University of Missouri

University of Missouri

About University of Missouri

The University of Missouri System is a state university system providing centralized administration for four universities, a health care system, an extension program, five research and technology parks, and a publishing press. More than 73,000 students are currently enrolled at its four campuses. The health care system operates several hospitals and clinics in central Missouri, while the extension program provides distance learning and other educational initiatives statewide. The UM System was created in 1963 when the University of Missouri (founded in 1839 in Columbia) and its offshoot, the Missouri School of Mines (now the Missouri University of Science & Technology), founded in 1870 in Rolla, were combined with the formerly private University of Kansas City (now University of Missouri-Kansas City, founded in 1933), and a newly created campus in suburban St. Louis (University of Missouri-St. Louis) in 1963.