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If you want to know more about Anna Maria College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Anna Maria College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Anna Maria College was awarded 14 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

Anna Maria landed the #1,330 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 68 colleges in Massachusetts, Anna Maria is ranked at #60.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Anna Maria?

Acceptance Rate

Anna Maria College has an acceptance rate of 79%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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Anna Maria College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Anna Maria is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Anna Maria College is 21%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  21 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Anna Maria College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Anna Maria College is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 25% for first-time, full-time students at Anna Maria, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Anna Maria

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,109 undergraduates at Anna Maria with 924 being full-time and 185 being part-time.

Anna Maria Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 87.73 out of 100, Anna Maria is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.73 out of 100
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How Much Does Anna Maria College Cost?

The overall average net price of Anna Maria is $25,502. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Anna Maria

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,085 $22,200 $25,596 $27,008 $30,675

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Anna Maria, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Anna Maria, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $10,474 a year. That adds up to $41,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Anna Maria is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Anna Maria Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Anna Maria with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $44,800 in their early years. That's great news for Anna Maria students since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Anna Maria College make the most money.

Location of Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Paxton, Massachusetts. Anna Maria is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

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Location of Anna Maria College

Contact details for Anna Maria are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA 01612-1198
Phone: 508-849-3300

Anna Maria College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from Anna Maria College. Of these students, 270 received undergraduate degrees and 149 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 67 $67,600
Fire Protection 66 $87,300
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 NA
Community Organization & Advocacy 21 NA
Social Work 16 NA
Business Administration & Management 15 NA
Health Sciences & Services 10 NA
General Psychology 8 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 8 NA
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 7 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Anna Maria College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Anna Maria

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 380 students took at least one online class at Anna Maria College. This is a decrease from the 443 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 380 380
2016-2017 443 443
2015-2016 465 465
2014-2015 518 518
2013-2014 526 526

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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