Saint Mary's College of California

Moraga, CA 94575

Saint Mary's College of California is one of the 138 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in California. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in Moraga. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 646 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 556 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 86%).

Every year 76% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

St. Marys College of California's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $45,536, and fees were $150. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $45,536 and $150 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/28/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1240
ACT22 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $55
Graduates $55

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$1,630/credit
In State Students$1,630/credit
Out of State Students$1,630/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,285/credit
In State Students$1,285/credit
Out of State Students$1,285/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 $73,350 $73,350 $73,350
ADN 70 $114,100 $114,100 $114,100
BSN 125 $203,750 $203,750 $203,750
FNP 50 $64,250 $64,250 $64,250
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, 98% of Saint Mary's College of California's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 24% $4,418
Other Federal Grant 19% $717
State Grant & Scholarships 24% $8,651
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 96% $26,300
Federal Student Loans 57% $5,891
Private Loans 17% $16,621


Average Net Price/year
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$25,356
$30,001 to $48,000$23,196
$48,001 to $75,000$27,396
$75,001 to $110,000$33,686
Over $110,000$40,163

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94575

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