Mount Saint Mary College

Mount Saint Mary College

Mount Saint Mary College (MSMC) is located in Newburgh, New York, United States. It was founded in the year 1930 and known as the Normal and Teacher Training School. The Sisters of Saint Dominic of Newburgh played a vital role in establishing the college. The campus spreads over an area of approimately 70 acres. MSMC offers more than 50 undergraduate programs in various areas of study including accounting, human resources, history, medical technology, and social sciences.

MSMC's athletic teams are known as the Blueknights. The men's teams participate in a wide variety of sports such as basketball, baseball, lacrosse, cross country, tennis, swimming and soccer. The women's teams participate in various sports including basketball, lacrosse, cross country, swimming, softball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

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Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh , NY 12550
General Phone: (845) 561-0800

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching140special education, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, reading teaching
Liberal Arts139Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, sociology, history, history courses
Business and Management110business management, accounting, accounting technology, accounting and management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine72registered nursing, adult health nursing
Therapy and Counseling51psychology
Family and Social Work29human services
Media25communication studies, media studies, public relations and advertising
Science14biology, natural sciences, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science, information technology, data processing tech
Medical Support and Technology1dental services, clinical lab tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year14
Bachelor's degree43721
Master's degree1798
Post-master's certificate02

Mount Saint Mary College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mount Saint Mary College had a total enrollment of 2,588 students (2,146 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 27%
Women 73%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 9%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 25%
20-21 23%
22-24 19%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%

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

New York83%
New Jersey6%

Mount Saint Mary College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 40 %

Mount Saint Mary College Room and Board (2007)

Mount Saint Mary College offers campus housing for 790 of its 2,146 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Mount Saint Mary College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450550
SAT Math450550
SAT Writing450540
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,745
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,745
Room and board $ 11,030
Room charge $ 6,460
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,570
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Mount Saint Mary College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 277800)

Mount Saint Mary College Faculty

Mount Saint Mary College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1325

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$91,57710$88,049
Associate professoracademic year6$68,33413$64,152
Assistant professoracademic year12$54,74317$55,171
Instructoracademic year0*5$47,997
All faculty totalacademic year31$72,82045$64,275

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

Mount Saint Mary College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Skyline Conference
Baseball Skyline Conference
Track Skyline Conference

Mount Saint Mary College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Technology

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
History, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other

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

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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