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At the University of Missouri, over 95% of our recent graduates secure employment, continue their education, join the military, or start volunteer service within six months of graduation. Prospective students are taking notice, with a 14% increase in applications for 2024. We attract high-achieving students, with 35% of 2023's incoming class ranking in the top 10% of their high school class, up from 29% in 2017. MU is ranked No. 13 among public universities on Time magazine’s Best Colleges for Future Leaders list and No. 7 Best Value among flagship universities by U.S. News & World Report.