Mission & Values

Maria College Mission

Maria is a Catholic college sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and animated by the Mercy charism. It provides career-relevant, opportunity education in the context of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to all who can benefit from it. Maria is committed to outstanding and holistic student support services, financial sustainability and the purposive use of evidence to drive institutional renewal and student success. Maria seeks to foster graduates who recognize and respect the dignity of every human person and who will transform their knowledge and skill into caring and compassionate service to others.


Strategic Initiatives

  • Governance, Organizational Culture and Leadership
  • Institutional Effectiveness: Planning, Data and Assessment
  • Relevant Academic Programs
  • Student Success
  • Stewardship of Financial Resources
Maria Stories
Click here to see a video about Mercy Week.

Maria College celebrated Mercy Week 2017 with a full schedule of special events and honored guests.

Click to watch a video about a Maria community project.

Anne Devlin, Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts and Management, shares about a Maria community project, Service in Our Own Backyard.