University Of Mary

University Of Mary

University of Mary, also referred to as U-Mary or U of M, is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, United States. The Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery founded this university in the year 1955. It was originally known as Mary College and achieved university status in the year 1986. Degree programs are offered to students in various areas of study including education, business, nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

The athletics teams of U-Mary are nicknamed the Marauders. The men's teams participate in baseball, football, cross country, track and field, golf, soccer, basketball, tennis, and wrestling. The women's teams compete in basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball, softball, cross country, track and field, and golf.

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Contacting University of Mary

University of Mary
7500 University Dr
Bismarck , ND 58504
General Phone: (701) 255-7500

University of Mary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management484business management, operations management, accounting, business communications, MIS, management science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine114registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Education and Teaching71educational supervision, elementary/middle school admin, secondary school administration, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, education of learning disabled, special education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Liberal Arts58English, general studies, social services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy38sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer, occupational therapy
Therapy and Counseling37psychology, substance abuse counseling, physical therapy
Medical Support and Technology26radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering17computer and info science, information science
Medical Administration15health care administration
Family and Social Work12social work
Media11mass communication, public relations
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and safety
Religion and Philosophy4religion, theology
Music1music performance

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree54039
Master's degree35119
Doctor's degree - professional practice251
Associate's degree01

University of Mary Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Mary had a total enrollment of 2,786 students (2,717 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 5%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 21%
20-21 22%
22-24 16%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%

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

North Dakota57%
South Dakota12%
(International Students)1%

University of Mary Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %

University of Mary Room and Board (2007)

University of Mary offers campus housing for 791 of its 2,717 (full-time) students.

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

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

University of Mary Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT11%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT90%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Mary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,190
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,190
Room and board $ 4,820
Room charge $ 2,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,620
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
University of Mary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 299200)

University of Mary Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$63,1214$57,313
Associate professoracademic year17$52,42821$53,017
Assistant professoracademic year14$45,22421$45,002
Instructoracademic year5$40,5749$38,472
All faculty totalacademic year43$50,44555$47,889

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

University of Mary Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Basketball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Baseball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Track Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports91625

University of Mary Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

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

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

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

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets University of Mary Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
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Top 18%University of Mary Dorm rooms per full-time student

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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
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