Maria College of Albany

  • 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).

Top Placements

Maria College of Albany places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Maria College of Albany has stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment837 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:128:1
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# Full-Time Students194 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students643 students538 students
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
7%
19%
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% Black
10%
17%
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% White
70%
49%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
11%
4%
Diversity Score0.480.69
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College Completion Rate
29%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,000$35,200
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$20,000$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$12,666$5,549
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Acceptance Rate16%70%
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SAT Total Avg.1,2691,466
SAT Reading419476
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SAT Math440505
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SAT Writing410485
ACT Total Avg.2022
ACT Composite2022
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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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