University description (as per official university website)
U-Mary offers many "big school" advantages without the drawback of "getting lost in the crowd." At U-Mary, you matter. Students, faculty, and even top administration know -- and care about -- who you are.
One of the core Benedictine values is "community." U-Mary is a community of learners that recognizes and respects diversity and the richness it brings to the college experience.
Throughout its history, U-Mary's mission has been to respond to the needs of people in the region. As the university grows, it continues to explore new ways to provide outstanding religious, academic, and cultural opportunities that carry forth the vision of its founders and sponsors, the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery.
Since the University of Mary's beginnings in the mid-1950s, its history has been one of rapid expansion. Founded in 1955 by The Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery as a two-year school, the former Mary College became a four-year degree-granting institution in 1959. It achieved university status -- becoming the University of Mary -- in 1986.
The University of Mary is the only private, Catholic university in North Dakota. It has been accredited by The Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1969. Since its incorporation in 1959, the university's enrollment has grown from 69 to more than 2,900.
Ever mindful of its mission to serve the region's religious, academic, and cultural needs, the University of Mary continues to strive for quality in its academic and co-curricular programs. Its undergraduate programs have grown from nursing and education to 44 majors, ranging from accounting to theology. In 1986, the university began offering master's degrees in nursing, management, and education, and went on to add master's programs in business administration, counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and project management. In 2005, the master's degree in physical therapy was replaced by a Doctor of Physical Therapy -- the university's first doctorate, which was first awarded to 26 graduates in 2006.
Tharaldson School of Business
Human Performance Sciences
Mathematics & Natural Sciences
Philosophy & Theology
Social & Behavorial Sciences