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IPEDS ID: 123554
OPE ID: 00130200
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Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Marys Road, Moraga, California 94575
General information:  (925) 631-4000
Website:  www.stmarys-ca.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,881 (2,795 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger 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
10%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student 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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty220713
Instructional220713
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$42,930$44,360$45,686$47,2803.5%
Books and supplies$1,107$1,107$1,278$1,2780.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,490$14,880$15,320$15,3700.3%
Other$2,700$2,700$3,240$3,2400.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,268$12,240$14,058$13,779-2.0%
Other$2,970$3,170$4,059$4,2484.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,690$3,170$4,059$4,3657.5%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$61,227$63,047$65,524$67,1682.5%
Off Campus$58,275$60,877$65,081$66,5852.3%
Off Campus with Family$47,727$48,637$51,023$52,9233.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$39,077
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Full-time undergraduates can participate in a monthly plan through our partner Tuition Management Systems. Saint Mary's also offers a 3-month payment plan for Graduate and Professional Services (GPS) programs (2-month payment plan for summer terms).
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid163899%————
Grant or scholarship aid63899%$19,189,534$30,078
Federal grants17427%$757,695$4,355
Pell grants15724%$669,280$4,263
Other federal grants10817%$88,415$819
State/local government grant or scholarships16626%$1,424,012$8,578
Institutional grants or scholarships63899%$17,007,827$26,658
Student loan aid55887%$4,414,141$7,911
Federal student loans55486%$3,443,579$6,216
Other student loans447%$970,562$22,058
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,431$68,867,243$28,329
Pell grants667$3,068,960$4,601
Federal student loans1,930$13,695,325$7,096
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$35,696$33,414$35,332
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$26,031$25,356$28,858
$30,001 – $48,000$25,119$23,196$28,185
$48,001 – $75,000$28,811$27,396$29,417
$75,001 – $110,000$35,830$33,686$33,791
$110,001 and more$39,191$40,163$40,588
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment3,881
Undergraduate enrollment2,795
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment153
Graduate enrollment1,086
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 83%
Out-of-state: 15%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 53%
Part-time: 47%
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 (2018-2019): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,7872,3373,450
Percent admitted77%76%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%15%13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT48777%
ACT30348%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540630
SAT Math520620
ACT Composite2227
ACT English2128
ACT Math2026
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: 85%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 80 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 77%
(*) 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 2010]
4-year: 60%
6-year: 73%
8-year: 75%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 68%
6-year: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 71%
Female: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 50%
Asian: 68%
Black or African American: 74%
Hispanic/Latino: 80%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 80%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 76%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 71%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 78%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 14%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 57%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies0----
Asian Studies/Civilization1----
East Asian Studies0----
Ethnic Studies1----
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other0----
European Studies/Civilization2----
Japanese Studies0----
Latin American Studies0----
Women's Studies1----
Category total5----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry9----
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other0----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General30----
Category total39----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting2738---
Accounting and Related Services, Other0----
Business Administration and Management, General0107---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other044---
Business/Commerce, General1480---
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other09---
International Business/Trade/Commerce00---
Category total175198---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other0----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric51----
Category total51----
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-55--0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-0--6
Education, General-0--0
Education, Other-0---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-158-12
Elementary Education and Teaching-58--83
Montessori Teacher Education02--9
Reading Teacher Education-0--0
Secondary Education and Teaching-0---
Special Education and Teaching, General-2--20
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-3---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-0---
Category total01358-130
Engineering
Engineering, General4----
Category total4----
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-17---
English Language and Literature, General26----
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other0----
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other-0---
Category total2617---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other0----
French Language and Literature0----
Italian Language and Literature0----
Spanish Language and Literature1----
Category total2----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other27----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General0----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0----
Pre-Nursing Studies---0-
Category total27--0-
History
History, General4----
History, Other0----
Category total4----
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal0----
Category total0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other13----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies5422---
Category total6722---
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational and Applied Mathematics6----
Mathematics and Statistics, Other2----
Mathematics, General1----
Category total9----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biopsychology0----
Mathematics and Computer Science0----
Category total0----
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science5----
Environmental Studies7----
Category total12----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General021---
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other27----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science0----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management17----
Category total4421---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3----
Religion/Religious Studies2----
Category total5----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3----
Chemistry, Other2----
Physics, General2----
Category total7----
Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis10----
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other-0---
Counseling Psychology-0--0
Developmental and Child Psychology9----
Industrial and Organizational Psychology00---
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology0----
Psychology, General37----
Psychology, Other17----
Category total730--0
Social Sciences
Anthropology7----
Anthropology, Other0----
Archeology4----
Economics, General18----
International Relations and Affairs2----
Political Science and Government, General30----
Social Sciences, General0----
Sociology13----
Category total74----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General7----
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General0----
Dance, General113---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1----
Music, General3----
Musical Theatre0----
Visual and Performing Arts, Other21----
Category total3313---
Grand total65740680130
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
  • We have several points of contact: Counseling Center, Student Engagement and Academic Success (SEAS), and the Office of the Registrar. Additional information can be found at: https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/office-of-the-registrar/student-resources-and-information/veteransdependents-benefits
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 29
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 14
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
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: $25,929
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $29,668
  • (*) 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
Full-time students: 100%
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
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I without footballMenWomen
Baseball34
Basketball1530
Beach Volleyball16
Golf13
Rowing57
Soccer2825
Softball19
Tennis127
Track and Field, Outdoor1612
Track and Field, X-Country1812
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited since (02/28/1949)02/16/2024
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
 No Longer Recognized  American Academy for Liberal Education
Liberal Education (LBRL) - Institutions of higher education and programs within institutions of higher education that offer liberal arts degree(s) at the baccalaureate level of documented equivalencyAccredited since (12/01/2008)12/31/2019
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (04/21/2001)TBD
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutionsAccredited since (10/20/1989)12/31/2016
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/106652.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape213
Fondling223
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary0511
Motor vehicle theft100
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape113
Fondling222
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary025
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.
  • 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 Year201620152014
Default rate2.5%3.4%2.6%
Number in default274130
Number in repayment1,0721,1721,128
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)