California State University-Monterey Bay

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,742

4.93% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,233

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.61%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

53.2%

13,112 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,584

86.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

60.2%

521 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 (244 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (235 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (188 degrees).

In 2017, 1,898 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at California State University-Monterey Bay. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (752 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (629 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $5,742, which is $-14,991 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $5,742, which is $-14,991 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,233.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,742

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay was $5,742. The cost of tuition at California State University-Monterey Bay is $-14,991 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$11,233

2017 Value

1.38%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 California State University-Monterey Bay had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,233. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of California State University-Monterey Bay grew by 1.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,690

Room and Board

$1,339

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Monterey Bay was of $13,690 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,339. The cost of room and board increased by 9.63% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at California State University-Monterey Bay received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.99% with respect to 2016, when 67% 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.

5.61%

2016 Default Rate

84

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at California State University-Monterey Bay was 5.61%, which represents 84 out of the 1498 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 13,112 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 19.4% annual decline. Out of those 13,112 applicants, 6,976 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.2% acceptance rate.

There were 7,584 students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay in 2017, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

California State University-Monterey Bay has an overall enrollment yield of 13.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

6,976

Accepted Out of 13,112

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of California State University-Monterey Bay was 53.2% (6,976 admissions from 13,112 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 35.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -19.4%, while admissions grew by 21.8%.

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SAT Scores

92%

Submission Percentage

851

Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at California State University-Monterey Bay in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

California State University-Monterey Bay has a total enrollment of 7,584 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay is 6,537 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,047. This means that 86.2% 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 45.1% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% White, 5.91% Two or More Races, 5.37% Asian, 4.17% Black or African American, 0.356% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.33% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (31.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.8%) and White Female (15.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (29.7%), followed by White Female (20.3%) and White Male (9.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,584 students. The full-time enrollment at California State University-Monterey Bay is 6,537 and the part-time enrollment is 1,047. This means that 86.2% of students enrolled at California State University-Monterey Bay are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 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 79%. 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

    3,421

  2. White

    1,961

  3. Two or More Races

    448

The enrolled student population at California State University-Monterey Bay is 45.1% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% White, 5.91% Two or More Races, 5.37% Asian, 4.17% Black or African American, 0.356% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.33% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 608 students (8.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 464 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 (752 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (629 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at California State University-Monterey Bay is General Psychology (244 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (235 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 (103 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (188 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (153 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 (258,955 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (235,619 people), Other managers (164,215 people), Registered nurses (97,395 people), and Postsecondary teachers (92,119 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Natural Resources & Conservation (103 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (188 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (153 degrees), Psychology (244 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (91 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Natural Resources & Conservation (103 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (188 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (153 degrees), Psychology (244 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (91 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 (543,053 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (340,751 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (260,953 people), Outpatient care centers (220,310 people), and Individual & family services (216,368 people).

The most specialized majors at California State University-Monterey Bay are Natural Resources & Conservation (103 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (188 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (153 degrees), Psychology (244 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (91 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. 244 degrees awarded

  2. 235 degrees awarded

  3. 188 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at California State University-Monterey Bay was General Psychology with 244 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 717

  2. 1,181

In 2017, 717 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Monterey Bay, which is 0.607 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,181).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 147 degrees were awarded to men at California State University-Monterey Bay in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.902 times less than the 163 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 191 degrees were awarded to women at California State University-Monterey Bay in General Psychology, which is 3.6 times more than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 21% 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, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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 (68.1%).

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, 3.65% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    752 degrees awarded

  2. White

    629 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    167 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at California State University-Monterey Bay is hispanic or latino (752 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (629 degrees).

8.8% of degree recipients (167 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    507 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    367 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    262 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at California State University-Monterey Bay is hispanic or latino female (507 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (367 degrees).

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Operations

California State University-Monterey Bay has an endowment valued at nearly $22.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.79M (12.2%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, California State University-Monterey Bay had a total salary expenditure of $178M. California State University-Monterey Bay employs 60 Assistant professors, 59 Professors, and 43 Lecturers. Most academics at California State University-Monterey Bay are Female Assistant professors (35), Male Professors(33), and Female Lecturers (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay are: Business and Financial Operations, with 120 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 102 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 101 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.9M

2017 Endowment

13.1%

growth from 2016

California State University-Monterey Bay has an endowment valued at about $22.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of California State University-Monterey Bay grew 13.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.3M 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 2017, 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

$61.6M

2017 Salaries

6.38%

growth from 2016

In 2017, California State University-Monterey Bay paid a median of $61.6M in salaries, which represents 34.5% of their overall expenditure ($178M) and a 6.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.309% decline from 2015 and a 17.8% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17M

Instructional Salaries

199

Number of Employees

In 2017, California State University-Monterey Bay paid a total of $17M to 199 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

60 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

120 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay were Assistant professor with 60 employees; Professor with 59 employees; and Professor with 43 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay were Business and Financial Operations with 120 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 102 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 101 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at California State University-Monterey Bay was Female Assistant professor with 35 employees, Male Professor with 33 employees, and Female Lecturer with 26 employees.

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

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