Mount St Mary's College

Mount St Mary's College

Mount St. Mary's College, also known as MSMC, was established in 1925. It was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet as a Catholic, liberal arts college for women. The college has two campuses located in Los Angeles, California, United States. The Chalon Campus covers more than 55 acres and was established in 1928. The Doheny Campus, which features the historic Doheny Mansion, encompasses approximately 20 acres and was founded in 1962. It offers a wide variety of degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

Both campuses of MSMC recognized a number of student clubs and organizations including the Accounting Association, California Nursing Student Association, Scholar Mentor Club, Phi Alpha Delta, African American Council of Women, Black Student Union, Amnesty International, Doheny Business Club, and Spanish Club.

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Mount St Mary's College
12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles , CA 90049-1599
General Phone: (310) 954-4000

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Mount St Mary's College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine271registered nursing
Liberal Arts135American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, political science, sociology, ...
Therapy and Counseling70psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, psychology courses, physical therapy
Education and Teaching59education, educational administration, special ed, early childhood education, education courses
Business and Management43business, business management
Science26biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Medicine13gerontology, medical preparatory, health professions
Art Studies3art studies
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion, theology
Medical Administration1health care administration
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art

Number of programs and degrees for Mount St Mary's College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree37327
Master's degree869
Associate's degree14711
Post-master's certificate31
Doctor's degree171

Mount St Mary's College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mount St Mary's College had a total enrollment of 2,366 students (2,015 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 4%
Women 96%
Full-Time 90%
Part-Time 10%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 18%
Black 10%
Hispanic 40%
Asian 21%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 25%
20-21 20%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Mount St Mary's College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 62 %

Mount St Mary's College Room and Board (2007)

Mount St Mary's College offers campus housing for 707 of its 2,015 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Mount St Mary's College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410520
SAT Math400510
SAT Writing420530
ACT Composite1721

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 SAT85%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT30%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Mount St Mary's College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,100
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,100
Room and board $ 9,830
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 3,800

Financial Aid:
Mount St Mary's College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 124300)

Mount St Mary's College Faculty

Mount St Mary's College 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*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*3$116,596
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*6$105,729

*: 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 year4$90,5538$84,057
Associate professoracademic year6$71,75114$76,891
Assistant professoracademic year5$74,95924$70,952
Instructoracademic year4$55,97012$55,610
All faculty totalacademic year19$73,23158$71,019

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

Mount St Mary's College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

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

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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