Rankings & Recognitions

One of the Best Universities in the Midwest

  • No. 1 Public University in the Midwest region for 21 years running. Truman also tied for No. 8 overall in the Midwest region and was the only Missouri university in the top 10. More»
    U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” (2018)
  • Named among “The Best 382 Colleges.” More»
    Princeton Review College Guide (2018)
  • 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. 4 master’s university in the nation. Also listed as No. 6 among public schools in the Midwest region in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category.  More»
    Washington Monthly (2017) 
  • 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)