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UCI​—​Tech​ ​Degrees​ ​Abound​ ​in​ ​Irvine’s​ ​Backyard As​ ​a​ ​premier​ ​research​ ​institution,​ ​one​ ​of​ ​ UCI’s​ ​g reatest​ ​strengths​ ​i s​ ​i ts​ ​technical​ ​ talent​ ​b ase.​ ​​I n the​ ​s ame​ ​w ay​ ​I rvine​ ​ represents​ ​t he​ ​b est​ ​of​ ​Orange​ ​County’s​ ​ office​ ​m arket,​ ​U CI represents​ ​t he​ ​b est​ ​ of​ ​Orange​ ​County’s​ ​STEM​ ​t alent—​often​ ​ mimicking,​ ​a nd​ ​e ven​ ​e xceeding STEM​ ​ metrics​ ​from​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​top​ ​institutions.​ ​ Over​ ​40%​ ​of​ ​UCI’s​ ​undergraduate​ ​degrees​ ​ are in​ ​STEM-related​ ​f ields—inline​ ​w ith​ ​ UC​ ​B erkeley​ ​(43%),​ ​a nd​ ​n otably​ ​a bove​ ​ the​ ​U niversity​ ​of Washington​ ​( 34%).​ ​By​ ​ count,​ ​​U CI​ ​g raduates​ ​t he​ ​t hird​ ​l argest​ ​ number​ ​of​ ​STEM​ ​d egrees​ ​i n SoCal​,​ ​w ith​ ​ the​ ​top​ ​two​ ​by​ ​size​ ​(UCLA,​ ​UCSD)​ ​a​ ​short drive​ ​away​ ​from​ ​Irvine. Exhibit 6: UCI STEM Schools and Technical Centers/Programs Exhibit 5: Largest SoCal STEM Degree Granting Universities Top 10 Rank Information 42 43 Source: National Center for Education Statistics (2015). UCI​ ​offers​ ​a​ ​plethora​ ​of​ ​technical​ ​programs​ ​ for​ ​students,​ ​with​ ​over​ ​65​ ​STEM-oriented​ ​ research centers​ ​a cross​ ​c ampus.​ ​T he​ university​ ​is​ ​home​ ​to​ ​the​ ​largest​ ​combined​ ​ Engineering​ ​a nd Computer​ ​S ciences​ ​ program​ ​i n​ ​C alifornia​ ​( 5th​ ​l argest​ ​i n​ ​t he​ ​ US),​ ​a nd​ ​t he​ ​o nly computing-focused​ ​ school​ ​in​ ​the​ ​UC​ ​System.