University Overview

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Campus Facts

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

2021 Fall Enrollment

  • 2,412 total enrollment
  • 1,345 traditional undergraduate students on campus
  • 807 total enrollment in the College of Continuing Professional Studies
  • 260 graduate students

*All numbers are for the 2021-22 academic year, unless otherwise noted

Traditional Undergraduate Student Population

  • 51 countries represented
  • 38 states
  • 7% international
  • 93 international students
  • 32% out of state
  • 56% female 44% male
  • 34% study abroad*
  • 23% ethnic origin of students other than white, non-Hispanic


  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Third largest city in the state
  • Population: 167,376

2022 Freshman

  • 320 first-time freshmen
  • 89% were in the top half of their class
  • 26 average ACT
  • 3.79 average GPA
  • 78% live on campus
  • 99% received financial aid – $31.1 million in grants and scholarships
  • 320 first-time freshmen
  • 121 first generation students


  • 12:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Average class size: 19
  • Over 80 majors and programs
  • 48 minors
  • 17 certificates
  • 7 graduate programs
  • 91% have a job or attended grad school in 6 months*
  • 88% of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field
  • 444 double majors
  • 25 triple majors

Work Experience

  • 91% of undergraduate graduates were employed, in graduate school,
    working for a service organization or

    voluntarily taking time off

  • More than 25% were enrolled in graduate / professional school
  • 92% students reported their internship successfully met their objectives
  • 97% 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, bowling, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball
  • Drury has had eight swimming student-athletes represent their country at the Olympic Games.
  • 2021-2022: 10 of Drury’s NCAA sports were represented in national championship events: men’s swimming & diving, wrestling, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming & diving, women’s tennis, women’s indoor track & field, and women’s outdoor track & field.
  • 2021-2022: Drury Athletics had 45 student-athletes earn all-conference honors in the GLVC, and 25 were named NCAA-II All-Americans.
  • 2021-2022: Drury won three GLVC Championships: women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and women’s swimming & diving.
  • 2021-2022: Men’s tennis won the GLVC West Division championship going 9-6 overall and 5-0 in the GLVC; their 5-0 conference record marked the 15th time in 16 years the Panthers have finished the year without a conference loss.
  • 2021-2022: Drury track & field had their first athlete advance to the national championship meet for the first time in nine years, and the for the first time ever, sent multiple competitors to nationals.

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.