The Mount Marty Difference

At Mount Marty University, we focus on the heart and the mind. We immerse our students in an intimate, purpose-driven community that is committed to faith, academic success and service to others. Our graduates are lifelong learners who are prepared to shape the world around them.

Here we do things differently. And the impact is incredible. 

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Our Benedictine Tradition 

Mount Marty University is founded on the Benedictine tradition, which has led us to focus on developing well-rounded students. With personal attention and support from faculty and staff, you can achieve excellence and pursue your passions in academics, athletics, fine arts and other activities. Through our Benedictine core curriculum, we’ll help you gain strong values and life skills that will make you a leader in your profession and community. And, while Mount Marty is a Catholic, Benedictine institution, we respect that faith is a personal journey and welcome all to join our community.

Learn more about the Benedictine Values that guide us.

Our Academics

Career-readiness is very important to us, and we will give you the hands-on experiences in labs, internships and other programming that is hard to find at larger universities. But, at the same time, we blend career-readiness with the liberal arts values of creativity, communications and personal growth, which will help you adapt and succeed in the real world.  

Are you ready to explore your future?

Our Heritage

The sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery, who live, work and pray alongside our students and staff, founded our liberal arts university, fusing it with their Benedictine ideals of ministry, leadership and service. Today, the sisters are still active on our campus, and you will find the bonds with them to be one of the highlights of your college experience. Our alumni come back to campus all the time to visit with the sisters as if visiting with some of their oldest and best of friends.

A History of excellence is here at mMU.

Our Community

Our community is important to us. And our campus, situated high on a hill overlooking the Missouri River on one side and the historic city of Yankton on the other, is close to adventure, shopping and so much more for you to explore.

But it is truly those within our campus that make our community so special. Check out what campus life is like and see what our current students have to say about their time at Mount Marty. Learn more about how our graduates have gone on to make an impact in every corner of the world. And, when you’re ready, come by and experience our campus for yourself. With picturesque views of the river and so much to see, you might find that our faith-based community is exactly where you need to be.

Explore our campus.

  • Mount Marty University, an academic community in the Catholic Benedictine liberal arts tradition, prepares students for a contemporary world of work, service to the human community and personal growth.

  • Mount Marty University is committed to becoming a preeminent academic institution in the region, combining the liberal arts and career-oriented education.

  • Awareness of God
    Lifelong Learning
  • O God,

    Creator of all things and source of wisdom and knowledge, Send your Holy Spirit to guide our thoughts, words, and actions so that everything we do will begin with your inspiration and continue with your guidance and blessing. Help us to speak and act with integrity so that we may uphold the values of Mount Marty University. May we use our talents and abilities in the best ways possible so that You may be glorified and our neighbor served.

    We pray these things through, Jesus, your Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit.


  • Mount Marty is committed to...

    • Forming leaders who are prepared for responsible local and global citizenship.
    • Promoting the personal growth of students, faculty and staff;
    • Excellence in all educational programs.
    • Engaging the community in good zeal and mutual respect.
    • Carrying out the Catholic Benedictine tradition of higher education.
    • Enhancing the Catholic intellectual and spiritual legacy.
    • Providing opportunities for ministry and service.
    • Ensuring the responsible stewardship of resources.
    • Cultivating an appreciation for human and cultural diversity, social justice and rural heritage.