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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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