Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN 46556
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Saint Mary's College is one of the forty private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Indiana. The campus is located in a suburb, in Notre Dame.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,637 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 362 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 304 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 84%). Every year 79% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

St. Mary's College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $39,980, and fees were $820. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $39,980 and $820 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students1,637
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate84%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1922 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
09/22/1979 - 06/30/2013
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/25/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1030 to 1250
ACT23 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,590/credit
In State Students$1,590/credit
Out of State Students$1,590/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$804/credit
In State Students$804/credit
Out of State Students$804/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $71,550 $71,550 $71,550
ADN 70 $111,300 $111,300 $111,300
BSN 125 $198,750 $198,750 $198,750
FNP 50 $40,200 $40,200 $40,200
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Saint Mary's College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 23% $3,987
Other Federal Grant 8% $1,000
State Grant & Scholarships 12% $5,880
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $24,263
Federal Student Loans 64% $5,461
Private Loans 6% $11,968


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,577
$30,001 to $48,000$14,549
$48,001 to $75,000$15,434
$75,001 to $110,000$22,330
Over $110,000$32,495

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Indiana state board of nursing.
Saint Mary's College
133 Le Mans Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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