Accreditation

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The University of Mary has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1969.

University of Mary Student Outcomes

Enrollment for Fall 2021

Enrollment  Numbers
Total 3,794
Undergraduate 2,579
Undergraduate Transfer-In  124
Graduate 1,215

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First-time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees Entering in Fall 2020 and Returning in Fall 2021: 77% 
  • Overall Graduation Rates (for first-time freshmen entering 2014): 64%
  • Transfer Out Rate (for first-time freshmen entering in 2014): 2%

Athletic Outcomes

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

College Navigator

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

Approvals

Academic programs are approved by:

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

Career Outlook

2021 First Destination Survey

Program Accreditation & Outcomes

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Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Athletic Training Education.

Learn More About Association for Athletic Training Education (AATE). The University of Mary's Athletic training is a founding member.

View the Course Fees, BOC pass rate, graduation and employment rate, and retention rate, and Sample Program of Study for more information.

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The Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS, 66213 USA

For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.

Pass Rates on Credentialing Exams for 2020-2021 Graduates

Addition Counseling

  • Graduates: 4 (including one dual)
  • Passed Credentialing Exams: 3 (one student has not taken the exam as of the time of publishing)
  • Pass Rate: 75%

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Graduates: 21 (including three dual)
  • Passed Credentialing Exams: 16 (four students have not taken the NCE as of the time of publishing)
  • Pass Rate: 76.2%

School Counseling

  • Graduates: 7 (including two dual)
  • Passed Credentialing Exams: 6
  • Pass Rate 85.7%
North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board

The Department of Education is accredited by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board. The Department of Education has met all standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) adopted by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB). The last review occurred in March 2021 and the University of Mary’s Education programs received full continued accreditation by the ND ESPB.

2018-2019 Praxis Pass Rates: 95%

Civil Engineering

  • 2020-21 Enrollment: 29
  • 2020-21Graduates: 1
  • 2021-22 Enrollment: 42

Mechanical Engineering

  • 2020-21 Enrollment: 44
  • 2020-21 Graduates: 3
  • 2021-22 Enrollment: 48

Electrical Engineering

  • 2020-21 Enrollment: 17
  • 2020-21 Graduates: 5
  • 2021-22 Enrollment: 25
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Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science accreditation standards are provided by the Commission on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences.

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Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 1-727-210-2350.

Exercise Science Outcome Data

  • 2022
    • Retention Rate: 100%
    • ACSM-EP Exam Pass Rate: 87.5%
    • Positive Placement (graduate school or working in a related field): 96%
    • Graduate Satisfaction: 100%
    • Employer Satisfaction: NA/pending
  • 2018-2021
    • Retention Rate: 96%
    • ACSM-EP Exam Pass Rate: 91.75%
    • Positive Placement (graduate school or working in a related field): 95.5%
    • Graduate Satisfaction: 100%
    • Employer Satisfaction: 100%

Clinical Exercise Physiology Outcome Data

  • 2021

    • Retention Rate: 100%
    • CEP Exam Pass Rate: 75%
    • Graduate Job Placement: 100%
    • Employer Satisfaction: 100%
  • 2015-2020

    • Retention Rate: 93%
    • CEP Exam Pass Rate: 87.5%
    • Graduate Job Placement: 100%
    • Employer Satisfaction: 100%
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Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Mary are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The University of Mary is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to provide practice experiences in Washington State for the DNP/Family Nurse Practitioner and MSN/Nurse Educator program tracks.

Undergraduate Nursing

2021 NCLEX Pass Rates

  • NCLEX (all programs, all test takers): 98.5%
  • NCLEX (all program, first-time test takers): 95.52%
  • Please visit the ND Board of Nursing website to see their Education Annual Report for additional details.

Graduate Nursing

2021 FNP National Certification

Overall Pass Rate: 96%

The Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Mary is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD. 20852-4929. ACOTE’s phone number, C/O AOTA is 301-652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

The University of Mary Program in Physical Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 1 Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
(703) 706-3245
accreditation@apta.org
www.capteonline.org

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please contact the program director at 701-355-8246 or jleckert@umary.edu.

Program Financial Fact Sheet

Program Details and Application and Admission Requirements

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Respiratory Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes-based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. View the CoARC’s Outcomes Data.

  • Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy: CoARC #220133
  • Respiratory Therapy Bachelor’s Degree Program: CoARC #200133
  • Respiratory Therapy (RRT to BSRT): CoARC #510018

View the Program Goals and Standards for more information.

Pass Rates

2021 Undergraduate Pass Rate on Licensure Exam: 100%

2020-21 Pass rate (first-time test takers): 90% 

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

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The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at the University of Mary is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. For more information, please see recent CAA decisions.

Program Completion Rates

2019-2020

  • Completed Program within Timeline:11
  • Did Not Complete Program within Timeline: 1
  • Percent Completed within Timeline: 85%

2020-2021

  • Completed Program within Timeline: 17
  • Did Not Complete Program within Timeline: 0
  • Percent Completed within Timeline: 100%

Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Graduates

2019-2020

  • # Taking Exam: 12
  • # Passed Exam: 12
  • Pass Rate (%): 100%

2020-2021

  • # Taking Exam: 16
  • # Passed Exam: 15
  • Pass Rate (%): 93.75%

Employment Data of Graduates within One Year of Graduation

2019-2020

  • # of Graduates Employed: 12
  • # of Graduates Unemployed: 0
  • Employment Rate (%): 100%

2020-2021

  • # of Graduates Employed: 17
  • # of Graduates Unemployed: 0
  • Employment Rate (%): 100%