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Mount Marty University Overview

Mount Marty University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Yankton, South Dakota. Yankton is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Mount Marty University Known For?

140 Undergraduate Awards
$33,604 Avg Cost After Aid
67% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Mount Marty.
  • In 2017-2018, 42% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Mount Marty to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Mount Marty University Rankings

Mount Marty landed the #117 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mount Marty.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Mount Marty has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#34 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#81 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#92 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual

Where Is Mount Marty University?

Location of Mount Marty University

Contact details for Mount Marty are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1105 W. 8Th Street, Yankton, SD 57078-3724
Phone: 605-668-1545
Website: www.mountmarty.edu

How Do I Get Into Mount Marty?

You can apply to Mount Marty online at: www.mountmarty.edu/future-students/apply/

Admission Requirements for Mount Marty

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mount Marty?

67% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Mount Marty is 67%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to Mount Marty submitted their SAT scores.Mount Marty received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 22. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Mount Marty University  ( 16 to 22 )
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ACT Math Scores for Mount Marty University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Mount Marty University  ( 19 to 24 )
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36

Can I Afford Mount Marty University?

$33,604 Net Price
80% Take Out Loans
5.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mount Marty is $33,604. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 Mount Marty, approximately 80% of students took out student loans averaging $6,818 a year. That adds up to $27,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mount Marty is 5.3%. 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.

Mount Marty University Undergraduate Student Diversity

522 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 867 undergraduate students at Mount Marty, with 522 being full-time and 345 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mount Marty

There are also 182 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 522 full-time undergraduates at Mount Marty, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mount Marty

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mount Marty University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mount Marty Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 50
White 400
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 23

Geographic Diversity

South Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at Mount Marty University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 3 countries are represented at Mount Marty. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Australia, Tanzania, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at Mount Marty University

3 Took All Classes Online
339 Took At Least One Class Online
-42.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 339 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mount Marty has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 15th most popular in South Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Mount Marty

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mount Marty University was -42.7%. This is the #2,753 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mount Marty regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Mount Marty majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health Professions 12%
Nursing 12%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Mount Marty University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 23 1 48 4 76
Business Administration & Management 12 0 12 0 0 0 24
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Accounting 1 6 2 0 0 0 9
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Allied Health Professions 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
General Social Sciences 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
General Psychology 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Special Education 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Health & Physical Education 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Recreation Administration 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Horticulture 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
General Biology 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
General English Literature 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mathematics 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 15 6 119 1 53 4 198

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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