UCI Named No. 1 College in California

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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The University of California, Irvine (UCI) has been named the 2019-2020 No. 1 college in California by MONEY.

UCI is one of the youngest campuses in the state's public university system, but it's already among the world's most respected research institutions – three former faculty members have received Nobel Prizes.

MONEY estimates UCI’s graduation rate is about 30% higher than colleges that serve similar students. About 85% of freshmen go on to graduate within six years. From there, the typical UCI student’s early career earnings come in at about $57,700, according to PayScale, which is nearly 14% more than alums of comparable colleges. UCI is one of the most diverse schools in the country—32% of the roughly 29,000 undergrads are Asian, and 24% are Hispanic.

Each year, MONEY researches colleges that provide the best value for tuition dollars, compiling a list of the best colleges in each state. To view the full state-by-state list, click here.

Source: MONEY

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