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Marymount California University Information from A to Z

This page provides information, through content and links, about Marymount California University. The information is prepared to meet the requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008). To discuss information that is contained below, email our Office of Student Affairs at RAlcantara@MarymountCalifornia.edu.

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cademic and Student Policies

University Catalog
The Anchor (student handbook)
Copyright Policy

Academic Programs – Graduate

Graduate Programs

Academic Programs – Undergraduate

Undergraduate Programs

Accreditation and Memberships

MCU is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 995 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

To see MCU’s most recent WSCUC Report and Action Letter, please contact the Provost’s office at 310-303-7252 or trusznak@marymountcalifornia.edu

Marymount California University is a member of the:
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admissions Officers
Association of American Colleges
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
California Intersegmental Articulation Council
Council of Independent Colleges
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Institute of International Education
National Association of Colleges and Employers
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
The College Board
Western College Association

University Catalog

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements create a partnership between community colleges and Marymount California University. The purpose of articulation agreements is to plan and sequence students course work during their first two years of college in such a way that the course work fits within the requirements of a specific baccalaureate program. Through such agreements the transition of a student into upper-level course work occurs smoothly and without loss of credit.

Transfer Students

 

Career and Job Placement Services

Career Advising

Advising, Career, and Learning Services provides career and internship resources and counseling in the Center for Real World Learning (Cecilia Hall 218). We provide opportunities for career exploration in order to assist students in developing their career plans, including, providing career counseling, resources, strategies, programs, workshops/webinars, job search and interview preparation, self-assessment tools, graduate school information, and recruiting activities.

Career Services

Cost of Attendance

Tuition

Educational Technology

Educational Technology

Distance Learning

MCU offers several online and hybrid courses within its degree programs. These can be taken remotely via our web-based Learning Management System “MyMarymount.”  Online and hybrid learning provides flexibility when it comes to scheduling and produces student success rates comparable to those in on-ground classes. Online and Hybrid sections of courses are designated with a “.OL” or “.HY” extension in Marymount’s course offering catalog.

Faculty Information

Faculty

Graduation and Transfer Out Rates (Student Right to Know Act)

In Fall 2010, Marymount offered Bachelor’s degrees in Business, Media Studies and Liberal Arts. Since then, MCU undergraduate programs have grown to include Psychology (launched 2012), Criminal Justice (launched 2016) and Biology (launched 2017), giving students more opportunities to complete degrees at MCU and prepare for career paths with support from dedicated MCU faculty and staff.

 

Health and Safety Information

Campus Safety
Health Services
Crime Statistics
Counseling Services
Disability Resources
Medical Information & Vaccination Policy
Missing Persons Notification and Procedures
MCU Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Title IX
Know Your Rights

Intercollegiate Athletic Program (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

Athletics

Misrepresentation Policy

Marymount California University holds integrity as one of its fundamental core values. As such, the university is committed to truthful representation in all of the institution’s communications. This includes information published or communicated to students, prospective students and their families regarding academic programs, financial charges, and employability of graduates, as well as honest and open communication with the US Department of Education and the WASC Senior College and University Commission.No employee may misrepresent the university’s academic programs, financial charges or employability of graduates. Misrepresentation refers to any false, erroneous or misleading statement, or a statement that has the likelihood or tendency to mislead or confuse. A substantial misrepresentation is one on which the person to whom it was made can reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person’s detriment.

Information on such programs and related charges can be found in the University Catalog, Academics, Tuition and Fact Sheet Pages

 

Net Price Calculator

Money Management

Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

At Marymount California University, all academic records of students who enroll are kept in accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. Copies of this Act are available to students in the Library and the Academic Affairs Office, Student Development Services Office, and the Registrar’s Office during normal working hours.

FERPA

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

The refund schedule applies to students who withdraw from enrollment at the University. Withdrawal dates for refunds are defined as the date a completed Withdrawal Form is received by the Registrar’s Office. The refund schedule assumes that all tuition and fees have been paid in full prior to withdrawal. Any balance due at the time of withdrawal will be deducted from the refund amount. If there is a balance owed after the refund has been applied, the student is responsible for the immediate payment of the balance due. Financial aid may be adjusted when a student withdraws from the University. After the financial aid adjustment is applied to the account, it may result in a balance due to the University. Any balance owed after applying financial aid adjustments are due and payable immediately. If a student withdraws from one or more courses, but does not withdraw completely from the University, no adjustment will be made to the student account. Students considering withdrawal from coursework should consult with their academic advisor.

All requests for refunds must be in writing and addressed to the Office of Business Services after the completed Withdrawal Form is submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

For the purposes of calculating the refund percentage, a week is defined as Monday through Friday. The first week of the semester will begin with Monday of the week that classes begin – irrespective of whether the first day of classes falls on a Monday – and the weeks will run continuously with no break or delay due to instructional vacation days. Withdrawals submitted after Friday of any week will be considered as being made during the following week. Students who withdraw after the 7th week of class are not eligible for a refund.

Admission Refunds

Student Assistance

 

Student Financial Assistance

Office of Financial Aid
310-303-7217
Financial Aid
Other Financial Aid contacts:
Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE): 1-888 -224-7268 ext. 3
California Student Aid Commission (Cal Grants) 1-888-224-7268
FAFSA 1-800-433-3243
IRS 1-800-829-1040
Selective Services 1-(847) 688-6888
Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213
US Department of Education: 1-800-433-3243

 

Student Outcomes

Marymount California University 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Fall to Fall 1st-Time Freshmen Retention Rate 57% 66% 66% 66% 68% 69% 58% 62% TBD
Fall to Spring Overall Retention Rate 87% 86% 87% 88% 87% 89% 89% 83% 88%
Incoming Freshmen HSGPA 2.56 2.68 2.72 2.85 2.92 2.94 2.89 3.12 2.97
Overall MCU Fall GPA 2.67 2.67 2.68 2.70 2.75 2.94 2.73 2.62 2.83
Fall Freshman Success Rate (ABC) 76% 84% 84% 81% 81% 82% 79% 76% 79%
Fall Success Rate (ABC) 82% 89% 86% 89% 88% 89% 81% 78% 83%

 

Success at MCU has remained relatively constant, with students improving their overall course success rates and grade point average the longer they attend MCU. Graduates have a cumulative GPA of 3.12.Over 70% of recent graduates expect to eventually continue their studies in graduate school or have full-time employment within a year of graduationMarymount California University introduced Bachelor’s Programs in fall 2010. The tally of students completing their Bachelor’s Degree from the last 5 years was:

Academic Year 2015-16

Bachelors of Arts in Business: 59
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts: 33
Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies: 14
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: 37
Total students with Bachelor’s Degree: 158

Academic Year 2014-15

Bachelors of Arts in Business: 45
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts: 33
Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies: 9
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: 30
Total students with Bachelor’s Degree: 117

Academic Year 2013-14

Bachelors of Arts in Business: 23
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts: 21
Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies: 26
Bachelor of Arts Psychology: 26
Total students with Bachelor’s Degree: 96

Academic Year 2012-13

Bachelors of Arts in Business: 21
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts: 19
Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies: 6
Total students with Bachelor’s Degree: 46

Academic Year 2011-12

Bachelors of Arts in Business: 16
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts: 15
Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies: 6
Total students with Bachelor’s Degree: 37

 

*1st BA Graduation: May 2012

Since first offering the Bachelor’s degree in 2010, the number of BA graduates has increased over 44% each year. MCU fully expects to continue this positive trend.

Students who have graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees from Marymount California University have made the next step to career employment including positions with:

  • Port Tech LA
  • Port of Los Angeles
  • Equinox
  • Universal Studios
  • McDonald’s Franchise Owner
  • David Lynch Foundation
  • South Bay Entrepreneurial Center
  • Stonegate Foods
  • KDA Group
  • Daniel Pearl Foundation
  • Aspen Marketing Group
  • Pet Smart
  • Gallo
  • Prospect Mortgage Company
  • Toyota Financial Services
  • Community Coalition
  • Kennedy/Marshall Company
  • Petersen Automotive Museum
  • SuperInterns.com
  • CIPS
  • Jules and Associates, Inc.
  • Breslauer, Rutman & Anderson, LLC
  • Gary Sinese Foundation
  • State Farm Corporate
  • Primerica Financial Service
  • Torrance Unified School District
  • PSAV
  • Crossroads Treatment Center
  • Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
  • Return Engagement
  • Behavior Frontiers
  • Hawaii Human Resources
  • American Honda Motor Car
  • Gateway Learning Center
  • Behavior and Education, Inc.
  • ARC
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Hilton

While other students continued their education and have enrolled in graduate study with:

  • Marymount California University
  • Emory University
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Concordia University – Irvine
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pepperdine University, Law School
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • Whittier College – Law School
  • Woodbury University
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Southwestern Law School
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Ball State University
  • Walden University

Prior to fall 2010, Marymount California University was a two-year institution granting only Associate degrees. The University was well-known for its ability to prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. From 2003 to 2010, 72 percent of students who transferred from Marymount California University to another college or university earned a degree.

Among the 200 four-year schools receiving 1,000 transfer students from Marymount California University were:

  • Academy of Art Institute
  • Albertus Magnus College
  • American University
  • Antioch University – Los Angeles
  • Antioch University – Seattle
  • Argosy University – Santa Monica
  • Arizona State University
  • Ashford University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Bellevue College
  • Belmont University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Biola University
  • Boston University
  • Brandman University
  • Bryan College
  • Bucknell College
  • Butler University
  • California Baptist University
  • California College of the Arts
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • California Lutheran University
  • California Maritime Academy
  • California Polytechnic University
  • California State Polytechnic
  • California State University – Bakersfield
  • California State University – Channel Islands
  • California State University – Chico
  • California State University – Dominguez Hills
  • California State University – East Bay
  • California State University – Fresno
  • California State University – Fullerton
  • California State University – Long Beach
  • California State University – Los Angeles
  • California State University – Monterey Bay
  • California State University – Northridge
  • California State University – Sacramento
  • California State University – San Jose
  • California State University – San Marcos
  • California State University – Sonoma
  • California State University – Stanislaus
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Centenary College
  • Central Washington University
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Chapman University – Orange
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Clemson University
  • Cleveland State University
  • College of Southern Nevada
  • Colorado Mesa College
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia Basin College
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Concordia University – Irvine
  • Concordia University – Texas
  • Cornell University
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • Cuny Bernard <, Baruch College
  • Cuny Hunter College
  • Devry University – Phoenix
  • Devry University – Pomona
  • Dominican University of California
  • Drexel University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Emerson College
  • Fairfield University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University
  • Fordham University
  • Franciscan College of Steubenville
  • Gonzaga University
  • Hope International University
  • Humboldt State University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Iowa State University
  • James Madison University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Kansas State University
  • Kent State University
  • Liberty University
  • Lim College
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Manhattanville College
  • Marist College
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • Maui Community College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Miami University
  • Midland College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Mount St. Mary’s College
  • Musicians Institute
  • Naropa University
  • National Hispanic University
  • National University
  • New York University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwest Florida State College
  • Notre Dame De Namur University
  • Occidental College
  • Ohio State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Olympic College
  • Oregon State University
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Pace University
  • Pace University – Pleasantville
  • Pacific University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Prescott College
  • Rasmussen College – Ocala
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Rutgers – The State of University of New Jersey, Newark
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Seattle Central Community College
  • Seattle University
  • Shenandoah University
  • Simmons College
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southern Oregon University
  • St. Johns University
  • St. Mary’s College of California
  • St. Petersburg College
  • State College of Florida, Manatee- Sarasota
  • Strayer University – Washington
  • Suffolk University
  • Syracuse University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Temple University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas State University – San Marcos
  • The New School
  • Trident University International
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • University of California – Davis
  • University of California – Extension
  • University of California – Irvine
  • University of California – Los Angeles
  • University of California – Riverside
  • University of California – San Diego
  • University of California – Santa Barbara
  • University of California – Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado – Boulder
  • University of Colorado – Denver
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Hawaii at West Oahu
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of La Verne
  • University of Miami
  • University of Missouri – Columbia
  • University of Montana
  • University of Nevada – Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada – Reno
  • University of New Haven
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Redlands
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tampa
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Utah
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington – Seattle
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vanguard University of Southern California
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Washington State University
  • Webster University
  • Wesley College
  • Western Nevada College
  • Western Oregon University
  • Western Washington University
  • Westmont College
  • Wheaton College
  • Whittier College
  • Woodbury University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana

 

Title IX – Know Your Rights

Marymount California University is dedicated to creating and fostering a learning environment where all members of our community can thrive. MCU maintains a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship (dating and domestic) violence and stalking. The University provides resources and reporting options to students, faculty and staff to address concerns related to sexual harassment and sexual violence prohibited by Title IX and University policy.

Title IX
Know Your Rights

Truthful Representation

Marymount California University holds integrity as one of its fundamental core values. As such, the university is committed to truthful representation in all of the institution’s communications. This includes information published or communicated to students, prospective students and their families regarding academic programs, financial charges, and employability of graduates, as well as honest and open communication with the US Department of Education and the WASC Senior College and University Commission. No employee may misrepresent the university’s academic programs, financial charges or employability of graduates. Misrepresentation refers to any false, erroneous or misleading statement, or a statement that has the likelihood or tendency to mislead or confuse. A substantial misrepresentation is one on which the person to whom it was made can reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person’s detriment.

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About Marymount

Marymount California University has two distinct campuses in Los Angeles County, each offering a unique set of learning opportunities.

  • Oceanview Campus, Palos Verdes
  • Waterfront Campus, San Pedro

Currently, first- and second-year students take core courses at our suburban Oceanview Campus. Upper division and graduate courses take place at our urban Waterfront Campus.

Student Learning

In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

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Student Achievement

Students bring a rich array of talents and interests, leading to many forms of student achievement at MCU. What will you achieve? A distinctive Capstone presentation, surely. What else? Let MCU support your exploration and growth. Discover your interests. Develop your talents. And let your achievements shine.

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