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Success Indicators

The Harrison College of Business and Computing reports a one-year undergraduate placement rate of 99 percent for 2015 graduates.* Over the most recent five-year period placement rates have ranged from 95 percent to 100 percent, with an overall average placement rate of 98 percent.

Over the 2010-2014 period, the Harrison College of Business and Computing freshman university retention rate ranged from 71 percent to 82 percent, with an overall average retention rate of 76 percent.

Over the 2010-2013 period, the Harrison College of Business and Computing retained 88 percent of students who successfully completed their second year of study that includes required lower division business foundation courses.

Over the 2011-2015 period, employers interviewing Harrison business students assigned an average rating of 4.4 on a five-point scale for the academic preparation, where 5 equals Excellent.

Five years after graduation Harrison alumni have advanced professionally, reflected in job titles such as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Consultant, Senior Audit Associate, Senior Assurance Associate, Senior Financial Analyst, Audit Supervisor, Senior Managed Care Coordinator, Director of Marketing, Regional Marketing Manager, Director of Operations, IT Finance Team Leader, District Manager, Senior Accountant, National Training Manager, and Account Manager.

Over calendar year 2015, forty-five undergraduate Harrison students received state, regional and national top-ten awards through a variety of business competitions and simulations sponsored by national business student organizations and business schools, nationally and internationally.

*The placement rate is based on students the Harrison College of Business and Computing is able to track; i.e., for which the college has information. Over the most recent five year period the college has been able to track 55 percent of all graduates. A significant proportion (approximately 30 percent) of those the college was not able to track are international students; individuals typically not eligible for employment in the United State.


Dempster Hall 241
Harrison College of Business and Computing
One University Plaza, MS 5800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701