Drury is 8th in the Midwest in the 2014 US News & World Report rankings

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 9, 2013 —Drury University is ranked 8th among Midwest Regional Universities in the United States in the publication U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014. The rankings can be viewed at www.usnews.com/colleges.

Regional universities are defined by U.S. News as institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, but few, if any, doctoral programs. Drury is the highest ranked university in Missouri in this category.

Over the last five years, Drury has been ranked:

  • 2014-8th
  • 2013-11th
  • 2012-10th
  • 2011-11th
  • 2010-11th

“Drury’s outstanding reputation was a big part of the reason I sought the presidency,” said Dr. David Manuel who became Drury’s 17th president on June 1, 2013. “Having a respected third party like US News & World Report tell us that we are doing a good job is a source of pride for students, faculty, staff and alumni.”

In addition, Drury was ranked 15th in the Midwest in the “Great Schools at Great Prices” category, and Drury was listed in the category “A-plus schools for B students” in the Midwest. U.S. News says the “A-plus schools for B students” category is for universities “where spirit and hard work make all the difference to admission offices.”

The 2014 edition of the Best Colleges guidebook is available at USNews.com and will be on newsstands September 24.

To learn more about the methodology behind the rankings visit: http://www.usnews.com/collegemeth