Alumni Stats

UC Davis: by the numbers

(as of January 2020)
274,000 living alumni with degrees
45,874 undergraduate and graduate students
31,580 faculty and staff on and off campus

CAAA is proud to represent all UC Davis alumni, including our loyal members: 

29,639 life CAAA members
8,655 annual CAAA members
4,009 parent and family members
1,545 student members

Rankings: highlights

UC Davis ranks high across the board, according to many outside measures that assess university reputation. Take a closer look at our stellar student body, our faculty’s productivity and national and international rankings for the academic disciplines.

  • 1st in the world in veterinary science (QS World University Rankings)
  • 1st in the world in agricultural economics and policy (Center for World University Rankings)
  • 1st in the nation and 2nd in the world in agriculture (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 1st in the nation and 2nd in the world in plant and animal programs (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 1st among best value colleges for women in STEM (Forbes)
  • 2nd among top 100 producers of minority undergraduate degrees in biological and biomedical sciences (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
  • 3rd greenest university in the world (GreenMetric World University Rankings)
  • 3rd among top U.S. colleges doing the most for low-income students (The New York Times College Access Index)
  • 4th most international public institution in the U.S. (Times Higher Education)
  • 5th best public university in the nation (The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education)
  • 7th in the world in ecology and the environment (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 8th most transformative college in the country (Money)
  • 10th among public universities nationwide (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 10th among U.S. universities for research, social mobility and public service contributions (Washington Monthly)
  • 10th among best medical schools in the nation for primary care (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 14th in research funding among U.S. ranked public universities (National Science Foundation)
  • One of 15 public four-year colleges with high graduation rates leading to high incomes (College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education)
  • 46th among best nursing schools in the nation for master’s degrees (U.S. News & World Report)
  • UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Children’s Hospital consistently rank among the nation’s top 50 hospitals (U.S. News & World Report)