Saint Mary's College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,040
4.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,906
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.11%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
81.2%
2,033 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,580
93.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
77.7%
324 Graduates

About

Saint Mary's College is a higher education institution located in St. Joseph County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Mary's College were General Communication (39 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (39 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (37 degrees).

In 2019, 421 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Mary's College. 99% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0.95% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (330 degrees), 7.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Mary's College is $43,040, which is $15,760 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Mary's College is $43,040, which is $15,760 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,906.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,040
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Saint Mary's College was $43,040. The cost of tuition at Saint Mary's College is $15,760 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$26,906
2019 Value
5.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Saint Mary's College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,906. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Saint Mary's College grew by 5.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,165
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Mary's College was of $10,165 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 3.2% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Saint Mary's College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 96% 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.
3.11%
2017 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Mary's College was 3.11%, which represents 10 out of the 322 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 College received 2,033 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.18% annual growth. Out of those 2,033 applicants, 1,651 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,580 students enrolled at Saint Mary's College in 2019, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Mary's College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,651
Accepted Out of 2,033

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Mary's College was 81.2% (1,651 admissions from 2,033 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 81.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 9.18%, while admissions grew by 8.26%.

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SAT Scores

55%
Submission Percentage
210
Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Mary's College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Mary's College has a total enrollment of 1,580 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Mary's College is 1,484 students and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 93.9% of students enrolled at Saint Mary's College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Mary's College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.2% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.04% Two or More Races, 2.78% Black or African American, 1.84% Asian, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0633% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Mary's College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (75%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.7%) and Two or More Races Female (3.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (81%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (9.52%) and Black or African American Female (3.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Mary's College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,580 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Mary's College is 1,484 and the part-time enrollment is 96. This means that 93.9% of students enrolled at Saint Mary's College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Saint Mary's College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Saint Mary's College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,172
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    222
  3. Two or More Races
    48

The enrolled student population at Saint Mary's College is 74.2% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.04% Two or More Races, 2.78% Black or African American, 1.84% Asian, 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0633% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 48 students (3.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 413 more women than men received degrees from Saint Mary's College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Saint Mary's College is white (330 degrees awarded). There were 7.02 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Mary's College is General Communication (39 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (39 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (37 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Mary's College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (23 degrees awarded), English (22 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 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 Saint Mary's College are Other managers (251,370 people), Postsecondary teachers (233,858 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (179,620 people), Secondary school teachers (163,884 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (157,086 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's College are Math & Statistics (23 degrees awarded), English (22 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Communications (39 degrees), and Physical Sciences (13 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Saint Mary's College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's College are Math & Statistics (23 degrees awarded), English (22 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Communications (39 degrees), and Physical Sciences (13 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 College are Elementary & secondary schools (491,268 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (475,402 people), Computer Systems Design (252,803 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (163,858 people), and Legal services (138,567 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's College are Math & Statistics (23 degrees awarded), English (22 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Communications (39 degrees), and Physical Sciences (13 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 College.
Most Common
  1. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Mary's College was General Communication with 39 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

4
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
417
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Mary's College, which is 0.00959 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (417).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Mary's College in Information Science, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 39 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Mary's College in General Communication, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 73% of students graduating from Saint Mary's College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% 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 College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 3.09% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    330 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Mary's College is white (330 degrees awarded). There were 7.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (47 degrees).

2.14% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    330 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    46 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Mary's College is white female (330 degrees awarded). There were 7.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (46 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Mary's College has an endowment valued at nearly $201M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.58M (4.76%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Saint Mary's College had a total salary expenditure of $61.6M. Saint Mary's College employs 52 Assistant professors, 44 Associate professors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at Saint Mary's College are Female Assistant professors (34), Female Associate professors(31), and Male Assistant professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Mary's College are: Service, with 62 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, and Management with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$201M
2019 Endowment
3.47%
growth from 2018

Saint Mary's College has an endowment valued at about $201M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Mary's College grew 3.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $160M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Saint Mary's College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.7M
2019 Salaries
1.4%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Saint Mary's College paid a median of $23.7M in salaries, which represents 38.5% of their overall expenditure ($61.6M) and a 1.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.44% growth from 2017 and a 0.299% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.79M
Instructional Salaries
146
Number of Employees

In 2019, Saint Mary's College paid a total of $9.79M to 146 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
52 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
62 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Mary's College were Assistant professor with 52 employees; Associate professor with 44 employees; and Associate professor with 26 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Mary's College were Service with 62 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees; and Management with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Mary's College was Female Assistant professor with 34 employees, Female Associate professor with 31 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 18 employees.

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