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University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, MO

According to its mission statement, University of Missouri - Columbia "provides Missourians the benefits of a world-class education. MU's unique physical infrastructure and scholarly environment stimulate teaching, research, service and economic development on behalf of all citizens. Students work side by side with some of the world’s best faculty to advance arts, humanities, sciences and professions. Scholarship and teaching are driven by a sense of public service and an obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge that improves the quality of life in the state, the nation and the world." [Source]

Website: http://www.missouri.edu/

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23,696
Undergraduate
Enrollment
52%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$11,475
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$30,450
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

18:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
2.5%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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Freedom of Expression
Colleges and universities that have adopted the Chicago Principles on Freedom of Expression (or substantially similar statements) are committed "to the preservation and celebration of the freedom of expression as an essential element of the University’s culture.” An open marketplace of ideas on campus fosters intellectual development and prepares graduates for the discussion and debate that informs and sustains a free society.
FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.
OASES of Excellence
General Education Assessment

University of Missouri - Columbia uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP).

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Curriculum last evaluated: 10/3/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.