Founded in 1870
as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi, Missouri S&T today stands poised to meet the challenges of a global, green economy.
Our name may be new, but our commitment to technological education is unchanging. As a land-grant and space-grant institution, we produced the engineers, scientists and innovators who helped drive the Industrial Revolution and propel the Space Age.
- Founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (MSM)
- Renamed the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR) in 1964
- On Jan. 1, 2008, we became Missouri University of Science and Technology – Missouri S&T – to better reflect our mission of educating the engineers, scientists and innovators who help drive our global, interconnected world.
- 6,800 students – 5,200 undergraduate, 1,600 graduate
- More than 65 degree programs in engineering, science, computing and technology, business, management systems, the humanities and the liberal arts
- Students from 47 states and 51 nations
- 284-acre campus in Rolla, a community of 17,000 in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks and one of the "best small towns in America"
- 14 award-winning student design teams
- 200-plus student organizations
- No. 5 highest starting salaries in the Midwest (PayScale Inc. 2009 survey)
- A top 25 "most connected campus" (Forbes.com)
- 25 research centers and institutes
- $42.6 million in research funding
- Over 300 companies and graduate schools annually recruit Missouri S&T graduates
- A "top key school" for many Fortune 500 corporations
- First U.S. university to attain ISO 14001 certification for environmental management
- Home to the Midwest’s only rural hydrogen fueling station
- Home to the "solar village" – three student-built and inhabited solar homes
- Winner of two national solar car championships
- Three NASA astronauts
- E 3 Commons – home to S&T’s energy, environment and education R&D efforts