University of California-Berkeley

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,564
1.07% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,257
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.546%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
11.3%
128,209 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
45,307
90.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
94%
5,829 Graduates

About

University of California-Berkeley is a higher education institution located in Alameda County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of California-Berkeley were Computer Science (848 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (799 degrees), and Cellular & Molecular Biology (767 degrees).

In 2022, 15,215 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of California-Berkeley. 52% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (4,523 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (3,760 degrees).

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

About the photo: UC Berkeley Campanile aka Sather Tower.

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of California-Berkeley 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 $19,257.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending University of California-Berkeley received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% 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-Berkeley was $11,564. The cost of tuition at University of California-Berkeley 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

$19,257
2022 Value
9.09%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of California-Berkeley had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,257. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of California-Berkeley grew by 9.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$18,307
Room and Board
$1,118
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of California-Berkeley was of $18,307 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.23% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,118. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.47% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at University of California-Berkeley received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.51% with respect to 2021, when 57% 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.
0.546%
2019 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of California-Berkeley was 0.546%, which represents 25 out of the 4575 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of California-Berkeley received 128,209 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13.6% annual growth. Out of those 128,209 applicants, 14,523 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 11.3% acceptance rate.

There were 45,307 students enrolled at University of California-Berkeley in 2022.

University of California-Berkeley has an overall enrollment yield of 46.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

11.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
14,523
Accepted Out of 128,209

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of California-Berkeley was 11.3% (14,523 admissions from 128,209 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 14.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13.6%, while admissions declined by −10.9%..

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Enrollment

University of California-Berkeley had a total enrollment of 45,307 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Berkeley is 41,022 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,285. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at University of California-Berkeley are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Berkeley, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.3% Asian, 22.9% White, 17.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.48% Two or More Races, 2.52% Black or African American, 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of California-Berkeley in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (19.3%), followed by Asian Male (16.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16%), followed by White Male (14.1%) and Asian Female (8.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of California-Berkeley in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45,307 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Berkeley is 41,022 and the part-time enrollment is 4,285. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at University of California-Berkeley are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
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-Berkeley was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of California-Berkeley had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    13,742 enrolled students
  2. White
    10,369 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7,919 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of California-Berkeley is 30.3% Asian, 22.9% White, 17.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.48% Two or More Races, 2.52% Black or African American, 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 1,368 students (3.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 619 more women than men received degrees from University of California-Berkeley. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of California-Berkeley is asian (4,523 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (3760 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of California-Berkeley is Computer Science (848 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (799 degrees) and Cellular & Molecular Biology (767 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of California-Berkeley, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (992 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,451 degrees), and Math & Statistics (640 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-Berkeley are Other managers (572,895 people), Software developers (553,163 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (376,738 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (372,381 people), and Civil engineers (290,756 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Berkeley in 2022 are Legal (992 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,451 degrees), Math & Statistics (640 degrees), Physical Sciences (547 degrees), and Social Sciences (1,954 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-Berkeley are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of California-Berkeley are Legal (992 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,451 degrees), Math & Statistics (640 degrees), Physical Sciences (547 degrees), and Social Sciences (1,954 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-Berkeley are Computer Systems Design (692,671 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (553,028 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (499,076 people), Elementary & secondary schools (456,962 people), and Construction (374,882 people).

The most specialized majors at University of California-Berkeley are Legal (992 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,451 degrees), Math & Statistics (640 degrees), Physical Sciences (547 degrees), and Social Sciences (1,954 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-Berkeley.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 848 degrees awarded
  2. 799 degrees awarded
  3. 767 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of California-Berkeley was Computer Science with 848 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

7,298
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
7,917
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 7,298 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Berkeley, which is 0.922 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,917).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 646 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Berkeley in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 3.45 times more than the 187 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 535 degrees were awarded to men at University of California-Berkeley in Cellular & Molecular Biology, which is 1.97 times more than the 271 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
92%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 76% of students graduating from University of California-Berkeley completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 92% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 94% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of California-Berkeley is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 1.63% of graduates (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    4,523 degrees awarded
  2. White
    3,760 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,084 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of California-Berkeley is asian (4,523 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (3760 degrees).

2.63% of degree recipients (400 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Female
    2,328 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    2,195 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    1,987 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of California-Berkeley is asian female (2,328 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (2195 degrees).

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Operations

University of California-Berkeley employs 853 Professors, 366 Associate professors and 328 Lecturers. Most academics at University of California-Berkeley are Male Professor (556), Female Professor (297), and Male Associate professor (213).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Berkeley are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1,847 employees, Research, with 1,514 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 1,320 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $432M - Federal
  2. $85.4M - State
  3. $8.06M - Local

As of 2022, University of California-Berkeley received $432M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $85.4M from state grants and contracts, and $8.06M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.45B
2022 Salaries
5.69%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of California-Berkeley paid a median of $1.45B in salaries, a 5.69% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$335M
Instructional Salaries
1,883
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of California-Berkeley paid a total of $335M to 1,883 employees working as instructors, which represents 23% 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
853 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,847 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of California-Berkeley were Professor with 853 employees, Associate professor with 366 employees, and Lecturer with 328 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Berkeley were Business and Financial Operations with 1,847 employees, Research with 1,514 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 1,320 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of California-Berkeley was Male Professor with 556 employees, Female Professor with 297 employees, and Male Associate professor with 213 employees.

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

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