Rankings & Recognitions

One of the Best Universities in the Midwest

  • No. 1 Public University in the Midwest region for 20 years running. Tied for the No. 8 spot overall in the Midwest region among both private and public institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs. Truman received high praise in several areas including “A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching,” “Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects,”  “A-Plus Schools for B Students” and “Best Colleges for Veterans.”  More»
    U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” (2017)
  • Named among “The Best 381 Colleges.” More»
    Princeton Review Guidebook (2017)
  • The best “hidden gem” college in the state of Missouri. More»
    College Raptor (2016)
  • No. 49 on list of best public colleges in the U.S. More»
    Business First/The Business Journals (2016)

One of the Nation’s Best Values for High-Quality Academics

  • No. 1 on list of best values for public colleges and universities. More»
    Consumers Digest (June 2015)
  • Named among “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.” More»
    Princeton Review (2016)
  • No. 3 public school and No. 9 overall in the Midwest region for “Best Bang for the Buck.” More»
    Washington Monthly (2016) 
  • Truman is the highest rated Missouri public school included on the list of “Top 300 Best College Values of 2017.” Truman also ranked No. 5 overall for out-of-state students. More»
    Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine (2017)
  • One of 20 public colleges profiled as a “Best Buy” school noted for its quality academic offerings and affordable cost. More»
    Fiske Guide to Colleges (2018)
  • “A nationally recognized leader in curriculum innovation and one of the best education values in the nation.”
    Barron’s Best Buys in College Education (11th edition)
  • One of the top 10 most affordable public universities for in-state students; Truman is the only Missouri school to make the top 10. More»
    AffordableColleges.com (2016)
  • One of the best colleges in Missouri for the money. More»
    College Factual published by USA Today (2017)

Why Truman

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Caroline Hamera2

The liberal arts and sciences have taught me not what to think, but how to think. I feel incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to sit and think and talk through complex ideas with the leaders in their respective fields. This university has prepared me, not for a specific career with one skill set, but the tools to succeed in an ever increasingly diverse and complex society.

Caroline Hamera, Communication Major/Spanish Minor