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IPEDS ID: 110714
OPE ID: 00132100
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University of California-Santa Cruz
1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064-1011
General information:  (831) 459-0111
Website:  www.ucsc.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  19,457 (17,577 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Admissionsadmissions.ucsc.edu/
Apply Onlinewww.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/apply/apply_online.html
Financial Aidfinancialaid.ucsc.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww2.ucsc.edu/finaidcalc/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteransadmission.universityofcalifornia.edu/paying-for-uc/whats-available/index.html#veteran
Disability Servicesdrc.ucsc.edu/
Athletic Graduation Ratesfs.ncaa.org/Docs/newmedia/public/rates/index.html
Mission Statement
  The UCSC vision is to promote academic excellence within a diverse community of scholars and learners. UCSC will lead in the development of new disciplines, advances in established disciplines and in new lines of collaboration between disciplines by its receptivity to creativity and innovation based in rigorous scholarly activity. We will celebrate the diversity of our students, faculty and staff and value their differing perspectives and contributions.
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
9%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty844341
Instructional601267
Research and public service24374
Total graduate assistants-1,467
Instructional-1,156
Research-311
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$13,397$13,461$13,539$14,0203.6%
Out-of-state$36,275$38,169$40,221$42,0344.5%
Books and supplies$1,438$1,448$1,470$1,152-21.6%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,730$14,952$15,217$16,0555.5%
Other$4,661$4,903$5,182$4,813-7.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,792$9,890$10,296$12,19918.5%
Other$5,430$5,680$5,972$5,187-13.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other$10,708$11,025$11,490$12,0084.5%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
On Campus$34,226$34,764$35,408$36,0401.8%
Off Campus$30,057$30,479$31,277$32,5584.1%
Off Campus with Family$25,543$25,934$26,499$27,1802.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$57,104$59,472$62,090$64,0543.2%
Off Campus$52,935$55,187$57,959$60,5724.5%
Off Campus with Family$48,421$50,642$53,181$55,1943.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
In-state tuition$11,502
In-state fees$2,335
Out-of-state tuition$26,604
Out-of-state fees$2,335
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,01572%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,68864%$48,518,365$18,050
Federal grants1,35932%$6,367,368$4,685
Pell grants1,35932%$6,293,314$4,631
Other federal grants271%$74,054$2,743
State/local government grant or scholarships1,82043%$19,490,060$10,709
Institutional grants or scholarships2,46559%$22,660,937$9,193
Student loan aid1,87245%$11,138,797$5,950
Federal student loans1,82243%$9,321,761$5,116
Other student loans1183%$1,817,036$15,399
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,76569%$210,177,553$17,865
Pell grants6,67439%$30,153,927$4,518
Federal student loans7,87046%$46,049,966$5,851
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$17,257$16,261$16,792
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$11,523$10,290$10,567
$30,001 – $48,000$12,618$11,319$11,966
$48,001 – $75,000$16,164$15,083$15,212
$75,001 – $110,000$24,125$23,467$23,701
$110,001 and more$31,789$32,215$32,447
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment19,457
Undergraduate enrollment17,577
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,235
Graduate enrollment1,880
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 22%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 28%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 31%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants52,96923,45929,510
Percent admitted51%52%50%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%17%13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT3,25280%
ACT2,07651%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580660
SAT Math580680
ACT Composite2631
ACT English2431
ACT Math2530
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 91%
Part-time students: 12%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 77%
Transfer-out rate: 4%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 55%
6-year: 78%
8-year: 79%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 53%
6-year: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 75%
Female: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 79%
Black or African American: 78%
Hispanic/Latino: 73%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 83%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 77%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 81%
Non-resident alien: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 80%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 76%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 81%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 42%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 36%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 72%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 81%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Plant Sciences, General14---
Category total14---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization0---
Ethnic Studies6---
German Studies2---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies65---
Italian Studies0---
Women's Studies40---
Category total113---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Bioinformatics015-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General112---
Biomedical Sciences, General88---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology22827-
Ecology71---
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other-89-
Environmental Toxicology-02-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography54---
Molecular Biochemistry63---
Neuroscience57---
Category total6731123-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Managerial Economics257---
Category total257---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other---10
Category total---10
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0---
Computer and Information Sciences, General1---
Computer Science3244014-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other51---
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation-17--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design0---
Category total3765714-
Education
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other-821-
Physics Teacher Education1---
Category total1821-
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering50---
Computer Engineering, General57339-
Computer Engineering, Other13---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering432010-
Systems Engineering-13-
Category total1635422-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other000-
Category total000-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General7---
Comparative Literature14156-
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other35---
Linguistics3942-
Spanish Language and Literature21---
Category total24398-
History
History, General11674-
Category total11674-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General95---
Category total95---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-62-
Computational and Applied Mathematics-2--
Mathematics, General6032-
Category total60114-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science82---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1602-
Category total9802-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science30---
Environmental Studies16786-
Category total19786-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies2---
Philosophy3722-
Category total3922-
Physical Sciences
Astronomy-64-
Astrophysics26---
Chemistry, General59918-
Geology/Earth Science, General70410-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-62-
Physics, General3886-
Category total1933340-
Psychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics0---
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology0---
Psychology, General3961011-
Category total3961011-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy55---
Category total55---
Social Sciences
Anthropology14873-
Applied Economics-0--
Archeology1---
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-395-
Economics, General80---
International Economics22105-
Political Science and Government, General11494-
Sociology20724-
Category total5726721-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation33---
Art/Art Studies, General101---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General317-0
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other13511-
Fine/Studio Arts, General-5--
Game and Interactive Media Design6---
Music Performance, General15---
Music Theory and Composition-12-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-12-
Visual and Performing Arts, Other--4-
Category total3211590
Grand total3,98236616710
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 82
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,134
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,321
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined3436
Basketball1313
Golf7
Soccer2428
Swimming and Diving3023
Tennis910
Volleyball1318
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
WASC Senior College and University Commission 1/31/1965 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs4/3/1992 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession437
Drug law violations61829
Liquor law violations163
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession213
Drug law violations340
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape5106
Fondling122614
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery221
Aggravated assault274
Burglary262448
Motor vehicle theft61113
Arson210
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape285
Fondling71012
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery110
Aggravated assault161
Burglary14926
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate3.6%3.1%3.1%
Number in default123103111
Number in repayment3,3603,2563,541
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)