The University of Saint Mary (USM) is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges, located in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. It has a strong academic history as a leader in liberal arts education dating back to 1923.

The University also offers online degree and certificate programs such as the Master of Arts in Teaching, RN to BSN Degree-Completion, Certificate in Health Care Management. All of which are fully accredited through both NCATE and the Higher Learning Commission. University of Saint Mary developed its first series of online courses during the fall of 1997.

The University of Saint Mary is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as the State of Kansas Department of Education, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Olathe, Kansas. Programs accredited by the IACBE include the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Accounting and Business Administration; and the Master of Business Administration degree.


- Placed in Tier 2 in the Category "Regional Universities (Midwest)" by US News & World Report (2011).

- It was named a "Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

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