Indicator 1.1Undergraduate and graduate student enrollment with campus opening date
Fall 1869 to 2010
Student enrollment at the University has quadrupled in the past 50 years.>
Enrollment growth, especially in the number of undergraduates, has been driven by continued commitment to the Master Plan during a period of dramatic growth in California's population. The Master Plan guarantees a place at UC for the top 12.5 percent of the graduating high school class in California and to all eligible community college transfers.
The growth in undergraduate students has greatly outstripped the increase in graduate and professional students. In 1961, UC enrolled 68 percent undergraduates compared to 32 percent graduate and professional students. In 2010, the University enrolled about 78 percent undergraduates compared to 22 percent graduate and professional students.