Among the private colleges and universities, Washington University in St. Louis stands out with its #12 U.S. News & World Report ranking among national universities. The Washington University medical school is ranked third in the country. With just over 11,000 full-time students, Washington University is among the most selective in the country. This past year, 1,338 freshmen were chosen out of 22,428 applicants. Since the Nobel Prize's inception, Washington University has produced 23 recipients.
The University of Missouri and Washington University are only two of dozens of public and private four year and two year institutions in Missouri. It would be hard to find any location in the state that is more than a half hour from a postsecondary educational institution. And the State of Missouri is making sure those institutions - at least the publicly funded ones - remain state-of-the-art. The Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative, passed in 2007, is providing millions of dollars for state university capital projects over the next several years.
Missouri's mixed economy has weathered the nation's recent economic storms with remarkable resilience. The state's diversity and central location position Missouri for growth in the new economy. As the nation emerges from its economic migraine, Missouri's mix of strong companies, robust educational assets, low costs and genuine, real people provide just the right ingredients for a dose of real opportunity.For more information:
The Missouri Partnership
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St. Louis, Missouri 63105