University Of Missouri Columbia

University Of Missouri Columbia

The University of Missouri, also known as the University of Missouri Columbia or Mizzou or MU, is a public land-grant and research university. It was established in 1839. Mizzou is the flagship of the University of Missouri System. The university offers more than 250 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • College of Arts and Science
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Graduate School
  • Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Music
  • School of Natural Resources
  • School of Social Work=
  • Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Trulaske College of Business

University of Missouri's official mascot is Truman the Tiger, and the sports teams are nicknamed the Tigers.

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Contacting University of Missouri

University of Missouri-Columbia
105 Jesse Hall
Columbia , MO 65211
General Phone: (573) 882-2121

University of Missouri Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,058European studies, area studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, ...
Business and Management1,058business, electronic commerce, accounting
Education and Teaching844education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, social foundations of education, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Media702communication studies
Engineering458engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, industrial engineering, archeology ...
Science427biology, biochemistry, plant pathology, microbiology, bacteriology, entomology, physiology, neurobiology, pathology, ...
Family and Social Work394family and consumer science, family resource management, food and nutrition, housing, family studies, human services, community organization, public administration, social work ...
Therapy and Counseling361psychology, physical therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine231registered nursing
Medicine202medicine, pharmaceutics and drug design, public health, veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences, health professions
Law184law, legal research
Agricultural Science and Management151agriculture, agricultural management, agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, agricultural journalism, food science
Computer Science and Engineering100computer and info science, information technology, computer engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy99nutrition sciences, parks and recreation studies, occupational therapy
Hospitality88hotel management
Conservation and Resource Management85conservation, forestry
Construction Trades78apparel and textiles
Medical Support and Technology75audiology and speech pathology, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, clinical and medical lab science
Animal Science and Care72animal science
Mathematics68mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Art Studies54art studies
Religion and Philosophy43philosophy, religion
Landscaping and Horticulture31plant sciences, agronomy, horticultural science
Medical Administration30health care administration
Drama and Performing Arts9drama

Number of programs and degrees for University of Missouri in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree4,77977
Master's degree1,42175
Doctor's degree32649
Post-master's certificate10313
First-professional degree3033

University of Missouri Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Missouri had a total enrollment of 28,405 students (23,978 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 24%
First Professional 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 30%
20-21 31%
22-24 19%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

University of Missouri Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %
Part-Time 56 %

University of Missouri Room and Board (2007)

University of Missouri offers campus housing for 7,114 of its 23,978 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Missouri Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540660
SAT Math540650
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT13%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Missouri Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,467
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,558
Room and board $ 8,100
Room charge $ 4,770
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,330
Books and supplies $ 1,020
Other expenses $ 2,890

Financial Aid:
University of Missouri participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 251600)

University of Missouri Faculty

University of Missouri has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track220146
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1,008772

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year70$142,69318$123,811
Associate professorcalendar year60$89,42632$82,125
Assistant professorcalendar year39$79,02753$71,114
Instructorcalendar year18$48,73839$49,014
Lecturercalendar year26$41,90628$35,722
No academic rankcalendar year12$40,54812$34,842
All faculty totalcalendar year225$92,842182$65,690

*: 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 year197$114,46362$98,631
Associate professoracademic year172$79,569112$71,856
Assistant professoracademic year151$63,019140$59,464
Instructoracademic year14$43,29922$43,831
Lectureracademic year0*3$29,708
No academic rankacademic year12$48,4323$38,872
All faculty totalacademic year546$85,967342$69,175

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

University of Missouri Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Twelve Conference
Basketball Big Twelve Conference
Baseball Big Twelve Conference
Track Big Twelve Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports70133203

University of Missouri Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

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

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Housing and Human Environments, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Plant Sciences, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Area Studies, Other
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medicine (MD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Conservation Biology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiology, General
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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