About the Missouri University of Science and Technology:
Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi, Missouri S&T is one of the nation's top research universities and is consistently recognized for its excellence and return on investment by national media. The university is a public institution and one of the four campuses of the University of Missouri System.
Missouri S&T has a total enrollment of more than 8,900 students from all 50 states and 60 foreign countries with 55 degree programs in engineering, science, computing and technology, business, information systems, education, the humanities and the liberal arts.
Missouri S&T’s mission is to integrate education, research and application to create and convey knowledge that serves our state and helps solve the world’s great challenges. Our vision is to be the leading public technological research university for discovery, creativity and innovation. As a university, we value lifelong success, creativity, integrity, sustainability, partnerships and inclusion.
About our Community:
Rolla is nestled in the south central Ozarks Highland region at the foot of Missouri’s Wine Country. An area known for its outdoor recreational opportunities, Rolla is consistently ranked among the nation’s most livable and desirable communities. The city’s parks system boasts more than 300 acres with a robust trail system, an outdoor water park and state-of-the-art indoor fitness complex. Outside Rolla, you’ll find more than 100,000 acres of state and national wildlife parks, offering a diverse selection of year-round outdoor recreational activities. Phelps County, for which Rolla is the county seat, has more miles of trout streams than any other Missouri county.
Additionally, Rolla is one of the state’s most educated communities. One in seven adults have attained at least a master’s degree — placing the community nearly 50 percent above the national average. In 2013, Rolla was recognized by The Atlantic as one of the nation’s “brainiest cities.”
The city of Rolla is centrally located within the state, less than 100 miles from St. Louis, Jefferson City, Columbia and Springfield.