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Where discovery, innovation and creativity are the norm

Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi, Missouri S&T is one of the nation's top technological research universities. Missouri S&T produced the engineers, scientists and innovators who helped drive the Industrial Revolution and launch the Space Age. Today, our graduates are poised to lead the new global, green economy.

How we rate

Missouri S&T has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. But don't just take our word for it. Here's what others are saying.

  • No. 1 "Best Investment" among public universities for out-of-state students (Newsweek, August 2012).
  • No. 1 "Awesome College Lab" for our Experimental Mine - four years running (Popular Science, September 2010-2013).
  • Top teacher education program for secondary education in Missouri, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality, which gives Missouri S&T 3.5 out of 4 stars (U.S. News & World Report, June 2013).
  • No. 2 top U.S. university for engineering, according to Online College Database's Directory of U.S. Colleges (July 2013).
  • No. 3 "Best Investment" among public universities for in-state students (Newsweek, August 2012).
  • No. 3 among national universities for percentage of degrees granted in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines (U.S. News & World Report, June 2013).
  • No. 7 public university for starting salaries and top 15 in the nation, according to PayScale Inc.'s survey of the highest average starting salaries for graduates (, July 2013). Missouri S&T is also No. 3 among all universities in the Midwest.
  • No. 7 among public universities for 30-year return on investment for in-state students (, May 2013)
  • No. 7 "Great Schools, Great Prices" among public universities (U.S. News & World Report, September 2013)
  • No. 7 on Affordable Colleges Online's list of "Million Dollar ROI" public universities (June 2013).
  • No. 7 on Affordable Colleges Online's list of "Affordable Colleges with High Returns" (June 2013).
  • No. 44 "Best Bang for the Buck" among national universities (Washington Monthly, 2013 College Guide, August 2013).
  • Top 50 best public colleges as rated by America's high school counselors (U.S. News & World Report, September 2012). Missouri S&T ranked 44th in the survey among public universities.
  • One of three Missouri universities to make Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges. Missouri S&T ranked 96th for out-of-state students and 100th for in-state students. (Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2013)
  • Top 150 best value colleges based on academics, financial aid and cost of attendance (The Princeton Review, February, 2013)
Experience S&T
  • More than 8,100 students (6,100-plus undergraduate, nearly 2,000 graduate) from 50 states and 51 foreign countries
  • Ninety-seven degree programs in 37 areas of study, including engineering, science, computing and technology, business, management systems, the humanities and the liberal arts
  • 15 accredited undergraduate engineering programs (three times the average number found at U.S. universities)
  • 284-acre campus in Rolla, a community of 19,600 in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks. Rolla is also one of the "best small towns in America" and one of Lumosity’s “smartest” cities in the nation.
  • More than 200 student organizations
  • Seven men's varsity sports, six women's varsity sports, and 19 intramurals
  • 14 student design teams, including national champion solar car and human-powered vehicle teams
  • 25 research centers and institutes
  • 102 study abroad opportunities
Degrees that make a difference
  • 78 percent medical school acceptance rate for S&T grads over the past decade
    More than 900 employers recruit on campus annually
  • One of 12 colleges whose grads earn higher starting pay than Harvard's, according to ABC News (2012)
  • Nearly $60,000 annual starting salary
  • S&T is a "top key school" for many Fortune 500 corporations that recruit on campus
  • Three of our grads have become NASA astronauts
Energy and the environment
  • S&T was the first U.S. university to attain ISO 14001 certification for environmental management
  • We also have a "solar village" – four student-built and -inhabited solar homes
  • A fifth solar house will be located at the E3 Commons, a place where students and researchers focus on energy, environment and education