UC Riverside Sets Fall Enrollment Record

University posts strong numbers for Pell grants, first-generation students

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — UC Riverside once again set a record for student enrollment in fall 2017.

The campus has grown to 23,278 students, compared to 22,921 for fall 2016.  In the past four years, UCR’s enrollment has grown by almost 10 percent, from 21,285 to the current figure.

“UCR continues to meet the growing need for a four-year degree in the Inland Empire and in all of California,” said UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox. “We’re meeting the challenge and increasing our capacity, while maintaining the high standards of a world-class university.”

Fall 2017 statistics demonstrate that UCR continues to be one of the most diverse universities in the nation, with 86 percent of its students non-white. Almost 38 percent of its students are Hispanic or Latino, and more than 30 percent are Asian.

Of the total campus enrollment, 11,459 – or 57 percent – are first-generation college students. That compares with 36 percent among U.S. universities, and 42 percent across the nine undergraduate-serving campuses in the University of California system.

Fifty-two percent of UCR undergraduates receive Pell Grant assistance, afforded to families earning less than $50,000 per year. That compares with 38 percent across the UC system.

UC-wide enrollment statistics will be available in December 2017. For more facts about the fall 2017 UCR student population, visit http://ir.ucr.edu/stats.html.

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