• 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 796 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 796 students
  • Private-state tuition: $11,130
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Maria College of Albany ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 106 teachers has grown by 76% over five years.
Maria College of Albany
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
106 staff
158 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 8:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Maria College of Albany diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
796 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
217 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
579 students
579 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
613 students
366 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
217 students
858 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
579 students
679 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
36 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
355 students
% Asian
6%
8%
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% Hispanic
9%
24%
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% Black
13%
19%
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% White
56%
39%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
13%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.64
0.74
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
29%
28%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.19%
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$43,000
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $11,130 is less than the state average of $16,322. The private state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$11,130
$16,322
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$20,000
$13,841
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Maria College of Albany and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Maria College of Albany and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
44%
75%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,269
1,465
SAT Reading
419
475
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SAT Math
440
505
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SAT Writing
410
485
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ACT Total Avg.
20
22
ACT Composite
20
22
This chart display the ACT Composite score of Maria College of Albany and the community college average ACT Composite score of NY by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Maria College of Albany cost?

Maria College of Albany's private state tuition is approximately $11,130.

What is the acceptance rate of Maria College of Albany?

The acceptance rate of Maria College of Albany is 44%, which is lower than the state average of 75%. Maria College of Albany's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in New York with low acceptance rates.

What is Maria College of Albany's ranking?

Maria College of Albany ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Lowest acceptance rates, Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 796 students
  • Private-state tuition: $11,130
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

Albany County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Albany County, NY is Bryant & Stratton College-Albany. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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