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University of Mary Data & Information Overview

438 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
79% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Mary Ranked?

#312 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in ND
Educational Administration Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Mary was awarded 438 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is educational administration.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, UMary is ranked #312 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

UMary is also ranked #3 out of 12 schools in North Dakota.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMary?

79% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

University of Mary has an acceptance rate of 79%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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University of Mary Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
61% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, University of Mary is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Mary is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Mary

77% Freshmen Retention
50% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Mary has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UMary for first-time, full-time students is 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

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University of Mary Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,812 Full-Time Undergraduates
5.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
59.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,535 undergraduates at UMary with 1,812 being full-time and 723 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Mary Cost?

$18,572 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
$32,768 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UMary is $18,572. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMary

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,706 $15,600 $16,854 $18,059 $20,597

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UMary, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMary, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,192 a year. That adds up to $32,768 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMary is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UMary Graduates Make?

$55,720 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UMary with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $55,720 in their early years. That's great news for UMary students since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at University of Mary make the most money.

Location of University of Mary

North Dakota State
1,812 Full-Time Undergraduates
Rural Campus Setting
University of Mary is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bismarck, North Dakota. The rural area surrounding UMary is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for UMary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7500 University Dr, Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701-255-7500

University of Mary Majors

55 Majors With Completions
602 Undergraduate Degrees
527 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 55 majors graduated from University of Mary. Of these students, 602 received undergraduate degrees and 527 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 85 $57,370
Business Administration & Management 63 $54,166
General Psychology 41 NA
Health & Physical Education 37 NA
Allied Health Professions 32 $49,621
General Biology 29 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 28 $35,222
Teacher Education Subject Specific 23 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 20 $30,750
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Mary along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UMary

45% Take At Least One Class Online
27% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 1,710 students took at least one online class at University of Mary. This is a decrease from the 1,866 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,710 1,032
2019-2020 1,866 1,000
2018-2019 1,733 913
2017-2018 1,728 946
2016-2017 2,258 543

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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