Career Outcomes

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Students at the University of Missouri are the core of our institution and our future. We are dedicated to their success at MU and beyond. Mizzou is committed to enhancing student engagement and increasing the career readiness of its students.

Class of 2021 highlights. MU graduates work at 1,558 unique entities including 104 Fortune 500 companies. MU graduates reside in all 45 states, 2 US territories and 24 countries. 6 countries. MU alumni continued their education at 169 institutions worldwide pursuing doctorates (32.8%), masters degrees (51.7%), and other degrees and coursework (15.5%).

The MU Outcomes Survey provides insight into the career plans of Mizzou graduates and tells a story of student success. 95.0% of Mizzou graduates have successful outcomes within six months of spring graduation. The survey also provides detailed data on employment, salary, graduate school attendance and geographic location. The University of Missouri follows the NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) standards and protocols.

Please view the interactive graphs below to learn what Mizzou undergraduates are doing following graduation. For your reference, we have created an Executive Summary which includes details, definitions and helpful context as to how the outcomes information is collected and reported.

Executive Summary (PDF)

What are Mizzou grads doing?

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Where are Mizzou grads continuing their education?

Where do Mizzou grads live?

MU Alumni Impact and Reach

The data above is reported by recent alumni who graduated in the past six to 12 months. To see the full impact of Mizzou and the UM System, please visit Our Reach to view data on MU students, alumni, employees, economic development and extension services broken down by Missouri county.


For questions about the survey collection, reporting process or the survey data, please contact If you don’t receive a reply within two business days, please call 573-882-0878.

Success Stories

Portrait of Bailey Synclaire

Production Value

MU TRiO alumna is the associate producer on a film premiering at Sundance

Portrait of Libby Martin and calf

Into the ‘Shark Tank’

Student entrepreneurs pitched business ideas for the chance to receive startup funding

Nicole Cummings (left) with her mentor, Mary Beth Mars, in New York during the Tigers on Wall Street trip. Taken pre-COVID.

Recent MU graduates find career success despite pandemic

Results of annual career outcomes survey show Mizzou grads are highly sought after.

Faramola Shonekan

Best Lunch Break Ever

Family, faculty, staff and administrators surprise Mark Twain Fellowship recipient.

Portrait of Eichel Davis

Hype man

Recent graduate played key role in telling Mizzou Athletics’ story

Left to right: Alumni Bryndon Minter, student Diego Galicia and NFL social media co-worker Benji Gallagher pose after the Chief's 2020 Super Bowl win. Note: This photo was taken prior to COVID-19.

From DM to the NFL

A Mizzou senior (and lifelong Chiefs fan) is in Tampa covering his second consecutive Super Bowl, thanks in part to the Tiger alumni network and a well-timed Instagram message.