History and Heritage
Learn about Saint Mary’s foundations, how we have changed and adapted throughout our 100+ year history, and how our heritage has influenced who we are today.
Mission & Vision
In the Lasallian Catholic tradition, we meet learners where they are and provide them with opportunities for growth in knowledge, professional preparation, and personal transformation.
De La Salle Christian Brothers; Roman Catholic
Very Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D.
46% : 54%
Male : Female Ratio
Our Students, Their Stories
Master's degree helps Lott excel in baking, human resources
Saint Mary’s graduate school alumna Teri Anne Lott M'20 travelled often in her first professional job and didn’t have time…Learn More
Liberal arts in action
When Armando Salgado B’14 graduated from Saint Mary’s, he planned on utilizing his psychology major to either become a clinical…Learn More
A voice for immigrants
Abdurrahman Mahmud (who also goes by Abdu Rahman) B’19 doesn’t often talk about his young life as a refugee in…Learn More
Presidents, Visionaries, Inspiring Leaders
The Very Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D., has served as president of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota since 2018. Burns’ leadership is focused on delivering quality education founded in the university’s Lasallian Catholic mission, which calls for a practical education rooted in character formation and a deep grounding in liberal arts.
All of Us are Here to Help Any of You
The faculty and staff at Saint Mary’s have a tremendous impact on your educational experience. To find just the right person to help you, search our directory with the link below.
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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) , a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Accreditation
Institutes & Affiliates
Saint Mary's operates several institutes and collaborates with several affiliates that give students, faculty, and the surrounding communities numerous opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth.Institutes
We are committed to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.COVID-19 Planning
Offices and Services
Saint Mary’s offices provide support for all students, wherever or however you take classes. If you’re unable to find the office or service you need, we encourage you to call the main number of your campus location.
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