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Study at Drury University

Drury University is a private liberal arts college located in Springfield, Missouri. It was established as Springfield College by Congregationalist church missionaries in 1873. The university has an Enrolment of more than 5, 000 students. Drury University offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. The main campus is spread across an area of more than 110 acres. Drury University offers a large numver of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Division of Mathematics and Sciences
  • Division of Social Sciences
Drury University's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams. It was a founding member of the Heartland Conference and its teams participate in a wide variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, volleyball and soccer.

Profile of Drury University

Drury is located in Springfield, MO (a medium-sized city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Drury is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Drury is known for its programs in architecture and planning, therapy and Counselling, and security and law enforcement.

Drury Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Drury admitted just 51% of applicants in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 522 and 650. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Drury had 4, 978 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Drury offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Drury is an independent university, church-related, grounded in the liberal arts tradition and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning. Education at Drury seeks: . to cultivate spiritual sensibilities and imaginative faculties as well as ethical insight and critical thought. . to foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge; and . to liberate persons to particpate responsibly in and contribute to life in a global community. "

Drury Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts196general studies, English, history, sociology, international relations, political science, English composition, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management184business management, accounting, MIS, marketing, international business, finance
Education and Teaching176curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, education, music teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching
Security and Law Enforcement115criminal justice and administration, criminology, criminal justice and police
Therapy and Counselling79psychology, music therapy
Science71biology, chemistry, physics
Media59communication studies, advertising, public relations, media and digital communications, broadcast journalism, journalism
Architecture and Planning42architecture
Fine Arts21fine arts, art history and criticism
Design18design and visual communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16exercise science, health and physical Education
Conservation and Resource Management12environmental science, natural resources management, environmental studies
Law8legal assistant
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Medical Support and Technology3radiation therapist, respiratory care tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine3EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Art Studies2arts management
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science
Medical administration0environmental health

Contact: Drury

Drury University

900 N. Benton

Springfield, MO 65802-3791

General Phone: (417) 873-7879


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