University of Missouri
The University of Missouri (also, Mizzou, or MU) is a public land-grant research university located in Columbia, Missouri, U.S. It was founded in 1839 as the first public institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River. As the largest university in the state, it enrolled 30,870 students in 2017, offering over 300 degree programs in 20 academic colleges. It is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System, which also maintains campuses in Kansas City, Rolla, and St. Louis.