University of Missouri
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University of Missouri

Public research university in Columbia, Missouri, USA

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The University of Missouri (often referred to as “Mizzou”) was founded in 1839. It was the first public university west of the Mississippi River.

With a student enrollment of more than 30,000 souls, MIzzou offers over 300 degree programs in 13 major academic divisions. It is perhaps best known for the Missouri School of Journalism, founded in 1908 as the world’s first professional school devoted to the field of journalism. The university’s Research Reactor Center is the world’s most powerful university research reactor and is the sole source of isotopes used for nuclear medicine in the US.

Mizzou Online is one of the top public, distance-learning programs in the country, offering more than 1,000 online courses within the framework of 150+ degree and certificate programs.

Mizzou is associated with four Nobel laureates, namely:

Other distinguished Mizzou-associated individuals include the following:

Mizzou is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

From Wikipedia

The University of Missouri is a public land-grant research university in Columbia, Missouri. It is Missouri's largest university and the flagship of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Founded in 1839, it was the first public university west of the Mississippi River. It is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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105 Jesse Hall, Columbia MO 65211-1050

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27 per 100k

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4 per 100k

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Who are University of Missouri's Most influential alumni?

University of Missouri's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of . University of Missouri’s most academically influential people include Allen Steele, Russ Mitchell, and Janet Shamlian.

Allen Steele
Allen Steele

US science fiction author

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Russ Mitchell
Russ Mitchell

American journalist

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Janet Shamlian
Janet Shamlian

American journalist

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Michael D. C. Drout

Professor of English and Tolkien researcher

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Gerald J. Fishman
Gerald J. Fishman

American astronomer

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Arnold Drake

American comic book writer and screenwriter

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Brad Sham

American sportscaster

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Quang Nhuong Huynh

Vietnamese American children's writer

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Edward Mueller

American businessman

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Wright Thompson

American sportswriter

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Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash

Iraqi microbiologist

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Brad Bushman

American psychologist

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