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University of Mary Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Mary, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Mary Ranked?

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2022 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 448 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is sports kinesiology and physical education/fitness general.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UMary is ranked #376 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UMary held the #584 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UMary is also ranked #5 out of 14 schools in North Dakota.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMary?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Mary is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to UMary submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Mary  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Mary  ( 490 to 600 )
UMary received ACT scores from 85% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Mary  ( 20 to 26 )

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University of Mary Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at UMary it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Mary

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Mary has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. 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  78 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 43%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100

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University of Mary Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of UMary is $17,410. 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 +
$12,953 $13,446 $14,382 $17,691 $20,641

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 67% of students took out student loans averaging $8,239 a year. That adds up to $32,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMary is 4.7%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UMary make about $48,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future UMary graduates since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Mary

University of Mary is a private not-for-profit institution located 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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 55 majors graduated from University of Mary. Of these students, 587 received undergraduate degrees and 538 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 94 $59,350
Business Administration & Management 58 $56,776
Allied Health Professions 44 NA
General Psychology 39 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 34 $33,993
Health & Physical Education 26 $39,009
Teacher Education Subject Specific 25 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 24 $24,035
General Biology 22 NA
Marketing 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

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 2019-2020, 1,866 students took at least one online class at University of Mary. This is an increase from the 1,682 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,866 1,000
2018-2019 1,682 870
2017-2018 1,728 946
2016-2017 2,258 543
2015-2016 2,001 381

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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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