Founded in 1873, Drury University is a Private, Independent Collegiate University in Springfield, Missouri.

Drury University is accredited at the Master's level by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. The University is a member of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Associated New American Colleges and Universities, the Council on Undergraduate Research, the Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri, and the Missouri Colleges Fund.

Achievements and Rankings:

- Drury University is rated as the 10th Best Regional University in the Midwest (US News 2012).

- Drury University is included in The Princeton Review's list of the best colleges in the Midwest. It is one of 152 institutions the education services company recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of the "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region".

- The University is ranked No. 11 on the list of Best Regional Universities in the Midwest (2011). Regional universities are defined by U.S. News as institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, but few, if any, doctoral programs.

- Drury University is one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" private colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review (2010).

- Drury University is one of 13 colleges and universities nationwide chosen as "Institutions of Excellence in the First College Year" by The Policy Center on the First Year of College.

- Drury University's chapter of Mortar Board won the Silver Torch Award for the 2006-2007 academic year.

- It has been named in the Association of American Colleges and Universities list of 'More Reasons for Hope: Diversity Matters in Higher Education'.

- The University's master's degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology program is ranked 2nd in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report.

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World University Ranking Tables

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UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
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