University of California-Merced

Merced, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 8,321
Graduate Enrollment: 772
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander institution
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Rural: Fringe (rural territory up to 5 miles from an urbanized area or up to 2.5 miles from an urban cluster)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 86.6%

Male/Female: 46% / 54% (2017)

First generation college students: 57.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 0.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2010)

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2021 Median Admit SAT: 1,066


2021 Median Admit ACT: 22


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 95.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 92.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 89.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 85.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 8.1%
Black: 4.4%
Hispanic: 57.5%
Asian: 19.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.4%
2+ races: 3.4%
Non-resident alien: 6.0%
Unknown race: 0.8%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $30,144
In-State tuition: $13,657
Out-of-State tuition: $43,411

Estimated books and supplies: $1,073 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $18,901 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,603 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,022 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,603 (2022)

Average Family Income: $44,804 (2017)
Median Family Income: $33,931 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 63.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 25.1%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $16,144 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $171 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,370
$30k-48k $9,274
$48k-75k $11,997
$75k-110k $15,853
$110k+ $26,004

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 48%
6-year graduation rate: 72%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 93.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $16,144 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $12,600 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 71.8% (2015)
@3 year 73.8% (2017)
@5 year 74.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 59.3% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 60.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $36,737 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $53,665 (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)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 59 $17,515 $186 $28,420 ($2,368) $42,087 ($3,507)
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 19 $24,000 $254 $20,440 ($1,703)
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 2
Doctoral Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 2
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 27 $19,303 $205 $33,121 ($2,760) $66,770 ($5,564)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 71 $17,500 $182 $31,469 ($2,622) $52,020 ($4,335)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 91 $15,502 $162 $33,190 ($2,766)
Master's Degree Public Health. 4
Doctoral Degree Public Health. 4
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 159 $16,000 $170 $42,484 ($3,540) $55,183 ($4,599)
Bachelor's Degree History. 19 $15,455 $164 $24,205 ($2,017) $42,305 ($3,525)
Master's Degree History. 1
Doctoral Degree History. 1
Master's Degree Sociology. 3
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 3
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 5
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 25 $21,234 $221 $44,718 ($3,727) $82,725 ($6,894)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 3
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 129 $19,086 $201 $62,017 ($5,168) $80,693 ($6,724)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 15
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 22 $21,665 $219 $41,478 ($3,457) $69,970 ($5,831)
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 8
Doctoral Degree Materials Engineering 2
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 113 $18,500 $196 $64,601 ($5,383) $78,386 ($6,532)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 7
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 14
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 320 $18,325 $191 $31,426 ($2,619) $52,891 ($4,408)
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 7
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 11
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 20 $16,497 $164 $44,011 ($3,668) $65,623 ($5,469)
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 1
Doctoral Degree Applied Mathematics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Cognitive Science. 65 $21,000 $213 $30,606 ($2,551) $47,142 ($3,929)
Doctoral Degree Cognitive Science. 5
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 25 $15,000 $154 $42,041 ($3,503) $56,584 ($4,715)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 4
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 1
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 8
Master's Degree Physics. 1
Doctoral Degree Physics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 221 $16,500 $175 $27,157 ($2,263) $43,278 ($3,607)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 15


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $110,304
Full time faculty: 93%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 19.0

School's endowment start of year: $17,800,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $28,043,000 (2022)