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MU turned 175 years old on Feb. 11, 2014, thanks to enduring public and private investment and the forethought of 900 Boone County residents who donated land and cash to establish the first public university west of the Mississippi River in 1839.
MU’s 34,658 enrollment is the most diverse in university history with record numbers of international, minority and out-of-state students. Mizzou Tigers graduate, on average, in 4.2 years.
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 $2.1 billion global enterprise, MU accounts for 71 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Research generates new knowledge and jobs.
MU is one of only seven public institutions nationwide that can claim a medical school, veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus. Mizzou faculty also have immediate access to the largest nuclear research reactor on any American campus.
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 the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Network as a certified member. The affiliation gives medical teams and patients direct access to Anderson’s experts, treatments and best practices.
MU educates the workforce, including a large number of STEM graduates. Of the 8,238 degrees awarded during the 2012-13 academic year, 3,088 were in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health fields.
MU ranks second in the Southeastern Conference for multiyear Academic Progress Rate, which is determined by eligibility, graduation and retention of student-athletes.
As a botanic garden, the historic MU campus offers visitors 42,000 plants and trees in numerous thematic and special collection settings.
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