Menlo College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,260
3.51% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$29,151
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.04%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
61.7%
3,357 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
800
97% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
57%
86 Graduates

About

Menlo College is a higher education institution located in San Mateo County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Menlo College were General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees awarded), General Psychology (30 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (29 degrees).

In 2022, 179 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Menlo College. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (56 degrees), 1.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Menlo College is $48,260, which is $33,319 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Menlo College is $48,260, which is $33,319 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,151.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Menlo College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$48,260
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Menlo College was $48,260. The cost of tuition at Menlo College is $33,319 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$29,151
2022 Value
18.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Menlo College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,151. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Menlo College grew by 18.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,838
Room and Board
$1,124
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Menlo College was of $13,838 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.14% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,124. The cost of books and supplies increased by 104% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Menlo College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.04%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Menlo College was 2.04%, which represents 4 out of the 196 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

Menlo College received 3,357 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 57.3% annual growth. Out of those 3,357 applicants, 2,072 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.7% acceptance rate.

There were 800 students enrolled at Menlo College in 2022.

Menlo College has an overall enrollment yield of 9.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,072
Accepted Out of 3,357

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Menlo College was 61.7% (2,072 admissions from 3,357 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 69.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 57.3%, while admissions grew by 39.2%..

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Enrollment

Menlo College had a total enrollment of 800 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Menlo College is 776 students and the part-time enrollment is 24. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Menlo College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Menlo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.3% Hispanic or Latino, 16.8% White, 10% Two or More Races, 8.63% Asian, 3.5% Black or African American, 2.38% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.75% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Menlo College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (16%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.2%) and White Male (11.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Menlo College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 800 students. The full-time enrollment at Menlo College is 776 and the part-time enrollment is 24. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Menlo College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 Menlo College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Menlo College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    250 enrolled students
  2. White
    134 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    80 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Menlo College is 31.3% Hispanic or Latino, 16.8% White, 10% Two or More Races, 8.63% Asian, 3.5% Black or African American, 2.38% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.75% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 39 students (4.88%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 9 more women than men received degrees from Menlo College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Menlo College is hispanic or latino (56 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Menlo College is General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (30 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (29 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Menlo College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (149 degrees awarded), Psychology (30 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (0 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Menlo College are Accountants & auditors (1,050,132 people), Other managers (795,254 people), Financial managers (507,796 people), Chief executives & legislators (404,827 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (337,895 people).

The most specialized majors at Menlo College in 2022 are Business (149 degrees awarded), Psychology (30 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (0 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (0 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 Menlo College are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Financial examiners, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Menlo College are Business (149 degrees awarded), Psychology (30 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (0 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (0 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 Menlo College are Elementary & secondary schools (933,720 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (591,374 people), Computer Systems Design (575,757 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (542,102 people), and Banking & related activities (507,401 people).

The most specialized majors at Menlo College are Business (149 degrees awarded), Psychology (30 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (0 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 70 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Menlo College was General Business Administration & Management with 70 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

85
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
94
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Menlo College, which is 0.904 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (94).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Menlo College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.26 times more than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Menlo College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.795 times less than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% of students graduating from Menlo College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Menlo College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 1.16% of graduates (1 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
    56 degrees awarded
  2. White
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Menlo College is hispanic or latino (56 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (39 degrees).

2.79% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    29 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    27 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Menlo College is hispanic or latino female (29 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (27 degrees).

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Operations

Menlo College has an endowment valued at nearly $23.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.81%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Menlo College had a total salary expenditure of 30.3M. Menlo College employs 10 Associate professors, 8 Professors and 4 Lecturers. Most academics at Menlo College are Female Professor (6), Male Associate professor (6), and Female Associate professor (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Menlo College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 72 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 10 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 8 employees.

Endowment

$23.8M
2022 Endowment
18.5%
decline from 2021

Menlo College has an endowment valued at about $23.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Menlo College declined 18.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.2M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.5M
2022 Salaries
24.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Menlo College paid a median of $12.5M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($30.3M) and a 24.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.66M
Instructional Salaries
26
Number of Employees

In 2022, Menlo College paid a total of $2.66M to 26 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
10 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
72 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Menlo College were Associate professor with 10 employees, Professor with 8 employees, and Lecturer with 4 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Menlo College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 72 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Menlo College was Female Professor with 6 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Female Associate professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Menlo College.

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