Mount St. Mary's University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,330
2.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,379
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.88%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
79.6%
4,346 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,456
83.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
64.7%
270 Graduates

About

Mount St. Mary's University is a higher education institution located in Frederick County, MD. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Mount St. Mary's University were General Business (106 degrees awarded), Criminology (40 degrees), and Accounting (30 degrees).

In 2022, 747 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount St. Mary's University. 49% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (485 degrees), 4.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (98 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount St. Mary's University is $44,330, which is $20,334 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Mount St. Mary's University is $44,330, which is $20,334 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,379.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Mount St. Mary's University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$44,330
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Mount St. Mary's University was $44,330. The cost of tuition at Mount St. Mary's University is $20,334 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$24,379
2022 Value
0.376%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Mount St. Mary's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,379. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Mount St. Mary's University grew by 0.376%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,730
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mount St. Mary's University was of $10,730 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.56% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Mount St. Mary's University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.26% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.88%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Mount St. Mary's University was 1.88%, which represents 10 out of the 532 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Mount St. Mary's University received 4,346 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.93% annual growth. Out of those 4,346 applicants, 3,458 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,456 students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University in 2022. 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mount St. Mary's University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,458
Accepted Out of 4,346

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mount St. Mary's University was 79.6% (3,458 admissions from 4,346 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.93%, while admissions declined by −8.45%..

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage (2022)
101
Scores Submitted (2022)

22% of enrolled first-time students at Mount St. Mary's University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mount St. Mary's University had a total enrollment of 2,456 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Mount St. Mary's University is 2,049 students and the part-time enrollment is 407. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mount St. Mary's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.6% White, 16.8% Black or African American, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 2.85% Asian, 0.366% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.366% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Black or African American Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (52.3%), followed by White Female (11.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.07%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mount St. Mary's University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,456 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount St. Mary's University is 2,049 and the part-time enrollment is 407. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 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 Mount St. Mary's University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Mount St. Mary's University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,390 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    412 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    317 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Mount St. Mary's University is 56.6% White, 16.8% Black or African American, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 2.85% Asian, 0.366% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.366% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 29 students (1.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 15 fewer women than men received degrees from Mount St. Mary's University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mount St. Mary's University is white (485 degrees awarded). There were 4.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (98 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mount St. Mary's University is General Business (106 degrees awarded), followed by Criminology (40 degrees) and Accounting (30 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Mount St. Mary's University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), and Social Sciences (87 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (420,056 people), Other managers (292,050 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (222,752 people), Postsecondary teachers (156,498 people), and Secondary school teachers (137,857 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University in 2022 are Theology (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Social Sciences (87 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and History (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Mount St. Mary's University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Theology (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Social Sciences (87 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and History (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Mount St. Mary's University are Elementary & secondary schools (545,881 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (361,472 people), Legal services (331,261 people), Computer Systems Design (216,460 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (216,347 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Theology (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Social Sciences (87 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and History (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Mount St. Mary's University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 90 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mount St. Mary's University was General Business with 90 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

381
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
366
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 381 degrees were awarded to men at Mount St. Mary's University, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (366).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 71 degrees were awarded to men at Mount St. Mary's University in General Business, which is 2.03 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Mount St. Mary's University in General Business, which is 0.493 times less than the 71 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 59% of students graduating from Mount St. Mary's University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Mount St. Mary's University 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 (73.2%).

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, 1.11% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    485 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    98 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    80 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mount St. Mary's University is white (485 degrees awarded). There were 4.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (98 degrees).

1.07% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    260 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    225 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mount St. Mary's University is white male (260 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (225 degrees).

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Operations

Mount St. Mary's University has an endowment valued at nearly $59.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 2.87M (4.85%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Mount St. Mary's University had a total salary expenditure of 79.6M. Mount St. Mary's University employs 56 Associate professors, 30 Assistant professors and 25 Professors. Most academics at Mount St. Mary's University are Male Associate professor (41), Male Assistant professor (17), and Female Associate professor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 84 employees, Management, with 58 employees, and Service with 55 employees.

Endowment

$59.2M
2022 Endowment
7.68%
decline from 2021

Mount St. Mary's University has an endowment valued at about $59.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Mount St. Mary's University declined 7.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.9M
2022 Salaries
4.22%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Mount St. Mary's University paid a median of $32.9M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($79.6M) and a 4.22% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.94M
Instructional Salaries
133
Number of Employees

In 2022, Mount St. Mary's University paid a total of $9.94M to 133 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
84 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University were Associate professor with 56 employees, Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Professor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 84 employees, Management with 58 employees, and Service with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University was Male Associate professor with 41 employees, Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 15 employees.

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