St. Louis is home to several large universities as well as many smaller ones. Some are public. Others are private. And still others offer a Master's Degree with a religous focus. The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Washington University and Southern University of Illinois-Edwardsville are examples of large univesities. Smaller ones include Harris-Stowe State University , Maryville University and McKendree University. Below is a list of the colleges and universities in and around the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.