Missouri University of Science and Technology was founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. As the first technological institution established west of the Mississippi River, Missouri S&T has a rich and expansive history which has led it to its current position as one of the premier universities in the nation. From our humble beginnings of occupying the third floor of the Rolla public school building with a class of 31 students to our current campus of nearly 300 acres and 9,000 students, the Missouri S&T community knows what it means to grow with the times.
Our university is widely known as being host to one of the strongest engineering programs in the United States, but it is also worth noting that our secondary teacher education program is ranked the best in the state of Missouri, we are cited as having the second most value added amongst public universities, we are ranked eighth among all universities in the United States for return on investment, and much more!
Missouri S&T is more than numbers on a page. We also have a community of students, faculty, and staff who work together to accomplish incredible feats! Our university is home to over 200 Recognized Student Organizations which cater to nearly every interest and talent. Specifically, our residence hall government, having formed as early as 1889 with the governing committee of the first dormitory on campus, is widely known as being one of the most respected and engaging groups of student organizations at the university! Our hall governing bodies consist of some of the strongest student leaders in the entirety of Missouri S&T which leads to our residence halls serving as a home to some of the school’s strongest communities.