Points of Pride

Committed to the works, values and aspirations of the Sisters of Mercy, College of Saint Mary is a Catholic university dedicated to the education of women in an environment that calls forth potential and fosters leadership.  Students are inspired to academic excellence and lifelong learning; to regard for the dignity of each person; to the development of mind, body and spirit; and to compassionate service to others.


Mother Mary Leo Gallagher, a Sister of Mercy, carried on the tradition that valued educating women and opened the doors of College of Saint Mary in 1923 in the old Continental Hotel at 15th and Castelar Streets. The church schools needed teachers. To be effective in these positions, Mother Gallagher believed women needed a strong liberal arts education.

Location & Contact

College of Saint Mary

7000 Mercy Rd.

Omaha, NE 68106

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Art History
  • Art/Studio
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work