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Our National Rankings

U.S. News & World Report - Best Regional University Rankings (2017)

US News and World Report best collegesU.S. News & World Report has released its Best Regional Universities rankings for 2017, placing Mount St. Mary’s University second among Maryland’s eight other public and private regional universities, and No. 25 out of nearly 200 institutions in the North region. The Mount has been ranked in the top 25 for seven out of the last eight years. The Mount was also recognized as a top 10 institution in the U.S. News 2018 Best Colleges for Veterans rankings for the North region.

Money - Best Colleges for Your Money (2018)

money-best-college-logo-2018-150.116.pngMONEY analyzed graduation rates, tuition charges, family borrowing, and alumni earnings (plus 22 other data points) to find the country’s top values. Based on this research Money has placed the Mount in its 2018 Best Colleges for Your Money rankings.

Zippia - Best College for Employment in Each State (2018)

zippia Article on best colleges for employment  - MarylandUsing the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Zippia searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated. Then, they looked at the ratings themselves and ranked each state’s top school according to their rating. The Mount is No. 1 in Maryland and No. 21 out of the 50 states.

Forbes - Grateful Grads Index (2017)

forbes-grateful-grads-2017.pngMount St. Mary's University has made the Forbes Grateful Graduates Index list for 2017. This metric ranks private not-for-profit colleges with more than 1,000 students by analyzing two important variables: median private donations and gifts per student over 10 years, as reported to the Department of Education; and the Alumni Participation Rate, or the percentage of graduates that give back in the form of donations to their colleges each year-- regardless of the dollar amount.

Chronicle of Higher Education - Great Colleges to Work For (2017)

chronicle-great-colleges-to-work-for-logoo.jpgThe annual Great Colleges to Work For survey was administered March 14 through April 15, 2017 and compiled by ModernThink LLC for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Mount St. Mary's was named to this list in the category of Tenure Clarity & Process (faculty only/4-year only).


College Consensus

top-colleges-consensus-ranked.pngCollege Consensus has applied its unique ranking to the 50 Consensus Best Regional Universities-North, and the Mount is on this list. This aggregate ranking gives students a more holistic picture of what the people in the know actually think about the colleges and universities in the north. The ranking is made from a combination of rankings from influential publications like U.S. News & World Report, Wallethub, and Forbes, as well as student reviews from legitimate sites like Niche and Cappex.

The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College

newman_guide-seal.pngNewman Guide lists the Mount as one of the top Catholic colleges. Mount St. Mary's University is named one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation in the latest edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. MSMU is among 28 recommended institutions including 22 four-year colleges and universities in the United States, four institutions providing English-language instruction in other countries (Canada, Italy and Australia) and two online programs. The Mount has been listed in every edition of the Guide since its first release in 2007.

Learn how to Become

best-colleges-badge_maryland.jpgThe Mount ranked in the top 5 of Learn How To Become's Best 4-year Colleges in Maryland for 2017. Schools who excel in the things that matter most to students, such as affordable tuition, better financial aid opportunities, and a low student-to-teacher ratio top the charts in this ranking.

What Will They Learn

what-willl-they-learn-badge.jpgWhat Will They Learn: Mount graded as a B. The core curriculum is a cornerstone of the Mount experience. All students complete a four-year integrated sequence of courses designed both to convey a common intellectual experience and to provide the intensive training in critical skills needed for success in college and in the workplace. Be sure to compare us to other schools in your search!

The National Catholic Register

national-catholic-register-logo.jpgThe National Catholic Register selected Mount St. Mary's University to be featured in its Catholic Identity Guide 2016. The Guide describes MSMU as "joyfully Catholic" - and basing its findings on essential elements of the renewal of Catholic identity called for by Pope John Paul II's 1990 apostolic constitution on higher education, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, (Out of the Heart of the Church), and other relevant Church documents.