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Mount Marty College

Yankton, South Dakota

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Mount Marty College overview
Location Yankton, South Dakota
Online mtmc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Mount Marty College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Mount Marty University, located in the city of Yankton, South Dakota, is a private Catholic liberal arts university that offers a scenic campus setting nestled along the bluffs of the Missouri River. Established in 1936 by the Benedictine Sisters of Yankton, the institution has a commitment to integrating a holistic learning experience with lifelong values. The academic profile of Mount Marty includes a focused array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, with health sciences, education, and criminal justice being among the more popular fields of study. The university maintains a moderately selective admissions process. As for campus life, Mount Marty provides residential facilities to accommodate students who opt for on-campus living. Although athletic programs are available, the university is not particularly known for prominence in intercollegiate athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 949 prospective students applied, and 649 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 156 enrolled in the school.  765 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 487 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $28,900 plus fees of $2,600. Mount Marty College is ranked 782 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Mount Marty College is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 810/1050
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.35

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Mount Marty College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,600
Room and Board $8,850
Budget for Other Expenses$4,482
Total One Year Cost$46,032

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$38,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mount Marty College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 32%
Health Professions 16%
Education 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 9%
Communications Technology 4%

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