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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:

    Total Enrollment: 

    • 4,701 (total – undergraduate, bachelor’s completion, master’s, doctoral)

    Accreditation:

    Annual Budget:

    •  $93.8 million

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    Niches’ rankings are based on analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.
    National Rankings – 2023

    • #35 Safest Colleges Campuses in America – out of 1,310
    • #45 Best College Dorms in America – out of 1,371
    • #47 Best Catholic Colleges in America – out of 166

    Minnesota Rankings – 2023

    • #2 Best College Dorms in Minnesota – out of 32
    • #2 Safest College Campuses in Minnesota – out of 31
    • #5 Best Colleges for Accounting and Finance in Minnesota – out of 25
    • #6 Best Colleges for Business in Minnesota – out of 29
    • #8 Best Value Colleges in Minnesota – out of 36
    • #11 Colleges with Best Professors in Minnesota – out of 34
    • #11 Best Small Colleges in Minnesota – out of 28
    • #11 Top Private Universities in Minnesota – out of 23
    • #11 Best Colleges for Education in Minnesota– out of 30
    • #13 Best Colleges in Minnesota – out of 35
    • #13 Best Colleges for Student Athletes in Minnesota – out of 28
    • #14 Colleges with the Best Academics in Minnesota – out of 35
    • #19 Best College Locations in Minnesota – out of 34
    • #20 Most Diverse Colleges in Minnesota – out of 35

    Money Magazine

     

    ‘Best Colleges in America’ for 2023 by Money Magazine.

  • 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: 

    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:

    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.