Institutional Research and Academic Planning
IRAP produces briefing notes and fact sheets that summarize key report findings and critical issues to the University and the State.
The current federal budget call for two years of enhanced appropriations to support academic research & development. These increases could add as much as $186 million annually to UC's federally funded research activity.
Many of the significant discoveries made by UC researchers originated with federally funded, basic research. The University of California is the nation’s largest recipient of federal funding for academic research, with about $3 billion in awards each year.
More than half of the funds that UC receives from corporate sponsors are for clinical trial research, which represents the final stage in the journey from a scientific discovery to an effective treatment.
According to The Institute for College Access, “In most regions of the state, it costs low income students more to attend a community college than a public university.” Compared to local Cal State and CA Community Colleges, UC campuses not only offer the best value, they have the best outcomes, as supported by national scorecard data.
IRAP researchers presented their latest work on student success at the November 2015 conference of the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) – an analysis of the relationship between student engagement and post-college employment outcomes.
An overview of comparison salaries for university leaders at UC and AAU public and private institutions using Chronicle of Higher Education data. UC chancellors continue to place among the lowest-paid university leaders despite recent salary increases.
The University of California is committed to increasing the number of transfer students from California Community Colleges in the next few years.
UC leads California in STEM degree production at nearly 50,000 STEM degrees in 2013-14.
UC continues to be recognized on various dimensions of academic excellence. Most recently, the U.S. News and World Report named two UC campuses among the top 10 universities in the world, and five UC campuses among the top 10 best public institutions in the nation.
The New York Times’ College Access Index 2015 underscores UC’s leadership role in providing access, affordability and positive outcomes for a large number of low-income students.
The College Scorecard shows UC is a good investment for students, their families and federal and state governments PDFSeptember 2015
Joining the White House’s efforts to promote transparency, this brief provides a summary of how UC compares to other universities on critical measures regarding access, affordability and outcomes.
A description of UC’s veteran students — most transfer from California Community Colleges and are ethnically diverse.
IRAP presents data on cumulative debt from 1999-2000 to 2013-14 and shows comparisons between UC campuses and other public and private 4-year institutions.
UC is leveraging technology to promote student success. In January 2015, UC campuses came together to discuss strategies to increase student success at the Undergraduate Completions Conference.
UC's low-income students succeed in completing degrees and in the California labor market after graduating.
A comparison of the Bar Examination pass rates among law school graduates shows UC compares favorably with other California law schools.
The University of California, Office of the President, in collaboration with campus graduate divisions and alumni offices, surveyed UC Ph.D. recipients who completed their studies within the last 40 years to ask about their career success and satisfaction.
IRAP and Communications highlights how UC has held fast to its historic commitment of affordability and access for its students.
An overview of comparison salaries for public research university system leaders at UC and AAU institution systems using data collected and published by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
IRAP presents UC data to contrast national data published in The New York Times Magazine article on Sunday, May 18th titled “Who Gets to Graduate?”