Los Medanos College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
2022 Average Net Price
$7,459
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.83%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
7,791
32.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
38.4%
344 Graduates

About

Los Medanos College is a higher education institution located in Contra Costa County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Los Medanos College were Biological & Physical Sciences (360 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (232 degrees), and Humanistic Studies (145 degrees).

In 2022, 2,167 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Los Medanos College. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (946 degrees), 1.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (490 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Los Medanos College is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Los Medanos College is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,459.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending Los Medanos College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Los Medanos College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Los Medanos College is $−6,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,459
2022 Value
3.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Los Medanos College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,459. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Los Medanos College grew by 3.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$19,062
Room and Board
$1,080
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Los Medanos College was of $19,062 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,080. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Los Medanos College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10.5% with respect to 2021, when 57% 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.
2.83%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Los Medanos College was 2.83%, which represents 3 out of the 106 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Los Medanos College had a total enrollment of 7,791 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Los Medanos College is 2,565 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,226. This means that 32.9% of students enrolled at Los Medanos College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Los Medanos College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.8% Hispanic or Latino, 19.5% White, 13% Asian, 12.2% Black or African American, 7.1% Two or More Races, 0.603% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.257% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Los Medanos College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (27.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.7%) and White Male (9.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Los Medanos College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,791 students. The full-time enrollment at Los Medanos College is 2,565 and the part-time enrollment is 5,226. This means that 32.9% of students enrolled at Los Medanos College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 Los Medanos College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Los Medanos 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
    3,491 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,516 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    1,015 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Los Medanos College is 44.8% Hispanic or Latino, 19.5% White, 13% Asian, 12.2% Black or African American, 7.1% Two or More Races, 0.603% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.257% 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, 166 students (2.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 555 more women than men received degrees from Los Medanos College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Los Medanos College is hispanic or latino (946 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (490 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Los Medanos College is Biological & Physical Sciences (360 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (232 degrees) and Humanistic Studies (145 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Los Medanos College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (360 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (105 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (730 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Los Medanos College are Elementary & middle school teachers (182,867 people), Police officers (139,376 people), Other managers (126,174 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (71,233 people), and Secondary school teachers (68,768 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Medanos College in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (360 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (105 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (730 degrees), Language & Linguistics (42 degrees), and Protective Services (176 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Los Medanos College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Los Medanos College are Interdisciplinary Studies (360 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (105 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (730 degrees), Language & Linguistics (42 degrees), and Protective Services (176 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 Los Medanos College are Elementary & secondary schools (401,505 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (342,121 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (168,287 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (155,654 people), and Computer Systems Design (90,555 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Medanos College are Interdisciplinary Studies (360 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (105 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (730 degrees), Language & Linguistics (42 degrees), and Protective Services (176 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 Los Medanos College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 360 degrees awarded
  2. 232 degrees awarded
  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Los Medanos College was Biological & Physical Sciences with 360 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

806
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,361
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 806 degrees were awarded to men at Los Medanos College, which is 0.592 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,361).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 179 degrees were awarded to men at Los Medanos College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.441 times less than the 406 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 406 degrees were awarded to men at Los Medanos College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.27 times more than the 179 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 17% of students graduating from Los Medanos College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (68.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Los Medanos College is Female and Asian (68.6% 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, 1.74% of graduates (6 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
    946 degrees awarded
  2. White
    490 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    328 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Los Medanos College is hispanic or latino (946 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (490 degrees).

1.57% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    619 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    327 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    294 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Los Medanos College is hispanic or latino female (619 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (327 degrees).

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Operations

Los Medanos College employs 116 Instructors. Most academics at Los Medanos College are Female Instructor (61), and Male Instructor (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Medanos College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, Management, with 28 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$35.1M
2022 Salaries
4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Los Medanos College paid a median of $35.1M in salaries, a 4% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$11.6M
Instructional Salaries
116
Number of Employees

In 2022, Los Medanos College paid a total of $11.6M to 116 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% 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
116 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Los Medanos College was Instructor with 116 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Medanos College were Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees, Management with 28 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 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 Los Medanos College was Female Instructor with 61 employees, and Male Instructor with 55 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Los Medanos College.

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