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.

93.5% of students have a successful career outcome, 6 months after spring graduation

The MU Outcomes Survey provides insight into the career plans of Mizzou graduates and tells a story of student success. 93.5% 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.

Class of 2020 highlights. MU graduates work at 1,693 unique entities including 106 Fortune 500 companies. MU graduates reside in all 50 states as well as 56 countries. MU alumni continued their education at 172 institutions worldwide pursuing doctors (26%), masters degrees (56%), and other degrees and coursework (18%).

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?


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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.

making an impact


Average salary of Trulaske College of Business graduates. 96.3% of Trulaske graduates reported a successful career outcome.


NCLEX pass rate among Sinclair School of Nursing graduates. The 2020 national average for the nursing licensure test was 86.6%.

$1.5 million

Total scholarships awarded by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). Students are awarded $1,300 on average, and nearly half of CAFNR alumni (46%) graduate debt free.


Undergraduate degree programs in the College of Arts & Science. Alumni include a Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning actors, governors and senators, former deputy director of the CIA, NASA astronaut, Missouri’s first poet laureate, chief White House correspondent and legendary cartoonist.

$114 million +

In endowments toward the School of Journalism, ensuring an investment in innovation, scholarships and programming to support the future of the profession.


Three-year pass rate among College of Education graduates for the Title II Missouri Content Assessment, the certification test required of all Missouri teachers.


Median salary among graduates of the College of Engineering.


Hours of patient and clinical experience gained by School of Health Professions students.


Research hours completed by Honors College students in 2019–20.

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.