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Get the facts about Drury University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Drury University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Drury University was awarded 25 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Drury University is ranked #631 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 46 colleges in Missouri, Drury University is ranked at #13.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Drury University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Drury University is a competitive 66%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Drury University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 670. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Drury University  ( 530 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Drury University  ( 520 to 640 )
Drury University received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Drury University  ( 23 to 28 )

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Drury University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Drury University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Drury University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Drury University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Drury University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Drury University have a four-year graduation rate of 30%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Drury University.

Average Overall Diversity at Drury University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,479 undergraduates at Drury University with 1,444 being full-time and 35 being part-time.

Drury University Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Drury University scored 55.59 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  55.59 out of 100
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How Much Does Drury University Cost?

The overall average net price of Drury University is $18,595. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Drury University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,483 $16,870 $15,794 $20,473 $22,677

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Drury University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Drury University, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,339 a year. That adds up to $29,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Drury University is 13.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Drury University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Drury University make about $32,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 19% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Drury University make the most money.

Location of Drury University

Drury University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Springfield, Missouri. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Drury University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 N. Benton Ave, Springfield, MO 65802-3791
Phone: 417-873-7879

Drury University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from Drury University. Of these students, 347 received undergraduate degrees and 89 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Architecture 28 $46,100
General Biology 25 $27,100
General Psychology 23 $27,100
Finance & Financial Management 22 $50,500
Accounting 19 $53,000
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 16 NA
Chemistry 15 NA
Business Administration & Management 15 $39,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14 $28,200
Public Relations & Advertising 13 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Drury University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Drury University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 317 students took at least one online class at Drury University. This is a decrease from the 1,436 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 317 153
2016-2017 1,436 765
2015-2016 891 362
2014-2015 978 434
2013-2014 1,247 581

Learn more about online learning at Drury University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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