Maryville University of St. Louis
- This article is about Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. For Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee, see Maryville College.
is a private, coeducational university in Town and Country
, United States
."." U.S. Census Bureau
. Retrieved on August 18, 2009. It was founded in 1872 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic order established in France by women dedicated to education.
One of the oldest private institutions in Greater St. Louis
, Maryville was originally an academy for young women, before becoming a four-year college in 1923 and a university
in 1991. In 1968, a watershed year at Maryville, the University became a co-educational institution. In 1972, Maryville’s Centennial year, ownership of the college was transferred from the Religious of the Sacred Heart to a lay board of trustees.
The institution's visionary grasp of the growth potential of West St. Louis County, Missouri
, sparked its purchase in the late 1950s of of land adjacent to U.S. Highway 40
, St. Louis' main thoroughfare. The dedication of the new campus on this site in 1961 marked the beginning of Maryville's mission as a community-oriented liberal arts
institution. Prior to 1961, Maryville was located in south St. Louis city on Meramec Avenue. The facility was taken over by the Midwest Province of... Read More