of our recent graduates are employed or attending a graduate or professional school
Success After Truman
As Truman students explore new ideas and engage in a wide range of perspectives, they attain a deeper understanding of the world and their place in it. Combining a well-rounded education that's at the heart of a liberal arts and sciences education with their own practical ambitions, Truman students discover they can pursue rewarding careers that connect their education and their passions to the needs of the world.
Around half of our students enter the work force directly after graduation and the other half attend graduate and professional schools. Truman boasts a 90% placement rate for our recent graduates who are either employed or attending a graduate or professional school within six months of the day they graduate from Truman.
Pursuing A Career After Graduation
Who hires Truman graduates? Employers know Truman graduates are taught how to think critically, communicate effectively and solve problems on top of acquiring a broad range of knowledge and skills that are transferable across all types of jobs. That's why Truman graduates are recruited by some of the best organizations around the world — here's a sampling of where some of our most recent graduates started their careers: AmeriCorps, Boeing, Caterpillar Inc., Cerner, Deloitte, DreamWorks, Edward Jones, Johns Hopkins, Monsanto, National Public Radio, Pfizer, RubinBrown, and University of Missouri Health Care, just to name a few. And many entrepreneurs gain the experience and skills they need to confidently pursue their dream of starting their own business.
Around half of Truman's graduates choose to continue their education and are attending notable institutions such as American University, Boston University, California Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Duke University, George Washington University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Notre Dame, University of Oxford, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University.
After Truman, many graduates attend professional schools including dental, medical, law, physical therapy/occupational therapy, pharmacy and veterinary schools. Truman's rigorous curriculum ensures they are well prepared giving them an edge over other applicants. Over the past 10 years, Truman students have been accepted into medical schools at a rate of 70 percent — 20 percent higher than the national average. And our graduates have averaged a 51% acceptance rate to the University of Missouri's Veterinary Medicine School, compared to a 39% rate for other applicants.
Hear from Alumni
|Alumnus Cody Sumter: Co-Founder Behavio (acquired by Google)||Alumnus Charlie Miller: Engineer at Uber|
"If you have a full, well-rounded liberal arts education, you have the ability to tackle problems from a lot of different angles."
– Alumnus Cody Sumter (’10), Co-founder of Behavio (acquired by Google)