MC named “Top College” by Forbes

MC named “Top College” by Forbes

Sept. 10, 2019

Maryville College again has been named a “Top College” by Forbes.

The 200-year-old liberal arts college is listed among 650 colleges and universities – and one of 14 Tennessee higher education institutions – in Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges 2019” report.

“When it comes to the question everyone seems to be asking, ‘Is college worth it?,’ we emphatically say yes,” reads the description on the Forbes website. “With an asterisk. That’s the mission of this college ranking, our annual review of the undergraduate institutions that deliver the top academics, best experiences, career success and lowest debt. Whether a school is in the Top 10 or near the bottom of the list, these 650 count as the best in the country. We include just 15 percent of the 4,300 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S., so appearing here at all is an indication that a school meets a high standard.”


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2019 semester is 1,148.