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Saint Michael’s College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Saint Michael's College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. 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 Saint Michael’s College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Saint Michael's College was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

Saint Michael's landed the #297 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.

Saint Michael's also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Vermont ranking.

See all of the rankings for Saint Michael's College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Saint Michael’s?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Saint Michael's College is 85%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Saint Michael's is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Learn more about Saint Michael’s College admissions.

Saint Michael’s College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Saint Michael's College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Saint Michael's College is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Saint Michael’s College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Saint Michael's College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Saint Michael's the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 69%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Saint Michael’s College.

Good Overall Diversity at Saint Michael’s

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,583 undergraduates at Saint Michael's with 1,558 being full-time and 25 being part-time.

Saint Michael’s 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.

The overall diversity score for Saint Michael’s is 80.76 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.76 out of 100
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How Much Does Saint Michael’s College Cost?

The overall average net price of Saint Michael's is $29,490. 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 Saint Michael’s

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,674 $23,497 $25,011 $26,691 $35,337

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 Saint Michael's, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Saint Michael's, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $9,532 a year. That adds up to $38,128 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Saint Michael's is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Saint Michael’s Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Saint Michael's with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $50,800 in their early years. This is good news for future Saint Michael's graduates since it is 28% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at Saint Michael’s College make the most money.

Location of Saint Michael’s College

Saint Michael's College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Colchester, Vermont. The suburban atmosphere of Colchester makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Saint Michael's College

Contact details for Saint Michael's are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439
Phone: 802-654-2000
Website: www.smcvt.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaintMichaelsCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintmichaels

Saint Michael’s College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 41 majors graduated from Saint Michael's College. Of these students, 516 received undergraduate degrees and 64 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
Business Administration & Management 96 $35,900
General Biology 49 $30,000
General Psychology 49 $30,300
Natural Resources Conservation 33 $24,900
Communication & Media Studies 25 $31,100
General English Literature 24 $24,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 23 NA
Economics 21 NA
Sociology 21 $25,400
Accounting 19 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Saint Michael's College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Saint Michael’s

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 53 students took at least one online class at Saint Michael's College. This is an increase from the 38 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 53 8
2016-2017 38 10
2015-2016 13 4
2014-2015 12 4
2013-2014 17 7

Learn more about online learning at Saint Michael’s College.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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