High ROI for Menlo Students: New Top College Rankings

Accounting Professor Janis Zaima with Sambhab Thapaliya '21

ATHERTON, Calif. (April 27, 2021) –

Menlo College students see the highest return on their investment after graduating.

Global Top 3% for Alumni Employment

Showing that Menlo College graduates are positioned for success, they rank #44 in the world for having held executive positions at the world’s largest companies. This is a top 3% ranking among the nearly 1,600 colleges and universities examined by CWUR.

#13 Best Accounting Program in the U.S.

Menlo’s Accounting Program – which has previously produced a 100% new graduate job placement rate – is now ranked as the 13th best college in the U.S. for accounting by Grad Reports. The rankings looked at salary one year after graduation as well as student debt. Menlo College celebrates Menlo’s accounting students, as well as Program Director Professor Janis Zaima and her fellow professors.

Top College in Real Estate in the U.S.

The College’s Real Estate Program is also ranked among the top programs in the country by Commercial Property Executive. Menlo was one of the only colleges where 100% of its real estate students have secured jobs in the field after graduation. The College applauds the Real Estate Center at Menlo College and Director Margaret McFarland for this accomplishment. 

Student-Centered Excellence

“Menlo College is exceptionally proud of these high ROI rankings. They are a testament to our students and alumni, and the faculty, staff, and families who support them. Menlo is a student-centered institution, and our graduates are positioned to go on to successful careers in their field of choice,” said Menlo College President Steven Weiner.

These rankings add to Menlo’s current standings as:

  • The 11th best business school in the U.S. by Money;
  • A “Best in the West” college by The Princeton Review for the 11th year in a row, and;
  • A Five-Star Champions of Character Institution by the NAIA for the 11th year in a row.

About Menlo College

Menlo College was established in 1927. It is a small, private, non-profit, four-year, accredited, residential college located in Atherton, California. Menlo College’s location in Silicon Valley, one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative geographical areas, has enabled the college to create a valuable market niche for its students locally — as well as globally. Menlo College cultivates in its students the skills, integrity, and passion to make meaningful contributions in an innovation economy.