Drury University continues to receive national and international recognition. Here's a quick look at some of our most recent accomplishments.
Drury is ranked No. 8 on the list of best regional universities in the Midwest, a category U.S. News & World Report officially names "Best Regional Universities-Midwest." In addition, Drury was ranked 15th in the Midwest in the “Great Schools at Great Prices” category, and Drury was listed in the category “A-plus schools for B students” in the Midwest. U.S. News says the “A-plus schools for B students” category is for universities “where spirit and hard work make all the difference to admission offices.”
The Princeton Review has named Drury University one the best colleges in the Midwest in its website feature “2014 Best Colleges Region by Region.” Drury is one of 155 institutions named to the Princeton Review’s “Best in the Midwest” section.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Drury a top 100 best value private university for 2014.
Drury is ranked No. 3 in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Colleges for Veterans. The rankings are determined by the university's participation in federal initiatives to help veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.
In 2014, Drury was named in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges" for the fifth year in a row. This recognition identifies the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges. The criteria for inclusion focuses on institutions that have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.
Drury is ranked as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the Institute of International 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 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) tracks how motivated and challenged students are, based on surveys of 135,000 students at more than 600 colleges and universities. Drury was awarded high marks in the survey, compared to other master's universities.
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 honored for its commitment to global education when it was named on the Association of American Colleges and Universities list of More Reasons for Hope: Diversity Matters in Higher Education. One of 32 institutions selected for the honor, Drury was recognized for its former Global Perspectives 21 curriculum, in which "students gain an understanding of global issues both locally and beyond our borders, competency in a second language, communication skills, reasoning and problem-solving skills, and a greater awareness and understanding of other cultures."
Drury has been named a Barron's Best Buy in College Education.
In 2011, Her Campus magazine named Drury in its top spot for "social media savvy," citing the university's Social Media Certificate Program and presences on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Drury was named a Gold Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association.