Parents and families are an integral part of a student’s educational journey, and like you, we take great pride in your student’s success. The small size of our classes and the beauty of the campus, along with Truman State University’s reputation for academic excellence and affordability, are what convince many families to choose Truman.
Experiential learning opportunities — from hands-on research, to meaningful internships, to study abroad — complement the in-classroom coursework so your student learns more than job skills. They learn how to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and confident leaders. That’s why so many Truman graduates are employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation. And according to the Missouri Department of Education, Truman has the highest graduation rate among Missouri's public universities.
Our welcoming community and nearly 240 student organizations on campus make it easy to meet people. And there are plenty of opportunities for parents and families to get involved from visiting campus on Family Day, to joining one of our alumni chapters, to cheering for the Bulldogs and attending other University events.
Being a Truman parent is exciting, and you have a special place in the Truman family. We look forward to seeing you on campus.
"The reason we picked Truman was the education...the academics are phenomenal."
"It's a great school—a place where your kids can get a great education...and cost-wise it's a great value."
"I think it was a good fit because it was far enough from home, but not too far...it was small enough to get that one-on-one attention and smaller classes so it really felt like the right blend of things that he was looking for."
"They have so many opportunities here...and the clubs they have are ways they can get involved...it's a great experience overall."
Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
"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