2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$20,213

Net Price

77%

Admitted

17%

Enrolled

73%

Graduation Rate

10/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,544. In 2021, there were 53 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #5 in Maryland and ranks #234 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

53

Total Enrollment

1,544

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Let’s be honest. There is no broad-based ranking system that is gong to find the exact right psychology program for you. Use our rankings and more importantly, the underlying data to help uncover a list of psychology programs that might be right for you. Once you narrow down a list of school to consider, the real work begins. In our view, it is best to visit the campus, talk to current students and alumni, interview professors and get a good sense of the school, its administration and philosophy to find the right psychology program for you.

#5

Maryland Rank

Combining ranking factors for 22 schools that offer psychology degrees in Maryland, St. Mary’s College of Maryland ranks #5.

#234

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., St. Mary’s College of Maryland ranks #234.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, St. Mary’s College of Maryland offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology53
Total Graduates53
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,872 students applied to the St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The university admitted 77% and 17% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Maryland universities is 9,202. On average, all Maryland institutions admit 75% and 17% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of St. Mary’s College of Maryland students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 85%. Compared to all Maryland four or more years colleges, the percentage is 74%.

The overall graduation rate for St. Mary’s College of Maryland is 73%, compared to 58% for all Maryland universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 32%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare SMCM to Maryland Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of St. Mary’s College of Maryland to the average of all Maryland four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

SMCM

2,872

Applicants

77%

Percent Admitted

17%

Percent Enrolled

85%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

73%

Graduation Rate

MD Colleges

9,202

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

17%

Percent Enrolled

74%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

58%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 121 or 69% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 55 or 31% part-time faculty members employed at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 120 or 68%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

SMCM

10 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

69%

Percent Full-Time

31%

Percent Part-Time

68%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MD Colleges

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

48%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at St. Mary’s College of Maryland the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $12,116, and the average cost for books and supplies is $850.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $16,530 and the average cost for graduate fees is $4,706.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for St. Mary’s College of Maryland2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,867
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,520
Total Living Expenses$15,387
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$12,116
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$850
Total Undergraduate Expenses$28,353
In-State, Graduate Tuition$16,530
In-State, Graduate Fees$4,706
Total Graduate Expenses$21,236
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland is $20,213. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$6,401$6,266
$30,001 – $48,000$11,064$10,370
$48,001 – $75,000$15,300$15,606
$75,001 – $110,000$19,680$21,972
$110,001 and more$24,557$27,576
US Department of Education

Compare St. Mary’s College of Maryland to all Maryland universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

SMCM

$28,353

Cost to Attend

$8,930

Average Financial Aid

98%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,213

Net Price

MD Colleges

$38,787

Cost to Attend

$16,010

Average Financial Aid

87%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,843

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 368 or 98%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,346 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $8,930.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,346$8,930
Pell Grants310$5,009
Federal Student Loans599$6,171
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the St. Mary’s College of Maryland to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

SMCM

1,346

Grant or Scholarship Aid

60%

Grants or Scholarships

310

Number of Pell Grants

14%

Pell Grants

599

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

MD Colleges

3,906

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,879

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

2,051

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

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