The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

University of California-Irvine

UCI is consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities. Achievements in the sciences, arts, humanities, medicine, and management have garnered top 50 national rankings for more than 40 academic programs. Three UCI researchers have won Nobel Prizes—two in chemistry and one in physics. We were the youngest campus ever to be welcomed into the prestigious Association of American Universities. The New York Times, in its College Access Index, ranked UCI as number one in the nation for economic diversity in its student body, citing us as "doing the most for the American dream." And you will be especially glad to hear that Money magazine named UCI the top university for beach lovers. These are some of the reasons why UCI attracted more than 133,000 undergraduate applications in 2020, the fourth largest number of applications in the entire nation. Our graduate programs are also extremely competitive. You are on this campus because we know you have what it takes to succeed at the highest level. UCI reaches beyond the classroom and laboratory to help solve societal issues and support human development. We are a hub for stem cell research, a trailblazer in understanding global warming, and a leader in the fight against breast cancer. Our nationally ranked medical center in Orange, home of the only National Institutes of Health-designated comprehensive cancer center in Orange County, serves as Orange County’s only Level I trauma center, and our state-of-the-art UC Irvine Douglas Hospital has been ranked among the country’s top 50 hospitals for more than 14 years, providing outstanding care for the region’s citizens. The Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences is the first university-based health sciences enterprise to incorporate integrative health research, teaching, and patient care across its schools and programs, including medicine, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, and public health. Our law school, the state’s first public law school to open in more than 40 years, graduated its first class in 2012. A major intellectual and cultural center, UCI offers numerous public activities and events. The Claire Trevor School of the Arts and the School of Humanities produce engaging and entertaining cultural programs, including the award-winning New Swan Theater, our summertime outdoor Shakespeare Festival. UCI’s Anteater athletes have won more than two dozen national championships. We are also national leaders in research and practice relating to sustainability and environmental protection. UCI is the most energy-efficient campus in California, with among the most LEED Platinum and Gold certified buildings in the U.S. We are consistently among the top 10 “Coolest Schools” in Sierra magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s greenest universities. UCI is benefiting the community and the world in countless ways through its scholarly, scientific, creative, and economic contributions. Orange County’s second largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $7 billion.

Fall 2016 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2022

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2016

Number of students: 6,541

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88%
3%
1%
2%
6%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
87%
3%
2%
4%
4%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
74%
2%
14%
4%
6%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at University of California-Irvine in the Fall of 2016. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from University of California-Irvine are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at University of California-Irvine and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at University of California-Irvine are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of California-Irvine and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

University of California-Irvine | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE IN FALL 2016 BY SUMMER 2022
 
2016-17
 
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2019-20
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2020-21
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2021-22
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Bachelor's degree from University of California-Irvine 0% 0% 5% 74% 87% 88%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of California-Irvine 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of California-Irvine 0% 0% 5% 74% 87% 88%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 3%
Enrolled at University of California-Irvine 79% 74% 69% 14% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 4% 5% 4% 4% 2%
Current Status Unknown 21% 22% 20% 6% 4% 6%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2016

Number of students: 2,442

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85%
3%
1%
3%
8%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
83%
2%
3%
5%
7%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
68%
2%
20%
5%
5%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at University of California-Irvine in the Fall of 2016. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from University of California-Irvine are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at University of California-Irvine and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at University of California-Irvine are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of California-Irvine and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

University of California-Irvine | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE IN FALL 2016 BY SUMMER 2022
 
2016-17
 
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2019-20
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2020-21
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2021-22
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Bachelor's degree from University of California-Irvine 0% 0% 2% 68% 83% 85%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of California-Irvine 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of California-Irvine 0% 0% 2% 68% 83% 85%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 2%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 3%
Enrolled at University of California-Irvine 100% 93% 87% 20% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 5% 4% 4% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 4% 6% 5% 5% 3%
Current Status Unknown 0% 3% 4% 5% 7% 8%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2016

Number of students: 4,166

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87%
3%
1%
3%
6%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
86%
2%
3%
4%
5%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
71%
2%
18%
5%
4%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at University of California-Irvine in the Fall of 2016. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from University of California-Irvine are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at University of California-Irvine and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at University of California-Irvine are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of California-Irvine and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

University of California-Irvine | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE IN FALL 2016 BY SUMMER 2022
 
2016-17
 
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2019-20
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2020-21
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2021-22
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Bachelor's degree from University of California-Irvine 0% 0% 3% 71% 86% 87%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of California-Irvine 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of California-Irvine 0% 0% 3% 71% 86% 87%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 2%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 3%
Enrolled at University of California-Irvine 98% 92% 86% 18% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 4% 3% 3% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 4% 6% 5% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 4% 4% 4% 5% 6%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2016

Number of students: 2,409

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91%
7%
1%
1%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
89%
6%
1%
2%
2%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
56%
5%
36%
2%
1%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at University of California-Irvine in the Fall of 2016. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from University of California-Irvine are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at University of California-Irvine and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at University of California-Irvine are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at University of California-Irvine and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

University of California-Irvine | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE IN FALL 2016 BY SUMMER 2022
 
2016-17
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2019-20
 
2020-21
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2021-22
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Bachelor's degree from University of California-Irvine 1% 56% 86% 89% 91% 91%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from University of California-Irvine 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from University of California-Irvine 1% 56% 86% 89% 91% 91%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 7% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 7% 5% 6% 6% 7% 7%
Enrolled at University of California-Irvine 81% 36% 5% 1% 0% 0%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1%
Current Status Unknown 10% 1% 0% 2% 0% 1%