Drury University Accreditation & Accolades


Drury University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association:

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View Drury University's current accreditation status by clicking on the Higher Learning Commission mark of affiliation to the right.


Drury University continues to receive national and international recognition. Here's a quick look at some of our most recent accomplishments.

The Princeton Review

Drury University has been named one of the top schools in the country by The Princeton Review in the 2019 edition of its annual publication, The Best 384 Colleges.

One of The Princeton Review’s most popular guides, The Best 384 Colleges rankings are based on surveys of 138,000 students at top colleges that includes a wide representation by region, size, selectivity and character. Published annually since 1992, the book has detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories. This is the first time Drury has been included in the annual guide, and is one of only five new schools on the list.

In its profile on Drury, surveyed students gave the university high marks for offering a “well-rounded” education, “close community,” and “numerous opportunities for leadership.” Students also praised the flexibility they have in charting their own academic journey at Drury, with the ability to be involved in areas outside of their major or minor simply because it interests them or to bolster their professional career.

Division Highlights

  • 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.


  • More than 300 bicycles are ridden on campus annually, 25% of which are maintained through Drury's D.Cycle bicycle loan and maintenance services program. 
  • Since 2015, Drury has held the national recognition as a "Tree Campus USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • Drury has continuously worked to improve energy efficiency across campus, holding two LEED certifications and switching to LED lamps across campus.