Drury at a Glance: Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1873 as a private liberal arts college
  • 88-acre residential campus in Springfield, Missouri

Students:

  • 1,607 traditional day students on campus
  • 54% female / 46% male
  • 54% of traditional students live on campus.
  • Approximately 23% are enrolled from outside Missouri. Students come from 31 states and 38 countries.
  • 30% participate in Greek Life
  • 50% study abroad
  • 98% post-graduation placement success rate
  • 2,656 total enrollment in the College of Continuing Professional Studies
  • 418 graduate students

2013 New Class Profile:

  • 324 first-time freshmen
  • Avg. ACT: 25.2
  • Avg. SAT: N/A
  • Avg. GPA: 3.73
  • 64% graduated in the top half of their high school class

Academics:

Cost:

  • 2013: $21,700 annually (based on 12-17 hours each semester)
  • Housing varies by meal plan and dorm selection. A general guide to room and board: $8,100.
  • Books are about $1,000
  • 87% of students receive a portion of $9.1 million in financial assistance

Rankings:

  • Drury has been at or near the top of the U.S. News and World Report "Great Schools at Great Prices" list for the Midwest since 1999, including five years in the #1 slot.
  • Ranked No. 8 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional Universities (Midwest) for 2014
  • Named a Princeton Review "Best in the Midwest" university for 2014
  • Named a "Best Value Private University" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  • Time magazine Honorable Mention for Best Liberal Arts School in the Nation
  • Member of the New American Colleges and Universities (a group of 19 select schools in the nation)
  • One of 13 "Institutions of Excellence" by the Policy Center on the First Year of College
  • Ranked as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars in 2011 by the Institute of International Education
  • Included in Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges since 2010

Athletics:

  • Mascot: Panther
  • NCAA Division-II: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball
  • NCAA-II men's basketball national champions 2013
  • NCAA-II men's swimming & diving national champions 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • NCAA-II women's swimming & diving national champions 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Fanthers student fans recognized by NCAA as a "Game Environment Award of Excellence" winner for 2010-11