Saint Mary's College of California

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$45,536

3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$33,414

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.52%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

81.6%

4,636 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,913

82.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

76.3%

466 Graduates

About

Saint Mary's College of California is a higher education institution located in Contra Costa County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Mary's College of California were General Business (157 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (43 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (41 degrees).

In 2017, 1,299 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Mary's College of California. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (662 degrees), 2.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (225 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Mary's College of California is $45,536, which is $24,803 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Mary's College of California is $45,536, which is $24,803 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,414.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,536

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Saint Mary's College of California was $45,536. The cost of tuition at Saint Mary's College of California is $24,803 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$33,414

2017 Value

6.39%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Saint Mary's College of California had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,414. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Saint Mary's College of California grew by 6.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,560

Room and Board

$1,107

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Mary's College of California was of $13,560 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,107. The cost of room and board increased by 5.29% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Saint Mary's College of California received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 13.9% with respect to 2016, when 79% 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.

2.52%

2016 Default Rate

27

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Mary's College of California was 2.52%, which represents 27 out of the 1072 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

Saint Mary's College of California received 4,636 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.59% annual decline. Out of those 4,636 applicants, 3,784 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,913 students enrolled at Saint Mary's College of California in 2017, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Mary's College of California has an overall enrollment yield of 17.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,784

Accepted Out of 4,636

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Mary's College of California was 81.6% (3,784 admissions from 4,636 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 80.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.59%, while admissions declined by -0.0792%.

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SAT Scores

66%

Submission Percentage

431

Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Mary's College of California in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Mary's College of California has a total enrollment of 3,913 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Mary's College of California is 3,213 students and the part-time enrollment is 700. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Saint Mary's College of California are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Mary's College of California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.1% White, 24.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.5% Asian, 5.34% Black or African American, 4.88% Two or More Races, 1.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.358% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Saint Mary's College of California in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.4%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25.7%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Mary's College of California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,913 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Mary's College of California is 3,213 and the part-time enrollment is 700. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Saint Mary's College of California are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2017 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 College of California was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Saint Mary's College of California had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,765

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    968

  3. Asian

    410

The enrolled student population at Saint Mary's College of California is 45.1% White, 24.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.5% Asian, 5.34% Black or African American, 4.88% Two or More Races, 1.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.358% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 198 students (5.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 327 more women than men received degrees from Saint Mary's College of California. The majority of degree recipients at Saint Mary's College of California are white (662 degrees awarded). There were 2.94 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (225 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Mary's College of California is General Business (157 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (43 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Mary's College of California, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (323 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (64 degrees), and English (48 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 Saint Mary's College of California are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,147,018 people), Accountants & auditors (1,121,072 people), Other managers (705,168 people), Financial managers (441,325 people), and Secondary school teachers (376,646 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's College of California are Education (323 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (64 degrees), English (48 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Business (428 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 Saint Mary's College of California are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's College of California are Education (323 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (64 degrees), English (48 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Business (428 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 Saint Mary's College of California are Elementary & secondary schools (3,283,802 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (644,808 people), Banking & related activities (517,470 people), Computer Systems Design (476,508 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (459,891 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Mary's College of California are Education (323 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (64 degrees), English (48 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Business (428 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 Saint Mary's College of California.

Most Common

  1. 157 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Mary's College of California was General Business with 157 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 486

  2. 813

In 2017, 486 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Mary's College of California, which is 0.598 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (813).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Mary's College of California in General Business, which is 1.28 times more than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 135 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Mary's College of California in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 4.35 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%

100% Completion Time

71%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 63% of students graduating from Saint Mary's College of California completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (87.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Mary's College of California is Female and Asian (87.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 4.51% 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

    662 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    225 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Mary's College of California is white (662 degrees awarded). There were 2.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (225 degrees).

8.39% of degree recipients (109 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    417 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    245 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    139 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Mary's College of California is white female (417 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (245 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Mary's College of California has an endowment valued at nearly $179M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $27.4M (15.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Saint Mary's College of California had a total salary expenditure of $143M. Saint Mary's College of California employs 81 Associate professors, 80 Professors, and 63 Assistant professors. Most academics at Saint Mary's College of California are Female Associate professors (49), Male Professors(46), and Female Assistant professors (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Mary's College of California are: Business and Financial Operations, with 78 employees, Management, with 77 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 68 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$179M

2017 Endowment

8.26%

growth from 2016

Saint Mary's College of California has an endowment valued at about $179M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Mary's College of California grew 8.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $145M 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. $1.28M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Saint Mary's College of California received $1.28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$65.4M

2017 Salaries

1.79%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Saint Mary's College of California paid a median of $65.4M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($143M) and a 1.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.787% growth from 2015 and a 4.97% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.5M

Instructional Salaries

224

Number of Employees

In 2017, Saint Mary's College of California paid a total of $20.5M to 224 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

81 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

78 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Mary's College of California were Associate professor with 81 employees; Professor with 80 employees; and Professor with 63 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Mary's College of California were Business and Financial Operations with 78 employees; Management with 77 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Mary's College of California was Female Associate professor with 49 employees, Male Professor with 46 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 41 employees.

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

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