Mount Saint Mary's University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,592
3.93% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$29,708
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.22%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
89.7%
2,165 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,855
79.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
63%
179 Graduates

About

Mount Saint Mary's University is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mount Saint Mary's University were Registered Nursing (186 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees), and Applied Psychology (30 degrees).

In 2019, 975 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount Saint Mary's University. 89.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 10.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (569 degrees), 4.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (123 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University is $41,592, which is $19,566 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University is $41,592, which is $19,566 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,708.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 89% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,592
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University was $41,592. The cost of tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University is $19,566 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$29,708
2019 Value
0.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Mount Saint Mary's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,708. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Mount Saint Mary's University grew by 0.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,796
Room and Board
$2,074
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mount Saint Mary's University was of $12,796 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,074. The cost of room and board increased by 2.16% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.91% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Mount Saint Mary's University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.16% with respect to 2018, when 86% 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.
2.22%
2017 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Mount Saint Mary's University was 2.22%, which represents 26 out of the 1171 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Mount Saint Mary's University received 2,165 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.184% annual decline. Out of those 2,165 applicants, 1,941 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,855 students enrolled at Mount Saint Mary's University in 2019, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mount Saint Mary's University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,941
Accepted Out of 2,165

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mount Saint Mary's University was 89.7% (1,941 admissions from 2,165 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 83.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −0.184%, while admissions grew by 6.77%.

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SAT Scores

93%
Submission Percentage
370
Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at Mount Saint Mary's University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mount Saint Mary's University has a total enrollment of 2,855 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Saint Mary's University is 2,262 students and the part-time enrollment is 593. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at Mount Saint Mary's University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mount Saint Mary's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.5% Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% Asian, 10.6% White, 7.11% Black or African American, 1.65% Two or More Races, 0.665% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mount Saint Mary's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (56.4%), followed by Asian Female (14.2%) and White Female (7.45%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (41.2%), followed by White Female (12.8%) and White Male (6.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mount Saint Mary's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,855 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Saint Mary's University is 2,262 and the part-time enrollment is 593. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at Mount Saint Mary's University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2019 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 Saint Mary's University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Mount Saint Mary's University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,613
  2. Asian
    377
  3. White
    304

The enrolled student population at Mount Saint Mary's University is 56.5% Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% Asian, 10.6% White, 7.11% Black or African American, 1.65% Two or More Races, 0.665% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.245% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 283 students (9.91%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 777 more women than men received degrees from Mount Saint Mary's University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mount Saint Mary's University is hispanic or latino (569 degrees awarded). There were 4.63 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (123 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mount Saint Mary's University is Registered Nursing (186 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees) and Applied Psychology (30 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mount Saint Mary's University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (184 degrees awarded), Health (364 degrees), and English (20 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 Saint Mary's University are Registered nurses (1,441,908 people), Social workers, all other (304,894 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (258,719 people), Other managers (228,698 people), and Medical & health services managers (199,656 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Saint Mary's University are Psychology (184 degrees awarded), Health (364 degrees), English (20 degrees), Human Sciences (17 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (28 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 Saint Mary's University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Mount Saint Mary's University are Psychology (184 degrees awarded), Health (364 degrees), English (20 degrees), Human Sciences (17 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (28 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 Saint Mary's University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,679,761 people), Elementary & secondary schools (829,706 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (456,106 people), Outpatient care centers (425,876 people), and Offices of physicians (278,714 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Saint Mary's University are Psychology (184 degrees awarded), Health (364 degrees), English (20 degrees), Human Sciences (17 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (28 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 Saint Mary's University.
Most Common
  1. 186 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mount Saint Mary's University was Registered Nursing with 186 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

99
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
876
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Saint Mary's University, which is 0.113 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (876).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Saint Mary's University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.148 times less than the 250 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 250 degrees were awarded to women at Mount Saint Mary's University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.76 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 46% of students graduating from Mount Saint Mary's University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mount Saint Mary's University is Female and White (87.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.23% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    569 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    123 degrees awarded
  3. White
    116 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mount Saint Mary's University is hispanic or latino (569 degrees awarded). There were 4.63 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (123 degrees).

7.49% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    531 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    103 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    101 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mount Saint Mary's University is hispanic or latino female (531 degrees awarded). There were 5.16 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (103 degrees).

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Operations

Mount Saint Mary's University has an endowment valued at nearly $142M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.19M (4.36%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Mount Saint Mary's University had a total salary expenditure of $89.2M. Mount Saint Mary's University employs 56 Assistant professors, 33 Associate professors, and 31 Professors. Most academics at Mount Saint Mary's University are Female Assistant professors (44), Female Associate professors(23), and Female Professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Saint Mary's University are: Management, with 104 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 57 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$142M
2019 Endowment
0.658%
growth from 2018

Mount Saint Mary's University has an endowment valued at about $142M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Mount Saint Mary's University grew 0.658% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $103M higher 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. $3.63M - Federal
  2. $712k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Mount Saint Mary's University received $3.63M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $712k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$43.1M
2019 Salaries
8.11%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Mount Saint Mary's University paid a median of $43.1M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($89.2M) and a 8.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.23% decline from 2017 and a 7.69% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.1M
Instructional Salaries
131
Number of Employees

In 2019, Mount Saint Mary's University paid a total of $11.1M to 131 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
104 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mount Saint Mary's University were Assistant professor with 56 employees; Associate professor with 33 employees; and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Saint Mary's University were Management with 104 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mount Saint Mary's University was Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, Female Associate professor with 23 employees, and Female Professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Mount Saint Mary's University.

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