Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,780
3% growth from 2020
2021 Average Net Price
$21,606
After Financial Aid
2019 Student Loan
1.26%
Default Rate
2021 Acceptance Rate
97.8%
3,174 Applicants
2021 Enrolled Students
9,402
69.3% Full-Time
2021 Graduation Rate
56.7%
314 Graduates

About

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a higher education institution located in Winona County, MN. In 2021, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota were General Education (262 degrees awarded), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (139 degrees), and Counseling Psychology (126 degrees).

In 2021, 1,896 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. 66.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,343 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (128 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is $38,780, which is $15,596 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

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In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is $38,780, which is $15,596 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,606.

In 2021, 87% of undergraduate students attending Saint Mary's University of Minnesota received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$38,780
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was $38,780. The cost of tuition at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is $15,596 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

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Average Net Price

$21,606
2021 Value
1.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,606. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota grew by 1.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,630
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was of $9,630 in 2021. The cost of room and board increased by 2.99% between 2020 and 2021.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a growth of 4.82% with respect to 2020, 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.
1.26%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was 1.26%, which represents 21 out of the 1662 total borrowers.

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota received 3,174 undergraduate applications in 2021, which represents a 8.77% annual growth. Out of those 3,174 applicants, 3,104 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.8% acceptance rate.

There were 9,402 students enrolled at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 2021.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has an overall enrollment yield of 15.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2021
3,104
Accepted Out of 3,174

In 2021, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was 97.8% (3,104 admissions from 3,174 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2020, which was 84.1%. Between 2020 and 2021, the number of applicants grew by 8.77%, while admissions grew by 26.5%..

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota had a total enrollment of 9,402 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is 6,514 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,888. This means that 69.3% 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 59.1% White, 8.55% Black or African American, 6.62% Hispanic or Latino, 3.36% Asian, 0.681% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.404% Two or More Races, and 0.0851% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.6%), followed by White Male (31.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.9%), followed by White Male (13.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.18%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,402 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is 6,514 and the part-time enrollment is 2,888. This means that 69.3% of students enrolled at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are enrolled full-time compared with 68.3% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2021 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 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Saint Mary's University of Minnesota had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    5,558 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    804 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    622 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is 59.1% White, 8.55% Black or African American, 6.62% Hispanic or Latino, 3.36% Asian, 0.681% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.404% Two or More Races, and 0.0851% 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 52% White, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 1,832 students (19.5%) did not report their race.

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In 2021, 638 more women than men received degrees from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is white (1,343 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (128 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is General Education (262 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (139 degrees) and Counseling Psychology (126 degrees).

In 2021,  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 (618 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), and Psychology (153 degrees).

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 (1,858,968 people), Accountants & auditors (1,070,944 people), Other managers (800,141 people), Financial managers (498,555 people), and Secondary school teachers (479,822 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 2021 are Education (618 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Psychology (153 degrees), Business (488 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (35 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aerospace engineers, Computer and information research scientists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are Education (618 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Psychology (153 degrees), Business (488 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (35 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 (3,407,570 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (685,037 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (591,045 people), Computer Systems Design (539,595 people), and Banking & related activities (521,162 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are Education (618 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees), Psychology (153 degrees), Business (488 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (35 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 262 degree-majors awarded
  2. 139 degree-majors awarded
  3. 126 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common masters degree concentration at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was General Education with 262 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

629
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
1,267
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 629 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, which is 0.496 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,267).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 0.907 times less than the 75 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in General Education, which is 5.55 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2021, 60% 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, 64% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.9%).

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, 17.8% of graduates (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    1,343 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    128 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is white (1,343 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (128 degrees).

11.5% of degree recipients (218 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. White Female
    921 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    422 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is white female (921 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (422 degrees).

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has an endowment valued at nearly $80.6M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 31.4M (39%) compared to the 13.1% average return (6.61M on 50.4M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2021, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota had a total salary expenditure of 72.8M. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota employs 80 Associate professors, 54 Assistant professors and 46 Professors. Most academics at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are Male Associate professor (48), Female Associate professor (32), and Female Assistant professor (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are: Management, with 188 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 138 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 106 employees.

Endowment

$80.6M
2021 Endowment
39.8%
growth from 2020

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has an endowment valued at about $80.6M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota grew 39.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.1M 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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Salary Expenditure

$36.7M
2021 Salaries
6.81%
decline from 2020

In 2021, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota paid a median of $36.7M in salaries, which represents 50.3% of their overall expenditure ($72.8M) and a 6.81% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 35.1M (41.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.3M
Instructional Salaries
186
Number of Employees

In 2021, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota paid a total of $12.3M to 186 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $21.9M (62.5%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
80 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
188 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota were Associate professor with 80 employees, Assistant professor with 54 employees, and Professor with 46 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota were Management with 188 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 138 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 106 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was Male Associate professor with 48 employees, Female Associate professor with 32 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 28 employees.

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

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