Truman Degrees Matter

Truman’s focus on educating the whole person through a well-rounded curriculum of the liberal arts and sciences prepares students for success in any career or graduate program they pursue.

With unlimited opportunities to explore everything that sparks their curiosity during their time at Truman, some students end up on a path that aligns directly with their major. Others discover a hidden passion for an area that leads to a career opportunity they had not considered previously.

In addition to developing the skills and knowledge base necessary to successfully adapt to a wide range of jobs in a rapidly changing world, our students graduate with a desire to make a difference in the world. And because of the connections they make as part of Truman’s learning community, our graduates go on to pursue fulfilling, meaningful lives.

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 degree take you?

Our high placement rate for graduates reflects our commitment to producing exceptional graduates who are well-prepared for their first destination after they leave Truman. More than 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