St. Mary's University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,154
1.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,379
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.94%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.2%
5,369 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,253
86.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56%
328 Graduates

About

St. Mary's University is a higher education institution located in Bexar County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at St. Mary's University were Law (218 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 926 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at St. Mary's University. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (521 degrees), 2.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (237 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Mary's University is $34,154, which is $10,158 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at St. Mary's University is $34,154, which is $10,158 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,379.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending St. Mary's University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,154
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at St. Mary's University was $34,154. The cost of tuition at St. Mary's University is $10,158 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$21,379
2022 Value
19.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 St. Mary's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,379. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of St. Mary's University grew by 19.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,578
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at St. Mary's University was of $7,578 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.17% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at St. Mary's University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.94%
2019 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at St. Mary's University was 1.94%, which represents 16 out of the 823 total borrowers.

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Admissions

St. Mary's University received 5,369 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 24.7% annual growth. Out of those 5,369 applicants, 4,629 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,253 students enrolled at St. Mary's University in 2022.

St. Mary's University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,629
Accepted Out of 5,369

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of St. Mary's University was 86.2% (4,629 admissions from 5,369 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 88.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 24.7%, while admissions grew by 21.6%..

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Enrollment

St. Mary's University had a total enrollment of 3,253 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at St. Mary's University is 2,812 students and the part-time enrollment is 441. This means that 86.4% 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 54.3% Hispanic or Latino, 21.1% White, 3.26% Black or African American, 2.43% Asian, 1.08% Two or More Races, 0.707% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.184% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at St. Mary's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (38%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (22.3%) and White Female (6.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (26.1%), followed by White Female (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (18.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at St. Mary's University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,253 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Mary's University is 2,812 and the part-time enrollment is 441. This means that 86.4% of students enrolled at St. Mary's University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,768 enrolled students
  2. White
    686 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    106 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at St. Mary's University is 54.3% Hispanic or Latino, 21.1% White, 3.26% Black or African American, 2.43% Asian, 1.08% Two or More Races, 0.707% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.184% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 365 students (11.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 146 more women than men received degrees from St. Mary's University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at St. Mary's University is hispanic or latino (521 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (237 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at St. Mary's University is Law (218 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  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 (271 degrees awarded), English (30 degrees), and History (14 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at St. Mary's University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (483,999 people), Other managers (326,340 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (275,367 people), Postsecondary teachers (194,012 people), and Secondary school teachers (170,896 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's University in 2022 are Legal (271 degrees awarded), English (30 degrees), History (14 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), and Social Sciences (65 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at St. Mary's University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's University are Legal (271 degrees awarded), English (30 degrees), History (14 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), and Social Sciences (65 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (662,719 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (439,169 people), Legal services (394,166 people), Computer Systems Design (248,500 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (234,862 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Mary's University are Legal (271 degrees awarded), English (30 degrees), History (14 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), and Social Sciences (65 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 44 degrees awarded
  2. 41 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at St. Mary's University was General Biological Sciences with 44 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

390
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
536
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 390 degrees were awarded to men at St. Mary's University, which is 0.728 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (536).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 90 degrees were awarded to men at St. Mary's University in Law, which is 0.703 times less than the 128 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 128 degrees were awarded to men at St. Mary's University in Law, which is 1.42 times more than the 90 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 48% 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, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 in 2022 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 (73.2%).

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, 4.27% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    521 degrees awarded
  2. White
    237 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at St. Mary's University is hispanic or latino (521 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (237 degrees).

2.59% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    323 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    198 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    133 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at St. Mary's University is hispanic or latino female (323 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (198 degrees).

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Operations

St. Mary's University has an endowment valued at nearly $234M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.27%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, St. Mary's University had a total salary expenditure of 101M. St. Mary's University employs 86 Professors, 54 Associate professors and 40 Assistant professors. Most academics at St. Mary's University are Male Professor (60), Male Associate professor (32), and Female Professor (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Mary's University are: Management, with 147 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, and Service with 61 employees.

Endowment

$234M
2022 Endowment
7.12%
decline from 2021

St. Mary's University has an endowment valued at about $234M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of St. Mary's University declined 7.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $187M 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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Salary Expenditure

$49.7M
2022 Salaries
4.28%
growth from 2021

In 2022, St. Mary's University paid a median of $49.7M in salaries, which represents 49.3% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 4.28% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.6M
Instructional Salaries
209
Number of Employees

In 2022, St. Mary's University paid a total of $19.6M to 209 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
86 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
147 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at St. Mary's University were Professor with 86 employees, Associate professor with 54 employees, and Assistant professor with 40 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Mary's University were Management with 147 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees, and Service with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at St. Mary's University was Male Professor with 60 employees, Male Associate professor with 32 employees, and Female Professor with 26 employees.

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