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Mount Marty University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Yankton, South Dakota. The surrounding location of Yankton is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

$33,242 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
78% Acceptance Rate

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Mount Marty University Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, Mount Marty is ranked #67 out of 1,358 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #2 out of 9 schools in South Dakota.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Mount Marty has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#49 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mount Marty.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Mount Marty has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#10 Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Education College Factual
#32 Best Schools Grad Degree
#80 Best General Special Education Schools College Factual
#95 Best Special Education Schools College Factual
#135 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Mount Marty University?


Contact details for Mount Marty are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1105 W. 8Th Street, Yankton, SD 57078-3724
Phone: 605-668-1545

How Do I Get Into Mount Marty?

You can apply to Mount Marty online at:

Admission Requirements for Mount Marty

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mount Marty?

78% Acceptance Rate
39% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
Mount Marty has an acceptance rate of 78%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 61% of accepted students are men and 39% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to Mount Marty submitted their SAT scores.Mount Marty received ACT scores from 73% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 23. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 17 and 22.

ACT English Scores for Mount Marty University  ( 15 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Mount Marty University  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Mount Marty University  ( 17 to 22 )

Can I Afford Mount Marty University?

$33,242 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mount Marty is $33,242. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Mount Marty, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $6,546 a year. That adds up to $26,184 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mount Marty is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Mount Marty University Undergraduate Student Diversity

595 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 987 undergraduate students at Mount Marty, with 595 being full-time and 392 being part-time.


There are also 180 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 595 full-time undergraduates at Mount Marty, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mount Marty University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 50
Hispanic or Latino 56
White 417
International Students 39
Other Races/Ethnicities 27

Geographic Diversity

South Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at Mount Marty University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 3 countries are represented at Mount Marty. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Australia, Tanzania, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at Mount Marty University

57 Took All Classes Online
396 Took At Least One Class Online
172.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 396 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mount Marty has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Mount Marty

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mount Marty University was 172.0%. This is the #199 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mount Marty regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Mount Marty University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Curriculum & Instruction 0
General Special Education 0
Biology Education 0
Chemistry Education 0
English & Language Arts Education 0
History Education 0
Mathematics Education 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
Teacher Assistant/Aide 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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