University of Mary

Bismarck, ND 58504
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University of Mary is one of the five private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in North Dakota. The campus is located in a rural area, in Bismarck.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,396 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 437 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 328 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%). Every year 54% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Mary's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $16,470, and fees were $1,754. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,470 and $1,754 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students3,396
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 6 54
Master's degree 1 7
Doctor's degree - professional practice 4 16

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT935 to 1160
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$550/credit
In State Students$550/credit
Out of State Students$550/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$590/credit
In State Students$590/credit
Out of State Students$590/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $24,750 $24,750 $24,750
ADN 70 $38,500 $38,500 $38,500
BSN 125 $68,750 $68,750 $68,750
FNP 50 $29,500 $29,500 $29,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of University of Mary's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 21% $4,595
Other Federal Grant 21% $912
State Grant & Scholarships 32% $2,073
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $8,617
Federal Student Loans 68% $5,261
Private Loans 23% $9,151


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,337
$30,001 to $48,000$15,090
$48,001 to $75,000$15,847
$75,001 to $110,000$17,642
Over $110,000$19,273

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Dakota state board of nursing.
University of Mary
7500 University Dr
Bismarck, ND 58504

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