Rankings and Honors


  • Maryville University is ranked in the top 10 percent of all major universities in the nation for the economic value of its academic degrees by Educate to Career, a non-profit firm that analyzes the value of a college degree in response to student demand for good return on investment (ROI).
  • The Interior Design program, offered through Maryville University’s College of Art & Sciences, is No. 2 in the Midwest Region on the 2016 America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools survey. The ranking is published by DesignIntelligence on behalf of the Design Futures Council. Professional practice leaders and recent architecture and design graduates participate in the research.
  • U.S. News & World Report  named Maryville University the No. 1 Overperforming University in the nation for 2013 and 2014.
  • Maryville University’s Online Graduate Nursing Programs were named to the roster of U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.
  • Forbes and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazines consistently rank Maryville University as a top private school. Kiplinger’s has named Maryville to its list of 100 best values in private colleges and universities for five consecutive years. Forbes has named Maryville to its “Best Colleges” list for the past three years.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education cites Maryville University as one of the Top 20 fastest-growing universities in the country. The report ranks Maryville 19th nationally for private, nonprofit, doctoral institutions in rate of growth.
  • Maryville ranked 13th in the National Collegiate Scouting Associations’ 2013 Collegiate Power Rankings.
  • Maryville University is one of only three St. Louis institutions in the National universities category to achieve ranked status in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.
  • Maryville has been honored with the NCAA Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence for the past four consecutive years—including one year in which Maryville was the only school in the U.S. with a 100 percent student-athlete graduation rate.
  • Maryville University is ranked 47th on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges for Veterans” list for 2015. Maryville was among more than 280 universities initially considered for inclusion.
  • G.I. Jobs magazine has named Maryville a “Military Friendly” school in 2015 and for the past five years, and Military Advanced Education has named the University a “Top School” in its 2015 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities.
  • Maryville University’s Gander Dining Hall has won a four-star rating by the Green Dining Alliance of St. Louis for fully embracing “norms for sustainable restaurant management and operations.” Maryville’s campus dining facility is the first in St. Louis to win the certification.