Mount Mary University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,450
2.95% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,063
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.3%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
53%
1,296 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,200
86.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.3%
79 Graduates

About

Mount Mary University is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mount Mary University were General Psychology (19 degrees awarded), Art Therapy (17 degrees), and Fashion Merchandising (14 degrees).

In 2020, 379 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount Mary University. 95.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 4.22% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (272 degrees), 6.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Mary University is $31,450, which is $8,920 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Mary University is $31,450, which is $8,920 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,063.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students attending Mount Mary University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,450
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Mount Mary University was $31,450. The cost of tuition at Mount Mary University is $8,920 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$21,063
2020 Value
4.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Mount Mary University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,063. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Mount Mary University grew by 4.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,217
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mount Mary University was of $8,217 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.02% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Mount Mary University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.09% with respect to 2019, when 92% 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.
4.3%
2018 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Mount Mary University was 4.3%, which represents 16 out of the 372 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Mount Mary University received 1,296 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 79% annual growth. Out of those 1,296 applicants, 687 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53% acceptance rate.

There were 1,200 students enrolled at Mount Mary University in 2020, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mount Mary University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
687
Accepted Out of 1,296

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mount Mary University was 53% (687 admissions from 1,296 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 57.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 79%, while admissions grew by 64%.

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage
9
Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Mount Mary University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mount Mary University has a total enrollment of 1,200 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Mary University is 1,033 students and the part-time enrollment is 167. This means that 86.1% of students enrolled at Mount Mary University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mount Mary University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.3% White, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 12.2% Black or African American, 5.33% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 0.417% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0833% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mount Mary University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (28.2%) and Black or African American Female (17.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (72.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (7.89%) and White Male (5.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mount Mary University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,200 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Mary University is 1,033 and the part-time enrollment is 167. This means that 86.1% of students enrolled at Mount Mary University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2020 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 Mount Mary University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Mount Mary University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    651
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    219
  3. Black or African American
    146

The enrolled student population at Mount Mary University is 54.3% White, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 12.2% Black or African American, 5.33% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 0.417% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0833% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 72 students (6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 347 more women than men received degrees from Mount Mary University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mount Mary University is white (272 degrees awarded). There were 6.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mount Mary University is General Psychology (19 degrees awarded), followed by Art Therapy (17 degrees) and Fashion Merchandising (14 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mount Mary University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (55 degrees awarded), Health (190 degrees), and English (10 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mount Mary University are Registered nurses (1,369,929 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (367,232 people), Other managers (259,831 people), Postsecondary teachers (251,979 people), and Medical & health services managers (190,511 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Mary University are Psychology (55 degrees awarded), Health (190 degrees), English (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (4 degrees).

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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 Mount Mary University are Surgeons, Physicians, Sales engineers, Nurse anesthetists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Mount Mary University are Psychology (55 degrees awarded), Health (190 degrees), English (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (4 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mount Mary University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,668,568 people), Elementary & secondary schools (928,034 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (546,544 people), Outpatient care centers (360,619 people), and Offices of physicians (244,679 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Mary University are Psychology (55 degrees awarded), Health (190 degrees), English (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (4 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mount Mary University.
Most Common
  1. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 17 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 14 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mount Mary University was General Psychology with 19 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

16
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
363
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Mary University, which is 0.0441 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (363).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Mary University in Occupational Therapy, which is 0.106 times less than the 104 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 104 degrees were awarded to women at Mount Mary University in Occupational Therapy, which is 9.45 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 40% of students graduating from Mount Mary University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mount Mary University is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.27% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    272 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    40 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mount Mary University is white (272 degrees awarded). There were 6.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

0.264% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    262 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    40 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mount Mary University is white female (262 degrees awarded). There were 6.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (40 degrees).

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Operations

Mount Mary University has an endowment valued at nearly $22M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.16M (5.27%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Mount Mary University had a total salary expenditure of $25.3M. Mount Mary University employs 30 Assistant professors, 18 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Mount Mary University are Female Assistant professors (27), Female Associate professors(17), and Female Professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Mary University are: Management, with 33 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 15 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22M
2020 Endowment
0.634%
decline from 2019

Mount Mary University has an endowment valued at about $22M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Mount Mary University declined 0.634% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.06M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Mount Mary University received $1.06M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.7M
2020 Salaries
8.17%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Mount Mary University paid a median of $12.7M in salaries, which represents 50.2% of their overall expenditure ($25.3M) and a 8.17% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.42% growth from 2018 and a 7.22% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.96M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2020, Mount Mary University paid a total of $3.96M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
33 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mount Mary University were Assistant professor with 30 employees; Associate professor with 18 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Mary University were Management with 33 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mount Mary University was Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, Female Associate professor with 17 employees, and Female Professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mount Mary University.

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