University of California-Riverside

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,442
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,948
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.35%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
65.8%
49,442 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
26,434
96.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
77.3%
3,301 Graduates

About

University of California-Riverside is a higher education institution located in Riverside County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of California-Riverside were General Business Administration & Management (715 degrees awarded), Other Research & Experimental Psychology (600 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (543 degrees).

In 2020, 6,843 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Riverside. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,748 degrees), 1.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1859 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Riverside 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-Riverside 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 $11,948.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students attending University of California-Riverside received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,442
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of California-Riverside was $11,442. The cost of tuition at University of California-Riverside 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

$11,948
2020 Value
8.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of California-Riverside had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,948. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of California-Riverside grew by 8.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,534
Room and Board
$1,436
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Riverside was of $13,534 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,436. The cost of room and board increased by 1.63% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.28% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at University of California-Riverside received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 12.3% with respect to 2019, when 81% 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.
2.35%
2018 Default Rate
97
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Riverside was 2.35%, which represents 97 out of the 4119 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-Riverside received 49,442 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.147% annual decline. Out of those 49,442 applicants, 32,522 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.8% acceptance rate.

There were 26,434 students enrolled at University of California-Riverside in 2020, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Riverside has an overall enrollment yield of 14.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
32,522
Accepted Out of 49,442

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Riverside was 65.8% (32,522 admissions from 49,442 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 56.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.147%, while admissions grew by 16.2%.

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SAT Scores

95%
Submission Percentage
4,630
Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at University of California-Riverside in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of California-Riverside has a total enrollment of 26,434 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Riverside is 25,466 students and the part-time enrollment is 968. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at University of California-Riverside are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Riverside, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38% Hispanic or Latino, 31.5% Asian, 13.4% White, 4.07% Two or More Races, 3.39% Black or African American, 0.318% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Riverside in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.4%), followed by Asian Male (17.6%) and Asian Female (17.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (13.8%), followed by White Female (12.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Riverside, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,434 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Riverside is 25,466 and the part-time enrollment is 968. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at University of California-Riverside are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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-Riverside was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of California-Riverside had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    10,038
  2. Asian
    8,318
  3. White
    3,537

The enrolled student population at University of California-Riverside is 38% Hispanic or Latino, 31.5% Asian, 13.4% White, 4.07% Two or More Races, 3.39% Black or African American, 0.318% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.2% 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.

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, 393 students (1.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 729 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Riverside. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of California-Riverside is hispanic or latino (2,748 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1859 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Riverside is General Business Administration & Management (715 degrees awarded), followed by Other Research & Experimental Psychology (600 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (543 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-Riverside, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (924 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,109 degrees), and English (286 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-Riverside are Physicians (413,834 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (394,910 people), Other managers (347,262 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (307,482 people), and Postsecondary teachers (299,213 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Riverside are Biology (924 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,109 degrees), English (286 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (80 degrees), and Math & Statistics (243 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-Riverside are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of California-Riverside are Biology (924 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,109 degrees), English (286 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (80 degrees), and Math & Statistics (243 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-Riverside are Elementary & secondary schools (658,866 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (624,065 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (567,253 people), Legal services (318,135 people), and Computer Systems Design (275,658 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Riverside are Biology (924 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,109 degrees), English (286 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (80 degrees), and Math & Statistics (243 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-Riverside.
Most Common
  1. 715 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 600 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 543 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Riverside was General Business Administration & Management with 715 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,057
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,786
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,057 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Riverside, which is 0.807 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,786).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 400 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Riverside in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.957 times less than the 418 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 464 degrees were awarded to women at University of California-Riverside in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 2.9 times more than the 160 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 55% of students graduating from University of California-Riverside completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (84.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of California-Riverside is Female and Asian (84.5% 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, 0.757% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,748 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,859 degrees awarded
  3. White
    980 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Riverside is hispanic or latino (2,748 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1859 degrees).

1.52% of degree recipients (104 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,766 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    982 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    939 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of California-Riverside is hispanic or latino female (1,766 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (982 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Riverside has an endowment valued at nearly $193M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $24.5M (12.7%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of California-Riverside had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. University of California-Riverside employs 351 Professors, 251 Assistant professors, and 225 Associate professors. Most academics at University of California-Riverside are Male Professors (265), Male Assistant professors(146), and Male Associate professors (124).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Riverside are: Business and Financial Operations, with 457 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 391 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 374 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$193M
2020 Endowment
9.43%
growth from 2019

University of California-Riverside has an endowment valued at about $193M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of California-Riverside grew 9.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $109M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $106M - Federal
  2. $15.3M - State
  3. $3.07M - Local

As of 2020, University of California-Riverside received $106M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.3M from state grants and contracts, and $3.07M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$485M
2020 Salaries
4.58%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of California-Riverside paid a median of $485M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 4.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.69% growth from 2018 and a 7.94% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$127M
Instructional Salaries
966
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of California-Riverside paid a total of $127M to 966 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% 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
351 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
457 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Riverside were Professor with 351 employees; Assistant professor with 251 employees; and Assistant professor with 225 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Riverside were Business and Financial Operations with 457 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 391 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 374 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Riverside was Male Professor with 265 employees, Male Assistant professor with 146 employees, and Male Associate professor with 124 employees.

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