Mount Mary University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,370
4% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$18,793
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
5.66%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
56%
709 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,366
82.1% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
38.6%
44 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 Fashion Merchandising (14 degrees awarded), Fashion & Apparel Design (14 degrees), and Art Therapy (13 degrees).

In 2017, 354 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount Mary University. 96.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 3.11% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (248 degrees), 6.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Mary University is $28,370, which is $7,637 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Mary University is $28,370, which is $7,637 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,793.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,370
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mount Mary University was $28,370. The cost of tuition at Mount Mary University is $7,637 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,793
2017 Value
13.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mount Mary University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,793. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mount Mary University grew by 13.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,505
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mount Mary University was of $7,505 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.96% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 16.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Mount Mary University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.15% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.
5.66%
2016 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mount Mary University was 5.66%, which represents 25 out of the 442 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Mount Mary University received 709 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.9% annual growth. Out of those 709 applicants, 397 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56% acceptance rate.

There were 1,366 students enrolled at Mount Mary University in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mount Mary University has an overall enrollment yield of 31%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
397
Accepted Out of 709

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mount Mary University was 56% (397 admissions from 709 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 56.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.9%, while admissions grew by 2.32%.

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage
1
Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Mount Mary University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mount Mary University has a total enrollment of 1,366 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Mary University is 1,121 students and the part-time enrollment is 245. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Mount Mary University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mount Mary University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.6% White, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 12.6% Black or African American, 5.71% Asian, 3% Two or More Races, 0.293% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.146% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mount Mary University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.8%) and Black or African American Female (17.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (74%), followed by Black or African American Female (7.04%) and White Male (5.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mount Mary University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,366 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Mary University is 1,121 and the part-time enrollment is 245. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Mount Mary University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2017 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 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Mount Mary University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    869
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    177
  3. Black or African American
    172

The enrolled student population at Mount Mary University is 63.6% White, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 12.6% Black or African American, 5.71% Asian, 3% Two or More Races, 0.293% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.146% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 6 students (0.439%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 332 more women than men received degrees from Mount Mary University. The majority of degree recipients at Mount Mary University are white (248 degrees awarded). There were 6.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mount Mary University is Fashion Merchandising (14 degrees awarded), followed by Fashion & Apparel Design (14 degrees) and Art Therapy (13 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 Visual & Performing Arts (36 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), and Health (156 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 (1,381,515 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (414,306 people), Social workers, all other (290,453 people), Other managers (269,123 people), and Postsecondary teachers (239,164 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Mary University are Visual & Performing Arts (36 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), Health (156 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (13 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Mount Mary University are Visual & Performing Arts (36 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), Health (156 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (13 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 (1,697,975 people), Elementary & secondary schools (951,286 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (523,187 people), Outpatient care centers (384,845 people), and Individual & family services (261,774 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Mary University are Visual & Performing Arts (36 degrees awarded), English (14 degrees), Health (156 degrees), Psychology (24 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (13 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. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mount Mary University was Fashion Merchandising with 14 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 11
  2. 343

In 2017, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Mary University, which is 0.0321 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (343).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Mary University in Occupational Therapy, which is 0.0652 times less than the 92 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 92 degrees were awarded to women at Mount Mary University in Occupational Therapy, which is 15.3 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 21% of students graduating from Mount Mary University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mount Mary University is Female and Asian (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    248 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mount Mary University is white (248 degrees awarded). There were 6.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (39 degrees).

0.847% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    239 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mount Mary University is white female (239 degrees awarded). There were 6.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (38 degrees).

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Operations

Mount Mary University has an endowment valued at nearly $19.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.54M (12.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Mount Mary University had a total salary expenditure of $24M. Mount Mary University employs 28 Assistant professors, 22 Associate professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Mount Mary University are Female Assistant professors (24), Female Associate professors(20), and Female Instructors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Mary University are: Management, with 27 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 24 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.6M
2017 Endowment
15.3%
growth from 2016

Mount Mary University has an endowment valued at about $19.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mount Mary University grew 15.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.5M 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. $99k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Mount Mary University received $99k 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

$12.1M
2017 Salaries
2.28%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Mount Mary University paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, which represents 50.4% of their overall expenditure ($24M) and a 2.28% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.22% growth from 2015 and a 1.44% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.98M
Instructional Salaries
68
Number of Employees

In 2017, Mount Mary University paid a total of $3.98M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
28 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mount Mary University were Assistant professor with 28 employees; Associate professor with 22 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Mary University were Management with 27 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mount Mary University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Female Instructor with 8 employees.

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