Pearsons Hall in Autumn

The College:

Maryville College is a four-year, co-educational, liberal arts college. Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation in partnership with others. Founded in 1819, Maryville is the 12th oldest college in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). 


Maryville College is ideally situated on 263-acres in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state’s third largest city. Easy to access from either I-40 or I-75, the campus is also just five miles away from McGhee Tyson Airport.

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Current enrollment is 1,148 men and women, representing approximately 40 states, the District of Columbia and 30 other countries.
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Ninety-one percent of full-time faculty members have doctoral degrees or appropriate terminal degrees. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1, with an average class size of 19. Personalized instruction and student-professor contact are the hallmarks of a Maryville College education.
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Programs of Study:

More than 60 majors are offered, along with seven pre-professional programs. At the core are traditional liberal arts programs of study, such as fine arts, history, math, sciences, languages and literature. Degrees awarded include Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science. Certification is available in elementary and secondary education, nonprofit leadership and ministry and church leadership. Dual-degree programs are offered in engineering, health care/nursing, biopharmaceutical sciences and veterinary science.
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A member of the NCAA’s Division III, the College offers 15 varsity sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer and tennis. Women’s sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Club sports include an equestrian team and dance. Intramural sports are also offered. Learn more about athletics. 

Financial Aid:

More than 97 percent of students receive financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans or employment.
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Mission Statement:

Maryville College prepares students for lives of citizenship and leadership as we challenge each one to search for truth, grow in wisdom, work for justice and dedicate a life of creativity and service to the peoples of the world. 

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Maryville College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political beliefs in provision of educational opportunities and benefits.


Maryville College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Maryville College.

Maryville College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music to award baccalaureate degrees in music.

The Maryville College programs in teacher education are approved by the Tennessee Department of Education.

The Maryville College English as a Second Language Program is an approved member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs.

The Maryville College Program for Nonprofit Leadership is certified by Non-Profit Leadership Alliance.