California State University-Monterey Bay

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,472

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,390

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

35.2%

16,258 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

7,274

90.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

54.8%

451 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 Psychology (204 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (192 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (188 degrees).

In 2016, 1,685 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Monterey Bay. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (605 degrees), 1.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (600 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $5,472, which is $-14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,390.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,472

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay was $5,472. The cost of tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $-14,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$11,390

2016 Value

4.37%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 California State University-Monterey Bay had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,390. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of California State University-Monterey Bay grew by 4.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,488

Room and Board

$1,311

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Monterey Bay was of $12,488 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,311. The cost of room and board increased by 7.83% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.79% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at California State University-Monterey Bay received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.9% with respect to 2015, 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.

5.5%

2015 Default Rate

81

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Monterey Bay was 5.5%, which represents 81 out of the 1472 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 16,258 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.48% annual growth. Out of those 16,258 applicants, 5,729 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.2% acceptance rate.

There were 7,274 students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Monterey Bay has an overall enrollment yield of 14%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

35.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,729

Accepted Out of 16,258

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Monterey Bay was 35.2% (5,729 admissions from 16,258 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 48.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.48%, while admissions declined by -244%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Monterey Bay in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Monterey Bay has a total enrollment of 7,274 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay is 6,576 students and the part-time enrollment is 698. This means that 90.4% 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 44.3% Hispanic or Latino, 27.5% White, 5.8% Two or More Races, 5.17% Asian, 4.98% Black or African American, 0.289% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.261% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (29.4%), followed by White Female (15.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (15.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (29.1%), followed by White Female (24%) and White Male (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,274 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay is 6,576 and the part-time enrollment is 698. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2016 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 (75%), 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

    3,222

  2. White

    2,003

  3. Two or More Races

    422

The enrolled student population at California State University-Monterey Bay is 44.3% Hispanic or Latino, 27.5% White, 5.8% Two or More Races, 5.17% Asian, 4.98% Black or African American, 0.289% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.261% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 498 students (6.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 443 more women than men received degrees from California State University-Monterey Bay. The majority of degree recipients at California State University-Monterey Bay are hispanic or latino (605 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (600 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Monterey Bay is General Psychology (204 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (192 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (188 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 (73 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (188 degrees), and Psychology (204 degrees).

Workforce

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 California State University-Monterey Bay are Social workers (311,284 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (211,290 people), Counselors (209,813 people), Miscellaneous managers (197,011 people), and Registered nurses (97,850 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Natural Resources & Conservation (73 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (188 degrees), Psychology (204 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (109 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (95 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Natural Resources & Conservation (73 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (188 degrees), Psychology (204 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (109 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (95 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 (502,101 people), Hospitals (368,118 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (238,909 people), Individual & family services (227,525 people), and Outpatient care centers (204,704 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Natural Resources & Conservation (73 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (188 degrees), Psychology (204 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (109 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (95 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. 204 degrees awarded

  2. 192 degrees awarded

  3. 188 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Monterey Bay was General Psychology with 204 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 621

  2. 1,064

In 2016, 621 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Monterey Bay, which is 0.584 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,064).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 132 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Monterey Bay in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.936 times less than the 141 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 161 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Monterey Bay in General Psychology, which is 3.74 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 17% 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, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at California State University-Monterey Bay is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 4.66% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    605 degrees awarded

  2. White

    600 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    152 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Monterey Bay is hispanic or latino (605 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (600 degrees).

9.02% of degree recipients (152 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    408 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    365 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    235 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Monterey Bay is hispanic or latino female (408 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (365 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Monterey Bay has an endowment valued at nearly $18.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.08M (16.5%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, California State University-Monterey Bay had a total expenditure of $138M. Of that $138M, they spent $58.1M on salaries and $138M on benefits.

California State University-Monterey Bay employs 75 Lecturers, 60 Assistant professors, and 52 Professors. Most academics at California State University-Monterey Bay are Female Lecturers (42), Female Assistant professors(34), and Male Lecturers (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay are: Business and Financial Operations, with 119 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 104 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 99 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.7M

2015 Endowment

1.79%

growth from 2014

California State University-Monterey Bay has an endowment valued at about $18.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Monterey Bay grew 1.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.2M 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. $8M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, California State University-Monterey Bay received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$58.1M

Salary Expenditure

$138M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, California State University-Monterey Bay had a total expenditure of $138M. Of that $138M, they spent $58.1M on salaries and $138M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at California State University-Monterey Bay as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$58.1M

2015 Salaries

17.8%

growth from 2014

In 2015, California State University-Monterey Bay paid a median of $58.1M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($138M) and a 17.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.27% growth from 2013 and a 2.36% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.3M

Instructional Salaries

226

Number of Employees

In 2015, California State University-Monterey Bay paid a total of $16.3M to 226 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

75 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

119 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay were Lecturer with 75 employees; Assistant professor with 60 employees; and Assistant professor with 52 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay were Business and Financial Operations with 119 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 104 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 99 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Lecturer

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay was Female Lecturer with 42 employees, Female Assistant professor with 34 employees, and Male Lecturer with 33 employees.

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

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