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College of Saint Mary Overview

College of Saint Mary is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Omaha, Nebraska. The location of Saint Mary is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is College of Saint Mary Known For?

203 Undergraduate Awards
$23,302 Avg Cost After Aid
50% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Saint Mary may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Saint Mary is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Saint Mary is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, 52% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Saint Mary with a bachelor's degree make about $48,273 a year. That's 18% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Saint Mary student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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College of Saint Mary Rankings

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.

Saint Mary has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#129 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#156 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Saint Mary.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Health Sciences & Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Rehabilitation Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Rehabilitation Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#126 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Saint Mary has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Colleges for Rehabilitation Science College Factual
#6 Highest Paid Master’s Degree Health Sciences & Services Graduates College Factual
#15 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions College Factual
#15 Best Value Colleges for Occupational Therapy College Factual
#108 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#203 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is College of Saint Mary?


Contact details for Saint Mary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7000 Mercy Rd., Omaha, NE 68106
Phone: 402-399-2400
Website: WWW.CSM.EDU

How Do I Get Into Saint Mary?

You can apply to Saint Mary online at:

Admission Requirements for Saint Mary

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into Saint Mary?

50% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
Saint Mary has an acceptance rate of 50%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Can I Afford College of Saint Mary?

$23,302 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Saint Mary is $23,302. 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 Saint Mary, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $5,873 a year. That adds up to $23,492 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Saint Mary is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

College of Saint Mary Undergraduate Student Diversity

659 Full-Time Undergraduates
100% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 680 undergraduate students at Saint Mary, with 659 being full-time and 21 being part-time.


There are also 344 graduate students at the school.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of Saint Mary students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 16
Black or African American 47
Hispanic or Latino 91
White 433
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 68

Geographic Diversity

Nebraska students aren't the only ones who study at College of Saint Mary. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 7 countries are represented at Saint Mary. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Canada, and Côte d’Ivoire.

Online Learning at College of Saint Mary

68 Took All Classes Online
576 Took At Least One Class Online
93.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 576 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 17th most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Saint Mary

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of Saint Mary was 93.1%. This is the #438 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Saint Mary regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 19%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Saint Mary 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 Saint Mary.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Educational Administration #52
Health & Medical Administrative Services #104
Education #202
Health Professions #320

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%.

College of Saint Mary Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 31 0 41 0 72
Nursing 0 0 71 0 0 0 71
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2 0 14 0 27 0 43
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 21 0 21
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 19 0 0 0 0 19
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Legal Support Services 0 0 8 4 0 0 12
Business Administration & Management 0 0 6 0 5 0 11
Human Biology 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 8 8
Health & Physical Education 0 0 6 0 2 0 8
General Biology 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
General Psychology 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
General English Literature 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Chemistry 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 19 182 4 101 9 317


*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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