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Drury earns high marks in 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016 — U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked Drury among the Midwest’s top universities in its “Best Colleges 2017” publication, released today.

Drury is ranked No. 11 in the Midwest on the U.S. News “Best Regional Universities” list. Drury earned outstanding marks for its ability to deliver personalized attention to students, thanks to a high percentage of classes with 20 or fewer students (70 percent) and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Drury’s graduation and retention rates were also highlights.

Additionally, Drury was recognized as a Top 20 “Best Value School” in the Midwest (at No. 18) and was one of the Top 12 Midwest Regional Universities with the highest percentage of international students (13 percent).

(Please note: U.S. News creates separate lists for regional universities and regional colleges in some categories.)

The listings continue a trend of excellence for Drury, which has been in the Top 15 of the U.S. News “Best Regional Universities” list every year for the past two decades.

The rankings can be viewed online at www.usnews.com/colleges.

The U.S. News ranking comes on the heels of Drury’s selection as a “Best in the Midwest” University by The Princeton Review, and as a “Best Bang for the Buck College” by Washington Monthly magazine.

“It’s an honor to receive national recognition from publications such as U.S News & World Report, Washington Monthly and The Princeton Review,” says Drury President Dr. Tim Cloyd. “We know the transformational power of a Drury education, and it’s wonderful to see others recognize that as well. It’s a testament to the dedication of Drury’s faculty, staff and alumni network.”

About the Rankings

U.S News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings include nearly 1,400 schools nationwide, and are designed to give a quick comparison of the relative quality of institutions based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as freshman retention and graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. The ranking system uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, as well as the publication’s own researched view of what matters in education.

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Media Contact: Mike Brothers, Director of Media Relations: (417) 873-7390 or mikebrothers@drury.edu.

Drury earns high marks in U.S. News & World Report rankings

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 9, 2015 — U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked Drury among the Midwest’s top schools for both quality and value in its “Best Colleges 2016” publication, released today.

Drury is ranked No. 11 in the Midwest on the U.S. News “Best Regional Universities” list. Drury earned outstanding marks for its ability to deliver personalized attention to students, thanks to a high percentage of classes with 20 or fewer students (69 percent) and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Drury’s graduation rate and alumni giving rate were also highlights.

Drury is the top-ranked school in Missouri on the U.S. News “Best Value Schools” Midwest region list – a crucial measure given today’s concerns about student debt. Drury is No. 3 on that list, which includes both public and private schools. Additionally, Drury ranked No. 11 on the 2016 “Best Universities for Veterans” list.

(Please note: U.S. News creates separate lists for regional universities and regional colleges in some categories.)

The listings continue a trend of excellence for Drury, which has been in the Top 15 of the U.S. News “Best Regional Universities” list every year for the past two decades. Drury has consistently ranked high as a “Best Value” school for more than 15 years.

The rankings can be viewed online at www.usnews.com/colleges.

“To be highly ranked by your peers and confirmed by independent data is gratifying and affirming,” said Drury President Dr. David Manuel. “It’s especially gratifying to be recognized for the incredible value Drury provides. Students today are looking closely at the return on investment when choosing where to earn their degree. The accomplishments of our faculty and the career outcomes of our graduates demonstrate that value every day.”

The U.S. News ranking comes on the heels of Drury’s selection in August as a “Best in the Midwest” college by The Princeton Review.

About the Rankings

U.S News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings include nearly 1,400 schools nationwide, and are designed to give a quick comparison of the relative quality of institutions based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as freshman retention and graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. The ranking system uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, as well as the publication’s own researched view of what matters in education.

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Drury ranks 3rd in the Midwest among Best Regional Colleges for Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 5, 2013 – Drury University is ranked 3rd among Best Regional Colleges for Veterans in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings can be viewed at Best Colleges for Veterans.

U.S. News & World Report established the rankings to help veterans pursue a college education under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Schools reported on their veteran benefits as part of the broader survey and data collection of undergraduate schools by U.S. News during spring 2013. In total, there are 234 ranked schools. Drury is the highest ranked university in Missouri.

“I wasn’t surprised to hear that Drury ranked high,” said Army Veteran and Drury student, Brent Wilkinson.  “I can’t give the staff at Drury enough kudos – the knowledge they have is incredible. Tammie (Drury advisor) has helped so many veterans come into the school and she made surethat everything I did was in line with the VA (Veteran’s Affairs).”

Earlier this year, Drury was ranked 8th among Midwest Regional Universities in the publication U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014.

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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

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Drury is back in the top 10 of the U.S. News and World Report rankings

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 12, 2011 — Drury University is ranked in the top 10 of the best Regional Universities in the United States in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2012. The rankings can be viewed at www.usnews.com/colleges.

Drury is 10th on the list of Best Regional Universities in the Midwest. 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 2010 and 2011 editions of the college guide, Drury was ranked 11th in the Midwest.

“This ranking is a validation of the hard work Drury’s faculty and staff have engaged in to provide a rigorous education for our students that prepares them to think critically in an increasingly global society, and prepares graduates for personal and professional success in that world,” said Dr. Charles Taylor, vice president of academic affairs. “It is gratifying to know that Drury is one of only two universities from Missouri ranked in the top 10.”

The 2012 edition of the Best Colleges guidebook is available at USNews.com and will be on newsstands September 20.

Media contact:

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

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