Skip Navigation

About Stevenson

Stevenson University was founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College. In 2008, the college adopted the name Stevenson University to reflect its growing size, expanding mission, and breadth of academic offerings. Serving nearly 2,700 undergraduate students as well as over 900 online students, the university is committed to providing exceptional experiences, a connection to career, and a community centered on student success.

Stevenson University Seal

Facts at a Glance

  • 16:1 student-teacher ratio
  • 2,708 traditional undergraduate students
  • 907 online adult master’s and bachelor’s students
  • 33 states (including Maryland) and 6 countries are represented by our student population
  • 27 Division III athletic teams
  • 60+ student clubs and organizations
  • 92 percent of alumni are working or attending graduate or professional school within six months of graduation
  • 28+ academic programs, professional minors, and discipline minors
  • 21+ online master’s and bachelor’s programs for working adults
    * Statistics based on Fall 2017 undergraduate class


University Leadership

Stevenson’s seventh president, Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., joined the university in July 2017 after serving as president of San Diego State University since 2011.