Mount Marty College

2014 Quick Stats
1105 W. Eighth Street

Yankton, SD 57078

Phone: (605) 668-1011
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 30
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Mount Marty College is a private institution that was founded in 1936. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,036, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mount Marty College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 43. Its tuition and fees are $22,892 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mount Marty College is a Catholic Benedictine Liberal Arts College that prepares students for a contemporary world of work, service to the human community and personal growth. Our core values are Awareness of God, Community, Hospitality, and Life-Long Learning. Students of all faiths are welcomed on our campus.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1936
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $15,172,044


When applying to Mount Marty College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 30. The application fee at Mount Marty College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.4%
Application deadline August 30
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 30

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Mount Marty College is 10:1, and the school has 78.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mount Marty College include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Education, General; Business Administration and Management, General; and Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 41%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 39%
Education, General 17%
Business Administration and Management, General 15%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 8%

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Student Life

Mount Marty College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,036, with a gender distribution of 40.7 percent male students and 59.3 percent female students. Mount Marty College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,178
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Mount Marty College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Mount Marty College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Mount Marty College, 97 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Mount Marty College.

Students who have cars on campus 97%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Mount Marty College, 84.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,741.

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Tuition and fees $22,892 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,646 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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