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Materials Sciences at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Materials Sciences at University of California - Santa Barbara

Every materials sciences school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the materials science program at University of California - Santa Barbara stacks up to those at other schools.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 26,314 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Materials Sciences section at the bottom of this page.

UCSB Materials Sciences Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Materials Science
  • Doctorate Degree in Materials Science

UCSB Materials Sciences Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

There were 28 students who received their doctoral degrees in materials science, making the school the #1 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Materials Science Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the materials science majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Materials Sciences Master’s Program

20% Women
Of the 5 students who earned a master's degree in Materials Sciences from UCSB in 2018-2019, 80% were men and 20% were women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Materials Sciences Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a materials science master's degree from UCSB, 100% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in materials science.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Materials Sciences Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Careers That Materials Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in materials science can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Architectural and Engineering Managers 31,580 $175,010
Chemists 10,430 $88,570
Natural Sciences Managers 7,870 $168,790
Engineering Professors 2,400 $129,790
Chemistry Professors 1,570 $116,530


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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