University of Missouri

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Self-paced: BGS <=9 months to complete (avg. 24.5 wk); semester: BHS, Respiratory Therapy, Radiological Sciences, BSN, Hosp. Mgmt, Interdis. Studies
First year of program 2000-2001

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 66
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 63
Average online teaching experience 3 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 85%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 61%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 47%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 42
Part-time faculty with doctorate 14
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 3
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 11
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 206
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 130
Average class size 15
Maximum class size 25


Online bachelor's degree programs 8
Online courses 189
Five most popular majors
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Education, General
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school) N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Most


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 51-75
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 1
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

BHS, Rad Sci, Res Ther: face-to-face proctored exams; anti-plagiarism software like SafeAssign for course work. BGS: proctored exams at approved locations are required in most courses, students are assigned a unique ID and password to submit exams and assignments. Students are reminded of academic integrity policies on each assignment upload page. We have network of approved proctors whose credentials have been checked. Time limits are specified on exams and student IDs are checked at the exam site.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school N/A
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits No target length
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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