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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. Please visit our Accreditation page for more information.
3,291 students across two campuses, including:
|Full Time||Part Time1|
Enrollment Status 78% full-time
90% female, 10% male
126 full-time and 395 part-time members2 Undergraduate student-faculty ratio is 11:13 Average undergraduate class size: 14.6 Undergraduate classes < 20: 71%4
In the traditional Associate and Baccalaureate areas: Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Sociology, Psychology, Business, Biology, Pre-Health and Liberal Arts.
Weekend and Evening College: Business, Social Work, Liberal Arts, Film, Sociology and Applied Psychology.
Graduate: Psychology, Education, Physical Therapy, Business and Humanities.
MSMU Online: Pre-Health, Business and Criminology.
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 2016 to Fall 2017) 77%
6-year Graduation Rate 66%6
|Degrees Awarded (2016-2017) 7|
Recent alumni have earned graduate degrees at institutions such as: USC, MSMU, Loyola Marymount, Cal State LA/Northridge, Azusa Pacific, Cal Tech, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Howard, NYU, UCLA, Pepperdine, Brandeis, Columbia and Georgetown.
Technical Notes and Data Sources
1 Enrollment Snapshot, Fall 2017.
2 Common Data Set 2016-2017, I-1.
3 Common Data Set 2017-2017, I-2.
4 Common Data Set 2017-2018, I-3.
5 MSMU 2015 College Senior Survey.
6 IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey, Winter 2016.
7 IPEDS Completions Survey, Fall 2017.
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