College of St. Mary

The only womens college in a five-state Midwestern region, College of Saint Mary (CSM) in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska is a Catholic college dedicated to the education of women in an environment that calls forth potential and fosters leadership. College of Saint Mary is most concerned with the provision of access to post-secondary education. The student body is 1/3 first generation and nearly 50% Pell eligible. Offering over thirty programs of study, CSMs primary programs are in health professions (nursing, occupational therapy, and physician assistant), education and business. Since 1923, CSM has remained dedicated to its original mission: the education of women for leadership, service and success. While CSM is committed to undergraduate education, graduate programs in education, the health professions, and organizational leadership enable professionals in the area to reach their career and personal goals while still working full-time. College of Saint Mary offers innovative programs unavailable elsewhere in the region. CSMs most recent program addition is Physician Assistant Studies leading to a Masters degree. A specially designed residence hall allows over forty-eight single mothers and their children to live on campus while the mother pursues her degree. Education students directly teach at-risk children while learning to instruct math and science effectively in our Operation SMART program, a partnership with Girls, Inc. of Omaha. Over 90% of CSM students receive financial aid, and CSM has several unique scholarship programs. The Marie Curie Scholars Program provides significant financial support for academically talented, but financially challenged, students who plan to study Biology, Chemistry, or Mathematics. Campus life is rich and exciting. CSM fields competitive NAIA teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, softball, volleyball, golf, swimming, and soccer. Omahas midtown development, Aksarben Village, just across the street from campus; provides access to new restaurants, retail stores, and a movie theatre. Our Lied Fitness Center offers free, on campus workout facilities including a swimming pool, and the Keystone Trail and Papio Creek winds across the edge of campus, offering a beautiful place to run, walk or bike. In the classroom, students receive a high quality education that combines a liberal arts core with practical learning opportunities, career-specific skills, leadership development, and community service. Our service learning program sponsors annual winter, spring, and summer break trips where students travel to locations such as the U.S. Mexico border and Costa Rica to learn while serving. The remarkably low student-teacher ratio and benefits of an all-female setting offer the opportunity to be both challenged and empowered in the classroom. To women serious about attaining high achievement in all aspects of their lives, College of Saint Mary is a proven personal and professional launch pad that provides dynamic opportunities for leadership and personal growth within a uniquely supportive setting.

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Private, Women's college 1923 N/A Semester $14.8 million + 7000 Mercy Road, Omaha, NE 68106 (402) 399-2400
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47 100.0 Nebraska Omaha 217