About Us

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

We're recognized as one of America’s Best Regional Midwest Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and are reported by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) to be one of the Most Effective and Most Efficient private college's in the state of South Dakota.

Though our college in South Dakota receives many honors, our true measure is the success of our students as they go forth to serve others in and outside of their communities. The Mount’s faith-based learning community inspires students to develop their strengths and passions both 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 graduates in our health sciences programs go on to graduate or attend professional school.
  • 90% of our graduates who apply for graduate and professional programs in 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 participiate and lead in 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 Monastary, and even the 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 following the Catholic Benedictine values of God, inclusiveness, community and learning. Find all of the 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