Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
Truman’s vibrant, active campus is made up of a community of learners. Individually and collectively, people at Truman are driven to know, to learn, to understand, and to extend the reach of shared knowledge.
A Connected Leader
The University president exemplifies the Truman spirit by engaging with students at every possible opportunity—from Coffee with the President events where any member of the campus community can ask questions about issues facing the University to a starring role in fun video messages sent to students.
Bright and Curious Students
The typical Truman student asks the tougher questions and pursues the more complicated answers. They challenge each, care about each other, and want to make the world better. Virtually all of our nearly 240 student organizations undertake advocacy, service, or professional preparation.
Dedicated and Accomplished Faculty
Our faculty in each of our academic departments display a strong commitment to quality teaching and to serving as positive role models in and out of the classroom. Truman's enrollment allows for an approximate 16:1 student/teacher ratio with 95% of classes having less than 40 students which means professors get to know their students on a first-name basis. They advise academic clubs and honor societies. They suggest internships and research. They pursue excellence in teaching and compelling scholarship—guiding, mentoring, and challenging their students to explore the questions that matter.
The curiosity that fuels Truman’s intellectual pursuits produces accomplished alumni — people who are constantly questioning, learning, understanding, and expanding a shared knowledge base in a wide range of industries and professions. They pursue lives as capable professionals, engaged citizens, and supportive colleagues.
All across campus, helpful staff can tell you all sorts of information about Truman and answer questions ranging from the location of the best group-study areas in the library to hours for the Rec Center to types of financial aid, including scholarships and work study.
"I love how easy it is to get to know people at Truman because of the size. Whenever I go to class or attend an event on campus I always know at least a handful of people."
– Suzanne H., Communication Disorders Major