The GoodCall 2016 Best Schools for Scholarships Report has ranked UC Merced No. 8 out of 4,000 U.S. public colleges and universities for earning scholarships.
The report examined the amount of scholarship and fellowship dollars available to students. UC Merced students received an average of $7,944 during the 2014 survey period.
“As loan debt continues to be a significant concern for students and their families, UC Merced is pleased to be recognized as one of the top universities in the nation in terms of the average scholarship and fellowship dollars awarded per student,” Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships Ron Radney said. “This ranking is reflective of the commitment of our campus, the UC system and our donors to support student access to a world-class education.”
The ranking is based on the average amount of scholarship or fellowship dollars per enrolled student, which was provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. At the time of the report, UC Merced’s enrollment was 6,508.