Mount Saint Mary's University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,498
4.95% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$28,910
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
3.32%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
81.2%
2,352 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
3,226
79.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
70.1%
143 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 (215 degrees awarded), Sociology (52 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees).

In 2017, 1,093 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount Saint Mary's University. 89.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 10.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (588 degrees), 3.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (166 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University is $38,498, which is $17,765 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University is $38,498, which is $17,765 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 $28,910.

In 2017, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,498
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University was $38,498. The cost of tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University is $17,765 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$28,910
2017 Value
6.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mount Saint Mary's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,910. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mount Saint Mary's University grew by 6.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,875
Room and Board
$1,900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mount Saint Mary's University was of $11,875 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.05% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Mount Saint Mary's University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.2% with respect to 2016, when 83% 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.
3.32%
2016 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mount Saint Mary's University was 3.32%, which represents 37 out of the 1116 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 Saint Mary's University received 2,352 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.39% annual decline. Out of those 2,352 applicants, 1,910 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,226 students enrolled at Mount Saint Mary's University in 2017, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mount Saint Mary's University has an overall enrollment yield of 26%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,910
Accepted Out of 2,352

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mount Saint Mary's University was 81.2% (1,910 admissions from 2,352 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 85.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -5.39%, while admissions declined by -10.6%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
429
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Mount Saint Mary's University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mount Saint Mary's University has a total enrollment of 3,226 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Saint Mary's University is 2,563 students and the part-time enrollment is 663. This means that 79.4% 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 60.3% Hispanic or Latino, 14.5% Asian, 10.1% White, 6.6% Black or African American, 1.67% Two or More Races, 0.527% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.186% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mount Saint Mary's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (63.1%), followed by Asian Female (14.1%) and White Female (6.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (41.8%), followed by White Female (13.2%) and Asian Female (7.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mount Saint Mary's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,226 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Saint Mary's University is 2,563 and the part-time enrollment is 663. This means that 79.4% of students enrolled at Mount Saint Mary's University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 Saint Mary's University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Mount Saint Mary's University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,945
  2. Asian
    467
  3. White
    326

The enrolled student population at Mount Saint Mary's University is 60.3% Hispanic or Latino, 14.5% Asian, 10.1% White, 6.6% Black or African American, 1.67% Two or More Races, 0.527% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.186% 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 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, 188 students (5.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 865 more women than men received degrees from Mount Saint Mary's University. The majority of degree recipients at Mount Saint Mary's University are hispanic or latino (588 degrees awarded). There were 3.54 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (166 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mount Saint Mary's University is Registered Nursing (215 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology (52 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (36 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 (160 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (90 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (42 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 (1,393,430 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (440,000 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (422,790 people), Other managers (379,878 people), and Social workers, all other (341,720 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Saint Mary's University are Psychology (160 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (90 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (42 degrees), English (25 degrees), and Health (382 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Public relations specialists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Mount Saint Mary's University are Psychology (160 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (90 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (42 degrees), English (25 degrees), and Health (382 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 (1,750,681 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,016,739 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (600,039 people), Outpatient care centers (407,610 people), and Legal services (360,484 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Saint Mary's University are Psychology (160 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (90 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (42 degrees), English (25 degrees), and Health (382 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. 215 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mount Saint Mary's University was Registered Nursing with 215 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 114
  2. 979

In 2017, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Saint Mary's University, which is 0.116 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (979).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Saint Mary's University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.169 times less than the 267 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 267 degrees were awarded to women at Mount Saint Mary's University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.93 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 52% 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, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 (73.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mount Saint Mary's University is Female and Asian (73.5% 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, 4.2% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    588 degrees awarded
  2. White
    166 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    160 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mount Saint Mary's University is hispanic or latino (588 degrees awarded). There were 3.54 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (166 degrees).

5.86% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    552 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    134 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    132 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mount Saint Mary's University is hispanic or latino female (552 degrees awarded). There were 4.12 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (134 degrees).

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Operations

Mount Saint Mary's University has an endowment valued at nearly $135M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $15.6M (11.6%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Mount Saint Mary's University had a total salary expenditure of $88.7M. Mount Saint Mary's University employs 51 Assistant professors, 33 Associate professors, and 27 Professors. Most academics at Mount Saint Mary's University are Female Assistant professors (39), Female Associate professors(23), and Female Professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Saint Mary's University are: Management, with 119 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$135M
2017 Endowment
10%
growth from 2016

Mount Saint Mary's University has an endowment valued at about $135M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mount Saint Mary's University grew 10% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $102M 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. $2.26M - Federal
  2. $573k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Mount Saint Mary's University received $2.26M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $573k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$40.3M
2017 Salaries
7.69%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Mount Saint Mary's University paid a median of $40.3M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($88.7M) and a 7.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.59% growth from 2015 and a 8.64% 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

$10.6M
Instructional Salaries
125
Number of Employees

In 2017, Mount Saint Mary's University paid a total of $10.6M to 125 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.4% 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
51 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
119 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mount Saint Mary's University were Assistant professor with 51 employees; Associate professor with 33 employees; and Associate professor with 27 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Saint Mary's University were Management with 119 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 52 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mount Saint Mary's University was Female Assistant professor with 39 employees, Female Associate professor with 23 employees, and Female Professor with 19 employees.

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

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