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Academics at University of California - Santa Cruz - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at UC Santa Cruz will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at UC Santa Cruz this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 17,792 undergraduate students at University of California - Santa Cruz is 876 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 19 to 1 which places University of California - Santa Cruz among the worst concerning instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at University of California - Santa Cruz , there are 19 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is among the worst regrading instructional attention.
The majority of the instructors (76.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (99.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The majority of the faculty (77.0% ) are full-time.
A slim percentage of the faculty (33.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at University of California - Santa Cruz compares to the national average

Most Popular Majors Students Sign Up For

University of California - Santa Cruz offers 69 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 50 majors within 20 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, University of California - Santa Cruz awarded 5,460 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Computer Science0667667
General Psychology0514514
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences0341341
Business/Managerial Economics0308308

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