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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News

Truman Delegation to Discuss WWI PostersTruman Delegation to Discuss WWI Posters

July 9, 2018

A trio from the University will present "Join, Save, Buy: U.S. World War I Posters on the Home Front" in the Secretary of State's Thursday Evening Speaker Series in Jefferson City.

Fraternity Members Dedicate Summer to CharityFraternity Members Dedicate Summer to Charity

July 9, 2018

John Cullen and Crosbie Jarrett are working as support crew for the Journey of Hope, a cross-country cycling event, while Patrick Lucitt is participating in Build America. Both programs are part of Pi Kappa Phi's national philanthropy The Ability Experience

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Events

Freshmen Move-In Day
August 15
Truman Days Begin
August 15

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