Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$32,060

3.99% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$21,280

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.81%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

79.2%

1,686 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,640

68.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

61.3%

212 Graduates

About

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a higher education institution located in Winona County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota were General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (55 degrees), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (33 degrees).

In 2016, 1,964 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. 65.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,192 degrees), 2.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (505 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is $32,060, which is $11,900 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is $32,060, which is $11,900 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,280.

In 2016, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,060

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was $32,060. The cost of tuition at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is $11,900 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$21,280

2016 Value

5.71%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,280. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota grew by 5.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,278

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was of $8,278 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.92% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 8.7% with respect to 2015, when 69% 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.

3.81%

2015 Default Rate

61

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was 3.81%, which represents 61 out of the 1600 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

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota received 1,686 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 16.5% annual growth. Out of those 1,686 applicants, 1,336 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,640 students enrolled at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 2016, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has an overall enrollment yield of 21.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,336

Accepted Out of 1,686

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was 79.2% (1,336 admissions from 1,686 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 77.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 16.5%, while admissions grew by 19%.

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SAT Scores

7%

Submission Percentage

21

Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has a total enrollment of 5,640 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is 3,871 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,769. This means that 68.6% of students enrolled at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.1% White, 5.35% Black or African American, 2.98% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Asian, 0.727% Two or More Races, 0.266% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0532% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (29%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.6%), followed by White Male (13.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.07%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,640 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is 3,871 and the part-time enrollment is 1,769. This means that 68.6% of students enrolled at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2016 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 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Saint Mary's University of Minnesota had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,826

  2. Black or African American

    302

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    168

The enrolled student population at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is 50.1% White, 5.35% Black or African American, 2.98% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Asian, 0.727% Two or More Races, 0.266% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0532% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 1,976 students (35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 608 more women than men received degrees from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. The majority of degree recipients at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are white (1,192 degrees awarded). There were 2.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (505 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (55 degrees) and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (734 degrees awarded), Psychology (130 degrees), and Business (506 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,135,935 people), Accountants & auditors (1,115,503 people), Miscellaneous managers (817,263 people), Financial managers (444,355 people), and Education administrators (370,888 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are Education (734 degrees awarded), Psychology (130 degrees), Business (506 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and Human Sciences (19 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 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are Education (734 degrees awarded), Psychology (130 degrees), Business (506 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and Human Sciences (19 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are Elementary & secondary schools (3,375,637 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (629,272 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (617,049 people), Hospitals (571,569 people), and Banking & related activities (516,878 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are Education (734 degrees awarded), Psychology (130 degrees), Business (506 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and Human Sciences (19 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 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 678

  2. 1,286

In 2016, 678 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, which is 0.527 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,286).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in General Education, which is 0.298 times less than the 282 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 282 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in General Education, which is 3.36 times more than the 84 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 55% of students graduating from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 16% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,192 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    505 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is white (1,192 degrees awarded). There were 2.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (505 degrees).

25.7% of degree recipients (505 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    817 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    375 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is white female (817 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (375 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has an endowment valued at nearly $56.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.15M (5.62%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota had a total expenditure of $72.4M. Of that $72.4M, they spent $34.1M on salaries and $72.4M on benefits.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota employs 42 Associate professors, 32 Assistant professors, and 23 Professors. Most academics at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are Male Associate professors (24), Male Assistant professors(24), and Female Associate professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are: Management, with 82 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 66 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$56.2M

2015 Endowment

5.62%

growth from 2014

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has an endowment valued at about $56.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota grew 5.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.3M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $499k - Federal

  2. $2.77M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota received $499k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.77M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$34.1M

Salary Expenditure

$72.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota had a total expenditure of $72.4M. Of that $72.4M, they spent $34.1M on salaries and $72.4M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$34.1M

2015 Salaries

2.26%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota paid a median of $34.1M in salaries, which represents 47.1% of their overall expenditure ($72.4M) and a 2.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.02% growth from 2013 and a 1.53% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.16M

Instructional Salaries

99

Number of Employees

In 2015, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota paid a total of $6.16M to 99 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

42 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

82 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota were Associate professor with 42 employees; Assistant professor with 32 employees; and Assistant professor with 23 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota were Management with 82 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 66 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was Male Associate professor with 24 employees, Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Female Associate professor with 18 employees.

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

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