St Mary's College Of Maryland

St Mary's College Of Maryland

St. Mary's College of Maryland was originally established in 1840. The institute was originally a female seminary which became a junior college in 1927. In 1964, it was named the St. Mary's College of Maryland. This secular liberal arts college sits on a 319-acre campus in St. Mary's City, Maryland. St. Mary's College's recent enrollments have been more 2,000 students every year. The figures include a significant number of men and women from over 40 countries worldwide.

Students at St. Mary's College of Maryland are offered a large number of majors and minors to choose from. Courses in art and art history, computer science, economics, mathematics, music, natural science, religious studies, sociology, and theater, film, and media studies, among others, are available.

The sports teams of St. Mary's College of Maryland are known as the Seahawks. They participate in baseball, basketball, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, field hockey, and volleyball. In addition, there are over 100 student clubs and organizations including the Phi Beta Kappa, Women In Science House, Jane Austen Society, and Outdoors Adventures.

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Contacting St Mary's College of Maryland

St Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd
Saint Mary's City , MD 20686-3001
General Phone: (240) 895-2000

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts221foreign language and literature, English, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, economics, political science, sociology, social studies, history ...
Therapy and Counseling64psychology, psychology courses
Science61biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Education and Teaching23education
Art Studies18art studies
Religion and Philosophy17philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Family and Social Work3public policy analysis

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree42623
Master's degree231
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01

St Mary's College of Maryland Student Body

In 2007-2008, St Mary's College of Maryland had a total enrollment of 2,002 students (2,026 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 8%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 41%
20-21 44%
22-24 12%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

St Mary's College of Maryland Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %

St Mary's College of Maryland Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal570670
SAT Math560660
SAT Writing560660
ACT Verbal2831
ACT Math2528
ACT Composite2831

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 SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT4%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,604
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,454
Room and board $ 9,240
Room charge $ 5,315
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,910
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
St Mary's College of Maryland participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 209500)

St Mary's College of Maryland Faculty

St Mary's College of Maryland has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2027
Non-tenured and not on tenure track168

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$87,90515$79,990
Associate professoracademic year22$66,37821$63,727
Assistant professoracademic year30$51,33831$53,159
Instructoracademic year6$23,7433$40,983
All faculty totalacademic year84$64,62470$61,557

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

St Mary's College of Maryland Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Capital Athletic Conference
Baseball Capital Athletic Conference

St Mary's College of Maryland Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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