We know that we have a lot to be proud of at Mount Marty College, but we don't expect you to take just our word for it. Within the past year, MMC has been regionally and nationally recognized for return on investment, efficiency and effectiveness in education, community service, and more.
AffordableCollegesOnline.org, today's #1 resource for college affordability and financial aid information, recently identified Mount Marty College to be within the Top 1/3 of South Dakota colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment.
AffordableCollegesOnline.org has a goal to help students find affordable, quality education. They used key findings in data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and the Carnegie Foundation, and PayScale.com's 2013 College Earnings Report to calculate their comprehensive ranking.Graduates from schools that receive this ranking enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over thirty years old, and earn more on average than graduates from other South Dakota schools.
According to a recently released "Best Bang for the Buck" ranking by Washington Monthly, Mount Marty College ranks at number 46 among all baccalaureate colleges in the nation.
MMC was the only South Dakota institution of higher education in its category. This listing is based on the economic value students receive per dollar spent on their education. The ranking takes into consideration the colleges in America that do the best job of helping students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. Only 349 of 1,572 colleges and universities made the cut as best bang for the buck schools.
The 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful and measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.
Mount Marty College was honored specifically for their Lakota Cultural Immersion and Service Learning program facilitated by the MMC Nursing Department, the college's Freshman Experience program, and campus ministry service trips. The community service hours that were reported in the application were for students, faculty and staff for 2011-2012 and estimated at nearly 12,000 hours.
Mount Marty College was recently named to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools List, which honors the top twenty percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans, and spouses as students, and to ensure their success on campus.
Now in its fifth year, the 2014 Military Friendly Schools List was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide.
Mount Marty College was reported by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) to be the Most Effective and Most Efficient private college in the state of South Dakota
The ratings for efficiency and effectiveness were considered separately in the report. MMC is the only school in SD of all public, private, two-year and four-year schools to receive a ranking of "very high" in both areas. The ratings were based on a complex evaluation of graduation rates and the institution's impact on the rate of timely degree completion.
Mount Marty College was recently named to the Educate to Career (ETC a California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit) outcome-based College Ranking Index Top Best Value Colleges for 2014. MMC was ranked at number 176 among more than 1,200 colleges ranked. The colleges in the top 1/3rd of the index are considered to be ETC Top Best Value Colleges. Within the GPAC Conference, Mount Marty College ranked second.