University of Saint Mary



Founded in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, the University of Saint Mary has a long tradition of academic excellence. Saint Mary is a tight-knit community where one-on-one attention is valued and growth is measured by more than a percent in a grade book.

USM focuses on fulfilling the needs of both our students and society— establishing academic programs where purpose, global impact, and long-term success govern their existence. Students are inspired to follow their dreams and find their potential—choosing from over 30 majors, minors, and concentrations; eight graduate programs, including USM’s newest: Master of Science in Athletic Training; along with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.


The University of Saint Mary educates students of diverse backgrounds to realize their God-given potential and prepares them for value-centered lives and careers that contribute to the well being of our global society.

Foundation in the Liberal Arts

Committed to a liberal arts education, core curriculum is designed to create breadth of knowledge in graduates. USM is one of 700 member colleges in the Council of Independent Colleges supporting a national advocacy program promoting the understanding of the liberal arts and the effectiveness of independent higher education called “Power of Liberal Arts.”



South 4th Street,4100
66048 Leavenworth, Kansas, USA

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