Truman Degrees Matter

Graduate in cap and gownTruman’s focus on educating the whole person through a rigorous, well-rounded education prepares students for success in any career or graduate program they pursue throughout their lifetime. In fact, four of the top traits sought after by employers are the hallmarks of a Truman education:

  • teamwork
  • clear writing
  • problem-solving aptitude
  • strong oral communication

Challenging academics, educational exploration across all disciplines, and dynamic experiential learning develop multi-dimensional professionals for the modern world.

Jump-start your career

It’s never too early to start preparing for your job search. Let our Career Center help you:

• search for the right major
• broaden your job-seeking skills
• find the perfect grad school
• discover a career path
• gain a competitive edge

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Outstanding Achievements

By the time they graduate, our education students have met 100% of the state exit standards

Over the past five years, the law school acceptance rate for Truman graduates is 95%

Truman students have a 70% acceptance rate to health-related professional schools, compared to the national average of 43%

Our graduates' first-time pass rates on the CPA exam place Truman in the top 5% in the country

Where will a Truman education take you?

Nearly 90% of our graduates report back to us that within six months after graduation, the vast majority are employed or are in graduate or professional school including dental, medical, law, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, pharmacy and veterinary schools among others.

Starting a Career

Truman graduates are recruited by some of the best organizations around the world. Here are some of the places where recent graduates have started their careers:

  • AmeriCorps
  • The Boeing Company
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Cerner
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Deloitte
  • Disney
  • Edward Jones
  • Ernst & Young
  • FleishmanHillard
  • Fulbright Scholars Program
  • Johns Hopkins
  • MasterCard Worldwide
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Monsanto
  • SSM Healthcare
  • Peace Corps
  • Preferred Family Healthcare
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Truman Medical Center
  • United States Army
  • University of Missouri Health Care

Pursuing Graduate or Professional School

Many Truman graduates choose to continue their education. Here’s a sampling of some of the institutions where our recent graduates are attending graduate or professional schools:

  • American University
  • Boston University
  • Cambridge University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown
  • Glasgow University
  • Harvard
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Purdue University
  • St. Louis University
  • Stanford University
  • Truman State University
  • Tulane University
  • University College London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Graz
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale

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Internships & Career Preparation

Caroline Hamera-Menges

All of my post-collegiate career has been working in the tech industry so learning how to communicate with engineers and other IT professionals has been instrumental to my ability to learn and pick up on technical skills and abilities when that isn’t my background. The critical-thinking skills I gained at Truman have helped me at every step of my career!

Caroline Hamera Menges, Class of 2015