Welcome to Drury, Chicago

Who We Are

We Are a Leading Liberal Arts Institution in the Midwest

Drury University: By the Numbers

  • We’re Missouri’s No. 1 Midwest Regional University according to U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2015. Drury has been at or near the top of this list since 1999.

  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Drury a Top 100 best value private university for 2015.

  • The Princeton Review named Drury one of the best colleges in the Midwest in “2016 Best Colleges Region by Region”

We are a ‘Best Value’ University

We Are a Leading Liberal Arts Institution in the Midwest

Find out how affordable a Drury education can be, and discover how you can enjoy a greater return on that investment after graduation. Here are a few reasons why Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Drury a top 50 best value private university for 2015:

  • 98% of our students receive a portion of more than $29 million total aid in financial assistance each year
  • Our student loan debt is below both the national and state averages
  • 84% of 2012-2013 post-graduation survey respondents* stated that they were either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation (based on an 83.8% response rate)

Our Outstanding Programs

Engaged and integrated learning is a hallmark of the Drury experience. Research conducted on behalf of the university reveals that 80% of students surveyed believe that Drury effectively provides professional preparation in a liberal arts environment.

architectureHammons School of Architecture

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.

Our graduates achieve outstanding pass rates in the architecture licensing exam at par with the top architecture schools in the US, such as Harvard, MIT and Yale.

About the Architecture Program

About Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, Missouri is the big, small town that has it all. A robust economy, health care, excellent schools, a safe and temperate climate, an active arts and entertainment community and opportunities for local outdoor recreation are driving the community’s rapid growth.

About Springfield

Our Students & Alumni Speak


Amanda Fisher ’12

Jefferson Park, Illinois

“Drury is where my thirst for knowledge became unquenchable, and I learned here that you shouldn’t stop asking questions until you are satisfied with the answer.”


Alex Scott

St. Louis, Missouri

“I chose Drury because it was the best school to prepare me for not only medical school, but also for life. The small class size guaranteed me that I will be able learn everything I need to know in order to be successful in life.”


Michelle Krueger

Montgomery, Illinois

“At other larger schools you don’t receive the hands on education you receive at Drury. I really liked that I could have an in depth conversations with my professors about classwork and then switch to a more informal conversation about life. It was really refreshing to be treated on the same level as them.”

Our Graduates are Successful


For the graduating classes of December 2012, May 2013 and August 2013, approximately 97% of students were involved in postgraduate activities after leaving Drury University.


Placement & Outcomes

Contact Your Counselor


Nikki Hostnik

(314) 808-2552