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St Mary’s College of Maryland Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on St Mary’s College of Maryland, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is St Mary’s College of Maryland Ranked?

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2022 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.

St Mary's College of Maryland was awarded 201 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer and information sciences.

Overall Quality

SMCM landed the #367 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 39 colleges in Maryland, SMCM is ranked at #10.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SMCM?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at St Mary's College of Maryland is 79%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that SMCM is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to SMCM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for St Mary's College of Maryland  ( 550 to 660 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for St Mary's College of Maryland  ( 520 to 620 )
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800
SMCM received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for St Mary's College of Maryland  ( 23 to 29 )
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Learn more about St Mary’s College of Maryland admissions.

St Mary’s College of Maryland Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At SMCM, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 St Mary's College of Maryland is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at St Mary’s College of Maryland

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like St Mary's College of Maryland 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.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at SMCM for first-time, full-time students is 72%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  72 out of 100
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100

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St Mary’s College of Maryland Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,486 undergraduates at SMCM with 1,420 being full-time and 66 being part-time.

How Much Does St Mary’s College of Maryland Cost?

The overall average net price of SMCM is $19,369. 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 SMCM

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,445 $12,323 $12,650 $20,176 $25,021

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 SMCM, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SMCM, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $6,338 a year. That adds up to $25,352 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SMCM is 3.4%. 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 SMCM Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from SMCM make about $52,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future SMCM graduates since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at St Mary’s College of Maryland make the most money.

Location of St Mary’s College of Maryland

Located in St. Mary's City, Maryland, St Mary's College of Maryland is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of St. Mary's City 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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Contact details for SMCM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 47645 College Drive, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686
Phone: 240-895-2000
Website: www.smcm.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stmarysMD
Twitter: https://twitter.com/StMarysMD

St Mary’s College of Maryland Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from St Mary's College of Maryland. Of these students, 403 received undergraduate degrees and 21 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
General Psychology 46 $30,409
General Biology 41 $28,236
General English Literature 35 $30,047
Natural Resources Conservation 33 NA
Political Science & Government 29 $41,007
Economics 27 $42,682
Computer Information Systems 24 $68,965
History 22 $30,409
Mathematics 18 $48,198
Anthropology 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at St Mary's College of Maryland along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SMCM

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,271 students took at least one online class at St Mary's College of Maryland. This is an increase from the 23 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,271 54
2018-2019 23 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

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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.

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