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University of Missouri-Columbia Review

Columbia, MO, 105 Jesse Hall
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture B+
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
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University of Missouri-Columbia is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 35,424 students and offering 254 degrees in Columbia, MO.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Missouri-Columbia.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
1,582 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Development and Aging
2
Agricultural Teacher Education
21
19
4
Applied Mathematics
3
Art Studies
51
7
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
133
22
13
Curriculum and Instruction
265
48
25
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
18
Education
11
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
1
Educational Evaluation and Research
1
Educational Leadership and Administration
33
36
45
Elementary Education and Teaching
111
English Language and Literature
126
4
10
Exercise Physiology
3
3
Foreign Languages and Literatures
1
3
French Language and Literature
4
General Studies
134
German Language and Literature
19
4
Health and Physical Education/fitness
1
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
25
Russian Language and Literature
9
4
Secondary Education and Teaching
92
Spanish Language and Literature
42
3
Special Education and Teaching
23
26
0
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
165
1
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Healthcare
1,473 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
0
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
39
20
Clinical/medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions
12
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
10
8
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
88
2
Gerontology
0
Health/health Care Administration/management
41
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
11
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
472
Medical Informatics
11
3
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist
26
Medicine
99
Nutrition Sciences
1
Occupational Therapy/therapist
25
32
Pediatric Nurse/nursing
4
Pharmacology
1
Physical Therapy/therapist
1
44
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing
0
Public Health
45
51
Registered Nurse
232
29
31
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist
15
Veterinary Medicine
115
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences
5
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
1,297 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
26
6
3
Archeology
8
3
1
Area Studies
98
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
13
3
4
Community Organization and Advocacy
2
Family Resource Management Studies
25
11
1
History
63
5
5
Housing and Human Environments
34
6
Human Development and Family Studies
48
18
Linguistics
22
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
109
4
Multicultural Education
0
Philosophy
8
9
2
Political Science
150
4
9
Psychology
283
2
Public Administration
52
20
2
Public Policy Analysis
1
Religion/religious Studies
12
2
Research and Experimental Psychology
9
12
Social Work
40
71
11
2
Sociology
64
5
3
Youth Services/administration
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
1,125 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
145
143
0
1
Commerce
631
99
4
E-Commerce/electronic Commerce
1
Economics
38
14
4
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
0
17
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
3
Taxation
25
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
782 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
29
3
2
Biochemistry
73
0
7
Biology
308
2
2
16
Chemistry
24
7
27
Conservation Biology
3
Genetics
1
Geography
19
5
7
Geology/earth Science
13
10
1
Mathematics
36
5
7
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
1
8
Neuroscience
0
2
1
Pathology/experimental Pathology
0
Physics
27
11
29
11
Physiology
0
0
Statistics
23
55
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Engineering
703 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biological/biosystems Engineering
65
12
6
Chemical Engineering
63
17
4
Civil Engineering
57
22
7
Computer Engineering
35
8
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
76
24
8
Energy Management and Systems Technology/technician
0
Engineering
28
Industrial Engineering
42
9
2
Mechanical Engineering
127
16
4
Natural Resources/conservation
44
11
0
Nuclear Engineering
9
1
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Communication and Media
558 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
483
67
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Agriculture
351 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Business and Management
54
Agricultural Communication/journalism
13
Agricultural Economics
9
4
4
Agricultural Mechanization
41
Agriculture
21
Animal Sciences
90
8
5
Food Science
11
6
7
Forestry
20
5
0
3
Plant Sciences
33
7
6
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Hospitality
299 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hotel/motel Administration/management
125
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
172
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
180 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
77
29
6
Information Technology
68
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Legal and Law
165 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law
132
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
12
21
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Art and Design
78 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
13
1
5
Film/cinema/video Studies
26
Jazz/jazz Studies
1
Music
16
15
Music Management
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Trades and Careers
75 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles
74
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Missouri-Columbia.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Development and Aging
Agricultural Teacher Education
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education
Energy Management and Systems Technology/technician
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
Family Resource Management Studies
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
Forestry
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (School of Health Professions) American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 19 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1995

Not much at the time I attended. My guidance counselor was not much help in preparing me for job opportunities in my field after graduation.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial Engineering, Class of 2010

problem solving. working in teams and independently. two excellent career fairs, sponsorships from local companies where you can do school projects, many many scholarship opportunities, active alumni, space for companies to interview on campus, resume reviews for students

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Fisheries and Wildlife, Class of 2005

None, they had a job sign up sheet and I provided my email but never heard back from them.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Family nurse practitioner/nursing, Class of 2001

Online classes, distance education opportunities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Fisheries & wildlife, Class of 2006

Feel like the gave us a realistic view of what employers want from perspective employees.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2011

Career center, online job postings

Rated January 2016
Alumni
msw, bsw, Class of 1985

Back then, not much. Some management classes focused on real issues, like grant writing and budgeting.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biochemistry, Class of 2001

Career services, advising, career fairs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nutrition and Physical Fitness, Class of 1998

The knowledge in my subject area to be successful.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2002

how to write, networking through alumi clubs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2003

Mizzou's j-school is very vocational and has great networking within its alumni network

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology , Class of 1998

Internships, research assistantships, the alumni association

Rated January 2016
Alumni
German, Class of 1994

At that time, very little in my field.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 19 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1995

It was a long time ago. Most student were from rural Missouri or Kansas. Mainly white, middle class families.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial Engineering, Class of 2010

In the engineering department, we were very inclusive and very competitive. It was important that we learn to work together and almost everyone was friends with everyone else (for help with homework!) but we all wanted to be at the top of the class, so we worked hard and competed. We also had a lot of fun, especially during engineers week every year!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Fisheries and Wildlife, Class of 2005

I was a transfer so I didn't get the same orientation or inclusion into student groups as my peers.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Family nurse practitioner/nursing, Class of 2001

I didn't participate, older distance ed

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Fisheries & wildlife, Class of 2006

I am not really sure how to describe this, as Mizzou is currently have problems right now. I am not sure I was that aware of this issues at the time I went there.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2011

Completely all different walks of life

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science - Forestry, Class of 1981

Halfway serious halfway party schoo.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
msw, bsw, Class of 1985

Very differrent than today. I lived in a small dorm complex. Very much like a big family.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nutrition and Physical Fitness, Class of 1998

Great. I had no problems at all and was always treated well by everyone.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2002

its a huge school, so lots of different groups

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2003

Land-grant state school, but a little smaller.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts, Class of 1995

Mostly Missouri residents although the journalism school brought in out of state residents. Fairly diverse. Friendly.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
German, Class of 1994

We were the St. Louis location and it is more a commuter school with little school culture.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 19 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1995

Public computers were just starting to be used while I was in school. They were available in computer labs on campus and were very basic. Classrooms were large and open and cold-feeling. Dining hall was decent and offered various selections and nice seating area.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial Engineering, Class of 2010

dorms were nice but old, food was filling and plentiful although not exactly gourmet, plenty of lab and computer space. I rarely had to wait for space that I needed. A very nice rec center that many people took advantage of so it was pretty crowded most of the time.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Fisheries & wildlife, Class of 2006

At the time I was there they were aging and/or under construction. From what I understand they are all new and nice.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2011

Some newer some older, all with their own character

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science - Forestry, Class of 1981

They were adequate when I went to school

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing, Class of 2001

All you could ask for..

Rated January 2016
Alumni
msw, bsw, Class of 1985

Back then, computer technology was limited to main frames and a few portals. They could only be accessed in the libraries. Nothing special about the rest, though they did start to offer healthier options in dining halls. Very different than now where students can eat slmost anywhere on campus.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biochemistry, Class of 2001

A mix. Some facilities like the gym are amazing, some of the dorms need to be torn down or completely renovated.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
interdisciplinary studies, Class of 1991

many newer buildings and constant renovations

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2003

Some were a little old, but I liked going there.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
German, Class of 1994

The buildings were fine, dining was lacking.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 19 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1995

Cannot recall at that time what was popular beside fraternities and sororities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSN, Class of 2001

Non-traditional student - didn't participate in extracurricular activities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial Engineering, Class of 2010

Engineer's week/St. Pat's Board was and is a very popular event at the University. Also, Homecoming/Homecoming Steering Committee were very important to the school and community. Greek Week and RAMS were popular with the Greek community.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Fisheries & wildlife, Class of 2006

I would say the most popular activities were the football games. I wasn't involved in much more than educational activities and sports (such as going to games).

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2011

Different clubs and student organizations (a little of everything)

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing, Class of 2001

Government: sororities; educational clubs; athletics;//

Rated January 2016
Alumni
msw, bsw, Class of 1985

Sports, particularly football and basketball.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nutrition and Physical Fitness, Class of 1998

There are tons of groups at my school. There's enough for everyone there to be included in something.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts, Class of 1995

Sororities, student government- wouldn't call them unique but popular.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology , Class of 1998

Art gallery, Cultural center, Football, Science, Women's Center

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
University of Missouri-Columbia Communication and Media Program
UDC Contributor

Who would have thought that the world's first School of Journalism was founded in the Heart of America? Walter Williams established the school in the quiet little town of Columbia, Mo., in 1908. He also established the Missouri Press Association in 1867. Both have played big roles in the world of newspapers as we know it. Graduates go on to earn national and international awards for their work in Journalism. In fact, several Missouri graduates have gone on to win Pulitzer Prizes and Silver Anvils. Media is evolving. Missouri's School of Journalism is up for the challenge. The school focuses on innovationthrough multi-media labs, entrepreneurship courses, and internships. Students are encouraged to pick up new tools including social media to embrace an ever changing industry. They gain real-life experience through the school’s nine multi-media news operations, including television, newspaper and online publications and two advertising and public relations agencies. Now that's hands on experience.

CURRICULUM FOCUS
University of Missouri-Columbia Healthcare Program
UDC Contributor

The University of Missouri Health System is a huge part of the state of Missouri's health care industry. And the Sinclair School of Nursing plays a vital role. The opportunities for nursing students at Missouri are like no other because of its partnerships with its schools for Health Professions and Medicine. But the list goes on. The school also has hospitals, clinics, orthopedic institutes, children's hospital, cancer centers, psychiatric centers and telehealth networks. Not only are the staff at Sinclair some of the best in the country, 17 members of the faculty and faculty emeriti are Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing. That's quite an accomplishment. Established in 1920, Sinclair is a premier nursing institution and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Sinclair is a part of an extensive network of hospitals and clinics in the area. Not every student who applies to Sinclair makes it through their rigorous admissions process. Those who make it are exposed to a hands-on learning environment with professional nurses, physicians and patients in real-life scenarios on a daily basis. As an official Research Institution, the professional staff at Missouri is committed to not only education and practice but research and service.

Featured Alumni Review
Haley
Nursing Major, Class of 2015

U The best part about Mizzou that appealed to me was that we have the most clinical hours in the area. So we get the most hands-on experience. And they are all within our reach. They are all within a one-mile radius. I have friends who went to other schools (for nursing) and they had to apply to specialty areas, like pediatrics and obstetrics. At Mizzou, we cover everything from pediatrics to medical research in the classroom. We cover all bases to figure out what we want to do. Currently, I'm doing an externship at Children's Mercy (in Kansas City, Mo.) with the little ones who have cancer. I love it.

Featured Alumni Review
Jessica
Bachelors of Journalism, Class of 2000

U I think we're the best because of our methods. I got the opportunity to work at a community newspaper in college, as a student. My work went out to the community. It wasn't a student newspaper. I was doing my real job, as a real journalist, before I graduated. I feel lucky when I say I graduated from Mizzou. It's very prestigious to say that. It opens doors.

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