Mount Marty College is a Catholic institution founded in the Benedictine tradition in 1936. The school is located in Yankton, South Dakota and named for Martin Marty, a missionary who once worked with Amerindians in the Dakota Territories. Originally the school operated as women's junior college, and did so for 15 years. In 1951 the school added bachelor degrees to its offerings and in 1969 the school became coeducational. The school began offering master degrees in 1983 and has since expanded to offer more programs. As part of the Benedictine tradition, the school evaluates its offerings every year, adjusting its programs and offerings to meet its original goals and community needs.
Mount Marty College offers a large number of degree programs at its primary campus, with additional offerings available at the Watertown campus, though more limited in overall number. Courses are taught by qualified professionals dedicated to providing the best education possible for their students. Programs result in associate, bachelor or master degrees. Students may also pursue minor degrees, which allow students to pursue a secondary interest or augment their primary area of study.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment must complete the application for admission and submit it through mail or online, as well as provide transcripts and standardized test scores. Once received students will be eligible for registration in the following semester. Some programs may require additional criterion to be met prior to admission, such as those offering a master's degree.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will then be used to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students may be asked to provide additional information in order to verify the accuracy of information provided prior to the disbursement of funds.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Mount Marty College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Mount Marty College is around 1,200 students, where graduate students make up roughly 9% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $22,000-$27,000 per year
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $490 to $590 per unit
- The estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is around $8,800, which includes nineteen meals provided each week
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||98%||$14,593|
|Receiving Student Loans||85%||$7,569|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Mount Marty College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care
Mount Marty College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 52%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||45%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
- * Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (since 1974)
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1970)
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2007)
Mount Marty College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Mount Marty College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Mount Marty College.
- University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD (25 miles away)
- Wayne State College in Wayne, NE (48 miles away)
- Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN (137 miles away)
- University of Nebraska at Kearney in Kearney, NE (174 miles away)
- Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD (186 miles away)
Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another:
- Get a list of all the colleges in South Dakota
- Review a list of South Dakota private colleges
- Compare other South Dakota Christian and Bible Colleges
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Mount Marty College for official up-to-date information.