University of Missouri Columbia
Flagship University of the State of Missouri
Year Inducted: 2017
The University of Missouri, Columbia is a $2.2 billion-dollar enterprise with more than 300,000 living alumni. MU students represent every county in the state, all fifty United States and 120 countries. Known for its collaborative and interdisciplinary research, MU receives international acclaim for its research in health, agriculture, the media, sustainable energy and nuclear medicine.
The University is one of only six public institutions nationwide that have a medical school, a veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus.
MU is a phenomenal engine for economic and workforce development. It is estimated that Mizzou contributes more than $3.5 billion in economic benefit through its research, education and outreach programs. The University by itself, boosts the state’s economic output by 25 percent – and each dollar of state support results in $38 in economic activity over the ensuing 25 years.
The nationally prominent faculty publish more than 1,600 books and articles each year and are committed to the principles of free expression, intellectual freedom, inclusion and diversity.
The University of Missouri’s steadfast mission is discovering and disseminating knowledge, developing human potential, and developing engaged citizens that will sustain and strengthen our democracy.