St. Mary's University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,590

3.89% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,806

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

79.9%

4,468 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,649

87.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

62.8%

400 Graduates

About

St. Mary's University is a higher education institution located in Bexar County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at St. Mary's University were General Biological Sciences (43 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (40 degrees), and General Psychology (38 degrees).

In 2017, 918 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at St. Mary's University. 52.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (493 degrees), 2.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (223 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Mary's University is $28,590, which is $7,857 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Mary's University is $28,590, which is $7,857 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 $17,806.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,590

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at St. Mary's University was $28,590. The cost of tuition at St. Mary's University is $7,857 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$17,806

2017 Value

5.63%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 St. Mary's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,806. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of St. Mary's University grew by 5.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,650

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at St. Mary's University was of $6,650 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.04% 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

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at St. Mary's University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.1% with respect to 2016, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

St. Mary's University received 4,468 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.81% annual growth. Out of those 4,468 applicants, 3,570 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,649 students enrolled at St. Mary's University in 2017, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

St. Mary's University has an overall enrollment yield of 18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,570

Accepted Out of 4,468

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of St. Mary's University was 79.9% (3,570 admissions from 4,468 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 77.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.81%, while admissions grew by 5.78%.

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SAT Scores

73%

Submission Percentage

471

Scores Submitted

73% of enrolled first-time students at St. Mary's University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

St. Mary's University has a total enrollment of 3,649 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Mary's University is 3,180 students and the part-time enrollment is 469. This means that 87.1% of students enrolled at St. Mary's University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at St. Mary's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.5% Hispanic or Latino, 22.7% White, 3.86% Black or African American, 2.55% Asian, 0.74% Two or More Races, 0.466% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0822% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at St. Mary's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (39.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (27.8%) and White Male (7.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Male (22.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22%) and White Female (19.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at St. Mary's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,649 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Mary's University is 3,180 and the part-time enrollment is 469. This means that 87.1% of students enrolled at St. Mary's University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 St. Mary's University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,135

  2. White

    828

  3. Black or African American

    141

The enrolled student population at St. Mary's University is 58.5% Hispanic or Latino, 22.7% White, 3.86% Black or African American, 2.55% Asian, 0.74% Two or More Races, 0.466% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0822% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 79 students (2.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 50 more women than men received degrees from St. Mary's University. The majority of degree recipients at St. Mary's University are hispanic or latino (493 degrees awarded). There were 2.21 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (223 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at St. Mary's University is General Biological Sciences (43 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (40 degrees) and General Psychology (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at St. Mary's University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (233 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (124 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at St. Mary's University are Other managers (540,027 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (390,188 people), Software developers (384,297 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (312,206 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (306,716 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's University are Legal (233 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (124 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), English (30 degrees), and Engineering (60 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 University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's University are Legal (233 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (124 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), English (30 degrees), and Engineering (60 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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (579,765 people), Computer Systems Design (548,929 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (495,878 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (427,403 people), and Legal services (336,322 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's University are Legal (233 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (124 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), English (30 degrees), and Engineering (60 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 University.

Most Common

  1. 43 degrees awarded

  2. 40 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at St. Mary's University was General Biological Sciences with 43 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 434

  2. 484

In 2017, 434 degrees were awarded to men at St. Mary's University, which is 0.897 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (484).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 115 degrees were awarded to men at St. Mary's University in Law, which is 1.46 times more than the 79 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 79 degrees were awarded to women at St. Mary's University in Law, which is 0.687 times less than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 45% of students graduating from St. Mary's University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at 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 (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, 0.75% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    493 degrees awarded

  2. White

    223 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at St. Mary's University is hispanic or latino (493 degrees awarded). There were 2.21 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (223 degrees).

4.25% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    290 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    203 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    112 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at St. Mary's University is hispanic or latino female (290 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (203 degrees).

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Operations

St. Mary's University has an endowment valued at nearly $183M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $22.7M (12.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, St. Mary's University had a total salary expenditure of $97.5M. St. Mary's University employs 96 Professors, 52 Associate professors, and 47 Assistant professors. Most academics at St. Mary's University are Male Professors (63), Female Professors(33), and Male Associate professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Mary's University are: Management, with 153 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 115 employees, and Service with 92 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$183M

2017 Endowment

8.46%

growth from 2016

St. Mary's University has an endowment valued at about $183M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of St. Mary's University grew 8.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $150M 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. $3.81M - Federal

  2. $6.05M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, St. Mary's University received $3.81M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.05M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$53.1M

2017 Salaries

0.591%

growth from 2016

In 2017, St. Mary's University paid a median of $53.1M in salaries, which represents 54.4% of their overall expenditure ($97.5M) and a 0.591% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.19% growth from 2015 and a 0.308% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$20.6M

Instructional Salaries

225

Number of Employees

In 2017, St. Mary's University paid a total of $20.6M to 225 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.8% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

96 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

153 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at St. Mary's University were Professor with 96 employees; Associate professor with 52 employees; and Associate professor with 47 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Mary's University were Management with 153 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 115 employees; and Service with 92 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at St. Mary's University was Male Professor with 63 employees, Female Professor with 33 employees, and Male Associate professor with 31 employees.

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