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IPEDS ID: 163462
OPE ID: 00208600
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Mount St Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727-7799
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 21727
General information:  (301) 447-6122
Website:  www.msmary.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,305 (1,810 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
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
9%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty11990
Instructional11990
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$31,536$32,954$34,644$36,0214.0%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,544$11,018$11,514$11,9754.0%
Other$800$1,400$1,400$1,4000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$4,500$7,500$7,500$7,5000.0%
Other$1,150$2,300$2,300$2,3000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,250$3,900$3,900$3,9000.0%
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$43,880$46,672$48,858$50,6963.8%
Off Campus$38,186$44,054$45,744$47,1213.0%
Off Campus with Family$35,786$38,154$39,844$41,2213.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Tuition$13,457
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid1429100%————
Grant or scholarship aid429100%$8,281,274$19,304
Federal grants9322%$429,381$4,617
Pell grants9322%$387,237$4,164
Other federal grants6114%$42,144$691
State/local government grant or scholarships6816%$239,075$3,516
Institutional grants or scholarships429100%$7,612,818$17,745
Student loan aid29669%$2,695,726$9,107
Federal student loans29368%$1,709,788$5,835
Other student loans6014%$985,938$16,432
  • 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 aid11,65095%$30,996,746$18,786
Pell grants39223%$1,623,552$4,142
Federal student loans1,08262%$7,610,163$7,033
  • 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 were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$25,728$27,505$29,071
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$18,701$18,556$21,930
$30,001 – $48,000$20,908$24,601$27,787
$48,001 – $75,000$23,536$25,172$26,145
$75,001 – $110,000$26,697$28,528$31,294
$110,001 and more$27,350$28,676$30,486
  • 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, 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 2014
Total enrollment2,305
Undergraduate enrollment1,810
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment64
Graduate enrollment495
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 53%
Out-of-state: 46%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 48%
Part-time: 52%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,1422,3463,796
Percent admitted67%68%66%
Percent admitted who enrolled12%13%12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT46691%
ACT449%
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 Reading480580
SAT Math470570
SAT Writing460570
ACT Composite2024
ACT English1824
ACT Math1824
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: 79%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 89 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 64%
Transfer-out rate: 31%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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 2006]
4-year: 62%
6-year: 67%
8-year: 67%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 58%
6-year: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 60%
Female: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 73%
Black or African American: 59%
Hispanic/Latino: 61%
White: 65%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry3--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General30--
Biotechnology-0-
Category total330-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting32--
Business Administration and Management, General-94-
Business/Commerce, General78--
Human Resources Development--5
Information Resources Management2--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management--1
Project Management--22
Category total1129428
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric19--
Category total19--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General5--
Category total5--
Education
Art Teacher Education-3-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-0-
Elementary Education and Teaching387-
Music Teacher Education-0-
Reading Teacher Education--1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0--
Secondary Education and Teaching-8-
Social Science Teacher Education7--
Special Education and Teaching, Other-3-
Category total45211
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General19--
Category total19--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Community Services0--
Category total0--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0--
French Language and Literature4--
German Language and Literature0--
Latin Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature1--
Category total5--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-25-
Category total-25-
History
History, General21--
Category total21--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-0-
Category total-0-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General9--
Category total9--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3--
Category total3--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies4--
Category total4--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management7--
Category total7--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy66-
Category total66-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1--
Category total1--
Psychology
Psychology, General29--
Category total29--
Social Sciences
Criminology29--
Economics, General3--
International Relations and Affairs6--
Political Science and Government, General5--
Sociology3--
Category total46--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Divinity/Ministry-19-
Theology/Theological Studies49-
Category total428-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General10--
Category total10--
Grand total37817429
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
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Mount St. Mary's University has a designated point of contact for veterans and military service members but, at this time, not for families.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 57
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 18
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
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: $13,954
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,184
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
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
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
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined6759
Baseball31
Basketball1614
Lacrosse4523
Soccer24
Softball18
Swimming17
Tennis149
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1922 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology(!)7/1/1987 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/17/2008 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations512
Liquor law violations401
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations212
Liquor law violations001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible231
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary1286
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible231
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary1286
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson001
  • (!) 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.
  • 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 rate1.5%4.6%3.9%
Number in default72016
Number in repayment454431405
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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