Facts and Statistics

Undergraduate On-Campus Enrollment (2018-19)

  • Freshman: 527
  • Sophomore: 445
  • Junior: 465
  • Senior: 610
  • Total: 2,047

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.

  • 2018-19: $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

  • 2019: 11.2%
  • Top three areas journalism students choose for a dual degree (in order): Political Science, Romance Languages, English.
  • Others (alphabetical): Anthropology, Art History and Archaeology, Business Administration, Classics, Film Studies, German, History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistics and Theatre.


  • 2019: 55%
  • Top five areas journalism students choose for a minor (in order): Business, Spanish, Political Science, Sociology and Psychology.
  • Others (alphabetical): Anthropology, Art, Art History and Archaeology, Black Studies, Canadian Studies, Chinese Studies, Classics, Computer Science, East Asian Studies, English, English Writing, Entrepreneurship, Film Studies, French, History, Hospitality Management, Italian Area Studies, Japanese Studies, Leadership and Public Service, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Russian, Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Science, Social Justice, Textile and Apparel Management, Theatre, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Spring Graduates Earning Certificates

  • 2019: 47%
  • Honors: 9.6%
  • Multicultural: 36%
  • Others: American Constitutional Democracy, Digital Global Studies.

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:

  • FS2015-FS2016: 88
  • FS2016-FS2017: 92
  • FS2017-FS2018: 92

4-Year Graduation: Undergraduates Who Receive Their Degree in Four Years:

  • FS2012-FS2016: 71
  • FS2013-FS2017: 68
  • FS2014-FS2018: 74

5-Year Graduation: Undergraduates Who Receive Their Degree in Five Years:

  • FS2011-FS2016: 78
  • FS2012-FS2017: 81
  • FS2013-FS2018: 80

6-Year Graduation: Undergraduates Who Receive Their Degree in Six Years:

  • FS2000-FS2016: 84
  • FS2011-FS2017: 80
  • FS2012-FS2018: 82

Undergraduate Outcomes Survey 2018

95 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) 78.5
Part-Time Job or Internship (Paid) 5.5
Graduate School 10.1
Seeking Employment 5.3
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For more information on student outcomes, top employers and destinations, please visit the MU Outcomes Survey webpage.