California State University-Monterey Bay

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,742
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,468
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.01%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
75.3%
12,327 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,650
85.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
60.4%
544 Graduates

About

California State University-Monterey Bay is a higher education institution located in Monterey County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at California State University-Monterey Bay were General Business Administration & Management (265 degrees awarded), General Psychology (243 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (184 degrees).

In 2019, 2,261 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Monterey Bay. 64.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,015 degrees), 1.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (610 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $5,742, which is $−16,284 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $5,742, which is $−16,284 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,468.

In 2019, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $−16,284 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$12,468
2019 Value
5.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 California State University-Monterey Bay had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,468. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of California State University-Monterey Bay grew by 5.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,844
Room and Board
$1,916
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Monterey Bay was of $12,844 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,916. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.34% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at California State University-Monterey Bay received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
5.01%
2017 Default Rate
82
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Monterey Bay was 5.01%, which represents 82 out of the 1637 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 12,327 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.773% annual decline. Out of those 12,327 applicants, 9,280 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.3% acceptance rate.

There were 7,650 students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay in 2019, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Monterey Bay has an overall enrollment yield of 11.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
9,280
Accepted Out of 12,327

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Monterey Bay was 75.3% (9,280 admissions from 12,327 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 58.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −0.773%, while admissions grew by 27.6%.

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SAT Scores

92%
Submission Percentage
966
Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Monterey Bay in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Monterey Bay has a total enrollment of 7,650 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay is 6,532 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,118. This means that 85.4% 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 47.5% Hispanic or Latino, 25.6% White, 5.7% Asian, 4.9% Two or More Races, 3.39% Black or African American, 0.405% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.248% 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 (33.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.2%) and White Female (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (37.5%), followed by White Female (26.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (9.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,650 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay is 6,532 and the part-time enrollment is 1,118. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2019 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 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,635
  2. White
    1,962
  3. Asian
    436

The enrolled student population at California State University-Monterey Bay is 47.5% Hispanic or Latino, 25.6% White, 5.7% Asian, 4.9% Two or More Races, 3.39% Black or African American, 0.405% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.248% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 466 students (6.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 653 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 (1,015 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (610 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 (243 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (184 degrees).

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 Natural Resources & Conservation (98 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (184 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees).

Workforce

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 (255,332 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (170,314 people), Other managers (167,663 people), Postsecondary teachers (106,390 people), and Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors (83,991 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Natural Resources & Conservation (98 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (184 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees), Psychology (284 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (34 degrees).

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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, Dentists, Computer hardware engineers, Public relations specialists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Natural Resources & Conservation (98 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (184 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees), Psychology (284 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (34 degrees).

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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 (527,243 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (281,361 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (266,144 people), Individual & family services (221,094 people), and Outpatient care centers (217,693 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Natural Resources & Conservation (98 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (184 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees), Psychology (284 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (34 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 265 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 243 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 184 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

804
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,457
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 804 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Monterey Bay, which is 0.552 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,457).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 195 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Monterey Bay in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.05 times more than the 185 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 200 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Monterey Bay in General Psychology, which is 4.65 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 23% 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%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 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 (69.1%).

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, 3.13% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,015 degrees awarded
  2. White
    610 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    194 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Monterey Bay is hispanic or latino (1,015 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (610 degrees).

8.58% of degree recipients (194 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    697 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    353 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    318 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Monterey Bay is hispanic or latino female (697 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (353 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Monterey Bay has an endowment valued at nearly $27.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.05M (15%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, California State University-Monterey Bay had a total salary expenditure of $201M. California State University-Monterey Bay employs 79 Assistant professors, 62 Professors, and 51 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Monterey Bay are Female Assistant professors (46), Male Professors(34), and Male Assistant professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay are: Business and Financial Operations, with 141 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 106 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 100 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.1M
2019 Endowment
12.7%
growth from 2018

California State University-Monterey Bay has an endowment valued at about $27.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Monterey Bay grew 12.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, California State University-Monterey Bay received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$65.9M
2019 Salaries
4.92%
growth from 2018

In 2019, California State University-Monterey Bay paid a median of $65.9M in salaries, which represents 32.8% of their overall expenditure ($201M) and a 4.92% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.95% growth from 2017 and a 6.38% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.3M
Instructional Salaries
227
Number of Employees

In 2019, California State University-Monterey Bay paid a total of $20.3M to 227 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
79 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
141 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay were Assistant professor with 79 employees; Professor with 62 employees; and Professor with 51 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay were Business and Financial Operations with 141 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 106 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 100 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay was Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, Male Professor with 34 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 33 employees.

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

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