Key Facts

PROFILE

  • Private university founded in 1842
  • Undergraduate options:
    • Mary Baldwin College for Women
    • Baldwin Online and Adult Programs (coeducational)
    • RN to BSN (coeducational)
    • University College (coeducational)
  • Graduate programs:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Education
    • Shakespeare and Performance (MLitt/MFA)
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy
    • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
    • Master of Science in Physician Assistant
    • Master of Healthcare Administration*
  • Locations
    • Historic main campus located in downtown Staunton, Virginia, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley
    • Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences campus in Fishersville, Virginia (about 10 minutes from main campus)
    • Regional centers in Charlottesville, Emporia, Glenns, Kilmarnock, Richmond, Roanoke, South Boston, South Hill, Staunton, Warsaw, Weyers Cave, and Williamsburg

ACADEMICS

  • Undergraduate degrees in more than 50 majors and minors: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), RN to BSN
  • Undergraduate pathways with same requirements for the bachelor’s degree:
    • Mary Baldwin College for Women
    • University College (coeducational)
    • Baldwin Online and Adult Programs (coeducational)
  • Graduate programs
    • College of Education, including Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Letters (MLitt) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Shakespeare and Performance
    • Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, offering a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant, and Master of Healthcare Administration* (Online Program)
  • Pre-professional programs in law, medicine, ministry, ROTC (Air Force, Navy, Army)
  • Undergraduate and post baccalaureate teacher licensure programs
  • Academic partnerships
    • American Shakespeare Center (Shakespeare and Performance program)
    • Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library (Public History program)
    • Virginia Program at Oxford
  • Phi Beta Kappa chapter and  17 other academic honor societies
  • Mary Baldwin IPEDS report

BY THE NUMBERS

STUDENT BODY AND ENROLLMENT (2016–17)

  • 656 undergraduate women in the Mary Baldwin College for Women
    • Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1
    • Average Class Size 17
  • 528 Baldwin Online and Adult program women and men
  • 577 graduate women and men

DEGREES AWARDED (2016–17)

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (BA/BS) — 185
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) — 19
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) — 18
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) — 37
  • Master of Education (MEd) — 15
  • Master of Letters (MLitt) — 15
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) — 11
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) — 31
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) — 33

TUITION (2017–18)

  • Tuition and Fees (Mary Baldwin College for Women and University College) — $31,110
  • Room and Board (Mary Baldwin College for Women and University College) — $9,410
  • Baldwin Online and Adult Programs per Credit Hour — $460
  • College of Education (MAT, MEd) per Credit Hour — $495
  • Shakespeare and Performance (MLitt, MFA) per Credit Hour — $750
  • RN to BSN Credit Hour — $460
  • Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MHA online program*) — $650
  • Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (DPT, OTD, MSPA) — $34,500 per year
  • Percent undergraduates receiving financial aid: 100%
  • Average undergraduate annual aid package — $19,000

ALUMNAE/I SUCCESS

  • 95% of alumnae/i say they were prepared as well or better than other new employees or students in grad school
  • 95% are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within one year of graduation
  • More than 33% hold advanced degrees

CIVIC AND GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPS

Facilitated through the Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement

ACCREDITATION

  • Mary Baldwin University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors, 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 Mary Baldwin University.
  • Education programs accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
  • Social Work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • All programs of the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant studies) have initiated the appropriate accreditation process; current status posted on the MDCHS Accreditation page

Major Rankings

  • #15 in Best Value Schools in the South, U.S. News & World Report, 2017
  • “Best Southeastern” by Princeton Review, 2018
  • The first four-year institution to become a Virginia Values Veterans certified educator and one of only eight V3 certified schools statewide.
  • #4 best online college in Virginia by Value Colleges, 2017 
  • 10 consecutive years on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
  • 2017 “Safest College Campuses in Virginia”
  • #27 “Top Online Colleges 2016” by Best Value Schools
  • Top 200 schools in the South in Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges,” 2017
  • #26 “Best Bang for the Buck-Southeast” by Washington Monthly, 2016
  • A 2017 best value by AffordableColleges.com for online bachelor’s programs in History (#19), English (#21), Sociology (#28) and Healthcare Administration (#49)
  • Included in Colleges of Distinction 2017-18 for exemplary commitment to engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

 

*pending SACSCOC approval

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