The Drury promise to students:
“At Drury, I make invaluable connections every day that empower me to make a difference in my life and the lives of others.” Drury is a new kind of university that honors and effectively links liberal arts and sciences to the study of professional areas. In doing so, students are more authentically connected to why what they are learning matters and how they can apply it in real life.
Faculty have an accessibility to a point of pride, because we are a teaching university. Thought leaders and mentors are involved from freshman year to graduation to job search to alumni connections. At Drury, students make lifelong connections. All students capture a spirit of entrepreneurship, which inspires confidence, creativity and accountability. Drury students learn how to connect dreams and aspirations to successful futures.
Founded in 1873, Drury University is a private institution with a long-standing tradition of liberal arts education, professional and personal development, and service to the Ozarks region.
Drury is an 88-acre residential campus in Springfield, Missouri, the third-largest city in the state.
Many streams and tributaries such as the James River, Galloway Creek and Jordan Creek flow within or near the city. Nearby lakes include Table Rock Lake, Stockton Lake, McDaniel Lake, Fellows Lake, and Pomme de Terre Lake. Springfield is near the population center of the United States, about 80 miles (130 km) to the east.