Mount Saint Mary's University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,224
3.92% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,346
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.3%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
89.3%
1,986 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,745
80.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
63.4%
166 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 (204 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees), and Child Development (27 degrees).

In 2020, 946 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount Saint Mary's University. 90% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 10% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (582 degrees), 4.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University is $43,224, which is $20,694 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University is $43,224, which is $20,694 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 $27,346.

In 2020, 56% of undergraduate students attending Mount Saint Mary's University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,224
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University was $43,224. The cost of tuition at Mount Saint Mary's University is $20,694 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$27,346
2020 Value
7.95%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Mount Saint Mary's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,346. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Mount Saint Mary's University grew by 7.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,204
Room and Board
$2,074
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mount Saint Mary's University was of $13,204 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,074. The cost of room and board increased by 3.18% 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

56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Mount Saint Mary's University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 34.1% with respect to 2019, when 85% 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.
3.3%
2018 Default Rate
41
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Mount Saint Mary's University was 3.3%, which represents 41 out of the 1242 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Mount Saint Mary's University received 1,986 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.27% annual decline. Out of those 1,986 applicants, 1,774 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,745 students enrolled at Mount Saint Mary's University in 2020, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mount Saint Mary's University has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,774
Accepted Out of 1,986

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mount Saint Mary's University was 89.3% (1,774 admissions from 1,986 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 89.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −8.27%, while admissions declined by −8.6%.

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SAT Scores

92%
Submission Percentage
342
Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at Mount Saint Mary's University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mount Saint Mary's University has a total enrollment of 2,745 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Saint Mary's University is 2,199 students and the part-time enrollment is 546. This means that 80.1% 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 54.4% Hispanic or Latino, 12.3% Asian, 12% White, 6.99% Black or African American, 1.35% Two or More Races, 0.328% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.219% 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 (56.2%), followed by Asian Female (14.2%) and White Female (8.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (38.7%), followed by White Female (13.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mount Saint Mary's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,745 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount Saint Mary's University is 2,199 and the part-time enrollment is 546. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Mount Saint Mary's University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,494
  2. Asian
    337
  3. White
    329

The enrolled student population at Mount Saint Mary's University is 54.4% Hispanic or Latino, 12.3% Asian, 12% White, 6.99% Black or African American, 1.35% Two or More Races, 0.328% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.219% 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 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, 333 students (12.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 756 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 (582 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (119 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mount Saint Mary's University is Registered Nursing (204 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees) and Child Development (27 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 (172 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (27 degrees), and Health (338 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 (1,366,046 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (309,281 people), Social workers, all other (268,176 people), Other managers (206,974 people), and Medical & health services managers (199,385 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Saint Mary's University are Psychology (172 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (27 degrees), Health (338 degrees), English (20 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (29 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, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Mount Saint Mary's University are Psychology (172 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (27 degrees), Health (338 degrees), English (20 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (29 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 (1,675,652 people), Elementary & secondary schools (833,834 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (429,482 people), Outpatient care centers (395,585 people), and Individual & family services (276,585 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount Saint Mary's University are Psychology (172 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (27 degrees), Health (338 degrees), English (20 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (29 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. 204 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 27 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mount Saint Mary's University was Registered Nursing with 204 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

95
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
851
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Saint Mary's University, which is 0.112 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (851).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Mount Saint Mary's University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.153 times less than the 249 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 249 degrees were awarded to women at Mount Saint Mary's University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.55 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 44% 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, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mount Saint Mary's University is Male and White (100% 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, 1.81% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    582 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    119 degrees awarded
  3. White
    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mount Saint Mary's University is hispanic or latino (582 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (119 degrees).

7.72% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    552 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    90 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mount Saint Mary's University is hispanic or latino female (552 degrees awarded). There were 6.13 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (90 degrees).

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Operations

Mount Saint Mary's University has an endowment valued at nearly $139M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.83M (2.04%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Mount Saint Mary's University had a total salary expenditure of $86.9M. Mount Saint Mary's University employs 43 Assistant professors, 37 Associate professors, and 35 Professors. Most academics at Mount Saint Mary's University are Female Assistant professors (35), Female Associate professors(27), and Female Professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Saint Mary's University are: Management, with 110 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 49 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$139M
2020 Endowment
2.27%
decline from 2019

Mount Saint Mary's University has an endowment valued at about $139M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Mount Saint Mary's University declined 2.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $99M 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. $5.43M - Federal
  2. $693k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Mount Saint Mary's University received $5.43M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $693k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$39.1M
2020 Salaries
9.14%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Mount Saint Mary's University paid a median of $39.1M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($86.9M) and a 9.14% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.11% growth from 2018 and a 1.23% 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

$10.9M
Instructional Salaries
127
Number of Employees

In 2020, Mount Saint Mary's University paid a total of $10.9M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% 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
43 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
110 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mount Saint Mary's University were Assistant professor with 43 employees; Associate professor with 37 employees; and Associate professor with 35 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount Saint Mary's University were Management with 110 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 49 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 44 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 Saint Mary's University was Female Assistant professor with 35 employees, Female Associate professor with 27 employees, and Female Professor with 23 employees.

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

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