Employees at Maryville College are invested in the College’s mission, identity and purpose. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). For information on the the church and college relationship, visit Faith Connections. With a 200-year history in higher education, the College offers a diverse and inclusive learning and working community with persons from a variety of backgrounds, beliefs and nationalities. To learn more about the College’s vision for diversity, go to Mission & Vision.
The curriculum at MC is noted for its strong general education program and the two semesters of Senior Study research required of all students. Maryville College Works managed through the College Career Center, integrates career preparation for today’s job market, readying seniors for their first professional job search.
The student body, numbering nearly 1,100, is drawn from the Southeast, Middle Atlantic States and the Midwest. The 320-acre wooded campus is located in Maryville, TN, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state’s third largest city. The campus is within minutes of McGhee Tyson Regional Airport, the major research facilities of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (the College is an associate member), the University of Tennessee, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.