University of Mary

The University of Mary is a private, Catholic university based in Bismarck, North Dakota.

As a Christian, Catholic, Benedictine institution, the University of Mary offers education for the whole of life through cutting-edge professional programs grounded in a solid liberal arts tradition.

Founded in 1959 by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, Mary offers nearly 60 undergraduate, and 14 master’s degrees, and three doctoral programs in Education, Nursing Practice, and Physical Therapy. The University of Mary is also home to the new and innovative Year-Round Campus — where, starting this fall, students will be able to get their degree in 2.6 years and master’s in four years. With over 3,000 students, Mary has locations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Kansas, Arizona, Rome, Italy and Arequipa, Peru as well as vibrant online offerings. For more information, visit

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University of Mary
7500 University Drive
Bismarck, ND
(701) 355-8030
(800) 288-6279 (MARY)