St. Mary’s College of Maryland is named among the Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream 2017 by the New York Times. The institution was one of only 171 schools to receive this recognition.
The ranking of colleges includes those with a five-year graduation rate of at least 75 percent and a commitment to economic diversity. According to the New York Times, “the ranking is based on a combination of the number of lower-and middle-income students that a college enrolls and the price it charges these students.”
St. Mary’s College also was recognized recently as a 2017-18 College of Distinction, acknowledged in the 2018 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and in The Best 380 Colleges review book by The Princeton Review, and ranked among the “Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money magazine.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through 2024-2025. St. Mary’s College, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 1,700 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.