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Study at Mount Marty College

Mount Marty College (MMC) is a private, Benedictine, co-educational, liberal arts college, situated in Yankton, South Dakota, United States. The college was founded by the Sisters of Saint Benedict of Yankton in 1936. It was initially known as Mount Marty Junior College. The college has two other campuses at Watertown and Sioux Falls. The 80-acre main campus at Yankton offers majors, minors, honors and graduate degree programs. The Course Topics include business and social sciences, humanities, nursing, education, and natural sciences.

Mount Marty College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The athletics teams of MMC are nicknamed as the Lancers. The Lancers participate in sports such as basketball, golf, volleyball, cross country, soccer, and softball. Needy students are provided with financial assistance at MMC.

Profile of Mount Marty College

Yankton, SD is home to Mount Marty College. Yankton is a self-contained town. Students select the school partly because it is a Roman Catholic school. Mount Marty College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at Mount Marty College can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in business and management and nursing and emergency medicine.

Mount Marty College Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 665. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume Mount Marty College has broad appeal.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Mount Marty College has 1, 228 enrolled students .

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Mount Marty College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Mount Marty College values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Mount Marty College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management63business management, accounting, accounting and related services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine62registered nursing, nurse anesthetist
Education and Teaching19elementary school teaching, math teaching, biology teaching, special ed, English teaching, teacher aide, social science teaching, physical education teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts18social services, liberal arts and sciences, history, general studies, English
Security and Law Enforcement13criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Science8biology, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling4psychology
Computer Science and Engineering4information technology, computer programming, computer support, computer science, computer services management, computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy4pastoral Counselling, religion
Medical Support and Technology3radiation therapist, clinical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3parks and recreation management, health and fitness
Landscaping and Horticulture2applied horticulture
Media0graphic communications courses
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: Mount Marty College

Mount Marty College

1105 W. 8th Street

Yankton, SD 57078-3724

General Phone: (800) 658-4552


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