88-acre residential campus in Springfield, Missouri
1,575 traditional day students on campus
2,656 total enrollment in the College of Continuing Professional Studies
418 graduate students
Day School Students
10% international students / 41 countries represented
19% ethnic origin other than white, non-Hispanic
15% enrolled from outside Missouri
53% female / 47% male
2013 New Class Profile
324 first-time freshmen
Avg. ACT: 25.2
Avg. GPA: 3.73
87% graduated in the top half of their high school class
11:1 student to faculty ratio
Average class size: 17
90% of classes have 25 or fewer students
7 graduate programs
94% of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field
51% of Drury students study abroad
67% of students completed an internship for credit in 2012
Survey results reflect that 93.5% of site supervisor respondents stated they would like to hire their Drury intern for full-time work.
96.7% of '12 post-graduation survey respondents stated that they were either employed or in graduate school within six months (75.63% response rate)
In 2012, Drury students provided more than 148,000 service hours to people and organizations in Springfield and throughout the Ozarks
During 2012-2013, Greek students completed 10,000 hours of community service and raised $15,000
20 organizations on Drury’s campus are dedicated to service and volunteerism
2013: $21,700 annually (based on 12-17 hours each semester)
98% of Drury students receive a portion of over $29mm total aid in financial assistance
Drury’s average student debt is below the state average
Housing varies by meal plan and dorm selection. A general guide to room and board: $8,100.
Books are about $1,000
Average GPA: 3.38
90 student-athletes received NCAA D-II Academic Achievement Awards in 2013
5th in the nation NCAA D-II Power Rankings
Men’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field
Women’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball
Drury athletics teams have won 34 national championships; more than any other school in the state of Missouri
2013 NCAA-II men's basketball national champions
The Lady Panthers basketball team has never had a losing record in its 14 seasons
In 2014, the men’s swimming and diving team achieved a “decade of dominance” with 10 straight NCAA-II championships. The women’s swimming and diving team captured its sixth NCAA-II championship in seven years.
In 2014, the men’s and women’s basketball teams both won GLVC championships and advanced to the NCAA-II Elite Eight.
“Fanthers” student fans received 2011 NCAA "Game Environment Award of Excellence"
Rankings & Accolades
Drury is ranked as Missouri’s #1 Midwest Regional University in the U.S. in the publication U.S. News & Word Report Best Colleges 2014. Drury has been at or near the top of this list since 1999.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Drury a top 100 best value private university for 2014.
The Princeton Review named Drury one of the best colleges in the Midwest in its website feature “2014 Best Colleges Region by Region.”
In 2014, Drury was named in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges” for the fifth year in a row.
Drury is ranked as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the Institute of International Education.
Drury is one of 13 colleges and universities nationwide chosen as “Institutions of Excellence in the First College Year” by The Policy Center on the First Year of College.
Drury was named on the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ list “More Reasons for Hope: Diversity Matters in Higher Education.”
Victory Media named Drury a Military Friendly School: in the top 20 percent of colleges in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses.
The NAAB-accredited Hammons School of Architecture has been ranked among the Top 11 architecture schools in the 12-state Midwest region by Design Intelligence.
Drury’s arts administration program is one of only 25 of its kind for undergraduates in the nation.
Drury has five unique pre-acceptance programs with prestigious schools of medicine throughout the state of Missouri.
Drury boasts an average acceptance rate of 87% for its pre-professional health programs.
All communication majors complete a senior seminar course that provides comprehensive career planning support.
100% of all Drury business students graduate with practical internship experience and global study abroad experience.
Drury’s Enactus Team (formerly SIFE) has advanced to nationals for 15 consecutive years and has won the National Exposition three times.
Drury’s elementary education program is nationally recognized by the Association of Childhood Education International as an exemplary program.
The Edward Jones Center stimulates economic development through real-world projects for start-ups and community organizations, internships and the Drury on C-Street space.
100% of environmental science students graduate with internship or meaningful research experience.
One of only 62 schools in the nation with a music therapy program.
Political science and geography majors have opportunities to complete an internship at the Washington Center in Washington, D.C.
Drury grounds crew was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Forest ReLeaf of Missouri Exceptional Planting Project for the continued beautification of the campus.
300 bikes are ridden on campus annually, many of which are maintained through the university bike loan program.
In 2012, the O’Reilly Family Event Center achieved LEED-Gold Certification.