Facts About Truman


Truman has been accredited since 1914 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Top-Ranked Nationally

Truman consistently achieves national recognition for its high-quality academics and affordability. You have probably seen Truman mentioned 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.

Personalized Learning

A 16:1 student/faculty ratio means you have advisors and mentors to help guide you through your academic options, internships, research, and professional goals. This makes Truman a great choice whether you already know what you want to pursue or plan to explore your options.

Learning Outside the Classroom

High-impact learning experiences, such as internshipsresearch, and study abroad, allow you to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations so you can gain hands-on experience.

Active Student Body

There is always something taking place on campus — sports, plays, music performances, art shows, live entertainment — and with around 250  student organizations, student media, Bulldog athletics, intramural recreational sportsGreek Life, and more, you can pursue your interests and discover new ones.

Successful Outcomes

We won’t just prepare you to thrive on your first job after college, we give you the tools to succeed throughout your entire career — a fact that’s reflected in the successful outcomes of our graduates.

Rich History

Truman has been producing scholars and thinkers for more than 150 years. With a history that dates back to 1867, cherished traditions are an important part of the college experience.

Unique Mission

Truman’s mission includes providing a liberal arts and sciences education that prepares you for life well beyond your first job. By building a broad educational foundation, you develop an interdisciplinary mindset that allows you to succeed in whatever you pursue throughout your life.

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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