The Council on Public Higher Education in Missouri (COPHE) is a nonprofit association comprised of the presidents and chancellors of Missouri’s 13 public four-year universities, and the president of the University of Missouri system. Each year, these institutions serve nearly 150,000 students, focusing on the delivery of excellent undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service to the citizens of Missouri. The primary mission of COPHE is to support and advance the mission of Missouri’s public four-year universities, while increasing the understanding and appreciation of public higher education by state leaders and the public at-large.