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Anna Maria College Overview

Located in Paxton, Massachusetts, Anna Maria College is a private not-for-profit institution. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Anna Maria.

What Is Anna Maria College Known For?

270 Undergraduate Awards
$36,964 Avg Cost After Aid
79% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Anna Maria is the post-master's certificate.
  • In 2017-2018, 21% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Anna Maria with a bachelor's degree make about $44,800 a year. That's 10% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Anna Maria student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Anna Maria College Rankings

We have ranked Anna Maria as #120 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Anna Maria also holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Anna Maria has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#104 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Anna Maria.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Fire Protection Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Community Organization & Advocacy Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Public Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Human Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Social Work Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Public Administration & Social Service Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Anna Maria has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Fire Protection Graduates College Factual
#2 Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates College Factual
#144 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Anna Maria College?

Location of Anna Maria College

Contact details for Anna Maria are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA 01612-1198
Phone: 508-849-3300

How Do I Get Into Anna Maria?

You can apply to Anna Maria online at:

Admission Requirements for Anna Maria

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Anna Maria?

79% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Anna Maria College is 79%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Can I Afford Anna Maria College?

$36,964 Net Price
92% Take Out Loans
7.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Anna Maria is $36,964. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Anna Maria, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $10,474 a year. That adds up to $41,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Anna Maria is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Anna Maria College Undergraduate Student Diversity

924 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,109 undergraduate students at Anna Maria, with 924 being full-time and 185 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Anna Maria

There are also 332 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 924 full-time undergraduates at Anna Maria, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Anna Maria

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Anna Maria College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Anna Maria Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 153
Hispanic or Latino 122
White 565
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 48

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Anna Maria College. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 4 countries are represented at Anna Maria. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kenya, Albania, and France.

Online Learning at Anna Maria College

380 Took All Classes Online
380 Took At Least One Class Online
-7.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at Anna Maria. In 2017-2018, 380 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Anna Maria has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 36th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Anna Maria

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Anna Maria College was -7.7%. This is the #2,542 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Anna Maria regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Anna Maria majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Fire Protection 5%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 7%
Public Administration & Social Service 13%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Anna Maria ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Anna Maria.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Fire Protection #65
Public Administration #113
Public Administration & Social Service #249

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Anna Maria College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Public Administration 0 0 87 87
Nursing 67 0 0 67
Fire Protection 66 0 0 66
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 0 7 34
Social Work 16 0 17 33
Business Administration & Management 15 0 14 29
Community Organization & Advocacy 21 0 0 21
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 5 14 19
Health Sciences & Services 10 0 1 11
Liberal Arts General Studies 8 0 0 8
General Psychology 8 0 0 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2 2 3 7
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 7 0 0 7
Special Education 0 1 5 6
Fine & Studio Arts 5 0 0 5
General English Literature 4 0 0 4
Human Services 4 0 0 4
Political Science & Government 3 0 0 3
History 2 0 0 2
Design & Applied Arts 2 0 0 2
Marketing 1 0 0 1
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 1 0 0 1
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 0 0 1
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 1 1
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 270 8 149 427


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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