The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, with an enrollment of more than 35,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 300,000 alumni, Mizzou is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.
The distinct mission, as Missouri's only state-supported member of the Association of American Universities, is to provide all Missourians the benefits of a world-class research university. We are stewards and builders of a priceless state resource, a unique physical infrastructure and scholarly environment in which our tightly interlocked missions of teaching, research, service and economic development work together on behalf of all citizens. Students work side by side with some of the world's best faculty to advance the arts and humanities, the sciences and the professions.
Mizzou has the nation’s most powerful university research reactor and is the largest U.S. producer of radioisotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer. The university is home to some of the world’s best nanoscientists, who work with particles at the nearly unimaginable scale of one billionth of a meter.
MU students represent every Missouri county, all 50 states and 120 countries. For more than a decade, the university has welcomed record enrollments. In fact, the fall 2015 student body includes Mizzou’s largest number of high-achieving students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT, the state’s biggest international student enrollment and a record number of students from minority groups.
Living on campus at Mizzou is an awesome experience. Our residence halls make the walk to class that much shorter, give you easy access to the bustle of activity on our campus and surround you with friends. The continually increasing number of students who want to return to campus living backs that up.
The Libraries serve a student body of 35,441 plus a faculty of 2,121, and, as of July 2013, had a collection of more than 3.9 million print volumes, over 1 million ebooks, 53,400 journal titles (in print or online), and over 7.5 million microforms.
As part of the state’s premier academic medical center, University of Missouri Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries.
The Higher Learning Commission has accredited MU since 1913. Many degree programs have specialized accreditation through national associations, councils and commissions.
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