Missouri, University of

Missouri, University of,

at Columbia (main campus), Rolla, Kansas City, and St. Louis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1839, opened 1841. It is the oldest state university W of the Mississippi; its journalism school was the first (1908) in the world. There are medical schools at Columbia and Kansas City. Programs in mining and metallurgy and the mining experiment station are at Rolla. Other research facilities include the Freedom of Information Center, Dalton Research Reactor, and Center for the Study of Aging at Columbia and the Center for Molecular Studies at St. Louis.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Missouri, University of


one of the largest universities in the USA. Founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., the university has (1973) four virtually autonomous educational institutions at Columbia, Rolla, Kansas City, and St. Louis. The largest campus, at Columbia, has colleges of arts and sciences, engineering, education, and agriculture; schools of business and public administration, journalism, law, library and information science, medicine, veterinary medicine, and social and community services; and a graduate school. In 1972 the Columbia campus had an enrollment of 21,500 and a staff of more than 1,400, including about 400 professors.

The campus at Rolla has a college of arts and sciences, schools of engineering and mining and metallurgy, a graduate school, and evening and correspondence divisions. The campus at Kansas City has a college of arts and sciences; schools of administration, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, education, and law; a graduate school; and a conservatory. The campus at St. Louis has a college of arts and sciences; schools of business administration and education; a graduate school; and evening and correspondence divisions. The main library and its nine branches contain about 1.6 million volumes. In 1972 the four campuses had an enrollment of more than 45,000 and a teaching staff of 2,600, including about 700 professors.

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