The 10th campus in the prestigious University of California  system, UC Merced is diverse , growing  and committed to those ideals that serve the state, nation and world through research , education  and public service.
The University of California, Merced's mission is embodied in its proud claim of being the first American research university of the twenty-first century. As the tenth campus of the University of California, UC Merced will achieve excellence in carrying out the University's mission of teaching, research and service, benefiting society through discovering and transmitting new knowledge and functioning as an active repository of organized knowledge. As a key tenet in carrying out this mission, UC Merced promotes and celebrates the diversity of all members of its community.
|Dorothy Leland||Chancellor |
|Tom Peterson||Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost |
|Samuel Traina||Dean of Graduate Studies  and Vice Chancellor for Research |
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|School of Engineering ||E. Daniel Hirleman |
|School of Natural Sciences ||Juan Meza |
|School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts ||Mark S. Aldenderfer |
UC Merced is also planning a School of Management and School of Medicine.
Academic research  is a critical part of UC Merced's mission. The process of discovery provides our students with a deeper understanding of the world and its cultural, social, natural and engineered systems.
|Undergraduate Degrees Awarded||1,160|
|Graduate Degrees Awarded||53|
|Doctorate Degrees Awarded||24|