University of Mary Washington

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,678
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,569
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.78%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
75.5%
6,018 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,293
82.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65.2%
548 Graduates

About

University of Mary Washington is a higher education institution located in Fredericksburg city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Mary Washington were General Business Administration & Management (173 degrees awarded), General Psychology (102 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (89 degrees).

In 2020, 1,304 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Mary Washington. 67.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (922 degrees), 7.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (120 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Mary Washington is $8,678, which is $−13,852 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Mary Washington is $8,678, which is $−13,852 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,569.

In 2020, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,678
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Mary Washington was $8,678. The cost of tuition at University of Mary Washington is $−13,852 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$22,569
2020 Value
4.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Mary Washington had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,569. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Mary Washington grew by 4.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,500
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Mary Washington was of $11,500 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.51% 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

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at University of Mary Washington received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.88% with respect to 2019, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.78%
2018 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Mary Washington was 2.78%, which represents 25 out of the 900 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

University of Mary Washington received 6,018 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.33% annual growth. Out of those 6,018 applicants, 4,543 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,293 students enrolled at University of Mary Washington in 2020, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Mary Washington has an overall enrollment yield of 17.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,543
Accepted Out of 6,018

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Mary Washington was 75.5% (4,543 admissions from 6,018 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.33%, while admissions grew by 2.37%.

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SAT Scores

67%
Submission Percentage
517
Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at University of Mary Washington in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Mary Washington has a total enrollment of 4,293 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Mary Washington is 3,554 students and the part-time enrollment is 739. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at University of Mary Washington are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Mary Washington, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.4% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.85% Black or African American, 5.12% Two or More Races, 3.91% Asian, 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Mary Washington in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.4%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (59.1%), followed by White Male (13.9%) and Black or African American Female (6.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Mary Washington, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,293 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Mary Washington is 3,554 and the part-time enrollment is 739. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at University of Mary Washington are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 University of Mary Washington was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Mary Washington had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,935
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    456
  3. Black or African American
    337

The enrolled student population at University of Mary Washington is 68.4% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.85% Black or African American, 5.12% Two or More Races, 3.91% Asian, 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.14% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 133 students (3.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 468 more women than men received degrees from University of Mary Washington. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Mary Washington is white (922 degrees awarded). There were 7.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (120 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Mary Washington is General Business Administration & Management (173 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (102 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (89 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Mary Washington, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (43 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), and English (64 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 University of Mary Washington are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (484,172 people), Other managers (354,644 people), Postsecondary teachers (275,697 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (233,555 people), and Secondary school teachers (188,789 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mary Washington are History (43 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), English (64 degrees), Physical Sciences (58 degrees), and Social Sciences (195 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 University of Mary Washington 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 University of Mary Washington are History (43 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), English (64 degrees), Physical Sciences (58 degrees), and Social Sciences (195 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 University of Mary Washington are Elementary & secondary schools (630,729 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (554,561 people), Legal services (377,484 people), Computer Systems Design (272,314 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (224,123 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Mary Washington are History (43 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), English (64 degrees), Physical Sciences (58 degrees), and Social Sciences (195 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 University of Mary Washington.
Most Common
  1. 173 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 102 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 89 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Mary Washington was General Business Administration & Management with 173 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

418
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
886
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 418 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mary Washington, which is 0.472 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (886).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 110 degrees were awarded to men at University of Mary Washington in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 98 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 98 degrees were awarded to women at University of Mary Washington in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.891 times less than the 110 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 59% of students graduating from University of Mary Washington completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 University of Mary Washington is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 3.83% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    922 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    120 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Mary Washington is white (922 degrees awarded). There were 7.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (120 degrees).

3.14% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    639 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    283 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Mary Washington is white female (639 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (283 degrees).

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Operations

University of Mary Washington has an endowment valued at nearly $58.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $518k (0.88%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Mary Washington had a total salary expenditure of $109M. University of Mary Washington employs 85 Professors, 79 Associate professors, and 53 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Mary Washington are Female Professors (44), Male Associate professors(44), and Male Professors (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mary Washington are: Management, with 81 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 64 employees, and Service with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$58.8M
2020 Endowment
6.05%
growth from 2019

University of Mary Washington has an endowment valued at about $58.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Mary Washington grew 6.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.2M 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. $2.07M - Federal
  2. $52.4k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Mary Washington received $2.07M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $52.4k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$49M
2020 Salaries
0.784%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of Mary Washington paid a median of $49M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($109M) and a 0.784% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.214% growth from 2018 and a 2.83% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18M
Instructional Salaries
249
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Mary Washington paid a total of $18M to 249 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
85 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Mary Washington were Professor with 85 employees; Associate professor with 79 employees; and Associate professor with 53 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Mary Washington were Management with 81 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 64 employees; and Service with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Mary Washington was Female Professor with 44 employees, Male Associate professor with 44 employees, and Male Professor with 41 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Mary Washington.

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