UC scales new heights in graduation rates, research
More people than ever before can proudly claim a UC degree: There are now more than 1.86 million alumni, and the number of bachelor’s degrees UC awards annually has jumped since 2000 by 55 percent.
The big increase reflects two parallel facts: UC is enrolling more students than at any time in its history, and student graduation rates have been steadily improving for the last 15 years. The university is on track to do even more: California undergraduate enrollment is expected to increase by 10,000 students between 2016 and 2018.
Those enrollment and graduation trends are detailed in the 2017 Accountability Report, along with a host of other data depicting the university’s progress in meeting its teaching, research and public service goals.