Founded in 1839, MU is a research one (R1) university and one of only 34 public institutions in the prestigious AAU. The state’s largest university, Mizzou offers more than 300 degrees and certificates to nearly 31,000 students, including nearly 6,000 graduate students and almost 1,200 professional students, and employs more than 13,000 people including more than 2,000 faculty. As a land-grant institution, Mizzou also maintains the state’s Extension and Engagement Program, providing access to the university’s resources and expertise in all 114 Missouri counties.
The School of Medicine has over 500 students, 450 residents and fellows, and nearly 1000 faculty members. MU Health is a robust, successful clinical and research medical enterprise, including the School of Medicine and the University of Missouri Health Care, the leading health care provider in mid-Missouri.