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Tigers v. Tigers: How Mizzou and Auburn stack up academically

Created by Brent Jones | St. Louis Beacon

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon. - The University of Missouri and Auburn University are facing off at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 for the Southeastern Conference championship. We’d say, “Go, Tigers!” but the teams have the same mascot.

Thanks to the St. Louis Business Journal, we learned that Auburn outspends Mizzou on its football program $33.3 million to $15.3 million (2011). We wondered how the two schools measured up in other ways, such as graduation success rate.

Sources: National center for educational statistics, Princeton Review, collegetoolkit.com, www.saturdaydownsouth.com/2013

Donna Korando started work in journalism at SIU’s Daily Egyptian in 1968. In between Carbondale and St. Louis Public Radio, she taught high school in Manitowoc, Wis., and worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the copy editor and letters editor for the editorial page from 1973-77. As an editorial writer from 1977-87, she covered Illinois and city politics, education, agriculture, family issues and sub-Saharan Africa. When she was editor of the Commentary Page from 1987-2003, the page won several awards from the Association of Opinion Page Editors. From 2003-07, she headed the features copy desk.
Brent is the senior data visual specialist at St. Louis Public Radio.