#14 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

College of Mount St. Joseph

Cincinnati, Ohio

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College of Mount St. Joseph overview
Location Cincinnati, Ohio
Online msj.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
College of Mount St. Joseph overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The College of Mount St. Joseph, commonly referred to as Mount St. Joseph University, is a private, Catholic institution founded in 1920 and located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This university offers a liberal arts and professional education with a diverse range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, with nursing, business, and education among the most popular majors. The campus is characterized by its contemporary architecture and provides residence halls for students preferring on-campus living. Situated on the western edge of Cincinnati, Mount St. Joseph University combines an intimate, serene campus environment with the cultural and employment opportunities of a major urban center. While the college maintains a moderately selective admissions process, it is dedicated to holistic student education grounded in the values of the Sisters of Charity. Mount St. Joseph University does not have a particularly high profile in intercollegiate athletics; however, it offers a range of varsity sports teams known as the Lions.

In the most recent statistical year 2,127 prospective students applied, and 1,156 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 296 enrolled in the school.  1,211 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 816 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,750 plus fees of $1,150. College of Mount St. Joseph is ranked 470 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












College of Mount St. Joseph is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

College of Mount St. Joseph overview
SAT 1068/1233
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.56

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for College of Mount St. Joseph
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,150
Room and Board $10,650
Budget for Other Expenses$1,000
Total One Year Cost$47,750

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$44,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by College of Mount St. Joseph students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 27%
Visual and Performing Arts 13%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 12%
Business 10%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 7%

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