Undergraduate 2017 Spring Placement Survey

Undergraduate 2017 Spring Placement Survey

97 Percent of Recent Missouri Journalism Graduates Have Paid Employment or Are in Graduate School

Almost all – 97 percent – of Missouri School of Journalism bachelor degree graduates responding to a survey said they have paid employment or are enrolled in a graduate program, according to a new placement survey conducted by the Missouri School of Journalism.

The survey, conducted during the spring 2017 semester, was sent to 430 undergraduate students who graduated from the School in May 2016. A total of 160, or 37% responded.

Employment Status Percent
Full-Time Job (Paid) 82
Part-Time Job (Paid) 4
Graduate School 11
Unemployed 2
Internship (Paid) 2


Where Employed Percent
Missouri 23
Illinois 12
New York 11
Texas 7.5
California 5.5
Other states where graduates located: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin. Other countries: Myanmar, Scotland,


Industries* Percent
Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising 47
News and Magazine 22
TV and Radio 9
Photojournalism and Design 4
Other Areas: nonprofit/government and teaching/academia.