Drury University

Founded in 1873, Drury University is a private institution with a long-standing tradition of liberal arts education, professional and personal development, and service to the Ozarks region. Engaged learning, entrepreneurial thinking, and commitment to personal wellness and sustainability help Drury students connect to success. Drury provides day school, evening school, online classes, and graduate schools. Drury is an 88-acre residential campus in Springfield, Missouri, the third-largest city in the state. Our 1,315 undergraduate day school students come to Drury from 28 states and 53 countries. Through personalized and engaged learning in Drury core curriculum, students find opportunities to think critically in the classroom and gain experience in the community and around the world. Success continues after graduation, with Drury students reporting 96% post-graduation placement, of which 38% go on to graduate school. In 2016, Drury students provided more than 153,000 service hours to people and organizations in Springfield and throughout the Ozarks. Greek students completed 4,000 hours of service and raised over $39,000. Athletics:A member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, one of the top D-II leagues in the nation, Drury offers 17 NCAA Division II sports and six non-NCAA sports for nearly 300 student-athletes. Drury Athletics had 48 student-athletes earn all-conference honors in the GLVC and 16 were named NCAA-II All-Americans. The Drury Lady Panthers basketball program has qualified for the NCAA tournament in 12 of its 15 seasons of existence and never had a losing season. Drury swept the men's and women's GLVC basketball championships in 2015, the third league title for each program in its 10 years as a GLVC member. Drury men's swimming and diving won 10 consecutive national championships from 2005-14, an NCAA-II record. The 2015 Panthers had 20 players win All-Academic awards from the Great Lakes Valley Conference for maintaining a 3.30 cumulative GPA or better. Drury Baseball set a school record with its 44-13 mark in 2014, winning a GLVC Championship and reaching the NCAA-II Midwest Regional finals. The nine national championships won by the women's swimming & diving team are the most in NCAA Division II history. The Drury swimming program has had eight student-athletes represent their respective countries in the Olympic Games. Drury combined 37 national championships in all sports are the most won by any NCAA or NAIA member school in the state of Missouri. Drury has finished in the Top 35 of the Learfield Sports Directors Cup NCAA Division II All-Sports standings nationally for 17 consecutive years, finishing 11th in the 2013-14 final standings.Drury University Mission Statement: Drury is an independent university, church-related, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning. Education at Drury seeks to cultivate spiritual sensibilities and imaginative faculties as well as ethical insight and critical thought; to foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge; and to liberate persons to participate responsibly in and contribute to a global community.

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Private, Coed 1873 N/A Semester $88.8 million + 900 N. Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 873-7879
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66 100.0 Missouri Springfield 207