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IPEDS ID: 163912
OPE ID: 00209500
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St Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd, St. Mary's City, Maryland 20686-3001
General information:  (240) 895-2000
Website:  www.smcm.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,735 (1,708 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
10%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty14629
Instructional14629
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$14,773$14,864$13,824$13,8950.5%
Out-of-state$27,573$28,664$28,674$28,7450.2%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,20020.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,305$11,635$11,930$12,0801.3%
Other$2,500$2,100$1,746$1,525-12.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,305$11,635$11,930$12,0801.3%
Other$2,500$2,100$1,746$1,525-12.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,500$2,400$1,746$1,525-12.7%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$29,578$29,599$28,500$28,7000.7%
Off Campus$29,578$29,599$28,500$28,7000.7%
Off Campus with Family$18,273$18,264$16,570$16,6200.3%
Out-of-state
On Campus$42,378$43,399$43,350$43,5500.5%
Off Campus$42,378$43,399$43,350$43,5500.5%
Off Campus with Family$31,073$32,064$31,420$31,4700.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$15,270
Fees$4,245
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid133990%————
Grant or scholarship aid29378%$2,364,392$8,070
Federal grants6918%$316,883$4,593
Pell grants6918%$309,133$4,480
Other federal grants164%$7,750$484
State/local government grant or scholarships10026%$392,181$3,922
Institutional grants or scholarships28275%$1,655,328$5,870
Student loan aid30280%$1,724,948$5,712
Federal student loans30180%$1,620,299$5,383
Other student loans92%$104,649$11,628
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,17066%$10,179,050$8,700
Pell grants31118%$1,370,681$4,407
Federal student loans1,13164%$7,480,718$6,614
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$20,578$17,112$20,087
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$7,806$4,827$8,362
$30,001 – $48,000$11,209$8,933$14,322
$48,001 – $75,000$16,717$13,656$15,661
$75,001 – $110,000$22,443$18,440$20,865
$110,001 and more$26,099$25,319$25,342
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment1,735
Undergraduate enrollment1,708
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment108
Graduate enrollment27
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,6756651,010
Percent admitted79%77%80%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%31%29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT34487%
ACT11429%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading530640
SAT Math500620
ACT Composite2228
ACT English1927
ACT Math2129
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 86%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 78 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 78%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 71%
6-year: 79%
8-year: 80%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 67%
6-year: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 72%
Female: 84%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 82%
Black or African American: 83%
Hispanic/Latino: 86%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 83%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 75%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization0-
Category total0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry14-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General58-
Category total72-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General14-
Category total14-
Education
Education, General-29
Category total-29
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General40-
Category total40-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General10-
Category total10-
History
History, General17-
Category total17-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General16-
Category total16-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other5-
Category total5-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy12-
Religion/Religious Studies4-
Category total16-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5-
Physics, General11-
Category total16-
Psychology
Psychology, General64-
Psychology, Other0-
Category total64-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General8-
Category total8-
Social Sciences
Anthropology19-
Economics, General49-
Political Science and Government, General36-
Social Sciences, Other0-
Sociology11-
Category total115-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2-
Art/Art Studies, General9-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General14-
Fine/Studio Arts, General3-
Music, General6-
Category total34-
Grand total42729
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 48
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $10,152
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Baseball30
Basketball1911
Field Hockey21
Lacrosse5321
Sailing18
Soccer2721
Swimming1917
Tennis1311
Track and Field, X-Country1715
Volleyball12
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1959 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible42
Rape7
Fondling4
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault201
Burglary4117
Motor vehicle theft002
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible42
Rape7
Fondling3
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary2111
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate2.7%1.4%5.0%
Number in default10516
Number in repayment370352320
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)