Our impact in California
You can’t address the globe’s most pressing problems without also addressing those closest to home, here in California. And that’s what UC Davis is doing every day: working together to make life better in the golden state.
We’re driving innovation, stimulating economic activity, educating tomorrow’s leaders, and advancing societal change to protect our one California.
UC Davis generates $6.9 billion in annual economic activity in California.
90% of the nearly 33,000 students enrolled in state-supported programs are California residents.
UC Davis economic activity accounts for 69,000 jobs in California.
Drs. Maynard Amerine and A.J. Winkler published “Composition and Quality of Musts and Wines of California Grapes” in 1944, ushering in a new era of climate-based varietal selection. In the 1980s, Dr. Ann Noble developed the wine aroma wheel used worldwide.
For every dollar UC Davis received in state funding in 2009-10, it produced $12 of economic activity for the state.
The UC Davis Cooperative Extension program is a major part of the systemwide UC program, which has offices in 57 of California’s 58 counties.
UC Davis is the second-largest individual employer in the Sacramento region, behind only the state of California.