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

$17,215

Net Price

37%

Admitted

28%

Enrolled

64%

Graduation Rate

12/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Maria College of Albany

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 792. In 2021, there were 3 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

3

Total Enrollment

792

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Maria College of Albany 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 Psychology3
Total Graduates3
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 235 students applied to the Maria College of Albany. The university admitted 37% and 28% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for New York universities is 12,286. On average, all New York institutions admit 68% and 20% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Maria College of Albany students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 100%. Compared to all New York four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Maria College of Albany is 64%, compared to 65% for all New York universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare MCA to New York Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Maria College of Albany to the average of all New York 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.

MCA

235

Applicants

37%

Percent Admitted

28%

Percent Enrolled

100%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

64%

Graduation Rate

NY Colleges

12,286

Applicants

68%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

65%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 35 or 32% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 76 or 68% part-time faculty members employed at Maria College of Albany. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 33 or 30%.

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.

MCA

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

32%

Percent Full-Time

68%

Percent Part-Time

30%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

NY Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

52%

Percent Full-Time

48%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Maria College of Albany the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $15,500, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $22,080 and the average cost for graduate fees is $510.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Maria College of Albany 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 Maria College of Albany2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$0
On-Campus Living Expenses$0
Total Living Expenses$0
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$15,500
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,500
Total Undergraduate Expenses$17,000
In-State, Graduate Tuition$22,080
In-State, Graduate Fees$510
Total Graduate Expenses$22,590
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Maria College of Albany is $17,215. 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.

Compare Maria College of Albany to all New York 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.

MCA

$17,000

Cost to Attend

$5,148

Average Financial Aid

88%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,215

Net Price

NY Colleges

$44,950

Cost to Attend

$18,304

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,389

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 23 or 88%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 593 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $5,148.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid593$5,148
Pell Grants531$2,061
Federal Student Loans632$6,086
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Maria College of Albany 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.

MCA

593

Grant or Scholarship Aid

34%

Grants or Scholarships

531

Number of Pell Grants

30%

Pell Grants

632

Federal Student Loans

36%

Federal Student Loans

NY Colleges

4,270

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

2,106

Number of Pell Grants

25%

Pell Grants

1,890

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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