Drury was founded in 1873 to offer an environment of strong academic discourse and intellectual achievement. Its founders, Congregationalist home missionaries, felt the need for an academically strong liberal arts college in Southwest Missouri. Drury College became Drury University on January 1, 2000, reflecting its growing role in higher education.
Drury University is an institution of higher education offering masters, baccalaureate and associate degrees. The university enrollment is approximately 4,000 students. Programs are characterized by a focus on preparing students for satisfying and successful lives and careers. The programs prepare students for professional careers through careful attention to a liberal arts education with professional preparation. Drury is distinctive in its attention to the comprehensive preparation of graduates competent to assume leading roles in their professions and in their communities.
Many academic departments offer special research or investigative projects beyond the regular catalog offering. Significant responsibility lies with the student to work independently to develop a proposal for study that must be approved by a faculty mentor and the appropriate department chair. The faculty member will provide counsel through the study and will evaluate the student’s performance.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible.
Drury University's Career Planning & Development office is an evolving and dynamic resource for students and alumni. We are a centralized center dedicated to providing career development support and information. Career development is facilitated through career coaching and career exploration resources including interests, personality, skills, and values assessments, as well as online resources.
The Student Activities Office is committed to Drury University students engaging in high-quality, safe and fun undergraduate co-curricular experiences through positive student, campus and community involvement reinforcing the Drury University mission; understanding that students who participate in co-curricular activities will ultimately achieve an enhanced collegiate experience and in doing so, contribute as active participants to improve the global community.
Student Activities Motto: Meaningful Involvement Everyday
Student Activities Core Values: Collaboration, Adventure, Service, Integrity, Sustained Growth, Innovation.
Drury's apartment-style housing combines the ultimate in privacy with community living in Springfield's historic Midtown area. Apartments and houses offer students an independent living environment with all the services, conveniences and security of residence hall living. All units are within walking distance of the academic buildings. The majority of our freshmen and sophomores live in one of three residence halls: Smith, Sunderland, and Wallace. Resident Assistants are undergraduate students who organize group events where attendance and participation in impromptu pizza parties, late-night chats and study sessions can lead to strong friendships.
The Education Curriculum collection has been developed to support the School of Education & Child Development undergraduate and graduate students. The collection contains textbooks, workbooks and supplemental materials.Journals, magazines, and newspapers are all known as “periodicals” because they publish new issues on a periodic basis.
Facilities Services is a customer service-based department that supports Drury University's mission of a student-centered, personalized education by maintaining a physical environment conducive to quality learning. We're committed to providing a supportive, comfortable, and sustainable environment for students, staff, faculty, and guests.
The Panther Clinic provides services including treatment of common illnesses, basic checkups, and some vaccinations. Some over-the-counter medications are available for the students (without charge) for self-care of many common ailments. Services of the Panther Clinic operated by CoxHealth are free to those qualifying groups listed with the exception of diagnostic testing and vaccinations.
Drury University is a private, liberal arts institution in Springfield, Missouri. You know how much a college education can "change your life." You've been told you can "find yourself" or "create yourself" or "be yourself" by several institutions already, right?At Drury, we have a story of our own to tell - a story about our beautiful campus, our first rate academic reputation, our award-winning programs and our friendly Midwestern city - and we will.
Whether you want a place to play sports, watch them or simply enjoy the outdoors, there's something here for you:
Drury University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.