Missouri, University of, at Columbia (main campus), Rolla, Kansas City, and St. Louis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1839, opened 1841. It is the oldest state university W of the Mississippi; its journalism school was the first (1908) in the world. There are medical schools at Columbia and Kansas City. Programs in mining and metallurgy and the mining experiment station are at Rolla. Other research facilities include the Freedom of Information Center, Dalton Research Reactor, and Center for the Study of Aging at Columbia and the Center for Molecular Studies at St. Louis.
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