Mount Value

Beyond academics: Discovering the value of a Mount education

Quality education, valuable investment

With a 14 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio, dedicated and knowledgeable professors, and real-world, experiential learning opportunities for every major, the academic value of a Mount Saint Mary College education is crystal clear. It’s easy to see how the Mount makes financial sense, too: the college was recently named a top pick in MONEY Magazine’s “43 Colleges That Add the Most Value.”

MONEY, a sister publication of TIME magazine, created their rankings after analyzing 2,400 colleges across the U.S. The Mount earned 32nd place in “43 Colleges That Add the Most Value,” which grades colleges based on comparative-value for graduation rates, earnings, and student loan repayment.

Mount Saint Mary College graduates have a lot to look forward to. According to a recent survey, 92 percent of Mount graduates in 2016 were employed within six months of receiving their degree. What’s more, MONEY’s list places a Mount grad’s “early career earnings” at an average of more than $52,000.

For those who think they can’t afford college, think again: The vast majority of Mount Saint Mary College freshmen – more than 97 percent – receive Mount scholarships and grants. In total, the college awards more than $20 million to students each year. For those enrolled in one of the college’s money saving 5-year programs, such as the business BS/MBA track or various teacher education options, many scholarships carry over to their fifth year. A full list of scholarships can be found at 

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Mount Saint Mary College’s location 60 miles north of New York City gives students access to top notch internships, and the college’s Career Center can help students make the most of these unique opportunities. The Center also puts students on the path to success by helping them to tweak their résumés, perfect their interview techniques, and more.

The start of a new academic year brings updated programs and initiatives to the Center, which prepares students for varied career opportunities in the Hudson Valley, New York City, the Capital Region, and beyond.

In addition, the Career Center will continue to offer a variety of programs that have proven popular and effective. Mount seniors can look forward to the Real World Connections networking series and the annual Senior Professional Development Conference. Juniors will have the opportunity to connect with successful Mount alumni through Knight Shadow, a spring break program that places juniors out in the field with Mount alumni for a day. And as always, all students can explore careers and industries through internships and workshops with local employers.

Experience the value of a Mount education

Mount Saint Mary College is ranked a Top-Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report. Through a diverse selection of majors and a strong liberal arts core, the Mount prepares about 2,400 students per semester for careers in education, business, nursing, and beyond.

Experience the value of Mount Saint Mary College for yourself. Book a tour of the college at today and discover how academic excellence and affordability go hand-in-hand at the Mount.


Mount Saint Mary College: Value by the Numbers


  • 91 percent of students said the Mount helped them develop effective communication skills
  • 92 percent of 2016 graduates were employed six months after graduation
  • 79 percent of first-year students, on average, live on campus
  • 97 percent of freshmen receive Mount scholarships and grants
  • $20 million-plus in scholarships and grants are awarded by the college each year
  • 73 percent of graduates attend or plan to attend graduate school
  • 90 percent of graduates said the Mount motivated them to self-improve