Mount St. Mary's University (MSMU) is a private liberal arts university located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. It is America's second oldest Catholic University.

Mount St. Mary's is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the Maryland Higher Education Commission. It is recognized by the University of the State of New York.

The School of Business 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: Business Major, MBA, Sport Management Major, Information Systems Major. Mount St. Mary's University received specialized accreditation for its education programs through the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The university holds membership in the following organizations: American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business; American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; American Association of College and University Professors; American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities; American Association for Higher Education; American Conference of Academic Deans; American Council on Education; American Library Association; American Personnel and Guidance Association; Association of American Colleges and Universities; Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Association of College Admissions Counselors; among others.

Notable alumni include: Jennifer P. Dougherty (first female mayor of Frederick, Maryland, 2001-2005), Edward J. Flanagan (founder of Boys Town in 1921), Richard A. La Vay (former Maryland State Delegate), Susan O'Malley (first female president of an NBA franchise, the Washington Wizards), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Mount St. Mary's University is ranked 21st in Tier 1 in the category "Regional Universities (North)" by US News & World Report 2012.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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