Mount St. Mary's University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$42,200
2.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$28,111
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.04%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
80.5%
6,543 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,560
85.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
63.1%
322 Graduates

About

Mount St. Mary's University is a higher education institution located in Frederick County, MD. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mount St. Mary's University were General Business (84 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (32 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (24 degrees).

In 2020, 676 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount St. Mary's University. 49.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (485 degrees), 7.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount St. Mary's University is $42,200, which is $19,670 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Mount St. Mary's University is $42,200, which is $19,670 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 $28,111.

In 2020, 94% of undergraduate students attending Mount St. Mary's University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$42,200
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Mount St. Mary's University was $42,200. The cost of tuition at Mount St. Mary's University is $19,670 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$28,111
2020 Value
4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Mount St. Mary's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,111. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Mount St. Mary's University grew by 4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,415
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mount St. Mary's University was of $10,415 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 1.24% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Mount St. Mary's University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.17% 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.
5.04%
2018 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Mount St. Mary's University was 5.04%, which represents 25 out of the 496 total borrowers.

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Mount St. Mary's University received 6,543 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 38.7% annual growth. Out of those 6,543 applicants, 5,264 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,560 students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University in 2020, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mount St. Mary's University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,264
Accepted Out of 6,543

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mount St. Mary's University was 80.5% (5,264 admissions from 6,543 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 38.7%, while admissions grew by 49.2%.

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SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage
24
Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Mount St. Mary's University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Mount St. Mary's University has a total enrollment of 2,560 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount St. Mary's University is 2,195 students and the part-time enrollment is 365. This means that 85.7% of students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mount St. Mary's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.6% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.96% Two or More Races, 2.77% Asian, 0.508% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.469% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.9%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Black or African American Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (57.2%), followed by White Female (15.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6.01%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mount St. Mary's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,560 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount St. Mary's University is 2,195 and the part-time enrollment is 365. This means that 85.7% of students enrolled at Mount St. 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 St. Mary's University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Mount St. 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. White
    1,475
  2. Black or African American
    450
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    327

The enrolled student population at Mount St. Mary's University is 57.6% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.96% Two or More Races, 2.77% Asian, 0.508% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.469% 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, 22 students (0.859%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 2 fewer women than men received degrees from Mount St. Mary's University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mount St. Mary's University is white (485 degrees awarded). There were 7.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mount St. Mary's University is General Business (84 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (32 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mount St. Mary's University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), and History (18 degrees).

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 St. Mary's University are Physicians (395,025 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (170,544 people), Postsecondary teachers (162,952 people), Other managers (156,813 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (145,315 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Theology (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), History (18 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Biology (50 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 St. Mary's University are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Theology (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), History (18 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Biology (50 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 St. Mary's University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (504,843 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (371,721 people), Elementary & secondary schools (367,342 people), Offices of physicians (192,353 people), and Religious organizations (141,150 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Theology (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), History (18 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Biology (50 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mount St. Mary's University.
Most Common
  1. 84 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mount St. Mary's University was General Business with 84 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

339
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
337
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 339 degrees were awarded to men at Mount St. Mary's University, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (337).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Mount St. Mary's University in General Business, which is 1.55 times more than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Mount St. Mary's University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 4 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 58% of students graduating from Mount St. Mary's University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mount St. Mary's University is Female and White (72% 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, 0.932% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    485 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mount St. Mary's University is white (485 degrees awarded). There were 7.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

0.888% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    249 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    236 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mount St. Mary's University is white male (249 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (236 degrees).

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Mount St. Mary's University has an endowment valued at nearly $54.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.97M (5.45%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Mount St. Mary's University had a total salary expenditure of $69.2M. Mount St. Mary's University employs 48 Associate professors, 31 Assistant professors, and 27 Professors. Most academics at Mount St. Mary's University are Male Associate professors (36), Male Assistant professors(19), and Female Professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 113 employees, Management, with 52 employees, and Service with 51 employees.

Endowment

$54.5M
2020 Endowment
0.327%
growth from 2019

Mount St. Mary's University has an endowment valued at about $54.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Mount St. Mary's University grew 0.327% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.8M 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. $1.5M - Federal
  2. $2.68M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Mount St. Mary's University received $1.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.68M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$30.5M
2020 Salaries
4.12%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Mount St. Mary's University paid a median of $30.5M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($69.2M) and a 4.12% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.72% growth from 2018 and a 6.7% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.31M
Instructional Salaries
128
Number of Employees

In 2020, Mount St. Mary's University paid a total of $9.31M to 128 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
113 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University were Associate professor with 48 employees; Assistant professor with 31 employees; and Assistant professor with 27 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 113 employees; Management with 52 employees; and Service with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University was Male Associate professor with 36 employees, Male Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Female Professor with 14 employees.

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

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