Maria College of Albany

700 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Tel: 5188612517
  • Founded in 1958, Maria College is one of 16 colleges and universities in the United States sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.  The private, co-educational, Catholic college in Albany serves approximately 800 students in a variety of degree and certificate programs including liberal arts, healthcare management, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, and health and occupational sciences. Maria College prepares students for meaningful careers in healthcare and service so they can make a difference in the lives of others.
School Highlights
  • Maria College of Albany serves 837 students (23% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Maria College of Albany is one of 5 community colleges within Albany County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Maria College of Albany is New School of Radio and Television (1.6 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Maria College of Albany(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty50 staff81 staff
Maria College of Albany Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Maria College of Albany has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Maria College of Albany diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment837 students1,701 students
Maria College of Albany Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:128:1
Maria College of Albany Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students194 students1,163 students
Maria College of Albany Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students643 students538 students
Maria College of Albany Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Maria College of Albany Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
6%
Maria College of Albany Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
7%
19%
Maria College of Albany Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
10%
17%
Maria College of Albany Black (2007-2016)
% White
70%
49%
Maria College of Albany White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Maria College of Albany More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
11%
4%
Maria College of Albany Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.480.69
Maria College of Albany Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
29%
28%
Maria College of Albany Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2010)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,000$35,300
Maria College of Albany Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $11,130 is less than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$11,130$16,236
Maria College of Albany In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
Maria College of Albany % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$20,000$13,747
Maria College of Albany Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$12,666$5,868
Maria College of Albany Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate16%70%
Maria College of Albany Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,2691,466
SAT Reading419476
Maria College of Albany SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math440505
Maria College of Albany SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing410485
ACT Total Avg.2022
ACT Composite2022
Maria College of Albany ACT Composite (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1958, Maria College is one of 16 colleges and universities in the United States sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.  The private, co-educational, Catholic college in Albany serves approximately 800 students in a variety of degree and certificate programs including liberal arts, healthcare management, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, and health and occupational sciences. Maria College prepares students for meaningful careers in healthcare and service so they can make a difference in the lives of others.

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Albany community colleges have a diversity score of 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Albany is Bryant & Stratton College-Albany. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.