Truman School Statistics

MPA graduation rates are as follows (based on the 2015-2016 MPA cohorts):

Academic year 2015-2016 graduation statistics

  • Overall, 49% of MPA students completed the program within 2 years, 80% within 3 years, and 83% within 4 years.
    • 71% of in person students completed the program within 2 years, 83% within 3 years, and 89% within 4 years.
    • 33% of online students completed the program withing 2 years, 78% within 3 years, and 78% within 4 years.

Among all sixty-six Academic Year 2019-2020* Truman School graduates, 97% found meaningful, full-time employment in the public, private and nonprofit sector or continued their education. This includes:

  • 100% of online students
  • 89% of in person students

*This includes graduates from fall 2019, spring 2020 and summer 2020.

Sixty-four Academic Year 2019-2020* graduates found full-time employment in a variety of fields or continued their education:

  • 14 graduates (21%) State or Regional Government (U.S.)
  • 12 graduates (18%) City, County or other local government (U.S.)
  • 10 graduates (15%) Nonprofit (domestic)
  • 8 graduates (12%) Military Service
  • 7 graduates (11%) Private Sector (not research or consulting)
  • 4 graduates (6%) Federal Government (U.S.)
  • 4 graduates (6%) Government (all levels) or international quasi-governmental
  • 2 graduates (3%) Nonprofit/NGO (internationally-oriented)
  • 2 graduates (3%) Continuing Education
  • 1 graduate (2%) Private Sector - Research/Consulting

In addition:

  • The status of 2 graduates (3%) is unknown