Skip to Main Content

Fast Facts

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.


3,028 students across two campuses, including Chalon, Doheny, and online degree programs. 

Enrollment Status: 75% full-time

Student Demographics1

Asian/Pacific Islander 14%
Black 6%
Hispanic 58%
White 11%
Other/Multi-Racial 11%

90% female, 10% male


135 full-time and 341 part-time members2 Undergraduate student-faculty ratio is 10:13 Average undergraduate class size: 13.1 Undergraduate classes < 20: 72%4

Popular Majors

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.

Student Satisfaction

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 80% would recommend MSMU to others.5


Retention Rate (Fall 2017 to Fall 2018) 76%

6-year Graduation Rate 66%6

Degrees Awarded (2016-2017) 7
Associate 176
Baccalaureate 622
Masters 202
Doctoral 30

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, Spring 2019.
2 Common Data Set 2018-2019, I-1.
3 Common Data Set 2018-2019, I-2.
4 Common Data Set 2018-2019, I-3.
5 MSMU 2017 College Senior Survey.
6 IPEDS 2017-2018 Summary.
7 Tuition and fees for other programs are available from the MSMU Student Accounts Department.

For more information please visit the Office of Institutional Research & Planning.