CONAHEC Member Institution

History:

The University of Missouri, founded in 1839 as a public university, now counts with an enrollment of more than 33,000 students.

Based on quality of teaching, research and scholarship, MU is one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. AAU membership helps Mizzou attract external funding and recruit top faculty and students.

Mizzou offers more than 300 degree programs – including 89 online options – through 18 colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities nationwide that can claim a medical school, veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus.

The university’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend $237 million annually on scientific research; they account for about 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to the state’s public universities.

Graduate programs include benefits from hands-on learning while contributing 250,000 hours of community service annually, participating in undergraduate research and taking advantage of Missouri’s largest study abroad program.

Designated a botanic garden, MU’s 1,262-acre main campus features more than 42,000 plants and trees in numerous thematic and special collection settings. Many university buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Citizens across the state connect with Mizzou by participating in extension programs in every county, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou's NCAA Division I athletic program has 20 sports, many ranked in the top 25 nationally.

Key Personnel

Name/Nom/Nombresort descending Email Institutional Role Department Country
Cartwright, Alex ancartwright@mi... President/Rector Office of the Chancellor United States
Lindeman, Barbara lindemanb@misso... Exchange Coordinator International Center United States
Scott, Jim ScottJ@missouri.edu Primary Contact International Center United States