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St. Mary’s University Data & Information Overview

141 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
88% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is St. Mary’s University Ranked?

#983 Best Colleges in Nation
#51 Best Colleges in TX
English Language & Literature Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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St. Mary's University was awarded 141 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is english language & literature.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked St. Mary's as #983 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when St. Mary's held the #999 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

St. Mary's also holds the #51 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into St. Mary’s?

88% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at St. Mary's University is 88%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into St. Mary'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 St. Mary’s University admissions.

St. Mary’s University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
66% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at St. Mary's it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 University is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at St. Mary’s University

71% Freshmen Retention
48% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 St. Mary's University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at St. Mary's for first-time, full-time students is 48%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  48 out of 100

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St. Mary’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,037 Full-Time Undergraduates
76.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,139 undergraduates at St. Mary's with 2,037 being full-time and 102 being part-time.

How Much Does St. Mary’s University Cost?

$18,658 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
$28,616 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of St. Mary's is $18,658. 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 St. Mary’s

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,654 $16,585 $20,079 $21,259 $22,706

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 St. Mary's, 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 St. Mary's, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $7,154 a year. That adds up to $28,616 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Mary's is 5.0%. 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 St. Mary’s Graduates Make?

$52,285 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from St. Mary's make around $52,285 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future St. Mary's graduates since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of St. Mary’s University

Texas State
2,037 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Located in San Antonio, Texas, St. Mary's University is a private not-for-profit institution. San Antonio is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for St. Mary's are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone: 210-436-3011

St. Mary’s University Majors

48 Majors With Completions
539 Undergraduate Degrees
391 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from St. Mary's University. Of these students, 539 received undergraduate degrees and 391 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 Biology 57 $18,044
Political Science & Government 38 NA
Finance & Financial Management 36 $56,272
Business Administration & Management 35 NA
Computer Engineering 33 $38,443
Marketing 31 $43,635
Criminology 31 $26,519
Legal Research 27 NA
General Psychology 27 $20,975
Health & Physical Education 20 $25,373

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

Online Learning at St. Mary’s

33% Take At Least One Class Online
5% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 1,147 students took at least one online class at St. Mary's University. This is a decrease from the 3,191 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,147 166
2019-2020 3,191 926
2018-2019 554 17
2017-2018 418 46
2016-2017 321 36

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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.


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