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University of Missouri-Columbia Student Outcomes

Columbia, Missouri

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Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
69% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for University of Missouri Columbia
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 45% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 66% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 69% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from University of Missouri Columbia. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. University of Missouri Columbia is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$54,200 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending University of Missouri Columbia
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $40,800 per year
after 7 years $43,200 per year
after 8 years $48,100 per year
after 9 years $50,900 per year
after 10 years $54,200 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former University of Missouri Columbia students who are working and no longer in school is $54,200, which is 58% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

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Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$226 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
73% vs. 47% national average

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178396 IPEDS survey data for University of Missouri Columbia.