Maryville University has always exemplified the best in higher education by empowering graduates to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners who strive for excellence, achieve their dreams, and make a positive impact in their communities.
In 1961, a visionary decision made by the Religious of the Sacred Heart relocated campus from south St. Louis to a large parcel of land located 22 miles west—in rapidly-expanding St. Louis County. Even more big changes would come. Male students first arrived on campus in 1969, and in 1972, the same year Maryville University celebrated its Centennial, the first lay Board of Trustees was appointed. In 1991, Maryville College officially became Maryville University.