St. Mary's College of Maryland

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,116
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,996
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.48%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
84.3%
1,621 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,513
96.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
80%
335 Graduates

About

St. Mary's College of Maryland is a higher education institution located in St. Mary's County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at St. Mary's College of Maryland were General Psychology (53 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (50 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (38 degrees).

In 2019, 509 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at St. Mary's College of Maryland. 59.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (370 degrees), 8.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland is $12,116, which is $−15,164 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland is $12,116, which is $−15,164 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,996.

In 2019, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,116
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland was $12,116. The cost of tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland is $−15,164 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$20,996
2019 Value
2.52%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 St. Mary's College of Maryland had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,996. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of St. Mary's College of Maryland grew by 2.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,202
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at St. Mary's College of Maryland was of $13,202 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at St. Mary's College of Maryland received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 6.17% with respect to 2018, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.48%
2017 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at St. Mary's College of Maryland was 3.48%, which represents 11 out of the 316 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

St. Mary's College of Maryland received 1,621 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.65% annual decline. Out of those 1,621 applicants, 1,366 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,513 students enrolled at St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2019, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

St. Mary's College of Maryland has an overall enrollment yield of 23.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,366
Accepted Out of 1,621

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of St. Mary's College of Maryland was 84.3% (1,366 admissions from 1,621 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 80.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −4.65%, while admissions grew by 0.367%.

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SAT Scores

87%
Submission Percentage
279
Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

St. Mary's College of Maryland has a total enrollment of 1,513 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Mary's College of Maryland is 1,456 students and the part-time enrollment is 57. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at St. Mary's College of Maryland are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at St. Mary's College of Maryland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.3% White, 9.98% Black or African American, 6.48% Hispanic or Latino, 5.55% Two or More Races, 4.23% Asian, 0.132% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.132% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at St. Mary's College of Maryland in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Black or African American Female (5.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.1%), followed by White Male (19%) and Asian Female (9.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at St. Mary's College of Maryland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,513 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Mary's College of Maryland is 1,456 and the part-time enrollment is 57. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at St. Mary's College of Maryland are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
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 St. Mary's College of Maryland was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), St. Mary's College of Maryland had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,063
  2. Black or African American
    151
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    98

The enrolled student population at St. Mary's College of Maryland is 70.3% White, 9.98% Black or African American, 6.48% Hispanic or Latino, 5.55% Two or More Races, 4.23% Asian, 0.132% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.132% 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 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, 34 students (2.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 99 more women than men received degrees from St. Mary's College of Maryland. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at St. Mary's College of Maryland is white (370 degrees awarded). There were 8.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at St. Mary's College of Maryland is General Psychology (53 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (50 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at St. Mary's College of Maryland, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), History (31 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 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 St. Mary's College of Maryland are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (475,202 people), Other managers (324,329 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (225,762 people), Postsecondary teachers (206,639 people), and Secondary school teachers (166,146 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's College of Maryland are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), History (31 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), English (38 degrees), and Social Sciences (96 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 St. Mary's College of Maryland are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's College of Maryland are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), History (31 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), English (38 degrees), and Social Sciences (96 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 St. Mary's College of Maryland are Elementary & secondary schools (594,356 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (440,301 people), Legal services (369,408 people), Computer Systems Design (233,830 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (221,517 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's College of Maryland are Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees awarded), History (31 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), English (38 degrees), and Social Sciences (96 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 St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Most Common
  1. 53 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 38 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at St. Mary's College of Maryland was General Psychology with 53 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

205
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
304
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 205 degrees were awarded to men at St. Mary's College of Maryland, which is 0.674 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (304).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 23 degrees were awarded to men at St. Mary's College of Maryland in General Political Science & Government, which is 2.3 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 42 degrees were awarded to women at St. Mary's College of Maryland in General Psychology, which is 3.82 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%
100% Completion Time
78%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 70% of students graduating from St. Mary's College of Maryland completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 78% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (88.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at St. Mary's College of Maryland is Male and Two or More Races (88.9% 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, 1.19% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    370 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    42 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at St. Mary's College of Maryland is white (370 degrees awarded). There were 8.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

2.75% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    226 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    144 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at St. Mary's College of Maryland is white female (226 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (144 degrees).

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Operations

St. Mary's College of Maryland has an endowment valued at nearly $37.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $356k (0.959%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, St. Mary's College of Maryland had a total salary expenditure of $71.4M. St. Mary's College of Maryland employs 50 Professors, 46 Assistant professors, and 34 Associate professors. Most academics at St. Mary's College of Maryland are Male Professors (27), Female Assistant professors(26), and Female Professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Mary's College of Maryland are: Service, with 52 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 48 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37.1M
2019 Endowment
2.04%
growth from 2018

St. Mary's College of Maryland has an endowment valued at about $37.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of St. Mary's College of Maryland grew 2.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.58M lower 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. $397k - Federal
  2. $155k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, St. Mary's College of Maryland received $397k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $155k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.9M
2019 Salaries
4.72%
growth from 2018

In 2019, St. Mary's College of Maryland paid a median of $25.9M in salaries, which represents 36.3% of their overall expenditure ($71.4M) and a 4.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.44% decline from 2017 and a 0.681% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$10.5M
Instructional Salaries
134
Number of Employees

In 2019, St. Mary's College of Maryland paid a total of $10.5M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.7% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
52 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at St. Mary's College of Maryland were Professor with 50 employees; Assistant professor with 46 employees; and Assistant professor with 34 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Mary's College of Maryland were Service with 52 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at St. Mary's College of Maryland was Male Professor with 27 employees, Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Female Professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

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