About Truman

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Truman students pursue both knowledge and an amazing educational value. And with our focus on the liberal arts and sciences, our majors and programs ensure all of our students receive a well-rounded education. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best colleges in publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Truman has forged a reputation as a public university that provides a private school experience at an affordable price.

Our faculty pursue excellence in teaching and compelling scholarship—guiding, mentoring, and challenging their students to, likewise, explore the questions that matter.

Across industries and sectors, Truman alumni pursue lives as capable professionals, engaged citizens, and supportive colleagues. And they show generous support for their alma mater by investing in Truman.

Founded in 1867, Truman’s vibrant, active campus exemplifies the ideals held by its namesake, Harry S. Truman. The only Missourian to serve as president of the United States, Truman embraced and promoted the value of an affordable, well-rounded education for everyone. We do, too. We pursue it.

THE BASICS

Location: Kirksville, Missouri
Student population: 6,272
Average Class Size: 24
Freshmen Awarded Non-Loan Aid:
96%
Students represent 40 states & 50 countries
Accredited
by Higher Learning Commission

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Truman is a supportive and personal community. At Truman, you can count on the fact that your professors will know your name, say “hi” to you on campus, ask about life, and go out of their way to help with everything from research to internships to studying abroad.

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Library to Begin Fire Suppression Replacement ProjectLibrary to Begin Fire Suppression Replacement Project

May 7, 2018

tarting May 14, Picker Memorial Library will begin a critical construction project to replace the fire suppression system throughout the building.

Annual Banquet Recognizes Campus LeadersAnnual Banquet Recognizes Campus Leaders

May 7, 2018

The Center for Student Involvement hosted the annual Leadership Recognition Program Banquet April 18, which honors students, advisers and organizations that have inspired and influenced Truman's campus.

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