University of Mary

The Tribal nations are an important part of North Dakota’s infrastructure, especially the tribal colleges. A recent report from 2017 found that tribal colleges contributed almost 193 million dollars to the state economy. One of the tribes included in the study was Nuesta Hidatsa Sahnish College or NHSC. Its main headquarters are in New Town, but it has branches in Mandaree and White Shield.

Big gift to help U-Mary Engineering school

Apr 22, 2018

The company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline has given Bismarck’s University of Mary $5 million for its engineering school.

Energy Transfer Partners – and Sunoco – presented the University with the first $3 million check Friday (4-20-18).

"The need for well-educated engineers is only going to increase as our nation's economy continues to change," ETP executive vice-president for Human Resources Chris Curia said at an event announcing the gift. "We see an increased demand for all types of engineers."

Bismarck-based University of Mary could see a big freshman class this fall.

“We're expecting about 33 percent more commitments from incoming freshman than at this time last year,”  said Director of undergraduate admissions at U-Mary Chip Hinton. He said that could mean a freshman class of 475 to 500.

"This would be the largest freshmen class in the history of the University of Mary,” Hinton said.

To what does he attribute that interest?