Marymount California University

  • The mission of Marymount College is to prepare students for the acquisition of the Associate's degree and successful transfer to a four-year college or university.
School Highlights
  • Marymount California University serves 1,108 students (95% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Marymount California University is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Marymount California University is Los Angeles Harbor College (4.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Marymount California University places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Marymount California University(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty65 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Marymount California University has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Marymount California University diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,108 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:144:1
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# Full-Time Students1,050 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students58 students5,903 students
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# Undergraduate Students1,033 students1,490 students
# Graduate Students17 students80 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-144
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
6%
13%
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% Hispanic
34%
37%
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% Black
5%
7%
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% White
30%
32%
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% Hawaiian
2%
-
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
9%
3%
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% Unknown races
12%
5%
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Diversity Score0.770.73
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College Completion Rate
42%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,200$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $31,932 is more than the state average of $19,157. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$31,932$19,157
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$19,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$11,000$5,500
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Acceptance Rate45%100%
This chart display the percent admitted of Marymount California University and the community college average percent admitted of CA by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Marymount College is a distinctive institution: it is the only independent college in Southern California solely devoted to the liberal arts and granting an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science degree. The College was founded in 1932, and continues to build upon its value-centered foundation within the Catholic tradition of American higher education. Founded in 1932 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount College is a Catholic college that welcomes students of all faiths. It is the only private, coeducational two-year liberal arts college in California. In 1960, the College moved to a site on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The new campus included dormitories for on-campus residential living, an auditorium, dining facility, a library and a chapel. The year 1967 found the College preparing for a merger with Loyola University of Los Angeles in Westchester. Marymount separated its two-year program, which remained on the Palos Verdes campus, from the four-year and in 1968 the four-year college moved to the Loyola campus. The Marymount two-year program remained incorporated as a separate institution and received accreditation as such in 1971. In 1973, the merger was finalized and became a new entity: Loyola Marymount University (LMU). The college is accreditated by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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