The University of Mary (abbreviated U-Mary) is a four year Catholic university near Bismarck, North Dakota. The university is the largest degree granting institution in Bismarck. It has a campus in Rome, Italy, and also operates academic programs at satellite locations in North Dakota (Fargo and downtown Bismarck), Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Kansas, Missouri, and Arizona.
The University of Mary is the only private, Catholic university in North Dakota. It has been accredited by The Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1969. Since its incorporation in 1959, the university's enrollment has grown from 69 to more than 3,000. Ever mindful of its mission to serve the region's religious, academic, and cultural needs, the University of Mary continues to strive for quality in its academic and co-curricular programs. Its undergraduate programs have grown from nursing and education to 44 majors, ranging from accounting to theology.