University of Missouri - Columbia
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1839
Address: 105 Jesse Hall
Introduction

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 as the first U.S. public university west of the Mississippi River. Today with an enrollment of around 30,000 students, 8,000 full-time employees and ovear 315,000 alumni worldwide, Missouri’s flagship university is a $2-plus billion enterprise with global connections. MU is a member of the Association of American Universities, the nation’s most prestigious group of 60 U.S. public and private universities. Membership recognizes excellence in teaching and research endeavors and includes only the nation’s top-tier institutions. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies MU among American universities that offer the most educational opportunities and the highest level of instruction and research activity. MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. MU is home to the world’s first School of Journalism and is one of only six universities nationwide with a school of medicine, veterinary medicine, law and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. The university also has great strengths in agriculture, engineering and the basic sciences. MU’s mission is to improve the quality of life and serve the public good through teaching, research, service and economic development. The university serves and unifies the state via extension programs in more than 100 locations and through a comprehensive health system that includes four hospitals, numerous clinics and health care experts who conduct life-changing research and educate tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and allied health specialists. MU students come from every state in the nation and from more than 100 countries, and a strong international community thrives in Columbia. MU professors take their work around the world via international research partnerships and students participate in Missouri’s largest study abroad program. MU is known for collaborative discovery where faculty and students work together to solve problems and improve lives. The university’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish an average of 2,000 scholarly articles and books each year and spend $205 million annually on scientific research. A member of the Southeastern Conference, MU’s Division I-A athletic program has more than 500 student-athletes in 20 sports, many ranked in the top 25 nationally. Finally, the Univresity of Missouri is fortunate to be located in one of America's most livable cities. Ranked by the American Institute for Economic Research as one of the nation’s top 10 college towns, Columbia combines small-town comforts, community spirit and a low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Our city of about 110,000 people lies midway between Missouri’s largest metro areas: St. Louis and Kansas City. It is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues; home to multiple parks and outdoor recreation sites such as Rock Bridge State Park and the MKT Trail; and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals. Money magazine, Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Men’s Journal, MSN.com and others have all named Columbia one of the best places in the country to live.

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Communication
26
Education
30
Agricultural Sciences
51-75
Statistics
51-75
Psychology
51-75
Biotechnology
76-100
Finance
76-100
Veterinary Sciences
101-150
Key Statistics
26643
Total Enrollment
1481(5.6%)
International Students
21978
Undergraduate Enrollment
771(3.5%)
International Students
4665
Graduate Enrollment
710(15.2%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accountancy
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Systems Management
Agriculture
Animal Science
Anthropology
Architectural Studies
Art
Art History and Archaeology
Biochemistry
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Laboratory Science
Communication
Communication Science and Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer Science (BA)
Computer Science (BS)
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Geology
Film Studies
Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Food Science and Nutrition
Forestry
French
General Studies
Geography
Geological Sciences
German
Health Sciences
History
Hospitality Management
Human Development and Family Studies
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies-Environmental Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies-Peace Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies-Womens and Gender Studies
International Studies
Journalism
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Middle School Education
Music
Nursing
Nutritional Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Personal Financial Planning
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Sciences
Political Science
Pre-Professional Physical Therapy
Psychological Sciences
Radiologic Sciences
Religious Studies
Respiratory Therapy
Russian
Science and Agricultural Journalism
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Textile and Apparel Management
Theatre
Graduate Programs
Accountancy
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Anatomy
Animal Science
Anthropology
Architectural Studies
Art
Art History & Archaeology
Astronomy – See Physics and Astronomy
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biostatistics
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Classical Languages
Classical Studies
Communication
Communication Science and Disorders
Comparative Medicine
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Concentration Area: Health Promotion and Policy
Concentration Area: Veterinary Public Health
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
Dispute Resolution - Law
Economics
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Emphasis Area: Counseling Psychology
Emphasis Area: Educational Administration
Emphasis Area: Educational Leadership
Emphasis Area: Educational Policy Studies
Emphasis Area: Educational Psychology
Emphasis Area: Educational Technology
Emphasis Area: Health Education & Promotion
Emphasis Area: Higher and Continuing Education
Emphasis Area: Learning and Instruction
Emphasis Area: School Psychology
Emphasis Area: Administration and Supervision
Emphasis Area: Administration of Human Service Programs
Emphasis Area: Architectural Studies
Emphasis Area: Art Education
Emphasis Area: Autism
Emphasis Area: Behavioral Disorders
Emphasis Area: Bioinformatics
Emphasis Area: Bioinformatics
Emphasis Area: Biomedical Sciences
Emphasis Area: Business and Marketing
Emphasis Area: Child Clinical and Developmental
Emphasis Area: Child Development and Developmental Psychology
Emphasis Area: Child Life
Emphasis Area: Clinical and Quantitative Psychology
Emphasis Area: Clinical Psychology
Emphasis Area: Cognition & Neuroscience
Emphasis Area: Comparative Medicine
Emphasis Area: Consumer & Family Economics
Emphasis Area: Consumer & Family Economics - See Personal Financial Planning
Emphasis Area: Developmental Disabilities
Emphasis Area: Developmental Psychology
Emphasis Area: Early Childhood Development
Emphasis Area: Early Childhood Education
Emphasis Area: Early Childhood Special Education
Emphasis Area: Elementary Education
Emphasis Area: English Education
Emphasis Area: Family Mediation
Emphasis Area: Family Studies
Emphasis Area: Family Studies
Emphasis Area: Family Studies and Law
Emphasis Area: Foreign Language Teaching Emphasis, in Spanish Or French
Emphasis Area: French
Emphasis Area: Gerontology
Emphasis Area: Gifted Education
Emphasis Area: Health Informatics
Emphasis Area: Health Informatics
Emphasis Area: Health Physics
Emphasis Area: Human Development & Family Studies
Emphasis Area: Human Environmental Sciences
Emphasis Area: Human Nutrition, Foods, and Food Systems - See Nutritional Sciences
Emphasis Area: Learning & Instruction
Emphasis Area: Learning and Instruction
Emphasis Area: Learning Disabilities
Emphasis Area: Library Science
Emphasis Area: Life Span Development
Emphasis Area: Mathematics Education
Emphasis Area: Medical Physics
Emphasis Area: Music Education
Emphasis Area: Pathobiology
Emphasis Area: Personal Financial Planning
Emphasis Area: Personal Financial Planning
Emphasis Area: Power Engineering
Emphasis Area: Quantitative Psychology
Emphasis Area: Reading Education
Emphasis Area: Science Education
Emphasis Area: Social Studies Education
Emphasis Area: Social/Personality Psychology
Emphasis Area: Spanish
Emphasis Area: Special Education General
Emphasis Area: Textile & Apparel Management
Emphasis Area: Vet Medicine and Surgery
Emphasis Area: Youth Development
Engineering
English
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiology
Finance
Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences
Food Science
Forestry
French
Genetics Area Program
Geography
Geological Sciences
German
Health Administration
Health and Bioinformatics
History
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Environmental Sciences
Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Informatics
Information Science & Learning Technologies
Information Science & Learning Technologies
Journalism
Law
Law, Dispute Resolution
Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
Library Scienc
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics, Applied
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Medical Pharmacology & Physiology
Medicine
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Music and Music Education
Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Program
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition
Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Occupational Therapy
Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Pathobiology Area Program
Pathology & Anatomical Sciences
Personal Financial Planning
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics and Astronomy
Physiology - See Medical Pharmacology & Physiology
Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences
Political Science
Psychology
Public Affairs
Public Health
Public Health (Ms) (Degree Offered By Family and Community Medicine)
Religious Studies
Romance Languages & Literatures
Romance Languages & Literatures
Rural Sociology
Russian & Slavonic Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Soil, Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences
Spanish (Ma) - See Romance Languages & Literatures
Special Education
Statistics
Textile & Apparel Management
Theatre
Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Pathobiology
Women’S & Gender Studies