Drury is ranked 11th in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 11, 2012 — Drury University is ranked 11th among Midwest Regional Universities in the United States in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2013. 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. In the 2012 edition of the college guide, Drury was ranked 10th in the Midwest. In 2010 and 2011, Drury was 11th.

“While no external ranking can fully capture the essence of the Drury experience, whenever an unbiased, respected third party tells an institution that it is doing a good job, it is a source of pride,” said Dr. Charles Taylor, vice president of academic affairs. “Drury students, faculty, staff members and alumni should be proud knowing that we are highly regarded by our peers, and it is gratifying to know that we’re one of only two schools in the state ranked in the top 20.”

The 2013 edition of the Best Colleges guidebook is available at USNews.com and will be on newsstands September 18.

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

Media Contact: Mark Miller, M.A., Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Office: (417) 873-7390, Mobile: (417) 839-2886, E-mail: markmiller@drury.edu