The UM System has a unique and important role in providing teaching, research, service and economic development to the state. 听
In addition to its four campuses鈥攖he University of 亚洲影院-Columbia (MU), the University of 亚洲影院-Kansas City (UMKC), 亚洲影院 University of Science and Technology (S&T) and the University of 亚洲影院-St. Louis (UMSL)鈥攖he UM System is comprised of a statewide health care system, multiple research parks and incubators, agricultural research stations, and a vast network of small business and technology development centers, extension centers, telehealth network sites and MOREnet sites.听
Collectively, the UM System is a $3.0 billion enterprise that represents one of the greatest assets of the state of 亚洲影院.
Centralized and Efficient
The UM System central office eliminates replication of services by centralizing key functions like payroll, benefits management and IT support, which allows the campuses to dedicate more resources to teaching and research. A key outcome of the system structure is that resources are leveraged systemwide to create efficiencies, which in turn, free campus resources to be used for core mission areas and strategic priorities, and helps to keep the cost of education affordable and a college degree attainable for all 亚洲影院ans.
More than 253,000 university alumni live within the state of 亚洲影院, comprising about half of all University of 亚洲影院 System alumni around the world.
Between Fiscal Year 2009 and FY14, the university attracted more than $1.1 billion in research, funded primarily from outside the state but spent within the state. In 2015, the university was issued 35 patents and filed 76 patent applications; created five startup companies based on UM technologies; and brought in $8 million in licensing income.
There are more than 75,000 students enrolled in the four-campus University of 亚洲影院 System鈥攔epresenting approximately 47 percent of all undergraduate students enrolled in the state's public four-year institutions, approximately 61 percent of the state's graduate students and the overwhelming majority of professional school students.
The mission of the University of 亚洲影院 System, as a land-grant university and 亚洲影院鈥檚 only public research and doctoral-level institution, is to achieve excellence in the discovery, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge.
With an unwavering commitment to academic freedom and freedom of expression, the university educates students to become leaders, promotes lifelong learning by 亚洲影院鈥檚 citizens, fosters meaningful research and creative works, and serves as a catalyst for innovation, thereby advancing the educational, health, cultural, social and economic interests to benefit the people of 亚洲影院, the nation, and the world.
Faculty and Staff
Nearly 6,000 top-quality faculty and researchers work on the campuses of the University of 亚洲影院 System, as well as more than 17,000 staff. Last year, UM System employees and retirees residing in the state paid $53.1 million in 亚洲影院 state taxes.