Why Hire a Tiger?

  • With more than 35,000 students, Mizzou is the Show-Me State’s flagship institution, offering more than 300 degree and certificates in 18 schools and colleges to help students reach their career and personal goals. MU is in an elite group of only six public universities in the country with law, medicine, veterinary medicine on the same campus. Students also have immediate access to agriculture and engineering colleges along with the country’s most powerful university nuclear research reactor.
  • MU is one of 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities and classified as a comprehensive doctoral university. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: it’s a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri’s largest public research university.
  • MU’s 35,448 highest-ever enrollment includes a record number of high-achieving students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT and a record freshman retention rate of 87.2 percent compared to state (75.7 percent) and national (79.9 percent) rates. It’s the most diverse enrollment in MU history. Tigers graduate, on average, in 4.2 years.
  • MU attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and almost twice as many of the state’s Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri.
  • MU retains 87.2 percent of its students for their sophomore year, higher than the national average of 79.9 percent and state average of 75.7 percent for four-year public institutions.
  • MU students have high pass rates on licensing exams. Recently 91 percent of law students passed the bar exam on the first try, 100 percent of teacher education students, 99 percent of veterinary students, 100 percent of medical students, 94 percent of nursing students, and 100 percent of health professions students passed their national licensure and certification tests.
  • MU sends more students to study overseas than any other college or university in Missouri. By the time they graduate, 20 percent of MU undergraduates have studied abroad through 275 programs in 48 countries.
  • The MU Office of Service Learning formally integrates community service into student instruction and learning. Last year, 4500 undergraduates volunteered an average of 210,000 hours for 440 community and government partners through 250 courses. In addition, 90 MU students engaged in global service projects in seven developing nations.