Mizzou’s Top 10

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MU’s founders established the first state university in Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase territory, sharing his ideal that “diffusion of knowledge among the people” is essential for a free society.


MU’s 35,441 highest-ever enrollment includes record numbers of international, minority and out-of-state students. Mizzou Tigers graduate, on average, in 4.1 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 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 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 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. Of the 8,369 degrees awarded during the 2013-14 academic year, 3,283 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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Mizzou’s Top Ten

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