USM Academics

You have plenty of academic choices at the University of Saint Mary and the convenience of choosing from our three different locations in Leavenworth, Overland Park, and Kansas City, Kan.

USM offers more than 30 undergraduate programs (including five accelerated evening degree-completion programs), five graduate programs, one doctoral program, and multiple online programs.

USM's student-teacher ratio is one of the best in the nation (about 11-to-1), so you’ll never get left behind. Professors are experts in their fields, and genuinely care about their students and their success.

For the eighth year running, USM has been named a "Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review.

USM Accreditations

The University of Saint Mary is fully accredited as an institution of higher learning by the:

* University of Saint Mary is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

** The University of Saint Mary has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

*** The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Saint Mary is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.