Pursue What Matters to You
A public liberal arts and sciences university located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman State University provides a transformative educational environment for intellectual and personal growth.
Here you’ll find a special scholarly world filled with exceptional academic opportunities you expect from a top-ranked university. A place where friendly, generous people come together to prepare for lives that matter. And where affordable tuition, coupled with a generous scholarship program, creates an amazing value.
We provide an active, residential campus where most students—and most professors—are actually present. An interdisciplinary approach to learning inspires you to dream big and seek more. Students with similar interests live together in Living/Learning Communities. And you learn from the best and brightest professors who advise academic clubs and honor societies, suggest internships and guide research. Above all, they put teaching you first.
No. 1 Public School in the Midwest
U.S. News & World Report lists Truman State University as the No. 1 public school in the Midwest regional rankings. The only public school in the top 25 spots for the Midwest region, Truman received additional recognition among:
- Best Values
- Best Undergraduate Teaching
- Most Innovative Schools
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At Truman, you’ll find company in the pursuit—friends and mentors, teachers and fellow learners. Starting with dedicated professors who share their knowledge with you, to classmates who care about your success, Truman celebrates community. Chances are you’ll be greeted by a smile from friendly students, professors, and staff the first time you step on campus.Learn more about our people
A campus is more than a place to live and study. It’s where you pursue lifelong friendships and shared experiences. A place for expanding your mind. For creating stories worth sharing long into the future. And the Truman campus provides a beautiful setting where you have the flexibility to chart your own course.Learn more about our campus
What you need for your next step is knowledge, mentorship, hands-on experiences and real-world skills. And the flexible and adaptive way of thinking you develop at Truman gives you the ability to stand out in any career or graduate school you pursue. This results in far-reaching opportunities that allow you to succeed anywhere.Learn more about outcomes
Once you get to know Kirksville, you’ll discover several unexpected opportunities to connect with the local community. And you’ll meet amazing, funny, kind-hearted and unique people. From hiking at Thousand Hills State Park to shopping at the Farmer’s Market, there’s always something you can do with friends.
At Truman, you’ll be among the best!
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Since he first enrolled at Truman in 1999, Derrick Rohr has taken at least one class every fall and spring semester. The current school year marks his 21st as a student.
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When broken down by region, Truman is the No. 1 public school in the Midwest, ranked above much larger flagship institutions. Among both public and private schools in the Midwest region, Truman ranked No. 11.
Truman’s exceptional faculty and coursework will equip you with both the technical know-how and critical-thinking skills to excel wherever your career takes you.