Developing Versatile Thinkers

We don’t just train our students for a successful career, we invest in making them more adaptable as they look toward their futures. The Truman experience is deliberately designed to help students explore their interests to discover their personal and professional purpose. Our educational philosophy pushes students to chase their goals, build their futures, and find success navigating new opportunities as they emerge throughout their lives.


Graduate Characteristics

Truman trains students to become socially responsible leaders and engaged citizens who are free thinkers unencumbered by convention. Upon graduation, they will be known to:

  • ask questions and passionately seek knowledge
  • strive for personal integrity and professional excellence
  • demonstrate courageous, visionary, and service-oriented leadership
  • act ethically, responsibly, and with reflective judgment
  • appreciate ambiguity and thrive in unfamiliar rapidly changing situations
  • understand and articulate well-reasoned arguments
  • welcome and value new and diverse perspectives
  • live emotionally and physically healthy lives
  • give generously of their time, talents, and financial resources to causes in which they believe

Where will a Truman education take you?

The vast majority of Truman graduates are employed within six months of graduation or are in graduate or professional school, including dental, medical, law, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, pharmacy, and veterinary schools, among others.

Starting a Career

Truman graduates are recruited by some of the best organizations around the world. Here are some of the places where recent graduates have started their careers:

  • AmeriCorps
  • The Boeing Company
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Cerner
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Deloitte
  • Disney
  • Edward Jones
  • Ernst & Young
  • FleishmanHillard
  • Fulbright Scholars Program
  • Johns Hopkins
  • MasterCard Worldwide
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Monsanto
  • SSM Healthcare
  • Peace Corps
  • Preferred Family Healthcare
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Truman Medical Center
  • United States Army
  • University of Missouri Health Care

Preparation for Graduate/Professional School

Many Truman graduates choose to continue their education. Here’s a sampling of some of the institutions where our recent graduates are attending graduate or professional schools:

  • American University
  • Boston University
  • Cambridge University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown
  • Glasgow University
  • Harvard
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Purdue University
  • St. Louis University
  • Stanford University
  • Truman State University
  • Tulane University
  • University College London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Graz
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale

Success After Graduation

Top 5%
Our Master's accounting students rank in the top 5% in the nation for first-time pass rates on CPA exam
Our education students have met 100% of the state exit standards by the time they graduate
Our students have a 54% acceptance rate to health-related professional schools (national average is 41%)
Our nursing students have a high first-time pass rate on NCLEX exam to become a licensed nurse
Student holding Professional Preparation Handbook

Jump-Start Your Career

It's never too early to start preparing for your job search. Let our Career Center help you:

  • search for the right major
  • broaden your job-seeking skills
  • find the perfect grad school
  • discover a career path
  • gain a competitive edge