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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.

pre-healthPre-Health Sciences

The Drury University Pre-Health Science Programs offers a wide variety of pre-health science programs for entering students.

Drury’s Pre-Medical Scholars Program allows students to focus solely on their undergraduate education and alleviates the pressure of taking the MCAT. These agreements allow students early acceptance opportunitiesto several midwest medical schoolswith no minimum MCAT score required. 

About the Pre-Health Sciences 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


Dr. Lenae Lazzelle ’00 ’01

Springfield, Missouri

“The class sizes at Drury help create relationships and a family-type environment, and I made connections with teachers and fellow students that will last a lifetime.”


Isabel Shirey

Nixa, Missouri

“When I talked to Dr. Todd Lowery about the art program, I felt right at home. He and all of the other staff made me and my education feel valued. The closeness of the whole campus is so homey, you have a great opportunity to be recognized as an individual.”


Parker Weigle

St. Charles, Missouri

“What drew me to Drury originally were its programs and connections to nearby medical schools. As I looked into the college more, the small class sizes and LLC program finalized my decision to attend.”


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.


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