College Of Saint Mary

College Of Saint Mary

The College of Saint Mary was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1923. The main campus of this Catholic, women's college is located on 25 acres of land in Omaha, Nebraska. CSM also operates a side campus in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Students can choose from associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degree programs in the fields of business administration, liberal arts, medical technology, and nursing, among others. In addition, several special certificate programs are offered through the college's Center For Transcultural Learning.

The athletics department of the College of Saint Mary fields teams in basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, and cross country. The teams are nicknamed the Flames. CSM is a member of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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Contacting College of Saint Mary

College of Saint Mary
7000 Mercy Rd.
Omaha , NE 68106
General Phone: (402) 399-2400

College of Saint Mary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine129registered nursing
Business and Management75business management, MIS
Education and Teaching40education, educational administration, elementary school teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, social science teaching
Medical Administration31health care administration, medical records admin, medical records tech
Law14legal assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12occupational therapy
Liberal Arts11English, general studies
Science4biology, physical sciences
Family and Social Work3social work
Religion and Philosophy2theology
Therapy and Counseling2psychology
Computer Science and Engineering1computer networking
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art

Number of programs and degrees for College of Saint Mary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year01
Associate's degree787
Master's degree685
Doctor's degree31
Bachelor's degree10919
Postbaccalaureate certificate222
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years473

College of Saint Mary Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of Saint Mary had a total enrollment of 973 students (790 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 89%
Part-Time 11%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 82%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 12%
20-21 14%
22-24 19%
25-29 19%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 11%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

College of Saint Mary Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 38 %

College of Saint Mary Room and Board (2007)

College of Saint Mary offers campus housing for 250 of its 790 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 17 meals per week.

College of Saint Mary Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1823
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT82%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

College of Saint Mary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,164
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,164
Room and board $ 6,400
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 3,996

Financial Aid:
College of Saint Mary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 254000)

College of Saint Mary Faculty

College of Saint Mary has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track734
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*7$60,932
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*12$63,157

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*0*
Associate professoracademic year1*14$54,394
Assistant professoracademic year7$44,78912$44,762
Instructoracademic year0*8$43,603
All faculty totalacademic year9$46,51234$48,455

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

College of Saint Mary Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01515

College of Saint Mary Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies

Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
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 (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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