Maryville University named a 2012-13 Best Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance


ST. LOUIS Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named Maryville University to its list of the country’s best values in private colleges and universities. Kiplinger’s annual list ranks 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges. The full list is online now at

Maryville University and other schools on the list have outstanding qualities parents and students seek in higher education. They offer top-notch education at a reasonable cost. Maryville students enjoy small class sizes, and recognize the University’s outstanding retention rate for first-year students and high four-year graduation rate.

“Kiplinger’s list of the best private colleges has become a recognized and respected resource for families researching the best value in college education,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “The schools on this year’s list offer students both academic excellence and affordability, which is increasingly important in this challenging economic landscape.”

Maryville University President Mark Lombardi said, ““We are proud to have Kiplinger’s recognize our institution for the second straight year. Maryville takes great pride in providing an outstanding educational experience that is also a great value for parents and their students. And we are always working to improve and enhance that experience both inside and outside the classroom.”

About Kiplinger

For nine decades, the Kiplinger Organization has led the way in personal finance and business forecasting. Founded in 1920 by W.M. Kiplinger, the company developed one of the nation’s first successful newsletters in modern times. The Kiplinger Letter, launched in 1923, remains the longest continuously published newsletter in the United States. In 1947, Kiplinger created the nation’s first personal finance magazine. is the fastest-growing Web site in the personal finance space. Located in the heart of our nation’s capital, the Kiplinger editors remain dedicated to delivering sound, unbiased advice for your family and your business in clear, concise language.

About Maryville University

Maryville students choose from 50 undergraduate, 10 master’s and four doctoral degree programs. More than 4,100 students study at Maryville through the College of Arts and Sciences, John E. Simon School of Business, School of Health Professions and the School of Education.