#5 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

Drury University

Springfield, Missouri

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Drury University overview
Location Springfield, Missouri
Online drury.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Drury University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Drury University, established in 1873, is a private liberal arts college located in Springfield, Missouri, a region known for its vibrant culture and historical significance. The campus is characterized by its blend of contemporary and historical architecture, providing a visual narrative of the institution's longevity and evolution. Drury offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on business, architecture, and the sciences. The university operates on a semester-based academic calendar and has a somewhat selective admissions process. On-campus housing is available, with a variety of living options that cater to the needs of its diverse student body. Drury University is not specifically recognized for its athletics program in the context of national sports prominence.

In the most recent statistical year 2,382 prospective students applied, and 1,511 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 403 enrolled in the school.  1,368 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 227 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,500 plus fees of $1,330. Drury University is ranked 504 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Drury University is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1150/1360
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.79

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Aug 30, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Drury University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$1,330
Room and Board $10,232
Budget for Other Expenses$3,700
Total One Year Cost$49,002

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$35,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

53% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Drury University students
Subject Percent of Class
Psychology 15%
Business 15%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 11%
Education 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 9%

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