University of Mary Accreditation

The University of Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Department and program accreditors are as follows:


 Total Enrollment for Fall 2019          3,779
 Undergraduate Enrollment          2,523
 Undergraduate Transfer-In Enrollment              136
 Graduate Enrollment          1,256


First-time students pursuing bachelor's degrees entering in Fall 2018 and returning in Fall 2019: 80% 

Overall Graduation Rates (for first-time freshman entering 2013): 60%

Transfer Out Rate (for first-time freshman entering in 2013): 22%


In accordance with 34 CFR §668.48, outcomes for student athletes are available here.


More information on student outcomes can be found on the College Navigator website.

Licensure Pass Rates

Athletic Training: BOC Pass Rate can be found here.


  • Praxis for School Counseling students: 100%, class of 2019
  • NCE for Clinical Mental Health Counseling students: 100%, class of 2019
  • Addiction Counseling underwent licensure changes related to required examinations Class of 2020 will use MAC (no data is currently available)

Education: Core Academic Skills for Educators Reading 100%, Math 92%, Writing 100%; Early Childhood 100%; Elementary Education 97%; Secondary Teaching 100%

Exercise Science: 95% pass rate (first time test takers); 100% overall pass rate

Nursing (undergraduate): BSN/BAN: North Dakota Board of Nursing NCLEX: 100% (traditional cohort); CCNE NCLEX: 98.3% (all programs, first time test takers); NCLEX: 98.41% (all programs, all test takers)

Please visit the ND Board of Nursing website to see their Education Annual Report for additional details.

Nursing (graduate): Overall pass rate for FNPs: 100%; first-time pass rate: 92% (2017-2019)

Occupational Therapy: 2018: 100%
University of Mary NBCOT Pass rates can also be found at

Physical Therapy: The overall three-year pass rate on the NPTE (2017-2019) was 98%. The average first time pass rate over the past three years (2017-2019) was 90%.

Radiologic Technology: 2019-2020 pass rate was 100%.

Respiratory Therapy:

  • Undergraduate (2018): 100% pass rate on licensure exam/88% first time; 88% pass rate on advanced credential (RRT) exam.
  • Graduate: 100% pass rate on licensure exam

Social Work: 100% pass rate in 2015


Academic programs are approved by:

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