California State University-Monterey Bay

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
2022 Average Net Price
$11,435
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.76%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
92.4%
12,568 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
7,045
84.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.5%
491 Graduates

About

California State University-Monterey Bay is a higher education institution located in Monterey County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at California State University-Monterey Bay were General Business Administration & Management (265 degrees awarded), General Psychology (231 degrees), and Computer Science (191 degrees).

In 2022, 2,220 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Monterey Bay. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,081 degrees), 1.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (594 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $5,742, which is $−18,254 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $5,742, which is $−18,254 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,435.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending California State University-Monterey Bay received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $−18,254 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$11,435
2022 Value
87.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 California State University-Monterey Bay had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,435. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of California State University-Monterey Bay grew by 87.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,031
Room and Board
$822
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Monterey Bay was of $13,031 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 5.14% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $822. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 75.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
32%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at California State University-Monterey Bay received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.9% with respect to 2021, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.76%
2019 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Monterey Bay was 1.76%, which represents 29 out of the 1649 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

California State University-Monterey Bay received 12,568 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 25.4% annual growth. Out of those 12,568 applicants, 11,611 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.4% acceptance rate.

There were 7,045 students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay in 2022.

California State University-Monterey Bay has an overall enrollment yield of 7.79%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
11,611
Accepted Out of 12,568

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Monterey Bay was 92.4% (11,611 admissions from 12,568 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 92.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 25.4%, while admissions grew by 24.8%..

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Enrollment

California State University-Monterey Bay had a total enrollment of 7,045 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay is 5,949 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,096. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at California State University-Monterey Bay, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.2% Hispanic or Latino, 26.4% White, 6.54% Asian, 4.51% Two or More Races, 2.53% Black or African American, 0.284% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.156% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (35.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.5%) and White Female (16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (45.2%), followed by White Female (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,045 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay is 5,949 and the part-time enrollment is 1,096. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at California State University-Monterey Bay was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), California State University-Monterey Bay had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,750 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,863 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    461 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at California State University-Monterey Bay is 53.2% Hispanic or Latino, 26.4% White, 6.54% Asian, 4.51% Two or More Races, 2.53% Black or African American, 0.284% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.156% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 277 students (3.93%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 586 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Monterey Bay. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at California State University-Monterey Bay is hispanic or latino (1,081 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (594 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Monterey Bay is General Business Administration & Management (265 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (231 degrees) and Computer Science (191 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at California State University-Monterey Bay, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (172 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (54 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Social workers, all other (256,769 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (217,350 people), Other managers (161,356 people), Postsecondary teachers (102,097 people), and Education administrators (95,180 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (172 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (54 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Psychology (247 degrees), and Human Sciences (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (172 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (54 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Psychology (247 degrees), and Human Sciences (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Elementary & secondary schools (621,047 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (307,565 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (281,630 people), Outpatient care centers (242,529 people), and Individual & family services (239,045 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (172 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (54 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Psychology (247 degrees), and Human Sciences (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by California State University-Monterey Bay.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 265 degrees awarded
  2. 231 degrees awarded
  3. 191 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Monterey Bay was General Business Administration & Management with 265 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

817
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,403
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 817 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Monterey Bay, which is 0.582 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,403).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 191 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Monterey Bay in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 183 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 183 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Monterey Bay in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.958 times less than the 191 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from California State University-Monterey Bay completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at California State University-Monterey Bay is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.85% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,081 degrees awarded
  2. White
    594 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    139 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Monterey Bay is hispanic or latino (1,081 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (594 degrees).

5.14% of degree recipients (114 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    726 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    355 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    349 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at California State University-Monterey Bay is hispanic or latino female (726 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (355 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Monterey Bay has an endowment valued at nearly $32.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, California State University-Monterey Bay had a total salary expenditure of 225M. California State University-Monterey Bay employs 69 Professors, 59 Assistant professors and 54 Associate professors. Most academics at California State University-Monterey Bay are Male Professor (37), Female Assistant professor (36), and Female Professor (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay are: Business and Financial Operations, with 155 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 114 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees.

Endowment

$32.2M
2022 Endowment
8.82%
decline from 2021

California State University-Monterey Bay has an endowment valued at about $32.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Monterey Bay declined 8.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$70.7M
2022 Salaries
5.89%
growth from 2021

In 2022, California State University-Monterey Bay paid a median of $70.7M in salaries, which represents 31.5% of their overall expenditure ($225M) and a 5.89% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.8M
Instructional Salaries
229
Number of Employees

In 2022, California State University-Monterey Bay paid a total of $22.8M to 229 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
155 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay were Professor with 69 employees, Assistant professor with 59 employees, and Associate professor with 54 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay were Business and Financial Operations with 155 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 114 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay was Male Professor with 37 employees, Female Assistant professor with 36 employees, and Female Professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at California State University-Monterey Bay.

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