The Missouri School of Journalism is an international leader in journalism education. The following information provides a three-year overview of various aspects of the School’s undergraduate program.
Facts and Statistics
Undergraduate On-Campus Enrollment (2020-21)
- Freshman: 549
- Sophomore: 490
- Junior: 436
- Senior: 502
- Total: 1977
The undergraduate on-campus enrollment for an academic year is determined in mid-September every year. A census of the fall semester official enrollment reports is taken on the 20th day of classes in a 16-week semester. Source: MU Student Information Systems.
Undergraduate Journalism Scholarships
Generous alumni and friends have created hundreds of scholarships that are available to Missouri School of Journalism students from around the world. All financial aid and scholarships are awarded through MU Student Financial Aid. Source: The Missouri School of Journalism.
- 2020-21: $1,055,600
Dual Degrees, Minors and Certificates
The following information highlights academic studies of the most recent class of graduating seniors. It is updated when the information is available after the spring semester. Source: MU Student Information Systems.
- 2021: 10%
- Top three areas journalism students choose for a dual degree (in order): Political Science, English, Business Administration.
- Others (alphabetical): Art, Classics, Economics, Film Studies, Interdisciplinary, International Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Romance languages.
- 2021: 58%
- Top five areas journalism students choose for a minor (in order): Business, Spanish, Political Science, Psychology and Textile & Apparel Management.
- Others (alphabetical): American Constitutional Democracy, Anthropology, Art History, Art, Black Studies, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminology, Economics, English, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, History, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Japanese Studies, Leadership & Public Service, Linguistics, Middle East Studies, Music, Navel Science, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Social Justice, Statistics, and Women’s & Gender Studies.
Spring graduates earning certificates
- 2021: 31%
- Honors: 11.5%
Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates
FS = Fall Semester. Numbers represent a percent. Source: MU Student Information Systems.
1-Year Retention: Undergraduates still enrolled at MU after one year:
- FS2017 – FS2018: 92%
- FS2018 – FS2019: 92%
- FS 2019 – FS2020: 90%
4-Year Graduation: Undergraduates who receive their degree in four years:
- FS2014: 74%
- FS2015: 72%
- FS2016: 74%
5-Year Graduation: Undergraduates who receive their degree in five years:
- FS2013: 80%
- FS2014: 85%
- FS2015: 81%
6-Year Graduation: Undergraduates who receive their degree in six years:
- FS2012: 82%
- FS2013: 82%
- FS2014: 87%
Undergraduate Outcomes Survey 2020
94.4 percent of recent Missouri graduates reporting a successful career outcome such as employment, continuing education, volunteer or military service within six months of graduation.
An annual outcomes survey conducted by the University of Missouri shows 94.4% of students graduating with a bachelor degree in journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism have successful career outcomes–such as paid employment, continuing education, volunteer or military service–within six months of graduation.
|Full-time job (paid)||62.7%|
|Part-time job or internship (paid)||14.9%|
For more information on student outcomes, top employers and destinations, please visit the MU Outcomes Survey webpage.