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.

Meaningful Outcomes

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 fact 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 ReportPrinceton 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.

Rich History

Founded in 1867, Truman is recognized as a highly selective public institution by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

Dynamic Campus

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.

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Keilah Sullivan

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.

Keilah Sullivan, Class of 2018