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College Campuses in the Show Me State
Make Missouri your next destination when traveling through the midwest – be sure to explore a wide range of top colleges and universities. From Kansas City and western MO, to St. Louis and cities around the eastern region of the state, check out any number of these eclectic university campuses.
Ideal for travelers who are exploring college options for soon to be high school grads, schools like Missouri State University and Saint Louis University are sterling examples of what Missouri has to offer. In Springfield, Missouri State University is found near downtown and is the second largest university in the state, right behind the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Drive in from Branson and explore the campus of MSU. Don't miss out on highlights like Carrington Hall, the John Q. Hammons Fountain just outside the Duane G. Meyer Library and the Jane A. Meyer Carillon.
Athletics at MSU are also a major draw – be sure to visit Hammons Field during the spring for MSU Bears baseball games, the JQH Arena during the fall for MSU Bears men's and women's basketball games, and the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex is home to MSU Bears football.
Further north along the eastern region of Missouri, Kansas City is a city filled with popular attractions, and home to Rockhurst University. This private, Jesuit, co-ed school was founded in 1910 – be sure to check out the Greenlease Gallery where you can view the VanAckeren Collection of Religious Art.
Rockhurst University offers students more than 50 different undergraduate programs to study, and in sports the Rockhurst Hawks compete within the Hearland Conference of Division II NCAA sports. Drive in from nearby Independence and experience a pleasant and enjoyable campus tour.
In Warrensburg, the charming city found just west of Sedalia, head for the University of Central Missouri. Established in 1871, the University of Central Missouri offers more than 150 degree programs. Central Missouri Mules are the men's athletic teams, while the Central Missouri Jennies are the women's teams.
When your travel plans have you exploring the eastern region of Missouri, closer to cities like St. Louis and Festus, be sure you check out Saint Louis University. Established in 1818, SLU is a private, non-profit, co-ed institution found on a 235-acre urban campus. Tour the campus and check out the Statue of Saint Ignatius and the Samuel Cupples House. Sports fans enjoy St. Louis Billikens games in sports like basketball, baseball, and soccer. Visit from nearby Bridgeton.
Just west of Bridgeton you'll find Creve Coeur, home of Missouri Baptist University. A short drive from St. Charles, Missouri Baptist University was founded in 1957, making it relatively young – check out the campus of this private, co-ed university which is evangelical Christian in affiliation. MBU is home to the Kellog-Jung Library, and the MBU Spartans play college sports in the NAIA within the American Midwest Conference.
West of St. Louis you can head for Columbia and visit the University of Missouri. Established in 1839, Mizzou is the flagship school of the University of Missouri System. Let the Welfare of the People be the Supreme Law is the school's motto, and sports fans flock in droves to watch exciting Missouri Tigers action – Mizzou Arena hosts basketball games, while Faurot Field hosts Tigers football. Make the scenic drive in from nearby Jefferson City or Mexico.
If you're stay has you exploring Jefferson City, be sure not to miss Lincoln University – established in 1866, it's a land-grant school found on 167 acres.