Graduate and Professional Enrollment Compared to Undergraduate Enrollment, UC and Comparison Institutions, Fall 2003 to 2008
The proportion of graduate academic and professional degree students at UC is somewhat smaller than that at other AAU public universities and substantially smaller than that at AAU private universities.
One reason for this difference is that graduate growth was held down in the 1980s and 1990s in order to ensure access to all eligible undergraduates who chose to attend UC.
Graduate enrollment growth also has been slowed by the inability of graduate students or departments to secure adequate and competitive student financial support. Dramatic increases in graduate student fees in recent years have exacerbated this historic problem.
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Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Fall Enrollment Survey.