UC Irvine has placed top in the Nation in the NY Times College Access Index.
UC Campuses have also placed one to five and seventh in the nation.
The rankings are based on the share of students who get Pell Grants, and the Net Price for Middle Income Students.
The Net Price for Middle Income Students is about $13,000 for the UC campuses. Also included in the listing are California’s two other Universities which have a graduation rate of greater than 75% in five years, which are Stanford and USC. They have a net price for middle income students for $7,000 and $21,000, respectively.
Here is the list for California Schools in order, giving the Pell Grant percent of students, and the combined College Access Index. For comparison, the College Access Index is 1.00 for the average school.
1 UC Irvine with 40% Pell Grant Share and the top College Access Index of 1.91.
2 UC Davis, 31% Pell Grant and Index of 1.62.
3 UC Santa Barbara, 31% Pell Grant and Index of 1.61.
4 UC San Diego, 28% Pell Grant and Index of 1.55.
5 UCLA, 28% Pell Grant and Index of 1.53.
7 UC Berkeley, 23% Pell Grant and Index of 1.37.
19 Stanford, 13% Pell Grant and Index of 1.23.
85 USC, 17% Pell Grant and Index of 0.95.