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Mizzou at a glance

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Mizzou at a glance Budget, FY 2012 $2 billion Revenues (in millions), FY 2012 Patient care $820 Tuition $308 Enterprise operations $275 Grants & contracts $264 State appropriations $203 Extension, course & other fees $76 Gifts & endowment income $66 Federal appropriations $17 3.3%

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Mizzou is a great value Increases in MU’s tuition to compensate for diminishing state support have been conservative. Combined tuition and fees at Mizzou are below the averages for Association of American University (AAU) institutions and for members of the Southeastern, Big 12 and Big Ten conferences.

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Highest Lowest Average

AAU Publics and Privates $45,290

$5,656

$23,706

AAU Publics

$16,132

$5,656

$10,434

Big Ten

$41,983

$7,648

$13,555

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$41,332 $5,656 $10,183

Big 12

$31,658

Mizzou Source: U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, 2012

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$10,383 $ 8,989

Expenditures (in millions), FY 2011 Hospitals and University Physicians $737.6 Teaching & academic support $315.5 Auxiliary enterprises* $212.2 Research $154.9 Scholarships & fellowships $118.1 Extension & public service $102.2 Plant maintenance & operation $52 Student services $30.3 Institutional support $9 1.8% 0.5% 3% 5.9%

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6.8% 9% 12.3% 18.2%

*Includes residence halls, athletics, university stores, Research Reactor, Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab and other auxiliary enterprises

Did you know? MU is doing more with less state funding. Since 2001, enrollment has grown 45% to 33,805 students while state appropriations have decreased by 14%. Missouri is 44th out of 50 states in per capita support of public higher education. U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I S S O U R I FA C T S

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MU is a nationally competitive, global

TOP TIGER — MU’s chief executive officer since 2004, Chancellor Brady Deaton has 40 years of experience in higher education. He grew up on a Kentucky farm and served in the Peace Corps before beginning his career as an agricultural economics professor.

Under MU Chancellor Brady J. Deaton’s leadership, enrollment has grown to more than 33,000 students, fundraising surpassed a billion dollars, and federal research expenditures have reached all-time highs. Many MU faculty, staff and students work around the globe to improve our quality of life. In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Deaton as chair of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, which advises the U.S. Agency for International Development on how best to use university research to feed the world. Did you know? MU has formal agreements with more than 200 universities and government agencies around the world and welcomes an estimated 1,000 international visiting scholars and researchers annually. 6

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university Missouri’s flagship university

Many states fund separate research and land-grant universities, but Missouri combines those roles at MU. • As the state’s major public research university, MU is known for collaborative discovery where faculty and students work together to solve problems and improve lives. • As a land-grant institution, MU’s statewide mission is to serve citizens and the public good.

Among the very best

MU is classified with American universities that offer the most educational opportunities and the highest level of instruction. • Designated “Research University/Very High” and “Community-Engaged” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. • One of 34 public U.S. institutions in the Association of American Universities. AAU members are top-tier schools with outstanding teaching, research and scholarship.

MU is among the top two percent of U.S. universities Did you know? MU students have high pass rates on licensing exams. Recently, 97.4% of law students passed the Missouri bar exam on the first try while 99% of teacher education students, 92% of nursing students and 100% of health professions students passed their national licensure and certification tests.

Association of American Universities 61 institutions total, 59 U.S.

Other doctoral/research universities 236 institutions

4-year colleges 1,536 institutions

Specialized, religious, technical 851 institutions

Community colleges 1,920 institutions

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MU gives students an unmatched

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college experience

CUTTING-EDGE — Students in the Futures Lab at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute develop new technologies to improve media. They also staff a multiplatform newspaper, an NPR-affiliate radio station, an NBC-affiliate TV station and a professional advertising agency.

Did you know? MU students participate in annual campus competitions, including one for short films by freshmen, another for music composers and one in which journalism, business and engineering students invent mobile communication apps. U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I S S O U R I FA C T S

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MU faculty excel in their fields

NASA VETERAN — Astronaut Linda Godwin has come home to MU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, where she earned a master’s degree in 1976 and a doctorate in 1980. In addition to teaching an astronomy course, Godwin works to draw more students into physics and other sciences.

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Did you know? In 2011, two MU faculty members entered the ranks of the world’s most distinguished scientists, physicians and researchers by joining the National Academies. James Birchler was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and Michael LeFevre to the Institute of Medicine. Four other MU faculty are National Academy members.

Did you know? For decades, Mizzou faculty have paved the way for today’s sustainable agriculture and plant genomics. MU ranks third in the U.S. in funding from National Science Foundation plant research programs and employs more than 100 plant scientists. U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I S S O U R I FA C T S

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MU discoveries break new ground

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Did you know? MU conducts interdisciplinary research in solar, wind, biofuels, biomass, energy logistics and energy policy. The university’s array of expertise and resources includes the nation’s most powerful university nuclear research reactor, a power plant boiler coming online in 2012 that will run exclusively on biomass, and 17 agricultural research centers statewide.

CANCER DETECTION — Biological engineer John Viator employs photoacoustics to scan a blood sample with laser pulses. His new device, which detects individual melanoma cancer cells, was patented in 2011 and will soon be available commercially as a faster and cheaper screening method.

Did you know? More than 1,000 life scientists at MU are working to improve human and animal health, food and the environment. MU is ranked among the top 15 programs in the world for animal and plant science research (Thomson Reuters, 1999-2009). U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I S S O U R I FA C T S

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MU powers the economy

BUSINESS SAVVY – Rebecca Rone participated in MU’s Biodesign and Innovation Program, which guides postgraduates through the medical invention process. The program has produced three new businesses since 2007. Rone co-founded EternoGen, helping raise $500,000 in investor seed money.

Did you know? Since FY 2008, MU has filed 278 patents and signed 204 options and licenses for new technologies developed at the university. This represents a six-fold increase in deals to commercialize faculty innovations compared to fiscal years 2004-07.

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Lab-to-market: 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. Here’s how one Mizzou discovery turned into a commercial product. O B S E R VAT I O N Fu-Hung Hsieh, professor of biological engineering and food science, notices that people are seeking healthier foods, including high-protein, vegetablebased options that resemble meat. But the offerings lack meat’s taste, texture and consistency.

I N N OVAT I O N Hsieh has an idea for a process to create a soy-based food that will appeal to consumers.

TURNING POINT Hsieh and researcher Harold Huff develop a specialized food processing method and determine the right combination of vegetarian ingredients. They create a soy-based food that has the texture and consistency of chicken.

Did you know? Many Mizzou graduates remain in Missouri and work. A full 96% of nursing graduates, 94% of education graduates and 86% of health professions graduates accept jobs in the Show-Me state, according to MU’s 2009-10 employment study.

PAYO F F With the help of MU’s Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations, Hsieh and Huff’s innovation is licensed to J Green Natural Foods Co. and commercialized under the brand Savage River Farms. “Soy chicken” is successfully being sold in the marketplace. U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I S S O U R I FA C T S

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MU’s health system delivers patient-

MORE PHYSICIANS – Dr. James Stevermer and medical student Amanda Shipp examine a patient in Fulton, Mo., a town of about 13,000 people. Amanda participated in MU’s Rural Track Pipeline Program, which encourages young doctors to set up practices in small towns.

Did you know? MU medical school faculty teach hundreds of undergraduate students each year by offering such fundamental courses as anatomy, microbiology, physiology and biochemistry. 16

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-centered care Did you know? MU’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital treats 16,000 animal patients annually, a service that also benefits humans. The One Health/One Medicine area at Mizzou expands groundbreaking collaborations between veterinarians and physicians to understand and conquer diseases.

PATIENT CARE, FY 2011

Clinic visits Emergency/trauma visits Patients admitted Major surgical operations Babies delivered

540,835 49,276 22,011 21,281 1,634 Patients transported by helicopter 1,004 Charity/uninsured care $59.1 million

Did you know? MU is a national leader in confronting the challenges of autism and other developmental conditions. The university integrates research, training and services at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, the most comprehensive autism center in Missouri. U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I S S O U R I FA C T S

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MU Extension provides solutions for a

Did you know? The MU Environmental Assistance Center’s pollution prevention internship program funded by the Environmental Protection Agency trains engineering students to help industry reduce energy use, cut waste and conserve water. Participating companies are jointly saving about $1 million a year. 18

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better life

WATER RESCUE — Firefighters learn how to handle victims adrift in a flooded waterway through MU Extension emergency preparedness programs. This year, MU celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which established America’s public, land-grant universities.

Did you know? A 2011 Battelle Institute report credits land-grant universities with a central role in American agriculture’s rise to global pre-eminence and argues that continued support for agricultural bioscience is vital to the U.S. economy. U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I S S O U R I FA C T S

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You can leave Mizzou, but it will never

MIZZOU PRIDE — Recognized for her singing and songwriting talents, Sheryl Crow has won nine Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards and other honors. She exemplifies MU’s illustrious alumni, including eight Missouri governors and numerous Pulitzer Prize winners.

Did you know? MU alumnus Daniel Lindsay, BS BA ’01, co-directed Undefeated, a documentary about a high school football team that won an Oscar in 2012. Lindsay visited Columbia during a screening of his film at the annual True/False Film Festival. 20

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Did you know? MU is one of only five universities in the country with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

•M  ore Missouri physicians receive

medical training from MU than from any other university.

•T  hree-fourths of Missouri veterinarians earned their veterinary degrees at MU.

•M  U law school alumni practice in every Missouri county and serve at all levels of the state judiciary.

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MU is rich in history, tradition & spirit Did you know? During Tiger Walk, freshmen run through the Columns toward Jesse Hall to symbolize their entrance into MU. Graduating seniors participate in Tiger Prowl, walking through the Columns toward downtown Columbia to celebrate their new status as Mizzou alumni.

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TIGER ATHLETICS — The women’s softball team won the Big 12 regular-season championship and competed in the Women’s College World Series for a third straight season in 2011. MU recently announced a move to the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Did you know? Mizzou’s official plaid design was created by Lauren Drufke-Mahe, BS HES ’06, when she was a student. It incorporates the school’s black and gold colors. U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I S S O U R I FA C T S

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2012 University of Missouri Fact Book