University of California 2011 Accountability Report

Indicator 2.1
Undergraduate applicants, admits and enrollees, Universitywide, Fall 1994 to 2010

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

During the past 16 years, applications to UC have nearly doubled. UC enrollments have grown 58 percent during the same period, but are still falling short of demand.

Enrollment targets are established annually by the University and are driven by the availability of state funding. In fall 2004, new freshman enrollment targets were reduced by 10 percent in response to state budget cuts that were later restored. Freshman enrollments were curtailed again in fall 2009 and 2010 in response to state budget cuts, though transfer enrollment targets were increased to partially offset the decline in freshmen.

Approximately 90 percent of transfer students at UC come from a California Community College (CCC). Transfer applicants from the CCCs are given priority in the admissions process over transfer applicants from other institutions.

Despite reductions in state support, UC continues to maintain its obligations under the Master Plan by admitting all eligible Californians. As a result, in 2010-11, UC enrolled nearly 13,000 California students, including 11,000 undergraduate students, for which it received no state support.

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.