Truman Ranked No. 2 Master’s University in the Nation

Truman State University continues to work its way closer to the top of yet another prestigious college ranking.

Truman has improved to take over the No. 2 spot in the Best Master’s University category of the 2014 Washington Monthly College Rankings. Additionally, Truman was the No. 1 public school on the list and had the lowest net price in the top five.

A fixture in the top 10, this marks the third straight year Truman has climbed in the rankings. Truman is the only Missouri school on the entire top 100 Master’s Universities list.

The Washington Monthly rankings are unique in the fact they are based primarily on civic engagement, research and social mobility. Schools receive high marks for contributing to society, enrolling low-income students, helping them graduate and keeping costs affordable.

“In addition to providing an excellent education, we pride ourselves on contributing to the greater good and producing graduates who will go on to make a difference in their communities,” University President Troy D. Paino said. “Truman rates highly on a number of lists, but we have never sacrificed our mission as an institution to chase rankings. Continually improving on this list proves we are doing things right.”

Washington Monthly is a bimonthly nonprofit magazine covering politics, government, culture and the media. The college guide and rankings appear in the magazine’s September/October issue. The complete 2014 rankings and feature stories can be found at

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