Regionally and nationally recognized.

Saint Mary's College is proud to be consistently honored with awards, and listed in ranking publications. Our most recent mentions: 

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Saint Mary's has the largest Executive MBA Program of any school in the Bay Area in 2013, according to the San Francisco Business Times.


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In 2014, PayScale ranked Saint Mary's College's undergraduate business program as #7 on its list of college business programs with the best return on investment (ROI) for private or in-state public institutions.

Also according to PayScale, Saint Mary's is listed No. 45 out of 1,330 colleges surveyed for its 2014 College Education ROI Report.


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Hanover Research has profiled Saint Mary's College's Trans-Global Executive MBA program as one of the Top Thirteen (13) International Executive MBA Programs in the United States in 2011.

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Saint Mary's College of California's Executive MBA Program's hybrid format is ranked among the Top 25 Online MBA Programs of 2012 by Online MBA  

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Five School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) alumni received the prestigious Saint Mary's College Alumni Awards in 2012: Alumnus of the Year - C. Joseph Crane (1953); Signum Fidei Award - Rev. Caesar Caviglia (1950); Meritorious Service Award - Cindy Cooper (1996); Gael of the Last Decade Award - Derek Smead (2002); Athletic Hall of Fame - John Arnaudon (1981)

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Saint Mary’s College of California has received a prestigious national honor with a place on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. The President's Honorl Roll specifically recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Click here to see the full list of recipients.

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Saint Mary's College ranked 70th out of 553 master's universities in 2011 by Washington Monthly Guide based on a college's contributions to society

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San Francisco Business Times names Saint Mary's College as a top 10 largest MBA program in the San Francisco Bay Area for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

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In 2011, for the second year in a row, Saint Mary’s College was named among the most environmental responsible colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada by “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges.”  Click here to learn more.

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American Marketing Association (AMA) National Headquarters awarded Saint Mary's College AMA Chapter the "Outstanding Communications" award in 2011, and Honorable Mention in 2011's Outstanding Marketing Week Activities.

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Saint Mary’s School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) professors Roy Allen and Don Snyder received the prestigious “Outstanding Paper Award” from the Emerald Literati Network for a cutting-edge analysis of the global financial crisis. Their paper "New Thinking on the Financial Crisis," published in Critical Perspectives on International Business in 2009. The network said it "was one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2009."

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American Marketing Association (AMA) National Headquarters gave the Saint Mary’s College AMA Chapter the “Outstanding Professional Development” award for the year (2010)

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Three School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) alumni received the prestigious Saint Mary's College Alumni Awards in 2011: Alumna of the Year - Rena Fischer (1999); Gael of the Last Decade - Greg Teshara (2002); Gael of the Last Decade - Joe Buenavista (MBA 2004).

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In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked Saint Mary's College 5th nationwide in "raising your earnings potential"

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Saint Mary's College was a Presidential Award finalist on the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  Saint Mary's was recognized for its Lasallian mission, which encompasses social justice and service to the poor, the College's commitment to community engagement learning goals within its core curriculum and two ongoing civic engagement initiatives.

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America's Best Colleges 2010: Saint Mary's College ranked 85th out of 600 universities in Forbes Magazine

 For information about other marks of distinction received by Saint Mary's College of California, click here.

*Contact us if you have information on other students or alumni who have recently been recognized with honors or awards.

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