University of Saint Mary

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,940
4.02% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$20,839
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
6.44%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
49.2%
1,001 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,310
64.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
43.1%
44 Graduates

About

University of Saint Mary is a higher education institution located in Leavenworth County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Saint Mary were Registered Nursing (87 degrees awarded), General Psychology (15 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (13 degrees).

In 2017, 391 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Saint Mary. 67.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (263 degrees), 5.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Saint Mary is $26,940, which is $6,207 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Saint Mary is $26,940, which is $6,207 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 $20,839.

In 2017, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,940
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Saint Mary was $26,940. The cost of tuition at University of Saint Mary is $6,207 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$20,839
2017 Value
7.11%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Saint Mary had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,839. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Saint Mary grew by 7.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,948
Room and Board
$2,547
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Saint Mary was of $6,948 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,547. The cost of room and board increased by 2.45% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.99% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at University of Saint Mary received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 20.6% with respect to 2016, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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6.44%
2016 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Saint Mary was 6.44%, which represents 32 out of the 497 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

University of Saint Mary received 1,001 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 12.7% annual growth. Out of those 1,001 applicants, 492 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,310 students enrolled at University of Saint Mary in 2017, and 27% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Saint Mary has an overall enrollment yield of 29.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
492
Accepted Out of 1,001

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Saint Mary was 49.2% (492 admissions from 1,001 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 49.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 12.7%, while admissions grew by 12.1%.

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SAT Scores

27%
Submission Percentage
39
Scores Submitted

27% of enrolled first-time students at University of Saint Mary in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Saint Mary has a total enrollment of 1,310 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Saint Mary is 843 students and the part-time enrollment is 467. This means that 64.4% of students enrolled at University of Saint Mary are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Saint Mary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.1% White, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.77% Black or African American, 2.21% Asian, 0.916% Two or More Races, 0.763% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.382% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Saint Mary in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.1%), followed by White Male (27%) and Black or African American Male (8.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.6%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Black or African American Female (4.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Saint Mary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,310 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Saint Mary is 843 and the part-time enrollment is 467. This means that 64.4% of students enrolled at University of Saint Mary are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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 University of Saint Mary was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Saint Mary had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    735
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    152
  3. Black or African American
    128

The enrolled student population at University of Saint Mary is 56.1% White, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.77% Black or African American, 2.21% Asian, 0.916% Two or More Races, 0.763% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.382% 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, 225 students (17.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 139 more women than men received degrees from University of Saint Mary. The majority of degree recipients at University of Saint Mary are white (263 degrees awarded). There were 5.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Saint Mary is Registered Nursing (87 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (15 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Saint Mary, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (40 degrees awarded), Health (144 degrees), and Education (45 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 University of Saint Mary are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,195,991 people), Registered nurses (1,471,330 people), Accountants & auditors (1,145,534 people), Other managers (776,793 people), and Financial managers (454,110 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Saint Mary are Psychology (40 degrees awarded), Health (144 degrees), Education (45 degrees), Business (105 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 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 University of Saint Mary are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Podiatrists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of Saint Mary are Psychology (40 degrees awarded), Health (144 degrees), Education (45 degrees), Business (105 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 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 University of Saint Mary are Elementary & secondary schools (3,561,716 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,972,890 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (761,842 people), Banking & related activities (537,531 people), and Insurance carriers (499,431 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Saint Mary are Psychology (40 degrees awarded), Health (144 degrees), Education (45 degrees), Business (105 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (7 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 University of Saint Mary.
Most Common
  1. 87 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Saint Mary was Registered Nursing with 87 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 126
  2. 265

In 2017, 126 degrees were awarded to men at University of Saint Mary, which is 0.475 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (265).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to men at University of Saint Mary in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.707 times less than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 94 degrees were awarded to women at University of Saint Mary in Registered Nursing, which is 15.7 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 33% of students graduating from University of Saint Mary completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Saint Mary is Male and Two or More Races (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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    263 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Saint Mary is white (263 degrees awarded). There were 5.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

4.09% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    187 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    76 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Saint Mary is white female (187 degrees awarded). There were 2.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (76 degrees).

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Operations

University of Saint Mary has an endowment valued at nearly $13.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.63M (19.6%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Saint Mary had a total salary expenditure of $25.2M. University of Saint Mary employs 30 Assistant professors, 15 Associate professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at University of Saint Mary are Female Assistant professors (18), Male Assistant professors(12), and Male Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Saint Mary are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 21 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.4M
2017 Endowment
13.3%
growth from 2016

University of Saint Mary has an endowment valued at about $13.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Saint Mary grew 13.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.7M lower 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $430k - Federal
  2. $115k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Saint Mary received $430k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $115k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.7M
2017 Salaries
16.4%
decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Saint Mary paid a median of $10.7M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($25.2M) and a 16.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 29.5% growth from 2015 and a 12.9% 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

$3.93M
Instructional Salaries
64
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Saint Mary paid a total of $3.93M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
26 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Saint Mary were Assistant professor with 30 employees; Associate professor with 15 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Saint Mary were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees; and Management with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Saint Mary was Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Saint Mary.

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