University of California-Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 17,864
Graduate Enrollment: 1,977
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander institution
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, large, highly residential // full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 58.64%

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

First generation college students: 36.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2015)

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2021 Median Admit SAT: 1,284


2021 Median Admit ACT: 29


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 93.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 89.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 85.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 79.7% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 31.5%
Black: 1.9%
Hispanic: 27.9%
Asian: 22.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 8.1%
Non-resident alien: 5.7%
Unknown race: 1.8%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $37,040
In-State tuition: $14,070
Out-of-State tuition: $43,824

Estimated books and supplies: $1,180 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $17,429 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,179 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $15,135 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,179 (2022)

Average Family Income: $67,199 (2017)
Median Family Income: $42,015 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 31.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 23.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $16,666 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $177 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $13,340
$30k-48k $14,379
$48k-75k $17,375
$75k-110k $23,778
$110k+ $33,865

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 60%
6-year graduation rate: 78%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 93.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $16,666 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,166 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,333 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 74.9% (2015)
@3 year 79.3% (2017)
@5 year 81.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 66.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 66.1% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $35,302 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $52,813 (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)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 2
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 5
Master's Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 68 $350 $55,237 ($4,603) $65,221 ($5,435)
Doctoral Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 5
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 60 $22,500 $244 $53,120 ($4,427) $83,334 ($6,945)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 96 $23,392 $248 $81,319 ($6,777) $118,191 ($9,849)
Master's Degree Computer Engineering. 47
Doctoral Degree Computer Engineering. 7
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 40 $17,048 $178 $73,142 ($6,095) $99,815 ($8,318)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 42
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 6
Doctoral Degree Systems Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 49 $15,000 $159 $37,768 ($3,147) $52,368 ($4,364)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 200 $17,491 $177 $23,208 ($1,934) $38,878 ($3,240)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 4
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 30 $17,340 $160 $31,142 ($2,595)
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 55 $19,500 $201 $17,606 ($1,467) $48,249 ($4,021)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 97 $19,232 $202 $40,258 ($3,355) $71,946 ($5,996)
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 16
Doctoral Degree Applied Mathematics. 5
Master's Degree Statistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Cognitive Science. 105 $19,500 $201 $30,509 ($2,542) $59,051 ($4,921)
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 3
Master's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1
Doctoral Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 48 $15,832 $159 $33,752 ($2,813) $39,427 ($3,286)
Master's Degree Philosophy. 2
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 2
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 27 $20,500 $216
Master's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 23
Doctoral Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 49 $20,833 $221 $37,818 ($3,152) $56,645 ($4,720)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 9
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 11
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 54 $16,250 $172 $36,454 ($3,038)
Master's Degree Physics. 10
Doctoral Degree Physics. 12
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 58 $32,393 ($2,699)
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 443 $18,902 $200 $30,366 ($2,531) $48,247 ($4,021)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 140 $16,439 $166 $24,519 ($2,043) $34,586 ($2,882)
Master's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 6
Doctoral Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 132 $19,500 $207 $22,254 ($1,855) $33,474 ($2,790)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 13 $56,504 ($4,709)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 12
Master's Degree Music. 4
Doctoral Degree Music. 7
Doctoral Degree Visual and Performing Arts, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 339 $16,500 $175 $48,700 ($4,058) $78,567 ($6,547)
Bachelor's Degree History. 94 $18,279 $192 $22,789 ($1,899) $40,464 ($3,372)
Master's Degree History. 7
Doctoral Degree History. 2
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 5
Doctoral Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Communication and Media Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 10
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 222 $18,500 $196 $30,268 ($2,522) $49,828 ($4,152)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 5
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 9
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 135 $19,747 $207 $29,569 ($2,464) $49,977 ($4,165)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 559 $16,666 $175 $70,780 ($5,898) $101,953 ($8,496)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 30
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 18
Master's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 39 $84,336 ($7,028)
Doctoral Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 106 $20,020 $212 $57,211 ($4,768) $86,880 ($7,240)
Bachelor's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 117 $18,416 $190 $36,501 ($3,042) $49,862 ($4,155)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 193 $20,703 $217 $32,898 ($2,742) $52,707 ($4,392)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 86 $18,959 $201 $37,804 ($3,150) $56,377 ($4,698)
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 244 $19,000 $196 $38,233 ($3,186) $60,883 ($5,074)
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 3
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 5
Master's Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2
Doctoral Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 12
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 6
Doctoral Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 7
Master's Degree Chemistry. 6
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 16
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 144 $18,887 $186 $24,769 ($2,064) $35,013 ($2,918)
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 5
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 16
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 13
Bachelor's Degree Community Organization and Advocacy. 47 $17,750 $168 $32,576 ($2,715) $45,701 ($3,808)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 112 $17,875 $170 $24,798 ($2,067) $40,257 ($3,355)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 4
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Archeology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 148 $18,017 $191 $47,501 ($3,958) $73,904 ($6,159)
Master's Degree Economics. 49 $59,518 ($4,960) $89,229 ($7,436)
Doctoral Degree Economics. 10
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 166 $16,782 $177 $31,675 ($2,640) $53,304 ($4,442)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 3
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 5
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 237 $16,500 $166 $28,944 ($2,412) $47,904 ($3,992)
Master's Degree Sociology. 4
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 29 $19,500 $207 $16,860 ($1,405) $30,020 ($2,502)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 6 $36,677 ($3,056)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $139,617
Full time faculty: 74%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 24.0

School's endowment start of year: $115,645,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $155,697,000 (2022)