Maryville University Named 2nd Fastest Growing Private University

Record Enrollment Projected for the 16th Consecutive Year

GREAT NEWS: Maryville University has been named the 2nd fastest-growing private university in the nation by The Chronicle of Higher Education, just as the institution begins its 16th consecutive year of record enrollment growth. We’re projecting an increase of 10 percent enrollment growth comprising more than 11,200 students for Fall 2020. This growth is across both traditional on-campus undergraduate students and online undergraduate and graduate students.

“Because of the amazing commitment of our innovative faculty and creative staff, Maryville continues to set the standard for the new University of the 21st century,” said President Mark Lombardi, PhD. “Our amazing growth from all 50 states is the supreme validation of that vision and demonstrates the confidence the students and parents have in our ability to serve their academic needs.”

More than 925 new traditional students, including more than 750 Freshmen students enrolled in on-campus classes this fall—representing a 7 percent increase over last year. Online students enrolled at this time number more than 7,200, representing a 17 percent increase. Maryville’s robust online programs and the faculty’s ability to provide high-quality teaching across all learning platforms has given Maryville an advantage as virtual and hybrid learning is relied upon as a way to minimize exposure to COVID-19.

“Students across the country choose Maryville because we offer market-relevant, high-quality, online programs that provide the flexibility they need to fit education into their busy lives,” said Katherine Louthan, dean of the School of Adult and Online Education. “We are one of the few universities committed to the continual innovation and evolution of the digital learning experience. We’ve invested in a state-of-the-art video studio and a team of dynamic learning designers who create engaging courses and experiences in collaboration with expert faculty.”

We thank our students and our families for placing your trust in us, and special thanks goes to the faculty and staff for continuing to raise the bar, even during such challenging times. Our community is defining what it means to be #SaintStrong.

NOTE: Thank you St. Louis Post-Dispatch for the coverage of our tuition reduction news.

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