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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Ave Maria University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Ave Maria University.

Inquiries concerning Ave Maria University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Ave Maria University and not to the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  The Commission should be contacted only in the instance there is evidence of significant non-compliance with a SACSCOC requirement or standard.

ProgramDegreeCurriculumCIP Code
GraduateDoctoratePh.D. in Theology38.0201
GraduateMaster of ArtsMasters in Theology38.0201
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsAccounting52.0301
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsAmerican Studies5.0102
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsBiochemistry26.0202
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsBiology26.0101
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsBusiness Administration52.0201
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsCatholic Studies38.0299
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsClassics & Early Christian Literature16.12
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsCommunications9.01
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsEconomics45.0601
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsElementary Education13.1202
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsEnvironmental Science3.0103
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsFinance52.0801
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsGlobal Affairs/International Business52.1101
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsGreek16.1202
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsHealth Science 52
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsHealth Science Administration51.0701
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsHistory54.0101
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsHumanities/Liberal Studies24.0103
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsLiterature23.1401
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsManagerial Economics/Strategic Analysis52.0601
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsMarketing52.1401
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsMathematics27.0101
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsMusic50.0901
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsPhilosophy38.0101
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsPhysics40.0801
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsPolitical Economics and Government45.1004
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsPolitics45.1001
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsPsychology42.0101
UndergraduateBachelor of ArtsTheology39.0601
UndergraduateBachelor of ScienceBiology26.0101
UndergraduateBachelor of ScienceChemistry40.0501
UndergraduateBachelor of ScienceExercise Science31.0505
UndergraduateBachelor of ScienceNursing51.3801

Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal
The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal is a new academic institute created to foster the renewal of Catholic theology. The Aquinas Center is invested in a wide variety of projects both within and outside of Ave Maria University.
Grounded by its founders’ interest in the theology of Aquinas and with projects that involve scholars from colleges and universities around the world, the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal hopes to contribute to the development of a vibrant theological renaissance.

Stein Center for Social Research
Stein Center for Social Research is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding the most pressing social dilemmas of the 21st century. Of particular concern to the Stein Center are questions of gender, personality development, marriage and family formation, fertility and demographic change, religious practice, and the formation and education of children.

 2010201120122013201420152016
Total Students816846976988108111101100
Degree-Seeking Undergraduate694732879904101910611050
Incoming First -Time Freshman164217260254304303267
Incoming Transfer798211362777770
Continuing451433506588638681713
Non-degree-seeking2732996
Graduate 1201079482534044
Full-Time803830948965106210821074
Degree-Seeking Undergraduate681728863890101210461031
Incoming First -Time Freshman163217254254304303266
Incoming Transfer758211261767670
Continuing443429497575632667695
Non-degree-seeking2000001
Graduate 1201028575503642
Part-Time13162823192826
Degree-Seeking Undergraduate134161471519
Incoming First -Time Freshman1060001
Incoming Transfer4011110
Continuing8491361418
Non-degree-seeking0732995
Graduate 0597342

 20102011201220132014201520162017
Tuition1802519440208002225617196177121833219135
Room/Board83508350884192869746101371049210955
Fees600720696744744791821835
Total Cost of Attendance2697528510303373228627686286402964530925
Percent Increase / Decrease0.0480.0570.0640.064-0.14250.0340.0340.044

Freshman Admissions2010201120122013201420152016
Applied1126127112421611173722612173
Admitted498607810960898967867
Percent Admitted44%48%
65%

60%

52%

43%

40%
Enrolled165219255254390301267
Percent Matriculated33%36%31%26%43%31%31%

 2010201120122013201420152016
American Indian or Alaska Native1%0%0%0%1%1%0%
Asian2%1%2%2%3%3%3%
Black or African American4%3%4%6%5%5%5%
Hispanic16%12%13%15%17%15%16%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
White70%51%63%53%67%61%61%
Race/ethnicity unknown2%29%9%21%5%13%13%
Nonresident alien total5%4%9%3%2%2%2%

Incoming Freshman Scores2010201120122013201420152016
ACT24.523.623.922.923.624.523.2
SAT1110108516351605164316411650
GPANot AvailableNot Available3.483.513.683.693.7
(2012-2016 Three-Part SAT Exam)

Race/Ethnicity %

  • Caucasian
  • Unknown
  • Hispanic
  • African American
  • Asian
  • American Indian

Gender %

  • Male
  • Female

Degrees2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Bachelor's128121148148189195October 2017
Master's29301538279October 2017
Doctoral321020October 2017
Total160153164186218204October 2017

 2010201120122013201420152016
Faculty Headcount67647873849391
Faculty Full-Time53535459616765
Faculty Part-Time14112414232626
Percent Full-Time79.10%82.80%69.20%80.80%72.60%72%71%
Percent with Terminal Degree89.50%89%94%93%78%80%80%

 2010 Cohort2011 Cohort2012 Cohort2013 Cohort2014 Cohort2015 Cohort2016 Cohort
Freshman Retention Rate70%72%72%70%74%72%Oct '17
Four-Year Graduation Rate053%46%47%Oct '17Oct '18Oct '19Oct '20
Six-Year Graduation Rate64%Oct '17Oct '18Oct '19Out '20Oct '21Oct '22