Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic college located in Moraga, California. Founded in 1863 by Rev. Joseph Alemany, OP, Archbishop of San Francisco, California, the college is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and administered by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Established initially as a diocesan college for boys, Archbishop Alemany sought assistance from Rome and Saint Mary’s College was turned over to the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1868. In 1889, the college moved to Oakland where it stayed until 1928 when it moved to Moraga. Durng World War II, the school became the site for the training of pilots.
Saint Mary’s College continued to be a male-only school until the 1970s during which it became coeducational. Today, the college is still run by the Christian Brothers although the By-Laws have already been revised to allow a lay person to lead the school as president.
The school is recognized for its liberal arts education, its business program and nursing program. It is divided into the schools of Economics and Business Administration; Education; Liberal Arts, and Science.
Cost of attendance for academic year 2010-2011 for undergraduate students is US$35,280 per year for fulltime students and US$4,412 per course for part-time. Additional courses taken on top of the required number per year will be charged an additional US$3,924. Students who want to live on campus will be charged additional fees for room and board. Cost of tuition for students enrolled in the graduate programs varies depending on the program chosen. To ensure that students are able to pay for their cost of attendance, financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.
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