Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly the University of
Missouri-Rolla, is one of the top 100 values in public higher education,
according to new rankings released by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
Missouri S&T is nationally ranked No. 67 for in-state and No. 70 for
out-of-state students. The list ranks four-year public colleges and
universities that combine academic quality with outstanding economic, with the
100 best values selected from a pool of more than 500 institutions.
“The Kiplinger’s rankings reflect the value and strength of a Missouri
S&T education,” says Chancellor John F. Carney III. “Since our founding in
1870, this university has been one of the world’s leaders in preparing young
men and women to solve society’s problems. Whether we were known as MSM, UMR or
Missouri S&T, we have always had a reputation for excellence.”
Carney says that drive for excellence has been nurtured by the support of
the university’s friends and alumni — a community that helped students and
Last fall, Missouri S&T saw the highest enrollment for the campus in
decades, with a total of 6,167 after four weeks of classes. Reaching a total
enrollment of 6,000 students was a goal the university set for itself in
Truman State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia were the
state’s only other public universities to be ranked in the top 100, which saw
the University of North Carolina in the top spot.
The rankings are available in the February 2008 issue of Kiplinger’s
Personal Finance, on newsstands now, and at the magazine’s website.