Mount Marty College

Mount Marty College

Mount Marty College (MMC) is a private, Benedictine, co-educational, liberal arts college, situated in Yankton, South Dakota, United States. The college was founded by the Sisters of Saint Benedict of Yankton in 1936. It was initially known as Mount Marty Junior College. The college has two other campuses at Watertown and Sioux Falls. The 80-acre main campus at Yankton offers majors, minors, honors and graduate degree programs. The areas of study include business and social sciences, humanities, nursing, education, and natural sciences.

Mount Marty College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The athletics teams of MMC are nicknamed as the Lancers. The Lancers participate in sports such as basketball, golf, volleyball, cross country, soccer, and softball. Needy students are provided with financial assistance at MMC.

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Mount Marty College
1105 W. 8th Street
Yankton , SD 57078-3724
General Phone: (800) 658-4552

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Mount Marty College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine68registered nursing, nurse anesthetist
Business and Management57business management, accounting, accounting and related services
Education and Teaching30special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social science teaching, biology teaching, ...
Liberal Arts22English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, social services, history
Medical Support and Technology15radiation therapist, clinical lab tech
Landscaping and Horticulture14applied horticulture
Science12biology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6parks and recreation management, health and fitness
Therapy and Counseling4psychology
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, computer science, computer services management, computer support
Media4graphic communications courses
Religion and Philosophy3religion, pastoral counseling
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for Mount Marty College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year133
Associate's degree268
Bachelor's degree16940
Master's degree443

Mount Marty College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mount Marty College had a total enrollment of 1,228 students (988 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 86%
Part-Time 14%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 16%
18-19 18%
20-21 16%
22-24 12%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Mount Marty College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %

Mount Marty College Room and Board (2007)

Mount Marty College offers campus housing for 360 of its 988 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Yankton, South Dakota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Dakota Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Mount Marty College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400570
SAT Math410610
SAT Writing430490
ACT Verbal2024
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT5%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Mount Marty College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,250
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,250
Room and board $ 5,210
Books and supplies $ 920
Other expenses $ 1,704

Financial Aid:
Mount Marty College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 346500)

Mount Marty College Faculty

Mount Marty College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track127
Non-tenured and not on tenure track910

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$102,3451*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$58,6143$47,156
Associate professoracademic year6$46,8556$38,964
Assistant professoracademic year17$45,1939$35,208
Instructoracademic year0*1*
Lectureracademic year0*3$36,714
All faculty totalacademic year28$47,94622$38,131

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Mount Marty College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Plains Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Plains Athletic Conference
Track Great Plains Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports144357

Mount Marty College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Technology

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Graphic Communications, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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