Drury University is a top Midwest school in latest U.S. News rankings

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 13, 2021 — Drury University is once again listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2022” rankings, released today. Drury moved up on two lists that demonstrate the university’s high-quality education.

Drury leapt 14 spots to No. 12 Best Regional University in the Midwest. This marks more than 25 years that Drury has been in the Top 30. Drury also improved to No. 2 on the Best Value Universities in the Midwest list. The list recognizes schools with outstanding quality-to-price ratios, according to U.S. News editors.

Drury racked up appearances on other U.S. News “Best Colleges 2022” lists, including the national Best Undergraduate Business Programs list, and the Top Performers in Social Mobility. The rankings can be viewed online at

The long-running U.S. News rankings are recognized as the most rigorous national ratings for colleges and universities. The annual list uses data on student outcomes, graduation rates, faculty resources, alumni giving and expert opinions to compare institutions. Today’s rankings come on the heels of other national recognition for the university. Drury is one of The Princeton Review’s “Best 387 Colleges” for the fourth year in a row, and Washington Monthly and Money both touted Drury on their rankings for best value universities this fall.

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