Impacts and Benefits



...in California

Combined spending by the University, its students, visitors and retirees had an impact of more than $1.2 billion in California in 2007-08.

  • Spending by UCR supports nearly 14,000 full-time jobs across California.
  • This spending generates $600 million in personal income to Californians.

The state of California provided $176 million in funding to UCR in 07-08, and the University made a seven-fold return on the Golden State's investment! 


...in the region

UCR is a major employer and purchaser of goods and services in the Inland Empire -- a true economic powerhouse!

  •  $830 million (69 percent) of UCR's economic impact benefits the Inland Empire.
  • UCR is the second largest employer in the city of Riverside, and the tenth largest employer in the Inland Empire.
  • For every dollar received from the Inland Empire, UCR gave back $5.60.

...in our future

Over 66,000 proud UCR alumni live in California, and about one-third of those live in the Inland Empire.

UCR conferred 4,150 degrees in 2008

23 percent of these were awarded in science and technology majors such as computer science, biology, neuroscience and biochemistry

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