Student Success

Employment

Each year Menlo College surveys baccalaureate graduates to gather information regarding employment status and graduate/professional school enrollment. According to the collected responses from the survey of December 2012, May 2013 and August 2013 graduates, over 90% of the respondents are gainfully employed. The following is just a sampling of the many companies that have employed recent Menlo College alumni: 

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • ADP
  • American Red Cross
  • Apple Inc.
  • Barracuda Networks
  • CBS Radio
  • Chicago Fire MLS Soccer Club
  • Cisco
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Fisher Investments
  • GM Financial
  • Google
  • KPMG
  • New York Life Insurance
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Stanford University

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Retention

Retention rates nationally have been dropping in recent years (most notably in private institutions).  In marked contrast, Menlo College is proud of the way our students have demonstrated their commitment to their Menlo College education through consistent year-to-year increases in our retention rate, as represented below.  

We credit many factors to the increasing success of Menlo College students, including: 

  • Admission of more qualified students
  • Proactive advising by the Academic Advising Center
  • A wide variety of academic support services
  • Growing reputation*
    • The Princeton Review "Best in the West" college for 5 years in a row
    • U.S. News & World Report "Best Regional College" in 2015 
  • Recent AACSB accreditation**

* for more information go to http://www.menlo.edu/about/about-menlo-college/rankings-reviews

** for more information go to http://www.menlo.edu/news/detail/menlo-college-earns-aacsb-accreditation

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Graduation Rate

At Menlo College, we are increasingly making a four-year graduation goal a reality. On average, 75% of Menlo College graduates obtain their degree in 4 years or less, and our graduation rate has been increasing year-over-year. This achievement is yet another way in which Menlo College stands out from the pack.

National reporting references six-year graduation rates.  In order to compare the achievements of Menlo College students, the following graph illustrates six-year graduation rates.

Many of the same factors that contribute to our retention rate also drive increasing graduation, including: 

  • Admission of more qualified students
  • Proactive advising by the Academic Advising Center
  • A wide variety of academic support services
  • Growing reputation*
    • The Princeton Review "Best in the West" college for 5 years in a row
    • U.S. News & World Report "Best Regional College" in 2015 
  • Recent AACSB accreditation**

* for more information go to http://www.menlo.edu/about/about-menlo-college/rankings-reviews

** for more information go to http://www.menlo.edu/news/detail/menlo-college-earns-aacsb-accreditation