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About Saint Mary’s University

Founded as a local college for men by Bishop Patrick R. Heffron in 1912, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is today a global and diverse educational learning community for women and men.

Fulfilling its commitment to accessibility and innovation, Saint Mary’s provides a well-rounded academic experience by integrating practical, professional, and ethical education in a dynamic and caring online environment. 

The Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, one of the largest graduate schools in Minnesota, offers online graduate-level programs designed for working adults seeking an affordable, convenient, and practitioner-based education.

Saint Mary’s Mission and Vision

There is a belief at Saint Mary’s, and it courses through our entire community: Everyone has the chance to make a difference in the world.

In the Lasallian spirit of zeal and faith, Saint Mary’s University keeps its mission alive by serving the needs of individual students, promoting lifelong learning, and providing relevant, innovative educational programs designed to challenge you. We are committed to your quest for career advancement, along with your spiritual and personal growth.

Lasallian Education
Although Saint Mary’s University is a Lasallian Catholic institution, we warmly welcome students of all faiths. If you are not Catholic, you may be wondering what a Catholic education is all about. Learn more about how it influences faculty, courses, and programs overall.

Accreditation and Rankings

Accreditation
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission1.

Rankings
Saint Mary’s is proud to be among the top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Universities” and top 35 in “Best Value Schools” out of the regional universities in the Midwest.

We’re also proud to be in the top 100 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Top Colleges in the Midwest,” and the Princeton Review’s list of “Best Midwestern Colleges.

See more recognitions and rankings earned by our Saint Mary’s programs.

Providing Support for Success

We are committed to providing all the support you need to succeed: technical support, academic support, and more. By encouraging cooperation and connection with your classmates, coworkers, and community, we promote your growth as a person and as a professional.

Our caring instructors and understanding staff are committed to working with you to help you succeed and achieve your educational and professional goals.

Discover Saint Mary’s University Online Programs

Take the next step in your career with an online degree from Saint Mary’s. Request more information or call 877-308-9954 to speak to an admissions advisor about our programs, admission requirements, faculty, or accreditations.

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References:
1 Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604; 800-621-7440, http://www.hlcommission.org/