St. Louis Community College–Meramec (also known as STLCC-Meramec or Meramec) campus is located in the suburb of Kirkwood, MO. Meramec is the largest community college in Missouri with over 12,000 undergraduate and transfer students. Along with the 78-acre (31.6 ha) main campus in Kirkwood, Meramec operates one satellite campus in South St. Louis County - Meramec’s South County Education and University Center. The college is named after the Meramec River that meanders through central Missouri before emptying into the Mississippi River at the border between St. Louis and Jefferson Counties.
St. Joseph College opened in 1889 on the site of the present day STLCC-Meramec campus The school was a small private Catholic college from 1889 until the early 1960s. When the college closed the land was redeveloped into the modern STLCC campus.
Meramec has many programs of study and offers a wide variety of associate degrees, some of the most popular being Business, Accounting, Music, Finance, Supply Chain Management, and Education. Meramec also has an extensive Horticulture program; the gardens and greenhouses can be seen on the southwestern part of campus from Big Bend Road. The student newspaper, the Montage, has won the MCMA-Missouri College Media Association's best two-year college newspaper in Missouri.
Meramec Athletics, formerly the Magic, are now known as the Archers due to a consolidation of the district athletic teams. The campus is the "home field" for three teams: baseball, softball, and women's soccer. The teams compete in the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC).