USM Academics

The University of Saint Mary offers convenient locations in Leavenworth and Overland Park, Kan., as well as online, offering:

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.

The Princeton Review has repeatedly named the University of Saint Mary a “Best Midwestern College*” every year since 2005. The distinction is based on meeting lofty standards of academic excellence and feedback from students, parents, educators, and Princeton Review staff.

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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 and business-related programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Olathe, Kansas.

The following degree programs 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.

**** The Stefani Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Saint Mary is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Report

The University of Saint Mary provides annual reports to the Department of Education on athlete participation, staffing, revenues and expenses by men's and women's teams. Copies of the most recent EADA report are available upon request in the admissions office, or can be downloaded by following this link.