Don't Follow. Pursue.
Consistently ranked among the nation's best colleges in publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and Kiplinger's, Truman State University offers 48 undergraduate majors, 58 minors, seven graduate programs and two graduate certificate programs, and several pre-professional areas of study. As Missouri's only highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university, Truman is best known for offering exceptionally high-quality academic programs and an amazing educational value.
A small college with a whole lot of heart, Truman attracts some of the brightest minds in the country by providing an engaged community of learners where individuals matter. Students explore a wide range of perspectives and learn important critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. Challenging academics, compelling and supportive professors, learning experiences that count in the real world, and nearly 240 student organizations create an environment where intellectually curious students can thrive.
A 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio and a student population numbering around 6,000 makes access to professors the norm. Our professors know their students by name and take pride in helping students achieve their full potential. New students are often surprised by the personalized attention they receive at Truman.
Smart School, Smart Students
Truman State University is one of the smartest schools in the U.S., according to the 2015 list published by Business Insider. Truman attracts academically talented students seeking a college experience that is much more than simply acquiring knowledge. Truman students seek a well-rounded education that gives them the tools to solve problems and the broader perspectives to see opportunities.
Supportive Learning Environment
In step with Truman's strong focus on preparing students for success in all aspects of their lives, our faculty pursue excellence in teaching and compelling scholarship—guiding, mentoring, and challenging students.
High Placement Rate After Graduation
Our graduates have the ability and the confidence to succeed in whatever they put their minds to because of the experiences they have at Truman. Employers and graduate and professional schools recognize the value of a degree from Truman — a fact that is reflected in our high placement rate after graduation.
National Rankings and Recognition
Truman achieves national recognition in well-known college rankings produced by publications such as U.S. News and World Report and Kiplinger's Personal Finance, which consistently rank Truman among the nation's leading universities.
The successful outcomes of our graduates show how they stand out above the crowd. And our alumni stories illustrate the different ways Truman graduates are pursuing lives as capable professionals, engaged citizens, and supportive colleagues.
Picturesque and Lively Learning Community
Dating back to 1867, our beautiful 180-acre campus blends old and new with a mix of historic and contemporary red-brick buildings that provide modern living and learning facilities. Lush green spaces like the Quad and the Sunken Garden and an impressive library filled with natural light and plenty of group study areas make campus a comfortable place to study, make new friends, and socialize.
Truman’s vibrant, active campus exemplifies the ideals held by its namesake, Harry S. Truman, who embraced and promoted the value of an affordable, well-rounded education for everyone. We do, too. We pursue it.
"I chose Truman because of the affordability and its academic reputation. I looked at other schools, both public and private, and discovered that Truman is on par academically with so many universities but for a fraction of the cost. I knew that I wanted a stellar education but didn’t want to graduate with thousands of dollars in debt, so Truman fit that mold perfectly."
– John R., English Major, Communication & Film Studies Minor