Strategic Plan

First in Class

Number of Degrees Granted

UCI will continue to be a sought-after destination for the most talented and ambitious students. We hope to increase the number of degrees granted from 8,851 in 2014-15 to 11,214 in 2020-21.

Degree counts based on Fall to Summer degree year. Notes for degrees can be found here: http://www.oir.uci.edu/files/deg/degree-notes.pdf.

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Academic Year Bachelor's Bachelor's (projected) Ed.D., Ph.D. Ed.D., Ph.D. (projected) M.D. M.D. (projected) J.D. J.D. (projected) Master's Master's (projected)
2005-2006 5754 265 79 942
2006-2007 5513 328 96 949
2007-2008 5527 372 92 1014
2008-2009 5966 391 77 1095
2009-2010 6499 367 103 1097
2010-2011 6772 385 102 1131
2011-2012 6635 405 102 57 1086
2012-2013 6075 427 104 83 1236
2013-2014 6307 405 97 92 1253
2014-2015 6865 414 93 109 1370
2015-2016 7026 406 90 110 1402
2016-2017 7451 411 92 117 1430
2017-2018 7710 421 91 137 1603
2018-2019 7870 436 92 152 1922
2019-2020 7954 457 92 160 2266
2020-2021 7936 481 92 164 2576

Enrollment of Underrepresented Minority Students

Ranked number one among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students, UCI is dedicated to being a gateway through which talented young people can thrive, regardless of their background. We lead our peer institutions in the percent of undergraduate and graduate enrollment of underrepresented minorities. Underrepresented Minority (URM) students are comprised of American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. The following chart compares UCI to other U.S. public institutions that are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU).

Bands reflect the 25th through 75th percentiles of Public Members of the Association of American Universities (AAU).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) survey.

Undergraduate

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Academic Year Undergraduate Enrollment AAU 25th Percentile AAU 75th Percentile
2006-2007 14.27 8.42 15.57
2007-2008 15.09 8.4 16.12
2008-2009 15.59 8.6 16.51
2009-2010 16.35 8.82 17.16
2010-2011 18 8.95 18.97
2011-2012 20.48 9.42 19.27
2012-2013 22.27 9.66 19.44
2013-2014 24.19 9.67 20
2014-2015 26.27 9.47 20.23

Graduate

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Academic Year Graduate Enrollment AAU 25th Percentile AAU 75th Percentile
2006-2007 8.36 6.23 10.34
2007-2008 8.23 6.11 10.27
2008-2009 8.63 6.49 10.44
2009-2010 9.28 6.77 10.77
2010-2011 9.71 6.91 11.23
2011-2012 10.36 6.99 11.42
2012-2013 10.41 7.33 11.54
2013-2014 11.72 7.24 11.3
2014-2015 12.66 7.1 11.55

Percent of Graduating Undergraduate Students Who Selected UCI as Their First Choice Campus

As part of the UCI Senior Survey, graduating seniors are asked to respond to the question "When you applied for admission as a freshman or as a transfer student, was UCI your: First choice campus, Second choice campus, or Third or lower choice campus?"

We aspire to be the number one choice for the best and brightest students. We plan to expand the student body while continuing to enhance student experiences. We intend to reach and recruit the most talented students by effectively promoting our institution, developing cutting-edge programs and making available scholarships and financial aid.

Beginning 2016-17, the UCI Senior Survey will be administered every other year.

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Graduation Year All Graduating Seniors All Graduating Seniors (projected) Graduating Seniors who Entered as Freshmen Graduating Seniors who Entered as Freshmen (projected)
2010-2011 31.4 25.7
2011-2012 33.4 25.3
2012-2013 33.9 27.2
2013-2014 35.5 28.9
2014-2015 36.3 29.8
2016-2017 38 32
2018-2019 40 34
2020-2021 43 36
2022-2023 45 38
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Undergraduate Enrollment of Pell Grant Recipients

A quality education should be within everyone’s reach, despite economic status. At UCI, 45% of our undergraduate students received federal financial aid to help pay for college, making a first-class education possible.

In 2015, UCI was named the top university doing the most to help low-income students by The New York Times'  College Access Index.

Bands reflect the 25th through 75th percentiles of Public Members of the Association of American Universities (AAU).
Source:
 AAU Data Exchange and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Financial Aid survey.

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Academic Year Recipients Recipients (projected) AAU 25th Percentile AAU 75th Percentile
2008-2009 25 14 24
2009-2010 30 17 27
2010-2011 37 20 30
2011-2012 40 20 31
2012-2013 43 19 31
2013-2014 45 19 30
2014-2015 45
2015-2016 45
2016-2017 45
2017-2018 45
2018-2019 45
2014-2015 45
2015-2016 45
2016-2017 45
2017-2018 45
2018-2019 45

4-Year Graduation Rate Relative to Peer Institutions

UCI will provide a quality education and cultivate an inclusive campus that will help increase overall 4-year graduation rates. 71.3% of the 2010-11 entering class graduated within four years compared to our peer institutions’ range of 47.6% to 64.7%

Notes on graduation can be found here: http://www.oir.uci.edu/files/student-success/student-success-notes.pdf.

Bands reflect the 25th through 75th percentiles of Public Members of the Association of American Universities (AAU).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) survey.

All Students

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Academic Year 4-year Grauduation Rate 4-year Grauduation Rate (projected) AAU 25th Percentile AAU 75th Percentile
2006-2007 65.8 45 64.8
2007-2008 67.6 44.8 65.4
2008-2009 68.2 46 67
2009-2010 71.6 47.2 66.7
2010-2011 71.3 47.6 64.7
2011-2012 70.3
2012-2013 68.7
2013-2014 70
2014-2015 73
2015-2016 75

Underrepresented Minorities

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Academic Year 4-year URM Graduation Rate 4-year URM Graduation Rate (projected) AAU 25th Percentile AAU 75th Percentile
2006-2007 54.9 29.3 50.5
2007-2008 52.5 31.3 52.2
2008-2009 56.5 33.2 55.2
2009-2010 63.1 34.9 53.7
2010-2011 59.8 32 52.7
2011-2012 63
2012-2013 66
2013-2014 69
2014-2015 72
2015-2016 75

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