Monterey Peninsula College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$11,977
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.56%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,514
31.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
26.8%
160 Graduates

About

Monterey Peninsula College is a higher education institution located in Monterey County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Monterey Peninsula College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (135 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees), and Biological & Physical Sciences (48 degrees).

In 2022, 845 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Monterey Peninsula College. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (391 degrees), 1.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (238 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Monterey Peninsula College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Monterey Peninsula College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,977.

In 2022, 42% of undergraduate students attending Monterey Peninsula College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Monterey Peninsula College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Monterey Peninsula College is $−7,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,977
2022 Value
0.25%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Monterey Peninsula College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,977. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Monterey Peninsula College grew by 0.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$29,115
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Monterey Peninsula College was of $29,115 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 11.5% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Monterey Peninsula College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 19.2% with respect to 2021, when 52% 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.
5.56%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Monterey Peninsula College was 5.56%, which represents 6 out of the 108 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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Enrollment

Monterey Peninsula College had a total enrollment of 6,514 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Monterey Peninsula College is 2,051 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,463. This means that 31.5% of students enrolled at Monterey Peninsula College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Monterey Peninsula College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.3% Hispanic or Latino, 27.2% White, 6.54% Two or More Races, 5.73% Asian, 2.39% Black or African American, 0.752% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.322% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Monterey Peninsula College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (31.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (23.2%) and White Male (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Monterey Peninsula College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,514 students. The full-time enrollment at Monterey Peninsula College is 2,051 and the part-time enrollment is 4,463. This means that 31.5% of students enrolled at Monterey Peninsula College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 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 Monterey Peninsula College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Monterey Peninsula College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,214 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,773 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    426 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Monterey Peninsula College is 49.3% Hispanic or Latino, 27.2% White, 6.54% Two or More Races, 5.73% Asian, 2.39% Black or African American, 0.752% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.322% 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 Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 475 students (7.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 169 more women than men received degrees from Monterey Peninsula College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Monterey Peninsula College is hispanic or latino (391 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (238 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Monterey Peninsula College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (135 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees) and Biological & Physical Sciences (48 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Monterey Peninsula College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (32 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (312 degrees), and Physical Sciences (24 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Monterey Peninsula College are Elementary & middle school teachers (206,426 people), Other managers (166,661 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (136,777 people), Postsecondary teachers (132,228 people), and Physicians (111,478 people).

The most specialized majors at Monterey Peninsula College in 2022 are Human Sciences (32 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (312 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), History (13 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Monterey Peninsula College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Monterey Peninsula College are Human Sciences (32 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (312 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), History (13 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Monterey Peninsula College are Elementary & secondary schools (461,864 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (282,639 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,998 people), Computer Systems Design (137,271 people), and Legal services (112,022 people).

The most specialized majors at Monterey Peninsula College are Human Sciences (32 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (312 degrees), Physical Sciences (24 degrees), History (13 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Monterey Peninsula College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 135 degrees awarded
  2. 67 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Monterey Peninsula College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 135 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

338
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
507
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 338 degrees were awarded to men at Monterey Peninsula College, which is 0.667 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (507).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 121 degrees were awarded to men at Monterey Peninsula College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.834 times less than the 145 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 145 degrees were awarded to men at Monterey Peninsula College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.2 times more than the 121 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from Monterey Peninsula College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Monterey Peninsula College is Female and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 6.25% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    391 degrees awarded
  2. White
    238 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Monterey Peninsula College is hispanic or latino (391 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (238 degrees).

5.92% of degree recipients (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    255 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    136 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    134 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Monterey Peninsula College is hispanic or latino female (255 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (136 degrees).

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Operations

Monterey Peninsula College employs 132 Instructors. Most academics at Monterey Peninsula College are Female Instructor (74), and Male Instructor (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Monterey Peninsula College are: Service, with 60 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 59 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.2M - Federal
  2. $13.4M - State
  3. $181k - Local

As of 2022, Monterey Peninsula College received $10.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.4M from state grants and contracts, and $181k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$36.3M
2022 Salaries
12.3%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Monterey Peninsula College paid a median of $36.3M in salaries, a 12.3% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.8M
Instructional Salaries
132
Number of Employees

In 2022, Monterey Peninsula College paid a total of $11.8M to 132 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
132 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Monterey Peninsula College was Instructor with 132 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Monterey Peninsula College were Service with 60 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Monterey Peninsula College was Female Instructor with 74 employees, and Male Instructor with 58 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Monterey Peninsula College.

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