St Mary’s University in Leavenworth KS

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St Mary’s University in Leavenworth KS

St Mary’s University in Leavenworth KS

Address: 4100 S 4th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA

The University of Saint Mary (USM) is a private liberal arts university in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. It is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who established it as Saint Mary College. Though it was originally a school for women, the school is now coeducational. The mother house of the order is also on the premises. At one time the nuns’ property had its own post office, Xavier, Kansas, the name honoring St. Francis Xavier.

The University of Saint Mary offers 26 bachelor’s degree programs and six master’s degree programs, including Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Education, Adaptive Special Education, and Teaching. Traditional, evening, degree completion, and online classes are available.

The University of Saint Mary’s mission is “to educate students of diverse backgrounds to realize their God-given potential and prepare them for value-centered lives and careers that contribute to the well being of our global society.

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul came to Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1858 and began teaching boys and girls. One year later, they created St. Mary’s Institute, a small educational institute for women, in downtown Leavenworth. In 1870, Saint Mary’s was moved to its current location south of the City, and was renamed St. Mary’s Academy. In 1923, the Sisters established Saint Mary College.