Overview:No other university does as much for so many as the University of California. For almost 150 years, the University of California has educated the brightest minds and helped California become a beacon of innovation. Our campuses routinely are ranked among the best in the world. But our reach extends beyond campus borders. Our people connect the dots, exchange ideas, make advancements and unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe every day. They engage local governments and underserved schools, save lives and improve health, protect the environment and push the boundaries of space. And it adds up to an immense direct impact on the economy. UC supports 430,000 jobs and contributes over $46 billion to the California economy each year.