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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; graduate certificates

President: Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D.

Total Enrollment: 4,701 (total – undergraduate, bachelor’s completion, master’s, doctoral)

Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission

Annual Budget: $93.8 million

U.S. News & World Report

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

#3 for largest MBA programs in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin – ranked by fall 2020 enrollment

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National Rankings - 2022

  • #82 in Best College Dorms in America - out of 1,392
  • #84 in Best Catholic Colleges in America - out of 164
  • #143 in Safest College Campuses in America - out of 1,387
  • #231 in Best Colleges for Business in America - out of 1,223
  • #289 in Best Colleges for Accounting in Finance in America - out of 814
  • #342 in Best Colleges in America - out of 1,014
  • #350 in Best Colleges for Education in America - out of #921
  • #419 in Best Colleges That Accept the Common App in America - out of 685
  • #420 in Top Private Universities in America - out of 961
  • #571 in Best Value Colleges in America - out of 1,601
  • #576 in Most Diverse Colleges in America - out of 1,616
  • #713 in Best Colleges in America - out of 1,652
  • #747 in Best College Locations in America - out of 1,634
  • #752 in Best Colleges with the Best Student Life in America - out of 1,612

Minnesota Rankings - 2022

  • #2 in Best College Dorms in Minnesota - out of 32
  • #7 in Best Colleges for Business in Minnesota - out of 29
  • #7 in Best Colleges for Accounting and Finance in Minnesota - out of 22
  • #19 in Best Value Colleges in Minnesota - out of 36
  • #9 in Most Diverse Colleges in Minnesota - out of 33

Location: Winona, MN (population 28,000)

Distance From:

  • 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: $40,520 (2022-23)

Room and Board: $10,220 (2022-23)

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

Outcomes:

  • Employed, in graduate school, serving in the military, or long-term volunteering (Class of 2017*): 81.8%

*Based on survey responses

Student Activities:
Student government, campus ministry, committees, publications, volunteering, special interest groups, political groups, performing and visual arts, departmental clubs, sports and recreation

Varsity Athletics:

  • 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

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Locations: Minneapolis, Rochester, and Online

Enrollment: 3,730 students

Faculty: Mainly working professionals

Tuition: Varies by program: Graduate programs | Bachelor’s Completion programs

Male : Female Ratio: 29% : 71%

Full-time : Part-time Ratio: 62% : 38%

Student Age: 

  • 18-24: 8.7%
  • 25-29: 25.5%
  • 30-34: 19.7%
  • 35-39: 14.2%
  • 40-49: 20.7%
  • 50-64: 9.9%
  • Over 64: 0.6%
  • Unknown: 0.8%

Demographic Makeup 

  • Nonresident Alien (International): 1.2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 6.3%
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 3.8%
  • Black/African American: 9.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • White: 55.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Unknown: 21.9%

Degrees/Awards Offered

 Graduate Certificates
 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)
 Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesiology (DNP) 

View all programs offered in the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs:

Graduate Certificates
Bachelor’s Completion
Graduate Programs
Online Programs

The above data was reported for fall 2021.