Maryville University again named a “Best Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

ST. LOUIS For the third consecutive year, 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 President Mark Lombardi said, “For a third straight year Kiplinger’s recognizes the great value of a Maryville education. With a 76 percent graduation rate and a 94 percent career placement rate Maryville University delivers an outstanding education to thousands each year, affirming the vitality of a robust university education.”

Maryville University and other schools on the list offer top-notch education at a reasonable cost. Maryville students enjoy small class sizes with a student to faculty ratio of 12:1, and the University has retention rate of 87 percent for first-year students. Maryville is an innovator in tailoring degrees to promising career tracks, and offering classes in formats that are accessible to both traditional college students and working adults.

“With the recent emphasis on rating colleges and universities based on their value, our rankings serve as a valuable resource to help students and families make more informed choices,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “Combining a high-quality education with an affordable price tag is a challenge, but the colleges on this year’s list offer the best of both worlds.”


About Maryville University

Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution with an enrollment of 5,033 students. Maryville offers more than 75 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 46 states and 30 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger’s, in 2012 Maryville was named the No. 1 Overperforming University in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Maryville’s athletics teams compete at the Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.

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