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MU’s 35,448 highest-ever enrollment includes a record number of high-achieving students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT and a record freshman retention rate of 87.2 percent compared to state (75.7 percent) and national (79.9 percent) rates. Tigers graduate, on average, in 4.2 years.
The most diverse enrollment in MU history includes 5,567 minority students who make up 17.1 percent of the student body, up from 11.3 percent in 2005. Mizzou students participate in more than 100 university-wide cultural, ethnic and religious organizations and represent every Missouri county, every state and 121 countries.
Based on quality of teaching, research and scholarship, MU is one of only 34 public U.S. universities — and one of only two institutions in Missouri — invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU).
A $2.2 billion global enterprise, MU accounts for about 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Research generates new knowledge and jobs.
MU is one of only six public institutions nationwide that can claim a medical school, veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus. Faculty and students also have immediate access to agriculture and engineering colleges along with the country's most powerful university nuclear research reactor.
Known for collaborative, interdisciplinary research, MU has incomparable expertise and resources on a global scale in four areas: Food for the Future, One Health/One Medicine, Media of the Future and Sustainable Energy. We call it the Mizzou Advantage.
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center at MU is the first academic health center to join MD Anderson Cancer Network® as a certified member. The network gives medical teams access to MD Anderson’s experts and best practices.
MU educates the workforce, including a large number of STEM graduates. More than 40 percent of the record 8,668 degrees awarded last year were in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health fields.
In 2014-15, more than 50 percent of MU's student-athletes earned a grade point average of 3.00 or higher. For three years in a row, MU has ranked second in the Southeastern Conference for Academic Progress Rate, determined by eligibility, graduation and retention of student-athletes.
Hundreds of alumni and friends are supporting the historic $1.3 billion Mizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign to endow resources for MU’s future, support signature research centers and institutes, and fuel a campus renaissance. They have raised $673 million so far.
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