Diverse, Flexible Catholic Education at Maryville
Ranked 464th overall by The Wall Street Journal, Maryville University is a nonprofit AAC&U member in St. Louis that confers 72 bachelor’s, 24 master’s, seven doctoral, and 31 certificate programs, including 49 online degrees, in six colleges at a 14:1 learner-faculty ratio. For example, the B.S. in Sport Business Management uniquely partners with Rawlings for a 128-credit, ACBSP-accredited online sequence chaired by Dr. Jason Williams for Results-Centered Sales or Data Analytics tracks. The B.S. in Biology builds a 128-credit, on-campus path with opportunities to intern at GlaxoSmithKline, conduct Center for Sustainability projects, tour the Galapagos Islands, and join Love Your Melon.
Online via Canvas, the John E. Simon School of Business starts the 39-credit, 12-month MBA in Financial Services six times yearly with Series 7 licensure prep for 97 percent job placement at Edward Jones, Scottrade, Centene, Ameren, Maritz, and others at average pay of $121,750. The MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner follows a 45-credit, CCNE-accredited curriculum led by Dr. Elizabeth Buck with four semesters of online courses like Professional Role Development plus 745 clinical hours at partners, such as Barnes-Jewish Hospital or SSM Health.
Other Maryville options include the B.A. in Forensic Psychology, B.A. in History, B.A. in Digital Media, B.S. in Science Education, M.S. in Cyber Security, M.S. in Data Analytics, M.B.A. in Project Management, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership.
About Maryville University
Maryville University originated in 1827 when Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne opened La Maison de Ville on St. Louis’ Convent Street to provide free women’s education. In 1864, the Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus bought another 21 acres in Withnell’s Grove to expand. In 1872, it became Maryville Academy with an inaugural post-secondary class of 80. Based on the French Lycée method, it awarded only two-year degrees until 1921. Two years later, it was renamed the Maryville College of the Sacred Heart. On January 1, 1941, Maryville was first granted regional accreditation. In April 1961, Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter dedicated its present 290-acre home. Coeducational since 1968, Maryville created a lay Board of Trustees in 1972. In 1981, the Weekend College was launched as a School of Adult & Online Education predecessor. One decade later, the Maryville University name was adopted after its first doctorate.
Endowed for $50.3 million, Maryville University now educates 9,139 Saints from 50 states and 55 countries online or face-to-face in Town and Country near Bellerive Country Club with 100+ clubs like the Society of Photographers. In 2018, Maryville won the St. Louis American Foundation’s Corporate Diversity Award. In 2017, Maryville University received the Hillel International Campus Partnership Award. Maryville accepted the 2018 Salesforce Campus Technology Impact Award and Apple Distinguished School Award too. Forbes placed Maryville University 476th overall with the 191st most research productivity. On Niche, Maryville boasts America’s 101st best accounting, 204th top teaching, and 334th best psychology majors. The U.S. News & World Report named Maryville 109th for nursing and 198th for MBA programs online. Kiplinger’s also crowned Maryville the 49th best private value.
Maryville University Accreditation Details
On June 25, 2015, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA) Institutional Actions Council formally notified Maryville University that the Level VI accreditation was satisfactorily reaffirmed with commendation through 2024-25 under its 10th president, Dr. Mark Lombardi, the Great Lakes Valley Conference Council of Presidents’ chair. Located 314 miles up Interstate 55 in Chicago, this mega 19-state Midwest Region accreditor is recognized by the U.S. Education Department and Missouri Department of Higher Education. The Academic Affairs Office also lists the following individual program accreditations:
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
- Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
- National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals
- Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation
- National Association of Schools of Music
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Council for Interior Design Accreditation
Maryville University Application Requirements
Getting into Maryville University is classified “minimally difficult” by Peterson’s because 2,059 of the 2,241 Fall 2017 applicants were triumphant for 92 percent acceptance. First-year Saints should finish a high school diploma with 22 academic units, including four in English. Non-graduates only qualify with at least 660 GED or 45 Missouri HiSET scores. Freshmen must present a minimum 2.5 GPA, though the median is 3.61. Optional SAT and ACT marks currently average 1180 and 24 respectively. Eligible transfers with 15-90 college-level credits and GPAs above 2.0 are welcome. The School of Adult & Online Education considers international learners meeting the 69 TOEFL iBT, 40 DET, 47 PTE, or 480 SAT Reading mark. Graduate degrees are reserved for ambitious students holding four-year bachelor’s at 3.0 GPAs or higher. The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology outlines 10 prerequisites, including Phonetics and Audiology. M.S. in Actuarial Science cohorts need at least 130 GRE Quantitative scores. Online MSN or DNP entrants must verify current nursing licensure plus two years of experience.
Maryville University doesn’t generally have deadlines to ensure rolling admission. Nonetheless, overseas students should file before June 1st for Fall or November 1st for Spring starts. The Master of Occupational Therapy closes on January 1st each year. M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology cohorts must apply before February 1st. The M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling has a March 15th deadline. Accordingly, complete the Maryville or Common Application online for free. Forward official transcripts to 650 Maryville University Drive in St. Louis, MO 63141. For testing, select SAT/GRE code 6399 or ACT code 2326. Other checklist items include the career goals statement, 1-3 reference letters, music audition, art/design portfolio, résumé or curriculum vitae, financial resources affidavit, RN license, and writing sample. Contact (888) 266-0574 or Admissions@online.maryville.edu to inquire further.
Tuition and Financial Aid
For 2019-20, Maryville University is charging full-time bachelor’s tuition of $13,035 per semester or $26,070 annually. Traditional part-time study is $781 per credit. The One Fee costs undergrads $2,400 each year. Living at the St. Louis campus’ dorms like Mouton Hall adds $7,800 for yearly housing. Unlimited meal plans for Gander Dining Hall are $2,912 extra per person. Maryville budgets $7,518 for miscellaneous expenses and textbooks. Annual undergrad attendance equals $46,075 on-site or $38,209 if commuting. The School of Adult & Online Education bills $500 per bachelor’s credit. Graduate programs have wide-ranging prices from $663 to $897 per credit. For example, the Online M.S. in Healthcare Administration costs $714 per credit. The Master of Occupational Therapy has flat-rate tuition of $13,035 each term.
According to the NCES College Navigator, the Student Service Center in Gander Hall Room 124 helps 82 percent of full-time Maryville Saints collect average financial aid of $13,650 each for $33.08 million combined. Institutional funds include the Design & Visual Art Scholarship, St. Louis Bright Futures Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Award, Barat Transfer Scholarship, Mouton Scholarship, Multicultural Scholarship, Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship, Martin Lombardi Scholarship, Tomorrow’s Innovators Scholarship, Melissa Brickey Scholarship, Midwest Student Exchange Scholarship, and First Robotics Scholarship. The Duchesne Scholarship gifts $12,000 annually to freshmen meeting the 24 ACT or 1180 SAT minimum. The Presidential Scholarship covers full tuition and housing for outstanding undergrads with GPAs above 3.75. Federal Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, Work-Study, or Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant coverage requires FAFSA applications coded 002482. The $1,850 Access Missouri Grant also has an April 1st deadline for in-state residents with 2.5 GPAs or better.
Keep reading about Maryville University at the School of Adult & Online Education website.