Mount Marty University

Mount Marty University

1105 W. 8th Street, Yankton, South Dakota 57078-3724


  • College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Total Student Population: 1236
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
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Mount Marty University is a private, Catholic university located in Yankton, South Dakota. It was established in 1936 by the Sisters of Saint Benedict of Yankton.

Mount Marty University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree program through four schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Education and Human Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences.

The School of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the four schools, offering programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences including biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, history, psychology, and theology.

The School of Business offers degree programs in accounting, business administration, healthcare administration, and sports management.

The School of Education and Human Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in education, counseling, and human services.

The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in nursing, radiologic technology, and respiratory care.

Mount Marty University is committed to providing students with a supportive and engaging learning environment as well as a high quality education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, students are provided with personalized attention and support from their professors.

The university also provides a variety of academic resources and support services, such as tutoring, writing assistance, and academic advising.

Mount Marty University also has a wide range of student organizations and clubs, including academic and professional organizations, cultural and diversity groups, and social and recreational clubs. The university also has an active athletics program, with 17 varsity sports teams competing at the NCAA Division II level.

The campus is located on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, providing students with a beautiful and peaceful learning environment.

The university offers modern facilities including modern classrooms, laboratories, and residence halls, as well as recreational facilities, including a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and outdoor sports fields.

Mount Marty University is a good choice of school for students who want to pursue quality education in a supportive and engaging learning environment.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:1,236
Undergraduate enrollment:1,061
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:1.4%
      Black or African American:3.7%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.3%
      Two or more races:3.1%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:1.7%
      Non-resident alien:3.5%

Degrees Offered

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Post-master’s certificate
  • Doctor’s degree-professional practice
  • Doctor’s degree – other

Majors Offered

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Exercise Science
  • History
  • Human Service
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Pre-Professional
  • Psychology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Recreation Management and Tourism
  • Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Trauma Informed Teaching
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Master of Education – Coaching Leadership
  • Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$29,980 $29,136 $28,126 
    Books and supplies$1,200 $1,200 $1,200 
      Room and board$8,554 $8,346 $8,146 
      Other expenses$4,482 $4,426 $4,426 
      Room and board$8,554 $8,346 $8,146 
      Other expenses$5,202 $5,138 $5,138 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$3,762 $3,712 $3,712