Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College, AMC, is a four-year, co-educational, liberal arts, Catholic college in Paxton, Massachusetts. Established in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Anne, AMC is situated on a sprawling campus of 192 acres. Many undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and continuing education programs are offered in fields of study such as criminal justice, business administration, education, visual art, environmental sciences, and international studies.

AMC athletics teams participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III and The Commonwealth Coast Conference. The athletics teams, nicknamed the Amcats, participate in baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, field hockey, softball, tennis, and volleyball among others. Eligible students are given financial aid. Apart from loans and grants, students are offered institutional merit-based scholarships and grants.

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Contacting Anna Maria

Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton , MA 01612-1198
General Phone: (508) 849-3300

Anna Maria Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Security and Law Enforcement94criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, security and loss prevention, fire-fighting, security and protective services
Education and Teaching42education, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, music teaching ...
Business and Management31business management, non-profit management, business administration, MIS
Therapy and Counseling25psychology, counseling psychology, art therapy, music therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine20pre-nursing, various nursing
Family and Social Work16human services, public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Liberal Arts11foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, sociology, history, ...
Religion and Philosophy4theology, pastoral counseling
Engineering Technician4occupational safety tech, quality and safety tech
Law4legal studies, legal assistant
Medical Support and Technology3health service and sciences
Music3music, piano, voice
Design2graphic design
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Fine Arts1fine arts studies
Art Studies1art studies, arts management

Number of programs and degrees for Anna Maria in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree14545
Post-master's certificate59
Master's degree10417
Associate's degree84
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01
Postbaccalaureate certificate03

Anna Maria Student Body

In 2007-2008, Anna Maria had a total enrollment of 1,244 students (1,060 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 24%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 30%
20-21 19%
22-24 11%
25-29 8%
30-34 6%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

Rhode Island2%
New Hampshire2%
New York2%
New Jersey1%

Anna Maria Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %

Anna Maria Room and Board (2007)

Anna Maria offers campus housing for 550 of its 1,060 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Paxton, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Anna Maria Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal380485
SAT Math380490
ACT Composite1620

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT8%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Anna Maria Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,850
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,850
Room and board $ 9,350
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,700

Financial Aid:
Anna Maria participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 211700)

Anna Maria Faculty

Anna Maria has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1322
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*1*
Associate professoracademic year9$51,81911$53,124
Assistant professoracademic year7$48,45020$47,482
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year17$51,10333$49,324

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Anna Maria Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Commonwealth Coast Conference
Baseball Commonwealth Coast Conference
Track Commonwealth Coast Conference

Anna Maria Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Spanish Language and Literature

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music, General
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Pre-Nursing Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Loss Prevention Services
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Counseling Psychology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Anna Maria Apart:

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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 16%Anna Maria % of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 17%Anna Maria Number of degree programs
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 18%Anna Maria % of degrees in family and social work

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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