IRAP collaborates with the Undergraduate Education and Institutional Research departments on campuses to assess undergraduate student experience and learning outcomes, and provide decision support on factors influencing graduation rates, trends in degrees awarded, and outcomes.

Summary metrics can be found in the Student Success chapter of the UC Accountability Report (Chapter 3).

Undergraduate outcomes content and analysis is separated into the four categories below:

  1. Undergraduate student experience
  2. Persistence and graduation rates
  3. Degrees awarded
  4. Outcomes

Undergraduate student experience

Global Food Initiative: Food and Housing Security at the University of California PDF

UC is dedicated to ensuring the success of its more than 260,000 undergraduate and graduate students. This report provides information on the university’s latest data collection efforts and strategies for addressing basic needs security.

UCUES 2016 UC systemwide data report PDF

March 2017

UCUES collects a broad range of information about student academic engagement, academic experience, community and civic engagement, as well as goals and aspirations for the time at UC, growth in awareness of social, political and personal issues.

View the instrument here.

Adaptive Learning Technology Pilot May 2017 PDF

May 2017

UC is exploring the use of adaptive learning technology. This report presents the results of pilots at UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz who explored the use of Assessment and Learning Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) system.

UC undergraduate student research, expectations, experience and aspirations

UC Information Center

UC provides a rich environment for student research. Undergraduate students are engaged in various research activities and their post-graduation aspirations align with pursuing research.

Persistence and graduation rates

Undergraduate retention and graduation rates

UC Information Center

Explore freshman and transfer retention and graduation rates, time-to-degree, graduation GPA, and units by campus, entry cohort, and demographic.

UC leads the way in enrollment and graduation of Pell Grant recipients PDF

November 2017

UC campuses compare favorably in both the share of Pell grant recipients enrolled and those students’ six-year graduation rates when compared to Association of American Universities (AAU) member schools and California State University (CSU) campuses.

See full interactive report here Link

Three-year degree pathways project PDF

In 2016, UC campuses developed three-year degree pathways for completing some of the most popular undergraduate majors on each campus. This report presents campus efforts to develop and promote these accelerated degree pathways.

Does income factor into graduation rates? May 2014 PDF

May 2014

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?”

Degrees awarded

Degrees awarded at a glance

UC Information Center

Filter by degree type, broad discipline, academic year and campus location to discover gender and ethnicity percentages of degree recipients.

STEM degree pipeline and production Link

UC Information Center

UC continues to be a leading producer of degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) within California, producing nearly 50,000 STEM degrees in 2013-14.


UC's student veteran community October 2018 PDF

October 2018

This topic brief summarizes student veteran enrollment trends, demographic characteristics, fields of study, graduation outcomes, satisfaction with undergraduate experiences, and post-graduation employment trajectories.

Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) summary data

UC Information Center

This dashboard presents summary results of student responses to UCUES by student demographics. UC uses results to better understand the academic and co-curricular experiences of students, assist with program evaluations, assess financial aid packages, and understand campus climate.

2016 Summer Sessions Pilot Outcomes July 2017 PDF

July 2017

In 2016, three UC campuses piloted initiatives that included financial incentives with the goal of increasing the enrollment of UC undergraduate students in the summer. This report presents the results of those pilots.

Advising Strategies for Timely Graduation December 2015 PDF

December 2015

UC engages in a variety of efforts to identify what factors foster student success and support timely graduation. The strategies presented in this report reflect a sample of existing practices and new plans for improving advising services that support timely graduation of UC students.

UC innovations in education are improving student outcomes February 2015 PDF

February 2015

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.

IRAP experts and requests for additional information

IRAP experts: undergraduate outcomes

Tongshan Chang | Kimberly Peterson | Chris Furgiuele | Ryan Chan | Xiaohui Zheng | Brianna Moore-Trieu | Matt Reed

Requests and information