Menlo College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$39,250

3.02% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,439

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.21%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

40.9%

2,195 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

790

96.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

52.9%

81 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 (57 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (52 degrees), and Accounting (34 degrees).

In 2016, 185 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Menlo College. 45.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (67 degrees), 1.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Menlo College is $39,250, which is $25,279 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Menlo College is $39,250, which is $25,279 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,439.

In 2016, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,250

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Menlo College was $39,250. The cost of tuition at Menlo College is $25,279 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$29,439

2016 Value

4.07%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Menlo College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,439. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Menlo College grew by 4.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,300

Room and Board

$1,764

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Menlo College was of $12,300 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,764. The cost of room and board increased by 3.57% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.03% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Menlo College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.13% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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.

5.21%

2015 Default Rate

10

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Menlo College was 5.21%, which represents 10 out of the 192 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 2,195 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.2% annual decline. Out of those 2,195 applicants, 897 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.9% acceptance rate.

There were 790 students enrolled at Menlo College in 2016, and 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Menlo College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

897

Accepted Out of 2,195

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Menlo College was 40.9% (897 admissions from 2,195 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 38.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -102%, while admissions declined by -3.65%.

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SAT Scores

50%

Submission Percentage

79

Scores Submitted

50% of enrolled first-time students at Menlo College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Menlo College has a total enrollment of 790 students. The full-time enrollment at Menlo College is 761 students and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at Menlo College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Menlo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26.2% White, 22.4% Hispanic or Latino, 9.75% Asian, 8.48% Two or More Races, 5.95% Black or African American, 2.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.506% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Menlo College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (15.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (11.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Menlo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 790 students. The full-time enrollment at Menlo College is 761 and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at Menlo College are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

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 Menlo College was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Menlo College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    207

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    177

  3. Asian

    77

The enrolled student population at Menlo College is 26.2% White, 22.4% Hispanic or Latino, 9.75% Asian, 8.48% Two or More Races, 5.95% Black or African American, 2.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.506% 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 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 82 students (10.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 15 fewer women than men received degrees from Menlo College. The majority of degree recipients at Menlo College are white (67 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Menlo College is General Business Administration & Management (57 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (52 degrees) and Accounting (34 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 (169 degrees awarded) and Psychology (16 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 (1,077,053 people), Miscellaneous managers (727,985 people), Financial managers (422,204 people), Chief executives & legislators (320,802 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (287,635 people).

The most specialized majors at Menlo College are Business (169 degrees awarded) and Psychology (16 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 Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Other financial specialists, and Marine engineers & naval architects

The most specialized majors at Menlo College are Business (169 degrees awarded) and Psychology (16 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 (676,494 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (552,045 people), Banking & related activities (482,700 people), Hospitals (449,872 people), and Computer Systems Design (410,436 people).

The most specialized majors at Menlo College are Business (169 degrees awarded) and Psychology (16 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. 57 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Menlo College was General Business Administration & Management with 57 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 100

  2. 85

In 2016, 100 degrees were awarded to men at Menlo College, which is 1.18 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (85).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Menlo College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Menlo College in General Marketing & Marketing Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 36% of students graduating from Menlo College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Menlo College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 4.94% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    67 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Menlo College is white (67 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

8.65% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    35 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    32 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Menlo College is white male (35 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (32 degrees).

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Operations

Menlo College has an endowment valued at nearly $27.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $221k (0.795%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Menlo College had a total expenditure of $26M. Of that $26M, they spent $10.7M on salaries and $26M on benefits.

Menlo College employs 12 Professors, 9 Associate professors, and 4 Lecturers. Most academics at Menlo College are Male Professors (6), Female Professors(6), and Female Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Menlo College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 17 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.8M

2015 Endowment

4.43%

decline from 2014

Menlo College has an endowment valued at about $27.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Menlo College declined 4.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.2M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $68.9k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Menlo College received $68.9k 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

Primary Expenses

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$10.7M

Salary Expenditure

$26M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Menlo College had a total expenditure of $26M. Of that $26M, they spent $10.7M on salaries and $26M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Menlo College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.7M

2015 Salaries

8.3%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Menlo College paid a median of $10.7M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($26M) and a 8.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.26% growth from 2013 and a 4.4% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.2M

Instructional Salaries

31

Number of Employees

In 2015, Menlo College paid a total of $3.2M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

12 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

26 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Menlo College were Professor with 12 employees; Associate professor with 9 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Menlo College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Menlo College was Male Professor with 6 employees, Female Professor with 6 employees, and Female Associate professor with 5 employees.

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

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