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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

At Menlo College, we pride ourselves on having a diverse student body. More than half our students identify as non-white, and 17% represent 35 different nations in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Australia, and Africa. Nearly a quarter of our faculty come from countries other than the US.

Menlo College was recently designated as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). These designations are granted by the U.S. Department of Education, and only 1% of all colleges and universities in the United States attract sufficient student diversity to warrant both HSI and AANAPISI designations. 

Fall 2019 enrollment reports show that only 22.6% of our students identified as White. Between 2014 and 2019, the number of Black / African American students increased from 55 to 62; Hispanic / Latino students increased from 166 to 236; and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander students increased from 21 to 32.  Menlo has also increased accessibility to higher education for first generation students. In 2018, 22% of students identified as first generation, which increased to 31% in 2019.

Menlo alumni live and work in more than 88 countries around the world. They form an international network of support and advice. “Being part of the Menlo family has opened doors with other alumni in business and otherwise. The Menlo bond goes very deep.”, says Ben Efraim ’80.

Additional Links about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Social Justice at Menlo College

Menlo College Equity & Justice Studies Minor

Menlo College Land Acknowledgement

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