Mount Marty College: Narrative Description

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1105 West 8th St.
Yankton, SD 57078-3724
Tel: (605)668-1011
Free: 800-658-4552
Admissions: (605)668-1545
Fax: (605)668-1607
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1936. Setting: 80-acre small town campus. Endowment: $12.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3550 per student. Total enrollment: 1,163. Faculty: 133 (52 full-time, 81 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 694 applied, 80% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 698 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 377 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 3 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 31% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Colleges of Mid-America. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $19,700 includes full-time tuition ($13,256), mandatory fees ($1680), and college room and board ($4764). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Part-time tuition: $200 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: campus ministry, Student Government Association, Nursing Club, Education Club, Theater Club or SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise). Major annual events: Homecoming, October Service Blitz, Winterfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 360 college housing spaces available; 315 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Mount Marty College Library with 76,571 books, 12,068 microform titles, 424 serials, 8,565 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $185,193. 21 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Yankton is situated on the Missouri River, 60 miles northwest of Sioux City, Iowa, and 80 miles southwest of Sioux Falls, S.D. The city is located four miles downstream from Gavins Point Dam, and Lewis and Clark Lake, which provides some of the best fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking areas in the Midwest. The All-American city served as the first capital of Dakota Territory and is known as the Mother City of the Dakotas. Its 14,000 friendly people take a deep interest in the activities of the college.

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