Mount Mary College

Mount Mary College

Mount Mary College was founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1850. It was initially a women's seminary known as St. Mary's Institute. The institute was renamed Mount Mary College in 1913. This Catholic women's liberal arts institute sits on an 80-acre campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mount Mary College offers bachelor's degrees in arts, science and nursing. Students can choose from over 60 undergraduate majors and several graduate programs. Master's degrees are available in the fields of arts, business administration and science. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Arts and Design Division
  • Business Administration Division
  • Education and Mathematics Division
  • Graduate and Continuing Education Division
  • Health and Sciences Division
  • Language, Literature, and Communication Division
  • Philosophy and Theology Division
  • Social Sciences and Related Disciplines Division

The sports teams of Mount Mary College are known as the Blue Angels. They are members of NCAA Division III, and compete in basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Students are also involved in clubs and organizations like the Madrigal Singers, the International Student Club, the Social Work Club, the Student Government and the Student Education Association.

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Mount Mary College
2900 N. Menomonee River Pky
Milwaukee , WI 53222-4597
General Phone: (414) 258-4810

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Mount Mary College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine57registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling43psychology, counseling psychology, art therapy
Business and Management40business, business management, business administration, accounting, business communications, marketing, fashion merchandising
Design37fashion design, interior design, graphic design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy36occupational therapy, dietitian
Education and Teaching26education, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, teacher ed, art education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, ...
Liberal Arts26French language, Spanish language, speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, ...
Media12communication studies, public relations
Family and Social Work9family and consumer science, social work
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and administration
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion, religious education, religious music, theology
Science2biology, chemistry
Art Studies1art studies
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science
Fine Arts0fine arts
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree22052
Postbaccalaureate certificate3231
Master's degree456

Mount Mary College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mount Mary College had a total enrollment of 1,702 students (1,295 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 1%
Women 99%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 17%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 12%
20-21 15%
22-24 19%
25-29 16%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Mount Mary College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 33 %

Mount Mary College Room and Board (2007)

Mount Mary College offers campus housing for 180 of its 1,295 (full-time) students.

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

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

Mount Mary College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT85%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,350
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,350
Room and board $ 6,542
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 2,736

Financial Aid:
Mount Mary College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 386900)

Mount Mary College Faculty

Mount Mary College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*2*

*: 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 year2*4$62,926
Associate professoracademic year5$53,39721$54,411
Assistant professoracademic year3$51,95024$44,633
Instructoracademic year0*5$38,947
All faculty totalacademic year10$55,66554$49,264

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

Mount Mary College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Division III Independents
Track Division III Independents

Mount Mary College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Fashion Merchandising
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management


Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
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