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 a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”