Facts About Saint Mary's
Founded: 1912, by Bishop Patrick R. Heffron
Affiliation: De La Salle Christian Brothers, Roman Catholic
Institution Type: Private, national university offering undergraduate, bachelor’s completion, master’s, and doctoral degrees
President: Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D.
Total Enrollment: 5,548 (total – undergraduate, bachelor’s completion, master’s, doctoral)
Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission
Annual Budget: $93.8 million
America’s Best Colleges – 2019 by Forbes.com. Forbes’ best colleges are determined by, among other factors, student evaluations, student post-graduate success, and the number of students who receive nationally competitive awards, Forbes.com listed Saint Mary’s among America’s Best Colleges 2019 in “the best public and private colleges and universities from the student’s point of view” category.
- Best Online MBA programs – 2021. Saint Mary's ranked best in the State of Minnesota and #170 overall.
- Best Online Master's in Education programs – 2021. Saint Mary's ranked fourth in the State of Minnesota and #201 overall.
- #33 in Regional Universities Midwest – 2021 by U.S. News & World Report Ranking colleges and universities based on indicators in seven key categories, U.S. News & World Report placed Saint Mary’s among its first tier of “Best Regional Universities Midwest.”
- #24 Best Colleges for Veterans – 2021 by U.S. News & World Report Ranking colleges and universities who offer federal initiatives for veterans and active services members based on indicators such as graduation rate, faculty resources, and other criteria for high academic quality.
- #18 Best Value Schools – 2021 by U.S. News & World Report Ranking based on academic quality and net cost of attendance for those receiving an average level of financial aid. Only schools that are considered above average academically are considered to be the best value.
- #63 Top Performer on Social Mobility – 2021 U.S. News & World Report Ranking based on graduation rates of Pell Grant recipients (students coming from households where the yearly family income is between $50,000-$20,000 and often less than $20,000).
2021 “Best Colleges: Region by Region" report's "Best Midwestern Category"
Washington Monthly 2019 College Guide
"Best Bang for the Buck, Midwest" and "National Universities-Master's"
#2 for Best Master's Nursing Degrees with a medial salary of $186,000
#7 for Best Online Bachelor's Nursing Degrees with a median salary of $88,400
#3 for largest MBA programs in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin - ranked by fall 2020 enrollment
Location: Winona, MN (population 28,000)
- La Crosse, WI: 25 minutes
- Rochester, MN: 50 minutes
- Minneapolis/St. Paul: 2 hours
- Milwaukee: 3.5 hours
- Chicago: 4.5 hours
Enrollment: 1,089 students
Male : Female Ratio: 46% : 54%
Geographic Makeup: Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Midwest, and many other states and countries
Demographic Makeup (as reported for fall 2019):
- Nonresident Alien (International): 4.9%
- Hispanic/Latino: 8.9%
- American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.4%
- Asian: 2.7%
- Black/African American: 3.7%
- Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
- White: 76.2%
- Two or more races: 0.8%
- Unknown: 2.4%
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Program Offerings: majors, minors, and pre-professional programs
Student : Faculty Ratio: 13 : 1 (Winona Undergraduate College only)
Tuition and Fees: $37,650 (2020-21)
Room and Board: $9,630 (2020-21)
Scholarships of Note:
- Academic Scholarships ranging from $18,000–$28,000 per year
- Alumni Legacy Scholarship
- Catholic High School Scholarship
- Saint Luke Art and Design Scholarship
- Saint Cecilia Music Scholarship
- Lillian Davis Hogan Theatre Scholarship
- Distance Award
- Official Visit
- Transfer Phi Theta Kappa
- Transfer Community & Technical College
- Employed, in graduate school, serving in the military, or long-term volunteering (Class of 2017*): 81.8%
*Based on survey responses
Student government, campus ministry, committees, publications, volunteering, special interest groups, political groups, performing and visual arts, departmental clubs, sports and recreation
- 17 NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams
- Men's baseball, basketball, cross-country, hockey, soccer, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field
- Women's basketball, cross-country, hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, volleyball
Conference: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
Team Name/Mascot: Cardinals–"Big Red Cardinal"
Intramural and Club Sports:
Archery, ballroom dancing, basketball, broomball, cheerleading, dance team, disc golf, dodgeball, figure skating, flag football, handball, hockey, kickball, kickboxing, Nordic skiing, ping pong, rugby, soccer, softball, spikeball, Ultimate Frisbee®, volleyball (indoor and sand), water polo, wiffleball, yoga
Locations: Minneapolis, Winona, Rochester, Jamaica, communities throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, and online
Enrollment: 4,459 students
Faculty: Mainly working professionals
Degrees/Awards Offered: Bachelor of Science (B.S.); Master of Arts (M.A.); Master of Science (M.S.); Master of Education (M.Ed.); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Public Health (MPH); Master of Social Work (MSW); Education Specialist (Ed.S.); Doctor of Education (Ed.D.); Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.); Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)