Public university in the Midwest for 17 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
Learning at Truman extends far beyond the classroom—and the traditional semesters. We offer students and the local community opportunities to explore learning in new and exciting ways, and in new and exciting places.
This program seeks to increase doctoral degrees among students from underrepresented groups by making sure students earn their bachelor’s degrees on time and are encouraged to pursue further education. The program provides a variety of academic support services to further this goal, including mentoring, tutoring, scholarly activities, and more.
Honors Scholar Program
Every student at Truman is eligible to participate in the Honors Scholar Program, which includes courses that explore in-depth topics with a more sophisticated viewpoint than the usual introductory-level liberal arts and sciences courses.
A hub of enrichment opportunities, the Truman Institute is a resource for the surrounding community and distance learners. It serves K–12 learners, adults seeking professional development and continuing education, retirees seeking personal enrichment, graduates looking for specialized certificate programs, and young scholars pursuing college courses in a summer camp environment.
Four hundred Truman students choose to study abroad each year and expand their learning communities across physical and cultural borders, choosing from more than 50 countries as their learning destinations. Open Doors ranks Truman among the top master’s-level universities in the country for percentage of students who study abroad.
Grants and Fellowships
Undergraduates have numerous funding opportunities through grants and fellowships to pursue independent and collaborative research, either on campus, in the community, or even abroad.
Students can pursue even more of their interests by enrolling in Truman’s five- or eight-week-long summer sessions, which include online classes and convenient scheduling that still leaves time for relaxation and vacation in between semesters.
By combining community service with academic study, Truman students make connections across a variety of disciplines that teach the value of making a difference in the world and not just simply participating in it.
"The care and concern that my professors have for their students is the best part of classes here. They come to class every day truly excited to teach their subject."
– Christopher Bader, Music (Liberal Arts) & English