Truman Degrees Matter

Truman’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. 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

And real-world experiences—think internships, hands-on research and study abroad—make Truman graduates stand out above the crowd even more.

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?

According to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard, Truman graduates earn salaries nearly $10,000 more than the national average. Around 50% of our graduates enter the workforce directly while others attend graduate and professional schools 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 after earning their undergraduate degree. Here’s a sampling of some of the institutions they are attending:

  • 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
  • Washing University in St. Louis
  • Yale

See the impact Truman graduates are making on the world

Emily Denight

By the end of my time at Truman, I had mastered relationship building which remains helpful years after graduation. By having smaller class sizes, HES students are given the chance to build social networks, which is not always possible in larger learning environments. I still feel comfortable reaching out to my former professors if I need a recommendation or advice, or checking in with former classmates about job opportunities or professional guidance.

Emily D. (’11), Health Science