Facts and Statistics

Undergraduate On-Campus Enrollment (2019-20)

  • Freshman: 652
  • Sophomore: 438
  • Junior: 446
  • Senior: 526
  • Total: 2,062

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. The following are the amounts that were awarded to undergraduate students during the past three years. All financial aid and scholarships are awarded through MU Student Financial Aid.Source: The Missouri School of Journalism.

  • 2019-20: $892,155

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.

Dual Degrees

  • 2020: 13.1%
  • Top three areas journalism students choose for a dual degree (in order): Political Science, Romance Languages, International Studies.
  • Others (alphabetical): Art, Business Administration, Digital Storytelling, Economics, English, German, Interdisciplinary, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Theatre.


  • 2020: 47%
  • Top five areas journalism students choose for a minor (in order): Business, Spanish, Political Science, Sociology and Psychology.
  • Others (alphabetical): American Constitutional Democracy, Anthropology, Art, Black Studies, Classics, Criminology, Economics, English, English Writing, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, History, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Russian, Theatre, Wellnewss, Women’s and Gender Studies.

Spring graduates earning certificates

  • 2020: 31%
  • Honors: 13%
  • Multicultural: 29%
  • Others: American Constitutional Democracy, Digital Global Studies, Sales and Customer Development.

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:

  • FS2016-FS2017: 92
  • FS2017-FS2018: 92
  • FS2018-FS2019: 92

4-Year Graduation: Undergraduates who receive their degree in four years:

  • FS2013: 68
  • FS2014: 74
  • FS2015: 72

5-Year Graduation: Undergraduates who receive their degree in five years:

  • FS2012: 81
  • FS2013: 80
  • FS2014: 85

6-Year Graduation: Undergraduates who receive their degree in six years:

  • FS2011: 80
  • FS2012: 82
  • FS2013: 82

Undergraduate Outcomes Survey 2019

88 percent of recent Missouri graduates have paid employment or are in graduate school.

An annual outcomes survey conducted by the University of Missouri shows 94.7% 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.

Employment Status Percent
Full-time job (paid) 70.6
Part-time job or internship (paid) 6.6
Graduate school 11.2
Seeking employment 9.3
Other  <2


For more information on student outcomes, top employers and destinations, please visit the MU Outcomes Survey webpage.