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 - three years running (Popular Science, September 2010-2012).
- No. 3 "Best Investment" among public universities for in-state students (Newsweek, August 2012).
- No. 5 public university for starting salaries and top 15 in the nation, according to PayScale Inc.'s survey for highest average starting salaries for graduates (PayScale.com, July 2012). Missouri S&T is No. 2 among Midwestern public and private universities, with a starting salary of $59,000, and 15th in the nation among all universities.
- No. 7 among public universities for 30-year return on investment for in-state students (Payscale.com, May 2013)
- No. 7 "Great Schools, Great Prices" among public universities (U.S. News & World Report, September 2012).
- 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)
- 7,647 students (5,843 undergraduate, 1,804 graduate) from 49 states and 50 foreign countries
- More than 65 degree programs in engineering, science, computing and technology, business, management systems, the humanities and the liberal arts
- 15 accredited undergraduate engineering programs (more than MIT, Purdue, Illinois or Michigan and 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 and one of the "best small towns in America"
- More than 200 student organizations
- Seven men's varsity sports, six women's varsity sports, and 19 intramurals
- 14 award-winning student design teams -- our solar car team has won two national championships
- S&T has 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 870 employers recruit on campus annually
- One of 12 colleges whose grads earn higher starting pay than Harvard's, ABC News (2012)
- $59,994 is the average paycheck right out of S&T
- 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're home to the Midwest's only rural hydrogen fueling station
- The hydrogen fueling station is located at the E3 Commons, a place where students and researchers focus on energy, environment and education
- We also have a "solar village" -- four student-built and inhabited solar homes