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Strategic Partnerships

A Saint Mary's education is transformational. So is a Saint Mary's strategic partnership.

As our partner, you will be nurtured and served on many levels and in ways that best suit your goals.

  • Talent retention and development
  • Alumni candidate pipeline
  • Leadership development
  • Custom educational programs and certificates
  • Candidates for internships, externships, mentorships and full-time talent
  • Service and volunteerism.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is proud to partner with businesses, healthcare systems, school districts, professional associations, and other organizations to offer employees like you unique career advancement and development opportunities.



Partner Scholarship

A leader in adult education, we’re committed to providing an affordable education for adults. A corporate partnership with Saint Mary’s provides a discount (per credit) that allows you to pursue educational advancement.

  • Bachelor’s Completion Programs
    • $50 off per credit
  • Master’s Programs and Graduate Certificates
    • $70 off per credit
  • Doctoral Programs
    • $90 off per credit


We can help you overcome the challenges of furthering your education as a working professional with these benefits:

  • Tuition scholarships
  • Application fee waiver
  • Access to campus events, career fairs, and networking opportunities
  • Renowned curriculum delivered by expert faculty
  • Designed for adult professionals with busy lives
  • Apply new skills immediately to stand out
    to your employer
  • Flexible programs and learning formats
    that fit your life
  • Network with over 55,000 alumni
  • Access to 24/7 personal support center

The Impact of a Good Partner

Why Saint Mary's?


Workers report a skills mismatch in their current job. (1)


Of companies miss out on growth opportunities due to lack of skilled labor. (2)


Positive ROI employers earned by funding education assistance programs. (3)

Keep Building your Organization

Bridge Skills Gaps

Employees can apply what they learn right away to the workplace.

Gain Access to Subject Matter Experts

Experienced faculty members are here to guide students through business challenges.

Build and Retain Talent

Our programs provide the education needed to upskill your workforce and build a deep talent bench.

Offer Value to Your Employees

Our Partners

Our Strategic Partners

C.H. Robinson Worldwide | Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis | City of Minneapolis | City of Saint Paul | Fairview Health Services | Headway Emotional Health | Hiawatha Academies | Medica | New York City Department of Education | New York City Schools | Noridian Healthcare Solutions | Recover Health Resources, LLC | ResCare | Rochester Public Schools | Samaritan Bethany | SuperValu, Inc. | The Toro Company | United Hospital District | UnitedHealth Group | U.S. Bank | U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) | Winona Area Public Schools

Learn More

A  partnership with Saint Mary’s is an investment that can pay off for both your organization and your employees. Contact Kevin Ebben, Director of Strategic Partnerships, to learn more about how to partner with Saint Mary’s.

1(2017, July 17). Accelerating Workforce Reskilling for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Retrieved from
2(2019, October 22). The American Skills Gap is Real. Retrieved from
3Carslon, Rachel (2017, January 17). College-Business Partnerships Can Solve The Higher Education Affordability Crisis. Retrieved from