Mary Baldwin College

Mary Baldwin College

Mary Baldwin College, also known as MBC, is a women's college. It was founded in 1842 by Rufus William Bailey. It was initially known as the Augusta Female Seminary. The name of the institute was changed to Mary Baldwin Junior College in 1916. It became a four-year college and finally came to be known as the Mary Baldwin College in 1923. The campus is located in Staunton, Virginia. Mary Baldwin College offers certificates, bachelor's, and master's degrees in subjects including business, marketing, teaching, and leadership studies, among others.

Mary Baldwin College's athletics teams are nicknamed the Squirrels. The students take part in sports including tennis, basketball, volleyball, softball, and soccer. The college also has several student-run organizations such as the American Chemical Society, Black Student Alliance, Circle K, and Campus Crusade.

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Mary Baldwin College
New & Frederick St
Staunton , VA 24401
General Phone: (540) 887-7000

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Mary Baldwin Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts108Asian studies, French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, ...
Education and Teaching44elementary school teaching
Therapy and Counseling38psychology
Drama and Performing Arts33drama, theatre design, stagecraft
Business and Management25business management, managerial economics, MIS
Science14biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Media14communication studies, communication and journalism
Art Studies12art studies, arts management
Medical Administration11health care administration
Mathematics5mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, information science
Family and Social Work3social work
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree24336
Master's degree733

Mary Baldwin Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mary Baldwin had a total enrollment of 1,685 students (1,487 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 89%
Graduate 11%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 16%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 22%
20-21 17%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Mary Baldwin Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 64 %

Mary Baldwin Room and Board (2007)

Mary Baldwin offers campus housing for 722 of its 1,487 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Mary Baldwin Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460600
SAT Math430560
SAT Writing470590
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT23%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Mary Baldwin Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,645
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,645
Room and board $ 6,730
Room charge $ 4,260
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,440
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,615

Financial Aid:
Mary Baldwin participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 372300)

Mary Baldwin Faculty

Mary Baldwin has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*4$79,041
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*8$70,674

*: 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 year14$74,9526$71,119
Associate professoracademic year12$57,02017$58,408
Assistant professoracademic year6$47,5255$50,404
All faculty totalacademic year32$63,08528$59,703

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

Mary Baldwin Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball USA South Atlantic Conference
Track USA South Atlantic Conference

Mary Baldwin Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Asian Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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