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Maryville University Makes Forbes “Best Colleges” List


August 15, 2011

Maryville University has been named one of America’s Best Colleges in the annual ranking by Forbes, Inc. This ranking places Maryville University in the top 20 percent of American colleges and universities and reflects high student satisfaction, successful alumni, high graduation rates and educational value.

“This recognition reflects a broader recognition of Maryville University’s legacy of providing a quality education, strong mentorships and exceptional leadership opportunities that serve our students long after commencement,” says Mark Lombardi, PhD, president of Maryville University.

Forbes states that the ranking is based on “educational outcomes, not reputations.” The list is calculated using criteria from five categories, including student course and professor evaluations, student retention rates and the amount of debt incurred by students.

About Maryville University
Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Masters-Midwest category, Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Among recent graduates, 82 percent are employed or attending graduate school. More than 16,000 Maryville alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.


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