University Overview

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Campus Facts

  • Founded in 1873 as a private liberal arts college
  • 90-acre residential campus in Springfield, Missouri

2023 Fall Enrollment

  • 2,268 total enrollment
  • 1,369 traditional undergraduate students on campus
  • 707 total enrollment in the College of Continuing Professional Studies
  • 192 graduate students

*All numbers are for the 2022-23 academic year, unless otherwise noted

Traditional Undergraduate Student Population

  • 51 countries represented
  • 38 states
  • 7% international
  • 93 international students
  • 24% out of state
  • 53% female 47% male
  • 34% study abroad*
  • 27% ethnic origin of students other than white, non-Hispanic


  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Third largest city in the state
  • Population: 169,724

2023 Freshman

  • 344 first-time freshmen
  • 89% were in the top half of their class
  • 25 average ACT
  • 3.81 average GPA
  • 86% live on campus
  • 99% received financial aid – $31.1 million in grants and scholarships
  • 344 first-time freshmen
  • 121 first generation students


  • 12:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Average class size: 19
  • Over 80 majors and programs
  • 46 minors
  • 20 certificates
  • 8 graduate programs
  • 12% of students studied abroad in the 2022 – 2023 school year
  • 90% of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field

Work Experience

  • 94% of undergraduate graduates were employed, in graduate school,
    working for a service organization or
    voluntarily taking time off
  • More than 20% were enrolled in graduate / professional school
  • 92% students reported their internship successfully met their objectives
  • 96% of internship site supervisors would hire their intern if a full-time position were available


  • 99% of Drury students receive a portion of over $31.1 million in financial assistance

Drury panthers athletic logo.Athletics

  • Mascot: Panther
  • Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, wrestling
  • Women’s sports: basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, triathlon, STUNT
  • Non-NCAA Sports: bass fishing, dance, esports, men’s bowling, cheer, men’s ice hockey, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, pickleball (in ’24-25), men’s rugby, women’s rugby, and shotgun sports
  • Drury has had nine student-athletes represent their countries in the Olympic games in swimming & diving, with the last being Karol Ostrowski (Poland, 2020-21)
  • 2022-2023: Drury had nine NCAA sports represented in national championship events: women’s tennis, men’s tennis, women’s golf, triathlon, women’s cross country, wrestling, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, and women’s basketball
  • 2022-2023: Drury Athletics had 69 student-athletes earn all-conference honors in the GLVC.
  • 2022-2023: Drury won two GLVC Championships: men’s swimming & diving, and women’s basketball.
  • 2022-2023: The women’s basketball team went 31-2 and finished with the number eight national ranking in NCAA-II.
  • 2022-2023: The men’s swim team finished as the NCAA-II Runner-Up, while the women’s squad finished 3rd in the nation.
  • 2022-2023: The women’s tennis team won the GLVC West Division, won the NCAA-II Sub-Regional championship and advanced to the Round of 16 in the national championship tournament

Program Highlights

  • Drury’s Master of Architecture program is accredited by NAAB and required a five-year course of study plus a study abroad experience and an internship experience. It is one of the only liberal-arts-based architecture programs in the country.
  • The Olin Library houses one of the finest rare book collections in the region, which includes volumes printed as early as 1472.
  • Drury’s communication, arts administration, and education departments offer a “4+1” program that allows students to earn their bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees in a total of five years.
  • The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra is a national award winning, 100 piece ensemble that combines students with faculty, professional musicians and members drawn from across the region.
  • History students have been awarded the prestigious Teach for America fellowship as well as scholarships for law school and graduate studies in history, divinity studies, medieval studies, Central European studies and political science.
  • In 2021, Drury’s College of Continuing Professional Studies was awarded a renewal of a five-year, $2.3 million CAMP grant, which will expand the support for children of migrant workers attending the Drury Monett campus.
  • Computer science majors regularly produce award-winning research, some for national agencies such as NASA.
  • The Research Experience for Undergraduates (RENS) provides summer funding for students in biomedical research under the direction of a member of the natural sciences faculty.
  • Drury has a medical scholars’ programs with five medical schools in Missouri. These programs allow students who meet program criteria to apply to medical school at the end of their sophomore year.
  • Recent signature Washington, DC internships include the State Department, congressional committees, the EPA, the Justice Department, strategic communication firms, the Bulgarian Embassy to the US, and Amnesty International.
  • The Drury Singers tour internationally every other year. Recent tours include Turkey, Greece, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
  • Drury’s elementary education program is nationally recognized by the Association of Childhood Education International as an exemplary program.


  • More than 300 bicycles are ridden on campus annually, 25% of which are maintained through Drury’s D.Cycle bike 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.