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Explore Colleges and Universities in Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, Missouri is home to many accredited Colleges and Universities, all with a short drive and several within walking distance of the University Plaza Hotel. Whether you are a prospective student, family or a friend, University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center will put you within moments of nearby educational institutions. Our convenient location in Springfield is close to:
  • Missouri State University – 901 South National, Springfield, MO 65897 * 417-836-5000 *– Located one block south of the University Plaza Hotel, was founded in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School. Today, Missouri State University is a public university system with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students who come from Missouri, more than 40 other states and about 70 countries. There are four physical campuses offering Public State University Graduate & Undergraduate Degrees-Liberal Arts & Sciences.
  • Drury University – 900 North Benton Ave, Springfield, MO 65802 * 800-922-2274 * – Founded in 1873 by Congregational home missionaries, is located three blocks north of the University Plaza Hotels. Drury students today study in the Breech School of Business Administration, the Hammons School of Architecture, and the departments of education, mathematics and sciences, social sciences, exercise and sport science, to name a few. The list of majors and minors Drury offers has grown and includes computer science, computer information systems and e-commerce.
  • Ozark Technical College – 1001 East Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802 * 417-447-7500 * – Was founded in 1990 when the residents of Springfield school district and 13 surrounding public school districts voted to establish a “community technical college.” Their mission is to promote student learning through accessible, high-quality, affordable workforce training, and technical and general education that is responsive to the educational needs of the community and its diverse constituencies. OTC is three blocks north of the University Plaza Hotel.
  • Evangel University – 1111 North Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65802 * 417-865-2815 * – A private university affiliated with the Assemblies of God Church with more than 100 academic programs on the cutting edge of today’s professional fields. Their integration of faith, learning and life attracts students from a wide variety of Christian denominational backgrounds who have a strong commitment to academics with a desire to combine their Christian faith with every aspect of their lives. Evangel University is a five minute drive from the University Plaza Hotel.
  • Baptist Bible College – 628 East Kearney, Springfield, MO 65803 * 800-228-5754 * – A private conservative Bible college affiliated and owned by the Baptist Bible Fellowship International, founded in 1950. The college offers professional certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees related primarily to ministerial and educational areas of study. Baptist Bible College is an institution of biblical higher education that exists to provide a Christ-centered curriculum that fosters a biblical worldview, empowering students to engage and impact their global society. Baptist Bible College is located less than ten minutes from the University Plaza Hotel.