University of Mary Accreditation

HLC Accreditation LogoThe University of Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Mary Department of Education is accredited by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board.

The five departments and one division within the University of Mary School of Health Science have all earned national accreditation through their respective accrediting agencies.

Programs within the Gary Tharaldson School of Business are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

The Social Work Program is accredited by the National Council on Social Work Education.

Approvals

Academic program are approved by:

  • North Dakota Board of Nursing
  • North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
  • Project Management Institute

Enrollment

 Total Enrollment for Fall 2016          3,260
 Undergraduate Enrollment          2,218
 Undergraduate Transfer-In Enrollment              128
 Graduate Enrollment          1,042

Retention and Graduation Rates

First-time students pursuing bachelor's degrees entering in Fall 2015 and returning in Fall 2016: 80% 

Overall graduation Rates (for first-time freshman entering 2010): 54%

Transfer Out Rate (for first-time freshman entering in 2010): 25%

Licensure Pass Rates

Accounting:Aggregated licensure pass rates are unavailable.

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SARA Approved InstitutionThe University of Mary is a member of the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity (NC-SARA) which provides comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs.

NC-SARA defines a complaint as: “a formal assertion in writing that the terms of this agreement, or of laws, standards or regulations incorporated by this agreement, are being violated by a person, institution, state, agency or other organization or entity operating under the terms of this agreement. “

A copy of the NC-SARA agreement can be found at umary.edu/NC-SARA.

Student complaints related to the University of Mary’s online programs not resolved through the University’s academic grievance procedures as described in the University Bulletin pp. 205, 206 or the General Grievance Policy for Students may be filed with the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements. These complaints can be mailed or emailed to:

Tanya Spilovoy
North Dakota University System
Distance Education and State Authorization
1815 Schafer St., Ste. 202
Bismarck, ND 58501
[email protected]