1,988 degrees), and Engineering (1,717 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-San Diego (110680) are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of California-San Diego (110680) are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,625 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (628 degrees), Math & Statistics (601 degrees), Biology (1,988 degrees), and Engineering (1,717 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (110680) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (665,820 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (636,240 people), Computer Systems Design (626,984 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (498,517 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (447,863 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-San Diego (110680) are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,625 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (628 degrees), Math & Statistics (601 degrees), Biology (1,988 degrees), and Engineering (1,717 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-San Diego (110680).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 759 degrees awarded
  2. 591 degrees awarded
  3. 554 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-San Diego (110680) was Cognitive Science with 759 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5,975
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
6,135
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 5,975 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-San Diego (110680), which is 0.974 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,135).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 645 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-San Diego (110680) in Computer Science, which is 3.71 times more than the 174 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 424 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-San Diego (110680) in Cognitive Science, which is 1.23 times more than the 344 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
87%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 68% of students graduating from University of California-San Diego (110680) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 89% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (94%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of California-San Diego (110680) is Female and Asian (94% 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, 1.84% of graduates (92 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    3,651 degrees awarded
  2. White
    2,485 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,163 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-San Diego (110680) is asian (3,651 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2485 degrees).

1.74% of degree recipients (211 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Male
    1,826 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    1,825 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,281 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of California-San Diego (110680) is asian male (1,826 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more asian male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (1825 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-San Diego (110680) employs 588 Professors, 303 Lecturers and 264 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of California-San Diego (110680) are Male Professor (425), Female Lecturer (166), and Female Professor (163).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-San Diego (110680) are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1,430 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,369 employees, and Service with 1,335 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $855M - Federal
  2. $76.7M - State
  3. $20.8M - Local

As of 2022, University of California-San Diego (110680) received $855M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $76.7M from state grants and contracts, and $20.8M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$3.1B
2022 Salaries
13%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of California-San Diego (110680) paid a median of $3.1B in salaries, a 13% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$225M
Instructional Salaries
1,417
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of California-San Diego (110680) paid a total of $225M to 1,417 employees working as instructors, which represents 7.26% 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
588 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,430 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-San Diego (110680) were Professor with 588 employees, Lecturer with 303 employees, and Assistant professor with 264 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-San Diego (110680) were Business and Financial Operations with 1,430 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,369 employees, and Service with 1,335 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-San Diego (110680) was Male Professor with 425 employees, Female Lecturer with 166 employees, and Female Professor with 163 employees.

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