As Missouri’s AAU, land-grant university, the University of Missouri has 19 schools and colleges, and more than 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their career and personal goals.  MU is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.  MU’s library collection is Missouri’s largest.  MU has 17 research farms, research centers and forests, covering more than 14,500 acres.  

Mizzou is a $2 billion enterprise that accounts for 72 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri’s public universities, generating new knowledge and jobs to power the state and national economies.  MU has about 3,500 active grants and contracts; faculty submit nearly 2,400 new project proposals each year.  Since fiscal year 2008, MU has filed 278 U.S. patents and signed 204 options and licenses for new technologies developed at the university.  MU’s licensing income from the commercialization of new technologies has reached more than $33 million in the past four years.  To date, companies that have licensed products invented by MU scientists have received about $1 billion in sales revenues.