By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2019

Missouri S&T’s rank among Missouri colleges for alumni salary potential, according to Payscale.com. S&T is ranked No. 48 nationally for best universities for a bachelor’s degree.


Cost of a chemistry text using AutoAccess, an S&T Store program that allows students to use digital course material through Canvas, S&T’s digital learning management system. The chemistry book used to cost $330 and weigh almost 10 pounds.


Record royalty income from patents on commercialized inventions and products S&T earned in fiscal year 2019 — a 32% increase over the previous year’s income.


Invitations S&T has received from the U.S. Department of Energy to compete in the Solar Decathlon — more than any other university in the world.


Average GPA of this fall’s first-year students at Missouri S&T. With an average ACT score of 28.8, this group is among the top 10% in the nation.


U.S. Department of Transportation grant to allow chemistry researcher Phil Whitefield to characterize aircraft emissions using conventional and sustainable alternative jet fuels in jet engines at cruising altitude.

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“Forged in Gold: Missouri S&T’s First 150 Years”

In the 1870s, Rolla seemed an unlikely location for a new college. There were only about 1,400 residents in a community with more saloons than houses of worship. There were no paved streets, sewers or water mains. To visitors, there seemed to be as many dogs, hogs, horses, ducks and geese as humans walking the dusty streets.

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Bringing clean water to South America

Assessing water quality, surveying mountaintop locations and building systems to catch rainwater — that’s how members of S&T’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent their summer break.

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Geothermal goals exceeded

After five years of operation, Missouri S&T’s geothermal energy system continues to outperform expectations. S&T facilities operations staff originally predicted the geothermal system would reduce campus water usage by over 10% — roughly 10 million gallons per year. The system, which went online in May 2014, cut actual water usage by 18 million to 20 […]

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What happens in Vegas…may appear in print

In his latest volume of Las Vegas lore, historian Larry Gragg says it was deliberate publicity strategies that changed the perception of Sin City from a regional tourist destination where one could legally gamble and access legalized prostitution just outside the city limits, to a family vacation spot filled with entertainment options and surrounded by […]

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