Value of a UCSB Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, "Treasure your education. It is a gift that keeps on giving, that links one generation to the next."

A University of California education can be one of the most rewarding investments a student can make for his or her future. UC Santa Barbara is committed to helping students explore their financial options in affording a college education.

  • 86% of recent UCSB graduates have either full-time or part-time positions
  • 71% of UCSB students receive some type of financial aid.
Responses from alumni who provided information to LinkedIn.

Graduate Outcomes

Brandon Bouldin

Brandon Bouldin

Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers
B.A., Business Economics '12
, UCSB

"The whole environment at UCSB prepared me for this. It gave me a wonderful set of skills. It also opened doors. I landed this job more than half a year in advance of graduation. That’s big."


Casey Boome

Casey Boome

Assistant District Attorney, Office of the Bronx (NY) District Attorney
J.D., ’12, Emory University School of Law
B.A., Global Studies ‘05, UCSB


"I learned how to be a lawyer in law school, but I feel like I learned how to be a good person and a citizen of global society at UCSB. UCSB can be such a great window to the world. Take advantage."

Marisol Luna-Pizano

Marisol Luna-Pizano

Partner physician, Southern California Permanente Medical Group
M.D.-M.P.H. ’06, Tufts University School
of Medicine
B.S. Cell and Developmental Biology
’02, UCSB


"Being in pre-med was challenging, but my campus experiences made all the difference. My professors did everything they could to help me succeed. My achievements at UCSB, including my minor in Latin American and Iberian Studies, have played a vital role in my organizational skills and the commitment I have to my patients."