Facts About Truman
Exemplary Liberal Arts and Sciences
With a mission that includes a distinctive blend of the liberal arts and sciences paired with highly specialized programming, Truman State University is as unique as the students we serve. Students pursue relevant knowledge for their chosen careers while building strong foundational skills in teamwork, writing, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
Focused on Student Success
As a student-centered university with a holistic approach to education, we place student success at the center of our academic and service planning, policies, and programming.
We are intellectually curious and fully immersed in a quest for knowledge and self-improvement. We don’t just meet students where they are, we push them to uncover new ways of thinking and problem-solving that prepare our graduates for professional adaptability and a world of opportunity.
We educate with a distinct purpose: our educational philosophy pushes our students to chase their goals, build their futures, and make a difference in their communities and beyond — a that’s reflected in the successful outcomes of our graduates.
Multidimensional Learning Experiences
Our personal approach to education provides multiple opportunities for students to explore high-impact experiential learning they can use to turn their interests and passions into successful careers.
Our students graduate with high-reputation credentials. Truman is consistently recognized in college rankings published in U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review, Consumers Digest, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and Washington Monthly, just to name a few.
Truman has been accredited since 1914 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Founded in 1867, Truman is recognized as a highly selective public institution by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.
Our supportive, energetic community is a place where smart students thrive and grow.
- Over 230 clubs and organizations
- NCAA Division II varsity athletics. Men’s teams include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, and swimming. Women’s teams include basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, swimming, and volleyball.