2201 West End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Costa graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1980.
Costa received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1980.
Costa began her career as an assistant editor of Academe: Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors in 1982 and had held it for five years. Since 1988 she has been an editor of National Business Woman.
Costa is a member of Business and Professional Women's Foundation, Washington Independent Writers and Association for Women in Communications .
On September 19, 1987 Maryanne Costa married Anthony Eugene Costa.