University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 18
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients, UC and Comparison Institutions, 2007-08

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

Pell Grants are awarded by the federal government to low-income students-generally those whose parent incomes are below $45,000 or who are considered to be financially independent from their parents.

The percent of undergraduate students with Pell Grants provides a useful means to compare different institutions in terms of how accessible they are to low-income students. It is also useful in comparing institutions in terms of their undergraduates' socioeconomic backgrounds.

As a system, the University of California enrolls a higher percent of Pell Grant recipients than any other top research university in the country. About a third of all UC undergraduates receive the grants.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Student Financial Aid Survey.

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.