Awards and Rankings
Saint Mary's College is proud to be consistently honored with awards, and listed in ranking publications. Our most recent mentions:
SEBA's non-MBA business programs rank #49 in the country and the MBA program was ranked #131.
#19 Nationally among Private Colleges (Top 10% of schools considered)
#7 on the West Coast (Top 25% of schools considered)
#8 Nationally among Faith-based Colleges
#5 Nationally among Catholic Colleges
MBA Program and EMBA Program named to CEO Magazine’s Tier One ranking. Online EMBA Program ranked #16 in the world.
Non-MBA Hybrid programs (M.S. in Accounting, M.S. FAIM) ranked #37 in the nation. Online EMBA Program ranked among the top schools in the nation and #2 in California.
SoFi (Social Finance, Inc.) named Saint Mary's College the second best school in the nation for “Return on Education” for its MBA programs—ahead of all other California universities. SoFi’s rankings analyzed 240,000 student loan refinancing applications to determine which schools delivered the best salary-to-debt ratio.
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has ranked Saint Mary's College of California among the 2015 Top 100 Minority Degree Producers, within the Top 10 to Top 50, for graduating minorities with bachelors and masters degrees in various business disciplines including:
- Ranked among the Top 10 for graduating Hispanics with Masters degrees in Finance and Financial Management Services for 2015.
- Ranked among the Top 15 for graduating Hispanics with Bachelors degrees in Business/Commerce, General for 2015.
- Ranked among the Top 40 for graduating “Total Minorities” with Bachelors degrees in Business/Commerce, General for 2015.
- Ranked among the Top 50 for graduating “Total Minorities” with Masters degrees in Finance and Financial Management Services for 2015.
In 2014, the San Francisco Business Times listed the Saint Mary's Executive MBA Program as the largest of any school in the Bay Area.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 Honor 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
American Marketing Association (AMA) National Headquarters gave the Saint Mary’s College AMA Chapter the “Outstanding Professional Development” award for the year (2010).
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).
In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked Saint Mary's College 5th nationwide in "raising your earnings potential."
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.
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.
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