University of California-Riverside

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,564
1.07% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,487
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.809%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
68.7%
54,683 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
26,809
95.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
76%
4,062 Graduates

About

University of California-Riverside is a higher education institution located in Riverside County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of California-Riverside were General Business Administration & Management (795 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (639 degrees), and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (578 degrees).

In 2022, 7,122 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Riverside. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,658 degrees), 1.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2,171 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Riverside is $11,564, which is $−18,586 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Riverside is $11,564, which is $−18,586 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,487.

In 2022, 78% of undergraduate students attending University of California-Riverside received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,564
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of California-Riverside was $11,564. The cost of tuition at University of California-Riverside is $−18,586 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$14,487
2022 Value
7.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of California-Riverside had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,487. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of California-Riverside grew by 7.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,437
Room and Board
$1,536
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Riverside was of $14,437 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.46% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,536. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.05% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at University of California-Riverside received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 78% 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.
0.809%
2019 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Riverside was 0.809%, which represents 34 out of the 4202 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of California-Riverside received 54,683 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.82% annual growth. Out of those 54,683 applicants, 37,563 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.7% acceptance rate.

There were 26,809 students enrolled at University of California-Riverside in 2022.

University of California-Riverside has an overall enrollment yield of 14.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
37,563
Accepted Out of 54,683

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Riverside was 68.7% (37,563 admissions from 54,683 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 65.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.82%, while admissions grew by 9.08%..

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Enrollment

University of California-Riverside had a total enrollment of 26,809 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Riverside is 25,556 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,253. This means that 95.3% 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 35.7% Hispanic or Latino, 33.1% Asian, 12.4% White, 4.53% Two or More Races, 3.22% Black or African American, 0.198% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.134% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Riverside in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (23.4%), followed by Asian Male (19.2%) and Asian Female (17.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (11%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (9.7%) and White Female (9.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Riverside in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,809 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Riverside is 25,556 and the part-time enrollment is 1,253. This means that 95.3% of students enrolled at University of California-Riverside are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2022 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 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), 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 (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    9,566 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    8,875 enrolled students
  3. White
    3,323 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of California-Riverside is 35.7% Hispanic or Latino, 33.1% Asian, 12.4% White, 4.53% Two or More Races, 3.22% Black or African American, 0.198% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.134% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 388 students (1.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 564 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 (2,658 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2171 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Riverside is General Business Administration & Management (795 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (639 degrees) and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (578 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (1,155 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,247 degrees), and Math & Statistics (260 degrees).

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 (435,443 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (429,135 people), Other managers (397,409 people), Postsecondary teachers (326,116 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (302,493 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Riverside in 2022 are Biology (1,155 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,247 degrees), Math & Statistics (260 degrees), English (233 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (132 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of California-Riverside are Biology (1,155 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,247 degrees), Math & Statistics (260 degrees), English (233 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (132 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (749,426 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (687,653 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (600,502 people), Legal services (346,607 people), and Computer Systems Design (338,034 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Riverside are Biology (1,155 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,247 degrees), Math & Statistics (260 degrees), English (233 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (132 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 795 degrees awarded
  2. 639 degrees awarded
  3. 578 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Riverside was General Business Administration & Management with 795 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,279
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,843
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,279 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Riverside, which is 0.853 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,843).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 516 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Riverside in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.16 times more than the 446 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 446 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Riverside in Other Research & Experimental Psychology, which is 2.86 times more than the 156 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 62% 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, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (85.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of California-Riverside is Female and Asian (85.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.689% of graduates (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,658 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,171 degrees awarded
  3. White
    1,000 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Riverside is hispanic or latino (2,658 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2171 degrees).

1.32% of degree recipients (94 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,654 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    1,106 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    1,065 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of California-Riverside is hispanic or latino female (1,654 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (1106 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Riverside employs 335 Professors, 238 Associate professors and 189 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of California-Riverside are Male Professor (234), Male Associate professor (127), and Male Assistant professor (113).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Riverside are: Business and Financial Operations, with 473 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 445 employees, and Service with 376 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $125M - Federal
  2. $14M - State
  3. $2.9M - Local

As of 2022, University of California-Riverside received $125M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14M from state grants and contracts, and $2.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$479M
2022 Salaries
5.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of California-Riverside paid a median of $479M in salaries, a 5.2% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$133M
Instructional Salaries
933
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of California-Riverside paid a total of $133M to 933 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
335 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
473 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Riverside were Professor with 335 employees, Associate professor with 238 employees, and Assistant professor with 189 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Riverside were Business and Financial Operations with 473 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 445 employees, and Service with 376 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Riverside was Male Professor with 234 employees, Male Associate professor with 127 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 113 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of California-Riverside.

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