According to new research from the National Association of College Employers First Destination Survey University of Missouri career rates are substantially higher than the average for similar institutions.
Good job, Tigers
Percentage of recent Mizzou alumni (those graduating during the 2016–17 academic year) with bachelor’s degrees who find work, continue their education, volunteer with a service organization or enlist in the military
By comparison, average rates for such outcomes among Mizzou’s peers are, by percentage:
- 82.3 percent among research universities
- 80.7 percent among large-enrollment universities
- 77.7 percent among public universities
- 75.6 percent among public universities in the Association of American Universities
- 75.5 percent among Southeastern Conference schools
- 74.4 percent among Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Who hires them
Top private firms snapping up recent graduates are, in rank order:
- Cerner, a health information technology firm
- KPMG, a global professional services firm
- PricewaterhouseCoopers, a global professional services firm
- Ernst and Young, a global professional services firm
- Mercy Hospital, a large midwestern health system
SHOW-ME LOVE- A greater proportion of Mizzou alumni who graduated in the 2010s have settled in Missouri (67 percent) than did alumni who graduated in the 1980s (52 percent). This is all the more remarkable because Mizzou now attracts more out-of-state students, who might be expected to return home after graduating.
How much they owe
Mizzou graduates start careers with 25 percent less college debt than the national average.
What they do
As a large land-grant university, Mizzou educates students for a variety of careers. The largest percentages of recent alumni chose the following five industries.
- 13.7 percent work in health care
- 7.9 percent work in education
- 5.4 percent work in accounting
- 5.2 percent work in financial services
- 5.0 percent work in engineering
Where they call home
Most recent alumni launched careers in Missouri, but top regional and national cities also landed these graduates.
Teaching and Learning
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