The University of Missouri (Mizzou, University of Missouri–Columbia, MU) is one of the nation's top-tier institutions. It was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Missouri, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory.

The University of Missouri is accredited through North Central Accreditation. It is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System.

University Rankings:

- University of Missouri Columbia is ranked 94th among top tier national universities in the country (US News 2011).

- According to the US News 2010, the MU College of Education has the 18th largest graduate education program in the country, measured by total full-time graduate enrollment. The Education Administration and Supervision program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis is ranked 14th in the nation. The Counseling & Personnel Services program in the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology is ranked 9th in the nation. The MU Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business’ BS BA program was rated as “one of America’s best”, moving from 52nd to 48th among all accredited undergraduate business programs.

- University of Missouri, Columbia is placed among the world's top 450 institutions in the QS World University Rankings 2010.

- It is placed among the global top 300 institutions in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010.

- The Mathematics Education program was ranked 4th in the nation as identified by peer institutions of higher education that prepare doctoral students (Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Nov. 2009).

- In the 2009 rankings summary in U.S. News & World Report, the Crosby MBA program is rated 52nd.

- The University of Missouri College of Business' Crosby MBA Program is ranked 28th among "regional" MBA programs in The Wall Street Journal (2007). In addition the Crosby MBA Program is placed 46th overall and 21st among public universities in the Forbes magazine.

* Suggested Reading:

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University of Central Missouri Profile

Northwest Missouri State University Profile

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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