Distinct By Design

Every aspect of your student journey is deliberately crafted to fulfill your needs, potential and impact.
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Prove what’s possible with a multidimensional experience designed for you and built for the modern world. Explore your interests, pursue your passions, and prepare for the life you want to live.


We combine the foundational principles of the liberal arts and sciences with dynamic experiential learning to develop multidimensional professionals for the modern world.
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Student Life

Welcome to a student-first culture and close-knit campus community. This is where you’ll be accepted for who you are and challenged to be the person you want to become.
Life at Truman

Our People

Driven Students, Dynamic Faculty, A World of Opportunity

Our Impact

Ranked the #1 Public School in the Midwest for 25 Consecutive Years

Truman graduates work for the best companies in the world, attend the best graduate schools and earn nearly $10,000 more than the national average.

The Truman Difference

What's Happening at Truman

Check out all the great things happening around campus and throughout our community.

Truman State Universeity's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Sue Thomas

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in August

New Year’s Eve is coming early to Kirksville.

“Truman State University’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, with President Sue Thomas” will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 on the quad. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.


Truman Recognized on Elite List of Best Buys

Truman was once again selected as one of 10 public schools in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” Best Buys of 2023.


Bulldogs to Compete in Digital Realm

This fall a new Truman team will compete under the Bulldog banner with the addition of a University-sponsored esports team.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound Renewed at Truman

Truman’s Upward Bound Project was recently awarded a five-year $2.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education to continue operations through 2028.

Truman track and field

Track and Field Teams Earn Academic Awards

Truman track and field teams have been included among the All-Academic Teams as determined by the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association.

Women’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball Recognized for Classroom Success

The women’s basketball team was named as a special mention to the Division II annual Academic Top 25 list compiled by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

"Truman is a liberal arts and sciences school that gives you a vast array of skills that prepare you for the future."
Mitchell Heberer

Class of ‘21