WASC Reaffirms SMC's Accreditation
The College received the WASC Commission Action Letter on March 6 reaffirming its accreditation for a period of nine years, a significant accomplishment for any college and especially positive for Saint Mary’s. The College was commended for our cohesive mission, our focus on the meaning, quality and integrity of the degrees we offer, our strides in inclusive excellence, and the improved student success outcomes. The commission requested an interim report in fall 2018 on three areas for continuing attention and development. Read the full letter.
Debate Teams Invited to National Tournament
For the first time, two Saint Mary’s debate teams have been invited to participate in the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence—the debate equivalent of the basketball post-season. SMC debaters Carmen Terlaje, Miranda Rowley, Samantha Edmondo and Jonathan Gumz, all class of 2016, will participate.
Report Ranks SMC High on Return on Investment
A new report from the research firm PayScale ranks Saint Mary’s in the top 5 percent of the 1,223 colleges and universities surveyed for return on investment. SMC was also ranked 36th in Best Value Private Colleges and 64th as Best Value College in the Nation.