Established in 1925, Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU) is nationally recognized for its academic programs and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders. The traditional baccalaureate program is offered at the Chalon Campus in west Los Angeles. Associate, weekend, accelerated and graduate programs are offered at the Doheny Campus near downtown Los Angeles.
MSMU is accredited by the Accrediting
Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
of the Western Association of Schools and
Colleges. The following special commissions and
boards have accredited specific programs at
MSMU: the California Commission on Teacher
Credentialing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education, and the Commission on Accreditation
in Physical Therapy Education.
3,554 students across two campuses, including
1,498 at Chalon, and 1,957 at Doheny; and 93
MSMU Online students.
90% female, 10% male
118 full-time and 315 part-time members2
Undergraduate student-faculty ratio is 12:13
Average undergraduate class size: 17.1
Undergraduate classes < 20: 54%4
In the traditional Associate and Baccalaureate areas: Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Psychology, Business,
Biology, Sociology, Pre-Health and Liberal Arts.
Weekend and Evening College: Business, Social Work, Liberal Arts,
English, Sociology, and Applied Psychology.
Graduate: Psychology, Education, Physical
Therapy, Humanities, and Business.
MSMU Online: Pre-Health, Business and Liberal
Over 95% of seniors feel that MSMU contributed
to their problem-solving and critical thinking skills,
ability to work as part of a team, and knowledge
of a particular discipline. Over 90% would
recommend MSMU to others.5
Retention Rate (Fall 2015 to Fall 2016) 79%
6-year Graduation Rate 66%6
Recent alumni have earned graduate degrees at
institutions such as: MSMU, Loyola Marymount,
UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, Brandeis, Columbia,
Georgetown, Loyola Univ. Chicago, UC Berkeley,
Stanford, Harvard, NYU, and Duke.
Technical Notes and Data Sources1 Enrollment Snapshot, Fall 2016. 2 Common Data Set 2014-2015, I-1. 3 Common Data Set 2014-2015, I-2. 4 Common Data Set 2014-2015, I-3.
5 MSMU 2015 College Senior Survey. 6 IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey, Winter 2015. 7 IPEDS Completions Survey, Fall 2015.
For more information please visit the Office of Institutional Research & Planning.
12001 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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