Retention Research

Aggies of the African diaspora w/ Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher
Total African Diaspora students 383
College of Agriculture & Environmental Science 72 or 18.8%
College of Biological Sciences 67 or 17.5%
College of Engineering 36 or 9.39%
College of Letters & Science 191 or 49.9%

U. C. Davis  African Diaspora student enrollment by college (2014-15)
Total African Diaspora students 812
College of Agriculture & Environmental Science 163
College of Biological Sciences 158
College of Engineering 76
College of Letters & Science 413
-Division of Humanities & Arts 88
-Division of Math & Physical Science 41
-Division of Social Sciences 284

**winter of 2015, 15 students dismissed and 9 withdraw**
(UC Davis Center for Student Affairs Assessment, fall 2014)


U. C. Davis  African Diaspora student enrollment by college (2015-16)
Total African Diaspora students 996
College of Agriculture & Environmental Science 182
College of Biological Sciences 142
College of Engineering 72
College of Letters & Science 428

**winter of 2015, 9 students dismissed and 5 withdraw**
(UC Davis Center for Student Affairs Assessment, fall 2015)

Where we are (now) on The Road To Retaining African American students

4-year Graduation Rate
Student Population 2007 Cohort 2008 Cohort 2009 Cohort
All UC Davis students 51% 54% 58%
African American 32% 26% 29%
6-year Graduation Rate
Student Population 2005 Cohort 2006 Cohort 2007 Cohort
All UC Davis students 82% 81% 82%
African American 71% 72% 73%

In 2013, 95% of our first year Aggies of the African diaspora returned to their 2nd year; and in 2014, 93% returned for the 2nd year; UC Davis Accountability Profile

AVERAGE YEARLY SALARY OFFERED TO GRADUATES WITH BACHELOR’S, AND MASTER’S DEGREES

Average Yearly Salary
Field of Study Bachelor’s Master’s
Engineering  $62,564 $68,100
Humanities/Social Sciences  $38,045 $49,100
Health Sciences/Life Sciences  $47,050 $61,500
Physical Sciences  $45,400 $57,950

Source: 2010-2013 National Salary Survey data provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers

PROPORTION OF UC DAVIS GRADUATES FINDING WORK IN THEIR FIELDS OF CHOICE

Field of study, percentage finding work in field of choice
Agricultural Sciences 75%
Arts and Cultural Studies 65%
Biological Sciences 69%
Human Sciences 81%
Engineering 85%
Mathematical and Physical Sciences 79%
Environmental Sciences 72%
Social Sciences 64%
Average 71%

Source: A 2012 survey of June 2010-11 graduates conducted by Institutional Analysis–Student Research and Information. Fields of Study are groups of related undergraduate majors as organized into UC Davis colleges or divisions.