Alumni Stats

UC Davis: by the numbers

(as of September 2021)
293,155 living alumni with degrees
49,114 undergraduate and graduate students
11,605 faculty and staff on and off campus

Alumni and Affiliate Relations is proud to represent all UC Davis alumni, including our loyal members: 

30,327 life Cal Aggie Alumni Association members
2,963 annual Cal Aggie Alumni Association members
2,198 Aggie Parent and Family Association members
1,032 Student Alumni Association 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 nation in veterinary science (QS World University Rankings 2021)
  • 1st in the nation and 2nd in the world in agriculture (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 2nd in the world in animal sciences (U.S. News & World Report 2020)
  • 2nd most international public institutions in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report 2022)
  • 1st among best value colleges for women in STEM (Forbes 2016)
  • 2nd in the nation for biological and agricultural engineering programs (U.S. News & World Report 2022)
  • 4th best public university in the nation (Forbes America's Top Colleges 2021)
  • 4th best university in the state for social mobility (Washington Monthly 2020)
  • 5th in the world in environmental engineering (ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020)
  • 5th in the nation in environmental sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021)
  • 5th among best business/managerial economics college in the state (College Factual 2021)
  • 7th best public university in the nation for the public good (Washington Monthly 2021)
  • 8th most transformative college in the country (Money)
  • 9th best public university in the nation for diversity and internationalization (QS World University Ranking 2021)
  • 10th among public universities nationwide (U.S. News & World Report 2022)
  • 10th among best medical schools in the nation for primary care (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Top 10 drama and theater art school in California (College Factual 2019)
  • One of 15 public four-year colleges with high graduation rates leading to high incomes (College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education)
  • 16th best research universities in the U.S. (Best College Reviews 2021)
  • 16th best college for veterans in the nation (U.S. News & World Report 2022) 
  • 46th among best nursing schools in the nation for master’s degrees (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Top 20 "Coolest School" in the nation for sustainability efforts (Sierra Magazine 2021)
  • UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Children’s Hospital consistently rank among the nation’s top 50 hospitals (U.S. News & World Report)