Stevenson University

Stevenson University is the third-largest private university in Maryland, offering a liberal arts curriculum with 28 career-focused undergraduate degrees as well as online bachelor's and master's programs tailored for working adults. The past 17 years have seen a rapid growth period for the University, including its expansion to a second, residential campus in Owings Mills, Maryland and its name change from Villa Julie College to Stevenson University in 2008. Today, Stevenson's two campuses host a vibrant community with music, arts, visiting speakers and lecturers, and a strong Division III athletics program with 27 sports. Some of Stevenson's recent history highlights include: 2003 - Stevenson introduces Career ArchitectureSM, a process that helps students discover their personal core values, align them with their major selection and career goals, and design a strategic plan for post-college career success. Today, on average, 91 percent of Stevenson graduates are either working and/or going to graduate school within six months of graduation. 2004 - Stevenson opens apartment-style residence halls on its Owings Mills campus. The campus is now home to nearly 2,000 resident students as well as the 35,000-square-foot Owings Mills Gymnasium and the 3,500 seat Mustang Stadium. 2006 - The University receives $1 million to expand its nursing program, which today is Stevenson's largest academic program. 2008 - Construction on the Brown School of Business and Leadership is completed on the Owings Mills campus. The School houses the University's state-of-the-art mock trial courtroom, the only one of its kind in Maryland, which is used by several academic departments, including Stevenson's Legal Studies program. 2010 - Stevenson holds its developmental season for a football team before entering the MAC for league play the following year. 2011 - Stevenson announces its acquisition of the former Shire Pharmaceuticals property adjacent to the Owings Mills campus. The site adds 28 acres and 168,000 square feet of space to the campus. The University also adds its Fashion Design program. 2012 - Women's Ice Hockey launches its inaugural season as Stevenson's 20th athletic team. 2013 -The Maryland Career Development Association awards Stevenson the 2013 MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award, recognizing the University's excellence in career development. Stevenson Men's Lacrosse captures its first NCAA championship, defeating RIT, 16-14, in front of more than 20,000 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Stevenson opens its new School of Design on the Owings Mills North location, housing a gallery space and sound stage in addition to classrooms and lab spaces for the University's visual communication design and film/video students. 2014 - Stevenson Football enjoys its most successful season to date, going 8-4 and qualifying for postseason play for the first time in team history. The team defeats Bethany College in its first Division-III bowl game. Stevenson receives from the Women's Hospital Foundation Inc., the largest private gift in the institution's history. The $2 million donation establishes the University's first fully-endowed faculty position, the Women's Hospital Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Nursing. 2015 - Stevenson Athletics adds its 26th and 27th D-III sports, Women's Beach Volleyball and Men's Ice Hockey. 2016 - Stevenson opens its new 200,000 square-foot Kevin J. Manning Academic Center with state-of-the-art facilities for its Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences, School of Design, and new Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions. President Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., the University's fifth president, retires and a search for his replacement begins with nearly 200 candidates. 2017 - The University appoints Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., president of San Diego State University, as its seventh president. Hirshman previously served as Provost at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1947 N/A Semester $69.8 million 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153 (410) 486-7001
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54 100.0 Maryland Stevenson 1084 1045