Drury University

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 enrollment of more than 5,000 students. Drury University offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. 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 & Fine Arts
  • Division of Mathematics & 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.

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Drury University
900 N.Benton
Springfield , MO 65802-3791
General Phone: (417) 873-7879

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Drury Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management163business management, customer service management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts162German language, French language, Spanish language, English, English composition, general studies, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Education and Teaching162education, curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, industrial arts teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching
Security and Law Enforcement118criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, criminology
Science84biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling75psychology, music therapy
Media53communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, media and digital communications, public relations, advertising
Architecture and Planning29architecture
Design15design and visual communication
Fine Arts14fine arts, art history and criticism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12health and physical education, exercise science
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies, environmental science, natural resources management
Medical Support and Technology6health service and sciences, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech
Law6legal assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine3EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion
Art Studies2arts management
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Medical Administration1environmental health
Family and Social Work0human services
Medicine0health professions

Number of programs and degrees for Drury in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree13821
Bachelor's degree65756
Master's degree1305

Drury Student Body

In 2007-2008, Drury had a total enrollment of 4,978 students (4,095 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 87%
Part-Time 13%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 6%
20-21 19%
22-24 22%
25-29 17%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Drury Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 51 %

Drury Room and Board (2007)

Drury offers campus housing for 938 of its 4,095 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Springfield, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Drury Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2230
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2028

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT72%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Drury Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,285
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,285
Room and board $ 7,342
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,200

Financial Aid:
Drury participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 246100)

Drury Faculty

Drury has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$111,9581*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$75,5329$71,248
Associate professoracademic year32$55,18820$55,813
Assistant professoracademic year14$49,40317$55,093
Instructoracademic year9$30,9474$29,116
Lectureracademic year3$47,5801*
All faculty totalacademic year79$56,52051$55,840

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Drury Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Lakes Valley Conference
Baseball Great Lakes Valley Conference
Track Great Lakes Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4862110

Drury Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Customer Service Management
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American Government and Politics (United States)
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Environmental Health

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Drury Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Drury Number of degree programs
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Drury % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Drury % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Drury Number of students
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Drury % of accepted students who choose to enroll
Student SAT scores
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Drury Student SAT scores
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Drury % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Drury Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Drury % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in architecture and planning
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Drury % of degrees in architecture and planning

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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