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Drury University Overview

Drury University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Springfield, Missouri. Springfield is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Drury University Known For?

347 Undergraduate Awards
$24,929 Avg Cost After Aid
66% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Drury University is the master's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average Drury University student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Drury University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Drury University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Education Philosophy Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Drury University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#10 Best Value Colleges for Finance & Financial Management College Factual
#29 Best Value Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#41 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#52 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#64 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#70 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual

Where Is Drury University?

Location of Drury University

Contact details for Drury University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 N. Benton Ave, Springfield, MO 65802-3791
Phone: 417-873-7879
Website: www.drury.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DruryUniversity/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/druryuniversity

How Do I Get Into Drury University?

You can apply to Drury University online at: www.drury.edu/admission/Apply-to-Drury-University/

Admission Requirements for Drury University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Drury University?

66% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Drury University is 66%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Drury University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 670. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Drury University  ( 530 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Drury University  ( 520 to 640 )
200
800
Drury University received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Drury University  ( 23 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Drury University  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Drury University  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Drury University?

$24,929 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
13.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Drury University is $24,929. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Drury University, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,339 a year. That adds up to $29,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Drury University is 13.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Drury University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,444 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,479 undergraduate students at Drury University, with 1,444 being full-time and 35 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Drury University

There are also 264 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,444 full-time undergraduates at Drury University, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Drury University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Drury University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drury University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 42
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 1,171
International Students 95
Other Races/Ethnicities 99

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Drury University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 59 countries are represented at Drury University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and France.

Online Learning at Drury University

153 Took All Classes Online
317 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 317 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Drury University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 49th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Drury University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Drury University was -2.6%. This is the #2,362 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Drury University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Drury University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 21%
Business, Management & Marketing 27%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Drury University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Drury University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Criminology #37
Public Relations & Advertising #38
Sociology #63
Communication & Media Studies #108
Communication & Journalism #161
General Psychology #162
Social Sciences #214
Psychology #221

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Drury University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 15 2 39 56
General Architecture 28 0 0 28
General Biology 25 0 0 25
Public Relations & Advertising 13 0 11 24
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14 0 10 24
General Psychology 23 0 0 23
Finance & Financial Management 22 0 0 22
Accounting 19 0 0 19
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 16 0 0 16
Chemistry 15 0 0 15
Special Education 0 0 13 13
Criminology 12 0 0 12
Design & Applied Arts 12 0 0 12
Marketing 11 0 0 11
Writing Studies 11 0 0 11
Arts & Media Management 5 0 5 10
Fine & Studio Arts 10 0 0 10
Political Science & Government 9 0 0 9
Computer Engineering 7 0 0 7
Romance Languages 7 0 0 7
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 7 0 0 7
Mathematics 7 0 0 7
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 6 0 0 6
Instructional Media Design 0 0 6 6
General English Literature 6 0 0 6
History 6 0 0 6
Economics 6 0 0 6
Journalism 5 0 0 5
Physics 5 0 0 5
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 4 0 0 4
Education Philosophy 0 0 3 3
Interdisciplinary Studies 3 0 0 3
Sociology 3 0 0 3
Music 3 0 0 3
Computer Science 2 0 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 2 2
Health & Physical Education 2 0 0 2
Philosophy 2 0 0 2
Architectural Sciences & Technology 1 0 0 1
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 1 0 0 1
Communication & Media Studies 1 0 0 1
Graphic Communications 1 0 0 1
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 1 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 1 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 347 2 89 438

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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