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Mount Saint Mary’s University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Los Angeles, CA

Mount Saint Mary’s University – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,779

Average annual cost of attendance: $28,527

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $26,000

Campus Setting: Large City

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

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Mount Saint Mary’s University Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $24,412

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $24,364

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $36,397

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $30,727

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $33,931


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Mount Saint Mary’s University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Mount Saint Mary’s University Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 60%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 79%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $53,200

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 80%

Mount Saint Mary’s University Admissions

Mount Saint Mary’s University Acceptance Rate: 86%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 410 to 510

SAT Critical Reading: 410 to 510

SAT Writing: 400 to 500

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Mount Saint Mary’s University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Mount Saint Mary’s University Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 59%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 90%

Typical student debt: $26,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $276

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Majors at Mount Saint Mary’s University


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Mount Saint Mary’s University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 3%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 10%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 1%
  • Education – 2%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 3%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 45%
  • History – 1%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 10%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 1%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Psychology – 8%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 5%
  • Social Sciences – 8%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 2%

For more information about the various majors at Mount Saint Mary’s University, visit their website.

Mount Saint Mary’s University Diversity


Overall Composition at Mount Saint Mary’s University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Mount Saint Mary’s University full time:  77%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Mount Saint Mary’s University part time:  23%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Mount Saint Mary’s University:  26%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 15%

Black: 6%

Hispanic: 63%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 3%

White: 9%

Mount Saint Mary’s University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.0

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 16.1

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.