Looking to 2020
In 1839, Missouri citizens extended the frontiers of higher education by creating the University of Missouri, the first public university in the Louisiana Territory. In the 21st century MU will push across the frontiers of knowledge to create, in service to the public, unique interdisciplinary programs of teaching, research, outreach and economic development. MU will nourish and strengthen the comprehensive array of teaching, research and outreach programs essential to the state’s land-grant AAU public research university. MU will become an exemplar of a university that prepares citizens for leadership in a diverse, global and technology-driven environment.
MU is Missouri’s University
It serves every citizen of the state through comprehensive programs of education, research, outreach and economic development.
The flagship university of the State of Missouri, MU is the state’s only public university in the Association of American Universities.
As a land-grant university, MU translates the latest research into practical applications that improve people’s lives and drive the state’s economy.
MU develops and delivers the knowledge and skills Missourians need to thrive in the fast-changing, multicultural environment of the 21st century.