IRAP supports the educational mission of the University by engaging UC graduate student analysts on special projects. The work of these scholars can be found below.

Major restrictions, socioeconomic stratification, and student success

October 2022

This report analyzes the equity implications of GPA-based major restrictions, which are commonly used to limit access to impacted majors.

The impact of Proposition 209 and access-oriented UC admissions policies on underrepresented UC applications, enrollment, and long-run student outcomes

January 2023

This brief estimates the costs of Proposition 209 for Underrepresented Group (URG) applicants to the University of California and measures the impact of two subsequent major UC admissions policies on URG enrollment.

What is the value of a UC degree for on-the-fence students? An evaluation of the 2001-2011 UC eligibility in the local context program

January 2023

This brief evaluates the University of California's 2001-2011 Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) program, which provided UC admissions advantages to California high school students in the top four percent of their class by GPA.

UC undergraduate college completion: using unit-taking strategies to improve graduation rates

April 2015

This project addresses the association between the number of units an undergraduate takes and their time to graduation.