The Drury Brand Story

The Drury promise to students:

“At Drury, I make invaluable connections every day that empower me to
make a difference in my life and the lives of others.”

Drury is a new kind of university that honors and effectively links liberal arts and sciences to the study of professional areas. In doing so, students are more authentically connected to:

  • Why what they are learning matters and how they can apply it in real life.
  • Why decisions, both personally and professionally, should come from a place of ethics and morality.
  • Faculty: accessibility is a point of pride for us because we are a teaching university.
  • The community: in the classroom, on campus and beyond.
  • Thought leaders and mentors: from freshman year to graduation to job search to alumni connections. At Drury, students make lifelong connections.
  • A spirit of entrepreneurship, which inspires confidence, creativity and accountability.
  • An environment of collaboration where students are actively involved in enhancing their Drury experience.
  • A life well lived: Drury students learn how to connect dreams and aspirations to successful futures.


  • Our general education curriculum, The Drury CORE: Engaging Our World, prioritizes applied learning through direct engagement in communities on campus, at home and around the world.
  • Drury's commitment to personalized learning means that the Drury experience will be customized to fit the needs and aspirations of each student. We are large enough to afford students abundant opportunities to explore new interests, but small enough to accommodate regular, one-to-one engagement with faculty.
  • Our student to faculty ratio is 13:1. 82% of our full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field. Every day, our students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with faculty members who are experts in their chosen field. Compelling evidence demonstrates that our smaller class sizes and faculty to student ratio results in more meaningful interpersonal dialogue, improved retention rates and higher overall student achievement.
  • Drury remains connected to the Springfield community. The university proactively connects with local leadership, associations and organizations to develop outreach programs designed to support the arts, business, community health, education, community housing, environmental sustainability, public safety and recreation.
  • 42.5% of May 2016 graduates studied abroad. That's more than 33% above the national average! Drury's commitment to global study supports the mission of The Drury Core and opens students' eyes to diversity in cultures. 
  • Career Planning & Development aids Drury students in securing internships. Survey results reflect that 95% of site supervisor respondents stated they would like hire their Drury intern for full-time work.
  • Community Outreach and Leadership Development offers a variety of ways for the Drury community to engage in service activities. In 2015-2016, Drury students provided more than 152,700 service hours in Springfield and throughout the Ozarks.
  • 96% of 2015-2016 post-graduation survey respondents stated that they were either employed, in graduate school, or taking a gap year within six months of graduation (84% knowledge rate).