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University Profile


Based on fall 2007 statistics

Total Enrollment: 3,609
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,238
Graduate Enrollment: 1,371
Students residing in University and University-sponsored housing: 746


138 full-time teaching faculty; 220 part-time faculty. Approximately 88 percent of Marymount’s full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.

Student-to-Faculty Ratio


Academic Divisions

School of Arts and Sciences
School of Business Administration
School of Education and Human Services
School of Health Professions

Academic Distinctions


The information in this section is published exclusively for accreditation-related purposes. For inquiries regarding the admission or general educational policies and practices of Marymount University, please consult the relevant sections of this catalog.

Marymount University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Marymount University.

Marymount University is certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Off-Site Learning Options

Reston Center

Responding to significant residential and commercial growth in the Reston area, Marymount University has an extension site at its Reston Center. The Center offers a variety of academic programs designed to meet the needs of adult learners. Offerings include graduate degree and teacher licensure programs, undergraduate degree completion, and professional education certificate programs, all of which can be completed at the Reston site. To provide flexible options for working adult students, classes are offered in the evening, on weekends, and in condensed course formats. More information about Marymount’s Reston Center is available online at

Academic Outreach

Since 1996, Marymount University has been successfully delivering education programs at such places as regional corporations, government agencies, and education institutions. The University works closely with chief learning officers and human resource directors of these organizations to develop an academic strategy to help their client’s employees gain the knowledge and skills needed to immediately address on-the-job challenges. To create a competitive advantage for client organizations and improve their employees’ performance, targeted graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs are offered through innovative education partnerships.

Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

Marymount University is a member of The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Other members include American University, The Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, The George Washington University, Howard University, Southeastern University, Trinity University, University of the District of Columbia, and University of Maryland at College Park. Eligible students from Marymount may take approved courses at member institutions. More information about enrollment and registration procedures.

Student Services

Marymount University is committed to meeting the needs of all students and provides support services through various offices, including the Academic Success Center, Campus Ministry, the Career and Internship Center, Counseling Center, Disability Support Services, Housing and Residence Life, International Student Services, Student Activities, and the Student Health Center.


Marymount is an NCAA Division III institution and a member of the Capital Athletic Conference. The University offers the following intercollegiate teams:

Men’s basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming
Women’s basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, volleyball