Institutional Research and Academic Planning
IRAP collaborates with the Student Affairs Student Financial Support.
Summary metrics can be found in the Affordability chapter of the UC Accountability Report (Chapter 2).
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.
Financial support database inventories from the UCOP Office of Student Affairs dating back to the 1998-99 academic year.
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's financial aid program keeps the university affordable, with almost half of undergraduate degree recipients graduating without debt. UC undergraduates graduate with less cumulative debt on average than at comparison schools.
IRAP experts: undergraduate affordability
Chris Furgiuele | Brianna Moore-Trieu | Julienne Palbusa
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