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Who We Are

We Are a Leading Liberal Arts Institution in the Midwest

Drury University: Now Is Your Time to Thrive

  • We’re Missouri’s No. 1 Midwest Regional University according to U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2015. Drury has been at or near the top of this list since 1999.

  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Drury a Top 100 best value private university for 2015.

  • The Princeton Review named Drury one of the best colleges in the Midwest in “2016 Best Colleges Region by Region”

We are a ‘Best Value’ University

We Are a Leading Liberal Arts Institution in the Midwest

Find out how affordable a Drury education can be, and discover how you can enjoy a greater return on that investment after graduation. Here are a few reasons why Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Drury a top 50 best value private university for 2015:

  • 98% of our students receive a portion of more than $29 million total aid in financial assistance each year
  • 96% of 2014-2015 post-graduation survey respondents* stated that they were employed, in graduate school, working for a service organization or voluntarily taking time off. (based on an 84% response rate) 

Our Outstanding Programs

Engaged and integrated learning is a hallmark of the Drury experience. Research conducted on behalf of the university reveals that 80% of students surveyed believe that Drury effectively provides professional preparation in a liberal arts environment.


With Drury University’s dual degree program, you’ll graduate in four years with a B.A. in biology and a B.S. in nursing, and benefit from Drury’s top-notch liberal arts setting. Completion of a liberal arts degree will provide nursing students with strong writing and speaking skills as well as an enhanced understanding and appreciation of diverse individuals and cultures. These skill enhancements are complemented by involvement with the Drury Health Service Corps which will provide pre-nursing students with volunteer opportunities with medically underserved individuals in Southwest Missouri.

About the Nursing Program

About Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, Missouri is the big, small town that has it all. A robust economy, health care, excellent schools, a safe and temperate climate, an active arts and entertainment community and opportunities for local outdoor recreation are driving the community’s rapid growth.

About Springfield


Our Students & Alumni Speak


Dr. Lenae Lazzelle ’00 ’01

Springfield, Missouri

“The class sizes at Drury help create relationships and a family-type environment, and I made connections with teachers and fellow students that will last a lifetime.”


Isabel Shirey

Nixa, Missouri

“When I talked to Dr. Todd Lowery about the art program, I felt right at home. He and all of the other staff made me and my education feel valued. The closeness of the whole campus is so homey, you have a great opportunity to be recognized as an individual.”


Parker Weigle

St. Charles, Missouri

“What drew me to Drury originally were its programs and connections to nearby medical schools. As I looked into the college more, the small class sizes and LLC program finalized my decision to attend.”


Our Graduates are Successful


For the graduating classes of 2014-2015, about 96% were employed, in graduate school, working for a service organization or voluntarily taking time off.
Graduates are working in a variety of employers, including Americorps, AT&T, BKD, Edward Jones, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jack Henry & Associates, the Missouri State Auditor’s Office, and the U.S. Forest Service. 

Placement & Outcomes

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