Maryville University named country's most 'overperforming' school

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by Justine Ward /KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 5 at 3:46 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Maryville University in St. Louis has been named the top overperforming university in the country.

The U.S. News & World Report found Maryville to be the No. 1 overperforming university in the nation using data from the U.S. News & World Report’s Best College of 2013 list and comparing those rankings to peer assessments.  The U.S. News & World Report found Maryville’s performance to be 87 places above its peer assessments. 

Founded in 1872, Maryville is a private independent university that enrolls a little over 4,000 students, focusing on small classes and individualized student attention.

"This shows we are doing outstanding work for our students inside and outside the classroom and reminds us that in higher education great reputation lags behind great performance.  Studies such as this one communicate to parents, students, other universities and prospective employers of our graduates that Maryville University exemplifies a daily commitment to excellence," said Maryville University President Mark Lombardi.

Maryville entered the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings in 2012. Maryville is among three St. Louis institutions that are ranked along with Washington University and SLU. Maryville is also highly ranked as a best value by Forbes and Kiplinger’s. 

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