State funding compared to University of California application and acceptance rates from 2011-2021

While applicants to the University of California have increased over the past 10 years, the UC has seen declining admission rates because of capacity issues. At the same time, state funding for the UC has slowly increased but does not reflect the increased costs of supporting the University’s growing student population.

Sources: California Department of Finance, University of California Annual Accountability Report 2021, University of California Undergraduate Admissions Summary.
Graphic Reporting by Megan Tagami, Daily Bruin staff. Interactive by Priya Kanneboyina, Daily Bruin staff.