Soil Environmental Atmospheric Sciences, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia
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The University of Missouri system is a four-campus system (Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, and St. Louis) whose administrative offices are in Columbia. The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) was founded in 1839 and is the oldest public university west of the Mississippi River. MU is a comprehensive, land-grant research institution and is classified as a Research I University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 1996, over 4,200 graduate students were enrolled as candidates for master's, doctoral, and educational specialist degrees in over 90 degree programs.
In addition to MU, Columbia is home to two other colleges -- Stephens College and Columbia College. With a population of about 75,000, Columbia has five major hospitals, two commercial TV stations, two daily newspapers, and a nationally recognized elementary and secondary school system. It is located on Interstate 70 about halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis.