Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County. Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. As academic excellence is the top priority, class sizes are kept small to enhance learning and ensure personal attention is given to the students. Among recent graduates, 82 percent are employed or attending graduate school.
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There are six entry points per year: January, March, May, July, August & October
Maryville University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at Maryville University are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the BSN program is also fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
- Forbes and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazines consistently rank Maryville University as a top private school. Kiplinger’s has named Maryville to its list of 100 best values in private colleges and universities for the past two years. Forbes has named Maryville to its “Best Colleges” list for the past three years.
- Maryville University is one of only three St. Louis institutions in the National universities category to achieve ranked status in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges – 2013 publication.
- Maryville University is ranked 35th on U.S. News & World Report’s first ever “Best Colleges for Veterans” list for 2014. Maryville was among more than 280 universities initially considered for inclusion.
- G.I. Jobs magazine has named Maryville a “Military Friendly” school for the past three years, and Military Advanced Education has named the University a “Top School” in its 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities.
Throughout the nursing industry, there is an overall focus towards advanced education. The baseline educational requirements are changing, and nurses are finding that in order to stay competitive, they now need to achieve at least a master’s level education (MSN) to advance their careers.
Maryville University has taken an innovative approach to advanced nursing education by providing four competitive online degree programs for students wanting to move forward in their nursing careers. Students have the option of pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), or Post-Master Nurse Practitioner Certificates, all with two specialty tracks – the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) and the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Additionally, Maryville University also offers the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) for those current nurse practitioners wanting an even more advanced education degree. Maryville University’s online degree offerings help support nurses with the education needed to empower them within the healthcare field.