Making the Grade


Actuaries are a meticulous bunch, so it’s no small honor that the Society of Actuaries has recognized UC Santa Barbara as a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE). The distinction is the culmination of an extensive vetting process and confers benefits and esteem to the program, its students and alumni.

As of December 2021, the United States boasted 228 official actuarial science programs, only 19 of which were recognized as centers of excellence. UCSB has the largest program in California, and will be the only one in the state to earn this title.

“This distinction affirms the value of the program and the impact that our alumni are having after they graduate, because they play a vital interactive role in earning CAE status,” said program director Hal Pedersen(link is external). “It positions us as a leader in actuarial education.”

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022