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Welcome to Drury University

A personal greeting from President David Manuel

This year marks the 142nd anniversary of Drury University’s founding. Tied to the historical significance of Missouri and located as an integral member of Springfield’s historic Midtown District, Drury was modeled after the notable liberal arts universities of the East Coast. Drury is committed to the liberal arts tradition and to personalized education that integrates theoretical and practical knowledge in the context of the 21st century. Thus, students have opportunities to choose majors such as architecture, business, education, behavioral sciences and the traditional arts and humanities.

The breadth of these degrees and the platforms that complement and enhance learning include community-focused engaged learning, service learning, undergraduate research opportunities and study abroad venues (the majority of Drury’s traditional undergraduates study abroad). Drury is pleased that employers and graduate schools have eagerly embraced Drury alumni, evidenced by the enviable placement rate of our graduates and their excellent acceptance rate into graduate and professional schools.

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