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 (PayScale.com, 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 (Payscale.com, 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)
- 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