University of Missouri

University of Missouri

The University of Missouri is a member university of Great Plains IDEA, a partnership of public universities throughout the country that have joined together to provide fully online degree programs. Through Great Plains IDEA, you can choose the University of Missouri as your home university and take courses from universities across the consortium. With multiple universities offering courses, you can create a unique learning experience catered to your interests and goals.

Participating Programs

As a member of Great Plains IDEA, the University of Missouri offers a wide range of online master's degrees, graduate certificates, and a bachelor's completion program in both the human sciences and agriculture. These flexible programs provide work-life balance for busy professionals, and they are offered at one affordable common price regardless of program or state of residence.

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Founded

1839

Main Campus Location:

Columbia, Missouri (pop. 126,254)

Accredited By

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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Undergrad Population

22,589

Graduate Population

7,425

Number of Colleges

12

Nickname

Mizzou

School Colors

Black and Gold, colors of the Bengal tiger

Mascot

Truman the Tiger is named after President Harry S. Truman, a Missouri native.

University of Missouri Traditions

The University of Missouri has been offering online degrees since 1994 and now offers one of the largest portfolios of online degrees and certificates nationally. The University of Missouri is nicknamed Mizzou (pronounced muh-ZOO), a clipped version of Missouri.  University publications show the nickname has been around since 1905.

Missouri Online students are honored with an online commencement ceremony when they complete their degrees. The website features an interactive guest book, photo gallery, and filmed remarks from fellow distance graduates and campus officials. Online students are welcome to attend on-campus graduation events, but many are not able to attend in person.

Six ionic columns stand in the middle of campus and are one of the most photographed landmarks in Missouri. The columns are all that remain of the first campus building that burned in 1892. The columns were saved from demolition by campus and community members who rallied to save the architectural elements as a symbol of the importance of the campus and higher education.

Mizzou started the homecoming tradition in 1911 when then football coach and athletic director, Chester Brewer, invited alumni to “come home” to Columbia for a football game.

Pursue a University of Missouri Academic Program through Great Plains IDEA

With the University of Missouri as your home university, you can achieve your professional goals through programs that are 100% online while remaining highly engaging, collaborative, and innovative.

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