University of California-Davis

Davis, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 31,637
Graduate Enrollment: 8,393
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander institution
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Small (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population less than 100,000)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 48.75%

Male/Female: 37% / 63% (2017)

First generation college students: 40.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2021 Median Admit SAT: 1,299


2021 Median Admit ACT: 29


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 91.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 84.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 79.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 72.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 21.4%
Black: 1.9%
Hispanic: 23.7%
Asian: 29.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.3%
2+ races: 5.9%
Non-resident alien: 15.5%
Unknown race: 1.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $33,396
In-State tuition: $14,645
Out-of-State tuition: $44,399

Estimated books and supplies: $1,197 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $17,018 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,743 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,551 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,743 (2022)

Average Family Income: $58,897 (2017)
Median Family Income: $33,784 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 34.3%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 23.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $13,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $138 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $9,739
$30k-48k $11,011
$48k-75k $14,150
$75k-110k $17,020
$110k+ $29,336

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 62%
6-year graduation rate: 87%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 92.8% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $13,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $11,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $11,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 84.2% (2015)
@3 year 88.2% (2017)
@5 year 89.0% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 75.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 76.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $39,866 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $62,995 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Genetics. 12
Master's Degree Anthropology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 301
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 10
Master's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 38
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 13
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 26 $13,712 $117 $34,735 ($2,895) $40,897 ($3,408)
Bachelor's Degree International Agriculture. 10
Master's Degree International Agriculture. 16
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 283 $13,625 $138 $30,665 ($2,555) $42,226 ($3,519)
Master's Degree Animal Sciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 111 $14,750 $155 $44,431 ($3,703) $65,196 ($5,433)
Master's Degree Food Science and Technology. 19 $69,168 ($5,764)
Doctoral Degree Food Science and Technology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 31 $40,640 ($3,387)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 9
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 11
Master's Degree Soil Sciences. 3
Doctoral Degree Soil Sciences. 7
Master's Degree Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other. 2
Doctoral Degree Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other. 8
Master's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 217 $15,200 $159 $37,050 ($3,088) $63,206 ($5,267)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 18 $104,658 ($8,722)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 4
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 9
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 9
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 105 $15,000 $158 $78,327 ($6,527) $104,701 ($8,725)
Bachelor's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 56 $19,058 $199 $63,307 ($5,276) $85,561 ($7,130)
Master's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 13
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 98 $15,977 $169 $57,598 ($4,800) $84,254 ($7,021)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 5
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 11
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 135 $16,000 $167 $64,316 ($5,360) $90,820 ($7,568)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 3
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 135 $16,101 $170 $69,109 ($5,759) $91,243 ($7,604)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 81 $223 $84,067 ($7,006) $91,778 ($7,648)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 24
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 298
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 98 $12,804 $135 $83,504 ($6,959) $120,745 ($10,062)
First Professional Degree Law. 154 $1,054 $80,209 ($6,684) $105,663 ($8,805)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 48
Master's Degree Legal Professions and Studies, Other. 5
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 13
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 8
First Professional Degree Veterinary Medicine. 135
Master's Degree Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences. 7
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 195 $13,900 $143 $25,681 ($2,140) $46,511 ($3,876)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 16
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 7 $79,229 ($6,602)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 271 $13,000 $138 $31,083 ($2,590) $56,137 ($4,678)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 207 $11,208 $117 $37,844 ($3,154) $65,761 ($5,480)
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 1
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 16
Bachelor's Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 14
Master's Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 5
Doctoral Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 16
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 30 $12,000 $127 $39,709 ($3,309) $58,426 ($4,869)
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 105 $13,000 $126 $41,538 ($3,462) $54,406 ($4,534)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 6
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 79 $14,750 $138 $34,046 ($2,837) $76,162 ($6,347)
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 5
Doctoral Degree Applied Mathematics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 195 $15,000 $158 $51,691 ($4,308) $80,650 ($6,721)
Master's Degree Statistics. 51
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 12
Bachelor's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 181 $14,166 $150 $33,709 ($2,809) $53,852 ($4,488)
Master's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 4
Doctoral Degree Nutrition Sciences. 7
Bachelor's Degree Classical and Ancient Studies. 13
Bachelor's Degree Cognitive Science. 99 $15,000 $159 $37,957 ($3,163)
Bachelor's Degree Marine Sciences. 12
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 58 $13,200 $138 $29,316 ($2,443) $34,146 ($2,846)
Master's Degree Philosophy. 1
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 2
Bachelor's Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 5
Master's Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 5
Doctoral Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Music. 23 $17,500 $175 $25,011 ($2,084)
Master's Degree Music. 1
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 545 $13,000 $133 $46,055 ($3,838) $71,906 ($5,992)
Master's Degree Economics. 4
Doctoral Degree Economics. 13
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 6
Doctoral Degree Geography and Cartography. 5
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 163 $12,416 $133 $32,723 ($2,727) $58,151 ($4,846)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 265 $14,250 $145 $34,285 ($2,857) $54,795 ($4,566)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 2
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 276 $12,600 $134 $31,734 ($2,645) $50,561 ($4,213)
Master's Degree Sociology. 6
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 198 $15,000 $158 $35,637 ($2,970) $55,388 ($4,616)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 23 $13,000 $138 $24,856 ($2,071) $35,213 ($2,934)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 5
Doctoral Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 2
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 58 $18,000 $186 $23,726 ($1,977) $44,697 ($3,725)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 65 $15,061 $148 $20,484 ($1,707) $38,058 ($3,172)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 15 $28,269 ($2,356)
Bachelor's Degree History. 120 $14,593 $141 $26,206 ($2,184) $45,277 ($3,773)
Master's Degree History. 6
Doctoral Degree History. 6
Master's Degree Genetics. 3
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 1
Bachelor's Degree Forestry. 13
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 71 $15,499 $159 $26,792 ($2,233)
Bachelor's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 50
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Landscape Architecture. 1
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 18 $14,167 $150 $44,722 ($3,727)
Master's Degree Area Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 162 $14,155 $148 $31,949 ($2,662) $46,911 ($3,909)
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 6
Doctoral Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 315 $13,000 $138 $41,257 ($3,438) $60,820 ($5,068)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 3
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 5
Master's Degree Education, General. 121 $233 $54,014 ($4,501) $60,843 ($5,070)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 39
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 23
Doctoral Degree Engineering Physics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 29 $18,777 $199 $66,895 ($5,575)
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 7
Doctoral Degree Materials Engineering 9
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 19
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 185 $15,000 $147 $67,450 ($5,621) $86,137 ($7,178)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 29 $90,695 ($7,558)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 5
Master's Degree Textile Sciences and Engineering. 9
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 61 $16,079 $146 $24,714 ($2,060) $30,444 ($2,537)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 5
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 50 $15,375 $154 $45,691 ($3,808) $47,647 ($3,971)
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Master's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 139 $14,171 $151 $30,402 ($2,534) $42,942 ($3,579)
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 6
Doctoral Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 10
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 4
Doctoral Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 11
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 64 $11,000 $117 $35,113 ($2,926) $72,431 ($6,036)
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 3
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 53
Master's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 22
Doctoral Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Genetics. 71 $14,293 $147 $39,086 ($3,257) $61,115 ($5,093)
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 74 $14,598 $150 $36,454 ($3,038) $49,781 ($4,148)
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 4
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 14
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 19 $11,811 $128 $43,931 ($3,661) $63,950 ($5,329)
Master's Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2
Doctoral Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 16
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 11
Doctoral Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biotechnology. 65 $11,985 $136 $52,165 ($4,347) $75,451 ($6,288)
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 25 $19,951 $208 $35,102 ($2,925) $42,546 ($3,546)
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 18
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 48 $57,717 ($4,810) $77,615 ($6,468)
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 12
Doctoral Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 374 $13,000 $137 $28,427 ($2,369) $51,750 ($4,313)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 92 $14,000 $138 $40,730 ($3,394) $66,311 ($5,526)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 7
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 29 $59,762 ($4,980) $105,608 ($8,801)
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 34 $16,416 $170 $46,650 ($3,888) $67,743 ($5,645)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 12
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 42 $16,464 $152 $66,938 ($5,578)
Master's Degree Physics. 15
Doctoral Degree Physics. 26 $70,974 ($5,915)
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 808 $13,219 $136 $31,228 ($2,602) $53,955 ($4,496)
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, Other. 1 $14,745 $149 $30,472 ($2,539) $53,727 ($4,477)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 27
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 87 $15,000 $148 $33,348 ($2,779) $46,322 ($3,860)
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 9
Doctoral Degree Music. 5
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, Other. 1
Master's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 32 $1,334 $118,773 ($9,898)
Master's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 8
First Professional Degree Medicine. 94 $1,434 $64,936 ($5,411) $120,783 ($10,065)
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 122 $13,470 $139 $37,946 ($3,162) $55,810 ($4,651)
Master's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 4
Master's Degree Public Health. 33 $324 $41,814 ($3,485) $67,226 ($5,602)
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 5
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 51 $572 $134,124 ($11,177) $148,639 ($12,387)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
Master's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 65 $1,673 $114,307 ($9,526) $145,835 ($12,153)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 136 $1,064 $111,051 ($9,254) $152,602 ($12,717)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 64 $568 $66,233 ($5,519) $82,470 ($6,873)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 160 $13,000 $137 $50,762 ($4,230) $78,081 ($6,507)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 354 $12,144 $127 $51,039 ($4,253)
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 38 $879
Master's Degree Computer Science. 60
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 24


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $143,712
Full time faculty: 86%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 21.0

School's endowment start of year: $484,130,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $643,190,000 (2022)