Mount Marty College to Freeze Tuition and Fees for 2014-15
The Mount Marty College Board of Trustees recently voted to not raise charges for tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 academic year, effectively holding the costs to 2013-2014 rates. The decision marks the first time in recent years the liberal arts institution has moved in this direction.
"The decision to hold tuition constant underscores the commitment that we at Mount Marty College have to keep a private, Catholic college education affordable and accessible to our students," says Mount Marty College President, Dr. Joseph Benoit. "We are pleased to be among the most affordable private colleges in the nation and look forward to continuing our tradition of providing affordable educational excellence in a Christ centered environment."
Currently, around 99 percent of students attending Mount Marty College require financial support, and the amount of grant students receive varies based on the results of the FAFSA form. In recent years, Mount Marty College has gained national recognition in areas of service, affordability, and return on investment. MMC graduates report a 96 percent employment rate in degree relevant programs, as well as nearly 100 percent acceptance into graduate and professional programs. In comparison to other schools in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), Mount Marty College ranks ten out of eleven schools in overall tuition and fee affordability.
Mount Marty College is a Catholic, Benedictine, coeducational institute of higher learning founded in 1936 by the Sisters of Saint Benedict of Yankton, South Dakota. The college offers more than 28 undergraduate degree programs and has locations in Yankton, Sioux Falls and Watertown. Yankton and Sioux Falls also host graduate programs in education, nursing, and nurse anesthesia. Primary emphasis is placed on the development of each person as a complete human being with intellectual, professional, and personal skills and a composite of moral, spiritual, and social values.