About the University of Mary

Aerial of the University of Mary campus at sunset with the Missouri River in the background

The University of Mary in Brief

The University of Mary has been educating students for the whole of life since our founding in 1959. Because of our commitment to education in the Catholic Benedictine tradition, Mary graduates live fully, live well, and thrive — as professional leaders in their fields and as servant leaders in their communities.

We offer nearly 60 undergraduate majors and a range of master's and doctoral degrees, including online offerings — at a lower cost than many of the nation’s most notable universities. 

Mary Campus Landmarks

Our campus is blessed with architectural character, rich history, and natural beauty — nestled in the hills overlooking the Missouri River.

Mary Outcomes and Impact  

Our small class sizes and faculty mentorship translates to successful alumni: 93% of Mary graduates are working or pursuing additional education six months after receiving their degrees.

Cardinal Dolan at podium addressing students and guests

We — the rest of the country, the rest of the world — are watching you, because you represent something fresh and daring. You represent something exciting and promising, and we are watching. And we like what we see. Terrific things are happening at Mary!

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York

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