St. Mary's College of Maryland

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,116
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,237
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.88%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
79%
2,604 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,508
95.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
71.7%
271 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 (46 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (41 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (35 degrees).

In 2020, 424 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at St. Mary's College of Maryland. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (310 degrees), 11.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland is $12,116, which is $−16,284 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland is $12,116, which is $−16,284 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,237.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending St. Mary's College of Maryland received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,116
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, 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 $−16,284 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$20,237
2020 Value
3.61%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 St. Mary's College of Maryland had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,237. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of St. Mary's College of Maryland grew by 3.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,595
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at St. Mary's College of Maryland was of $13,595 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.98% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at St. Mary's College of Maryland received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.16% with respect to 2019, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.88%
2018 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at St. Mary's College of Maryland was 1.88%, which represents 6 out of the 320 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 2,604 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 60.6% annual growth. Out of those 2,604 applicants, 2,058 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79% acceptance rate.

There were 1,508 students enrolled at St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2020, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

St. Mary's College of Maryland has an overall enrollment yield of 18.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,058
Accepted Out of 2,604

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of St. Mary's College of Maryland was 79% (2,058 admissions from 2,604 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 84.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 60.6%, while admissions grew by 50.7%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
322
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

St. Mary's College of Maryland has a total enrollment of 1,508 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Mary's College of Maryland is 1,442 students and the part-time enrollment is 66. This means that 95.6% 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 70.1% White, 10.2% Black or African American, 7.56% Hispanic or Latino, 5.57% Two or More Races, 3.38% Asian, 0.332% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0663% 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%) and Black or African American Female (6.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (63.6%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at St. Mary's College of Maryland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,508 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Mary's College of Maryland is 1,442 and the part-time enrollment is 66. This means that 95.6% of students enrolled at St. Mary's College of Maryland are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 St. Mary's College of Maryland was 83%. 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
    1,057
  2. Black or African American
    154
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    114

The enrolled student population at St. Mary's College of Maryland is 70.1% White, 10.2% Black or African American, 7.56% Hispanic or Latino, 5.57% Two or More Races, 3.38% Asian, 0.332% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0663% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 31 students (2.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 98 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 (310 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at St. Mary's College of Maryland is General Psychology (46 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (41 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (35 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 (33 degrees awarded), History (22 degrees), and English (35 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 (463,594 people), Other managers (306,780 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (305,834 people), Postsecondary teachers (212,011 people), and Secondary school teachers (141,399 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's College of Maryland are Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees awarded), History (22 degrees), English (35 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), and Social Sciences (83 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, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's College of Maryland are Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees awarded), History (22 degrees), English (35 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), and Social Sciences (83 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 (640,394 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (449,297 people), Legal services (369,756 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (218,380 people), and Computer Systems Design (212,251 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's College of Maryland are Natural Resources & Conservation (33 degrees awarded), History (22 degrees), English (35 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), and Social Sciences (83 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. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at St. Mary's College of Maryland was General Psychology with 46 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

163
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
261
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 163 degrees were awarded to men at St. Mary's College of Maryland, which is 0.625 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (261).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 20 degrees were awarded to men at St. Mary's College of Maryland in General Economics, which is 2.86 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 38 degrees were awarded to women at St. Mary's College of Maryland in General Psychology, which is 4.75 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 72% 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, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at St. Mary's College of Maryland is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.85% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    310 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at St. Mary's College of Maryland is white (310 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

2.59% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    189 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    121 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at St. Mary's College of Maryland is white female (189 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (121 degrees).

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Operations

St. Mary's College of Maryland has an endowment valued at nearly $36.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $457k (1.24%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, St. Mary's College of Maryland had a total salary expenditure of $68.7M. St. Mary's College of Maryland employs 50 Professors, 44 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: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 50 employees, Service, with 47 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.8M
2020 Endowment
0.836%
decline from 2019

St. Mary's College of Maryland has an endowment valued at about $36.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of St. Mary's College of Maryland declined 0.836% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.03M 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. $338k - Federal
  2. $194k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, St. Mary's College of Maryland received $338k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $194k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.2M
2020 Salaries
1.16%
growth from 2019

In 2020, St. Mary's College of Maryland paid a median of $26.2M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($68.7M) and a 1.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.72% growth from 2018 and a 1.44% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.4M
Instructional Salaries
131
Number of Employees

In 2020, St. Mary's College of Maryland paid a total of $10.4M to 131 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at St. Mary's College of Maryland were Professor with 50 employees; Assistant professor with 44 employees; and Assistant professor with 34 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Mary's College of Maryland were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 50 employees; Service with 47 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, 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 sex split between each academic rank present at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

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