Menlo College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,526
3.51% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$27,233
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.32%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
62.7%
3,039 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
894
91.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
58.8%
87 Graduates

About

Menlo College is a higher education institution located in San Mateo County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Menlo College were General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (42 degrees), and General Finance (28 degrees).

In 2019, 167 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Menlo College. 46.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (46 degrees), 1.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Menlo College is $43,526, which is $29,026 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Menlo College is $43,526, which is $29,026 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,233.

In 2019, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,526
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Menlo College was $43,526. The cost of tuition at Menlo College is $29,026 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$27,233
2019 Value
2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Menlo College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,233. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Menlo College grew by 2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,225
Room and Board
$550
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Menlo College was of $14,225 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $550. The cost of room and board increased by 5.48% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Menlo College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.06% with respect to 2018, when 97% 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.
5.32%
2017 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Menlo College was 5.32%, which represents 10 out of the 188 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 3,039 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 40.2% annual growth. Out of those 3,039 applicants, 1,906 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.7% acceptance rate.

There were 894 students enrolled at Menlo College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Menlo College has an overall enrollment yield of 12.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,906
Accepted Out of 3,039

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Menlo College was 62.7% (1,906 admissions from 3,039 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 45.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 40.2%, while admissions grew by 93.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Menlo College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Menlo College has a total enrollment of 894 students. The full-time enrollment at Menlo College is 820 students and the part-time enrollment is 74. This means that 91.7% of students enrolled at Menlo College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Menlo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25.7% Hispanic or Latino, 21.7% White, 7.16% Asian, 6.82% Black or African American, 6.38% Two or More Races, 3.58% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.336% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Menlo College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (13.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (12.9%) and White Male (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Menlo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 894 students. The full-time enrollment at Menlo College is 820 and the part-time enrollment is 74. This means that 91.7% of students enrolled at Menlo College are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 Menlo College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Menlo College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    230
  2. White
    194
  3. Asian
    64

The enrolled student population at Menlo College is 25.7% Hispanic or Latino, 21.7% White, 7.16% Asian, 6.82% Black or African American, 6.38% Two or More Races, 3.58% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.336% 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 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% 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, 48 students (5.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 13 fewer women than men received degrees from Menlo College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Menlo College is hispanic or latino (46 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Menlo College is General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (42 degrees) and General Finance (28 degrees).

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 (146 degrees awarded) and Psychology (21 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 Menlo College are Accountants & auditors (990,050 people), Other managers (727,984 people), Financial managers (495,342 people), Chief executives & legislators (379,214 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (264,899 people).

The most specialized majors at Menlo College are Business (146 degrees awarded) and Psychology (21 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 Menlo College are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Menlo College are Business (146 degrees awarded) and Psychology (21 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 Menlo College are Elementary & secondary schools (734,762 people), Computer Systems Design (489,492 people), Banking & related activities (486,694 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (460,390 people), and Insurance carriers (421,521 people).

The most specialized majors at Menlo College are Business (146 degrees awarded) and Psychology (21 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 Menlo College.
Most Common
  1. 54 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 28 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Menlo College was General Business Administration & Management with 54 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

90
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
77
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Menlo College, which is 1.17 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (77).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Menlo College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.45 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 22 degrees were awarded to women at Menlo College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.688 times less than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 38% of students graduating from Menlo College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

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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 Menlo College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 3.45% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    46 degrees awarded
  2. White
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Menlo College is hispanic or latino (46 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (43 degrees).

7.19% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    28 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Menlo College is white male (28 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (25 degrees).

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Operations

Menlo College has an endowment valued at nearly $22.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.08M (4.73%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Menlo College had a total salary expenditure of $28.2M. Menlo College employs 10 Professors, 6 Associate professors, and 4 Assistant professors. Most academics at Menlo College are Female Professors (6), Male Professors(4), and Male Associate professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Menlo College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 61 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 11 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.8M
2019 Endowment
8.06%
decline from 2018

Menlo College has an endowment valued at about $22.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Menlo College declined 8.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.7M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $317k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Menlo College received $317k 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

$10.7M
2019 Salaries
1.1%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Menlo College paid a median of $10.7M in salaries, which represents 37.8% of their overall expenditure ($28.2M) and a 1.1% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.97% decline from 2017 and a 17.2% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.67M
Instructional Salaries
23
Number of Employees

In 2019, Menlo College paid a total of $2.67M to 23 employees working as instructors, which represents 25% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
10 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Menlo College were Professor with 10 employees; Associate professor with 6 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Menlo College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 61 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 11 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Menlo College was Female Professor with 6 employees, Male Professor with 4 employees, and Male Associate professor with 4 employees.

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

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