About Us

Mount Marty College is a small, Catholic liberal arts college in Southeast South Dakota. Based in Yankton, a historic city of 15,000 people, Mount Marty believes that the Benedictine values of community, hospitality, lifelong learning, awareness of God, and service are fundamental to the daily lives of students, faculty, and staff.

U.S. News & World Report recognizes us as one of America’s Best Regional Midwest Colleges, and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) reports us to be one of the Most Effective and Most Efficient private colleges in the state of South Dakota.

Although our college in South Dakota has received many honors, the true measure of our achievements is the success of our students as they go forth to serve others in their communities and outside their communities. The Mount’s faith-based learning community inspires students to develop their strengths and passions personally and professionally.

Succeed academically and personally.

A well-rounded, liberal arts education is the hallmark of a Benedictine college. We prepare our students to reach their potential. A Mount Marty degree prepares you for your career, leadership, and service:

  • 95% of our students have jobs within six months of graduation;
  • 60% of the graduates of our health sciences programs go on to graduate or attend professional school;
  • 90% of our graduates who apply for graduate and professional programs in the health sciences are accepted into these programs.

Don't get lost in the shuffle.

Here, you’ll find a sense of belonging, whether you’re an athlete, an artist, a musician, an academic, or a volunteer. You'll have many opportunities to participate in and lead organizations, which is sometimes much harder to do at larger colleges. We encourage you to explore your passions to find your purpose. Flourish in a supportive community of peers, professors, Sisters of the Monastery, and employees who work continually to make the college better for each student.

Grow in your faith.

Faith is a personal journey, and we respect that. Regardless of your religion or your relationship with your faith, we’re here to guide you as you follow the Catholic Benedictine values of God, inclusiveness, community, and learning. With us, you will find all possible ways to explore and enrich your faith and commitment to service.



Learn more about Mount Marty

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

  • Awareness of God
    Community
    Hospitality
    Life-Long 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 College. 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.
    Amen