About Drury University
Drury University, a small private university located in Springfield Missouri, offers students a bold new academic experience – one that breaks the mold of single majors and rigid formulas most often associated with traditional education. This new program guarantees that all students will receive a blend of life credentials and career credentials, allowing them to pursue their intellectual passions while giving them the tools they need to be technically proficient and career-ready.
Through this intentional combination of study in professional and non-professional areas, students will learn to be flexible, innovative and creative problem solvers. They will go beyond traditional education and thinking by blending career, calling, life, community, self and service.
- In each class, students develop an understanding of why what they are learning matters. Real life application is paramount.
- Community outreach is emphasized beyond the classroom and the campus. Classes regularly partner with Springfield organizations to create real change.
- Students build strong relationships with thought leaders and mentors via internships, on-campus resources, classwork and the Drury alumni network.
- Because Drury is a teaching university, professors are easily accessible.
- A spirit of entrepreneurship inspires confidence, creativity and accountability.
- An environment of academic and creative collaboration inspires students to actively explore ways to enhance their individual Drury experiences.
A Life Well Lived
- Drury's curriculum enables students to make decisions, both personal and professional, from a place of ethics and morality.
- Wellness and sustainability are seen as a way of life, rather than tasks, and are integrated throughout the Drury community.
- Students are given resources to connect dreams and aspirations to build successful futures.
At A Glance
- Founded in 1873 as a private liberal arts college
- 90-acre residential campus in the historic midtown district of Springfield, Missouri
- More than 70 majors and programs, 39 minors, and 5 graduate programs
- 3,359 total enrollment:
- 13:1 student to faculty ratio