2023 Tuition & Fees and 2024 Estimation

For undergraduate programs, the 2023 tuition & fees of University of California-Santa Cruz is $14,240 for in-state students and $44,312 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $14,213 for in-state students and $29,315 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2024 tuition & fees for prospective students is $14,412 for California residents and $44,805 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes from last year. The estimated 2024 graduate school tuition & fees is $14,538 for California residents and $29,636 for out-of-state students.
2022-23 Tuition & Fees2023-24 Estimation
Updated with 2022-2023 tuition (Last update: Feb. 27, 2023)
The estimation for 2023-2024 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

Key Stats for Prospective Students

The Acceptance rate at University of California-Santa Cruz is 58.64% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 11.57%. The average graduation rate is 78%. Total 19,841 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $53,800. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Computer Engineering program shows the highest salary with $70,000 after graduating. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2023 UC Santa Cruz Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »58.64% Acceptance Rate / 11.57% Yield
Graduation Rate »78%
Transfer-out Rate5%
Retention Rate89%(full-time), 53% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio4.17% (24 to 1)
Student Population »19,841 (17,864 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$18,659
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$53,800
Average Salary by Field of Study$19,000 - $70,000

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

University of California-Santa Cruz offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at UC Santa Cruz
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
UC Santa Cruz provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at UC Santa Cruz
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of UC Santa Cruz. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 9,300. It also offers separate board/meal plans.
UC Santa Cruz Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity9,300

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Address1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011
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School Typefour-years, public
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (very high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research / scholarship
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