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About us

The University of California began more than 150 years ago on a simple but revolutionary idea: that college should be available to everyone. That same spirit still guides us today.

The UC story through data

The Information Center lets you explore key topics like California student enrollment, graduation rates and alumni outcomes across our 10 campuses.

83%
Undergrads from California
4.17
Average years to degree for freshmen
86%
Freshman graduation rate
UC Davis

Equity and inclusion

Everyone has the right to work and study in an inclusive environment that respects and celebrates the diversity of its members.

See how we reflect California’s vibrant diversity

UC's Budget

State support is essential to our success

And it returns big dividends to the people of California. See where our funds come from and how we use them.

See UC’s 2021-22 budget (PDF)

Environmental stewardship

As we educate the next generation of environmental leaders, we're putting climate resilience and climate justice at the heart of our sustainability efforts.

We’re decarbonizing. Track our progress.

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UC leadership and governance

University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., is UC's 21st president. He oversees the 10 campus chancellors. He reports to the 26-member University of California Board of Regents who are appointed by California's governor and serve 12-year terms.

Meet UC's leadership team

President Michael V. Drake, M.D.

President Michael V. Drake, M.D.

President of the University of California

Richard Leib

Richard Leib

Chair of the Board of Regents

Robert Horwitz

Robert Horwitz

Chair of the Academic Senate