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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Anna Maria.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Anna Maria has earned from around the web.
|#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?
Contact details for Anna Maria are given below.
|Address:||50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA 01612-1198|
How Do I Get Into Anna Maria?
You can apply to Anna Maria online at: https://www.annamaria.edu/admission/apply
Admission Requirements for Anna Maria
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Anna Maria?
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?
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
There are also 332 graduate students at the school.
Of the 924 full-time undergraduates at Anna Maria, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Anna Maria College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||153|
|Hispanic or Latino||122|
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
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|
|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|
|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.
*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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