MU Facts

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase territory.

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin

Mission

Teaching, research, service and economic development

Values

Respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence

Academic Units

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • School of Natural Resources
  • College of Arts and Science
    • School of Music
  • Trulaske College of Business
    • School of Accountancy
  • College of Education
    • School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
  • College of Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • School of Health Professions
  • College of Human Environmental Sciences
    • School of Social Work
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Truman School of Public Affairs
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Missouri Extension

University of Missouri Health System

The MU Health System is one of the most comprehensive health care networks in Missouri. It includes:

  • University Hospital
  • 51 primary and specialty clinics statewide
  • University Physicians, a group practice with 500+ members
  • Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
  • Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
  • Missouri Psychiatric Center
  • Missouri Rehabilitation Center, a long-term, acute-care facility in Mount Vernon, Mo.
  • Missouri Telehealth Network, which serves more than 60 Missouri counties and allows patients to stay in their own communities while being seen by a physician at a major medical center.
  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital

The system also conducts life-changing research and educates tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and allied health specialists in three schools:

  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Medicine
  • Sinclair School of Nursing

Libraries

MU’s library collection is Missouri's largest. Ellis, University Archives and eight specialized libraries hold:

  • 3.35 million volumes
  • 45,000 journal subscriptions
  • 8.1 million microforms
  • 708,893 e-books

Living Alumni

  • Worldwide: 270,723
  • Missouri: 135,676
  • St. Louis area: 52,818
  • Kansas City area: 26,817

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Enrollment (fall 2013)

  • Total: 34,658
  • In-state: 24,743 (71.4 percent)
  • Out-of-state: 9,915 (28.6 percent)
  • Undergraduate: 26,965 (77.8 percent)
  • Graduate: 6,439 (18.6 percent)
  • Professional: 1,254 (3.6 percent)
  • Minority: 5,197 (15.0 percent)*
  • International: 2,236 (6.4 percent)
    • China (1,207), Republic of Korea (179) and India (185) send the most students from overseas.
* Percentage based on total population for which ethnicity is known.

Annual Undergraduate Costs, 2013-14

  • Missouri resident total: $22,943
  • Non-resident total: $37,292
  • Tuition and fees: $9,415 (resident); $23,764 (non-resident)
  • Room and board: $9,286
  • Books and supplies: $946
  • Personal and transportation: $3,296
    Costs assume 14-hour enrollment each semester.

Financial Aid

During the 2012-13 academic year, MU students received grants, scholarships, loans or other financial aid. Those who received financial assistance (excluding loans):

  • 17,089 undergraduates (average package $6,173)
  • 4,393 graduate students (average package $8,834)

Financial Aid Sources, FY2012:

  • MU (scholarships, graduate tuition and fee waivers) $117.1 million
    • Note: Mizzou spent an additional $56.8 million on student employment.
  • Federal (scholarships, fellowships and grants) $29.5 million
  • State (scholarships, fellowships and grants) $10.2 million
  • Other $12.1 million
  • Federal loans $200.2 million
  • Alternative loans $14.3 million

Average ACT Score

25.7 (state 21.6; national 20.9)

Freshman Retention Rate

83.5 percent (state 75.1 percent; national 78 percent)

Graduation Rates

Four-year: 45.9 percent (state 30.3 percent; national 31.9 percent)
Six-year: 70 percent (state: 53.9 percent; national 56.6 percent)
Note: Mizzou Tigers graduate, on average, in 4.2 years.

Degrees Granted for 2012-13

8,238

(Among all of Missouri's public universities, MU grants 26 percent of bachelor’s degrees, 24 percent of master’s degrees, 36 percent of first-professional degrees and 60 percent of doctoral degrees. Roughly one out of every three degrees is awarded in a math, engineering, technology or other science field.)

Degrees and Certificates Offered

  • Total: 317
  • Bachelor’s:  93
  • Master’s: 91
  • Certificates: 51
  • First Professional: 3
  • Education Specialist: 6
  • Doctoral: 73

Mizzou Online

In 2012-13, Mizzou offered 70 online degree options and more than 900 online courses. Many of MU’s 12,612 online learners were undergraduates also enrolled in on-campus courses. In fact, 36 percent of Mizzou students took at least one online course last year. The number of students earning their degrees at a distance remains steady at nearly 3,000.

Research & related expenditures, FY2012

$239.8 million (includes $114.3 million in expenditures generated from federal sources)

Endowment, June 30, 2013

$693 million

Budget, FY2014

$2.1 billion

Revenues (in millions), FY2014

  • Patient care: $847.1 (39.5 percent)
  • Tuition: $353.5 (16.5 percent)
  • Enterprise operations: $306.7 (14.3 percent)
  • Grants and contracts: $229.9 (10.7 percent)
  • State appropriations: $218.8 (10.2 percent)
  • Gifts and endowment income: $71.1 (3.3 percent)
  • Extension, course and other fees: $99.8 (4.7 percent)
  • Gifts and endowment income $71.1 (3.3 percent)
  • Federal appropriations $16.6 (0.8 percent)

Expenditures (in millions), FY2013

  • Hospitals and University Physicians $802.4 (41 percent)
  • Teaching and academic support $380.0 (19.4 percent)
  • Auxiliary enterprises* $227.6 (11.6 percent)
  • Research $149.6 (7.6 percent)
  • Scholarships and fellowships $181.4 (9.3 percent)
  • Extension/public service $107.9 (5.5 percent)
  • Plant maintenance/operation $58.8 (3 percent)
  • Student services $35.3 (1.8 percent)
  • Institutional support/administration $15.1 (0.8 percent)
* Includes residence halls, athletics, university stores, Research Reactor, Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab, etc.

Full-Time Employees, 2013-14

  • Total: 13,255
  • MU Health Care: 4,533
  • Faculty and instructors: 2,139  (includes 305 international visiting faculty)

Classification

MU is classified with American universities that offer the most educational opportunities and highest level of instruction:

Acreage

  • 350 buildings on 1,262 acres, main campus
  • 19,261 acres statewide

Mascot and Colors

  • Bengal tiger
  • Black and gold

Nickname

Mizzou

Visitor Information

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Phone: 573-882-6333
Toll-free: 800-856-2181
visitus.missouri.edu