To become among the leading higher education centers of academic excellence in teaching-learning, research, publications and community services in East-Africa, and  contribute to the development of Ethiopia.


 To offer conventional and distance education that is accessible to the larger society through reasonable tuition focusing on quality and standards in teaching, research and   outreach services.

             CORE VALUES

  • Efficiency
  • Excellence
  • High regard for students
  • Integrity
  • Positive thinking
  • Quality and standards
  • Self-initiative
  • Teamwork and team spirit
  • Tolerance
  • Transparency, trustworthiness and accountability


  To meet the dynamic needs of Ethiopia, St. Mary’s University has set the following goals:

  • Offer relevant, diverse, learner-centered, and research-led programs of study;
  • Prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes embodied in the graduate profile of academic programs;
  • Strengthen assessment methods that validly, reliably and fairly evaluate measurable learning outcomes;
  • Promote technology-based, innovative and inter-disciplinary learning environment;
  • Augment student support, staff development, facilities and resources;
  • Undertake demand-driven research on local, regional and international issues and problems;
  • Produce and disseminate research outcomes, teaching materials and other publications;
  • Ensure the provision of need-based services to the community at large;
  • Initiate, sustain and enhance a close network with local, regional and international stakeholders; and
  • Put in place a system that ensures responsibility and accountability towards the performance of tasks related with the attainment of the goals enshrined here in